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Allison Hays, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

600 N. Wolfe Street
Carnegie 565B
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-7861

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-7861


Cardiology , Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, Non-invasive Imaging

Research Interests

Non-invasive imaging of coronary arteries; Magnetic resonance angiography


Dr. Allison Hays is a general cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute in the Division of Medicine. She is also an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hays graduated from Stanford University with degrees in biology and English. She received her medical training at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and did her residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia. Dr. Hays pursued cardiology fellowships at New York University Medical Center and at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hays studies ways to use noninvasive imaging to detect cardiovascular disease. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons / MD (2002)


    • New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia / Medicine (2005)


    • New York University Medical Center / Cardiology (2007)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (2009)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Sahar Soleimanifard; Matthias Stuber; Allison G Hays; Robert G Weiss; Michael Schär. Robust volume-targeted balanced steady-state free-precession coronary magnetic resonance angiography in a breathhold at 3.0 Tesla: a reproducibility study. Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2014;16.

    Sahar Soleimanifard; Michael Schär; Allison G. Hays; Jerry L. Prince; Robert G. Weiss; Matthias Stuber. Spatially selective implementation of the adiabatic T2prep sequence for magnetic resonance angiography of the coronary arteries Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2013;70(1):97-105.

    Allison G. Hays; Matthias Stuber; Glenn A. Hirsch; Jing Yu; Michael Schär; Robert G. Weiss; Gary Gerstenblith; Sebastian Kelle. Non-Invasive Detection of Coronary Endothelial Response to Sequential Handgrip Exercise in Coronary Artery Disease Patients and Healthy Adults. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(3).

    Srichai MB, Fisch M, Hecht E, Slater J, Rachofsky E, Hays AG, Babb J, Jacobs JE. Dual source computed tomography coronary angiography in new onset cardiomyopathy. World J Radiol. 2012 Jun 28;4(6):258-64.

    Allison G. Hays; Sebastian Kelle; Glenn A. Hirsch; Sahar Soleimanifard; Jing Yu; Harsh K. Agarwal; Gary Gerstenblith; Michael Schär; Matthias Stuber; Robert G. Weiss. Regional coronary endothelial function is closely related to local early coronary atherosclerosis in patients with mild coronary artery disease: Pilot study. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2012;5(3):341-348.

    Sahar Soleimanifard; Michael Schär; Allison G. Hays; Robert G. Weiss; Matthias Stuber; Jerry L. Prince. Vessel centerline tracking and boundary segmentation in coronary MRA with minimal manual interaction. Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. 2012:1417-1420:[6235834].

    Sebastian Kelle; Allison G. Hays; Glenn A. Hirsch; Gary Gerstenblith; Julie M. Miller; Angela M. Steinberg; Michael Schär; John H. Texter; Ernst Wellnhofer; Robert G. Weiss; et al. Coronary artery distensibility assessed by 3.0 Tesla coronary magnetic resonance imaging in subjects with and without coronary artery disease. American Journal of Cardiology. 2011;108(4):491-497.

    Allison G. Hays; Glenn A. Hirsch; Sebastian Kelle; Gary Gerstenblith; Robert G. Weiss; Matthias Stuber. Noninvasive visualization of coronary artery endothelial function in healthy subjects and in patients with coronary artery disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2010;56(20):1657-1665.

    Allison G. Hays; Michael Schär; Sebastian Kelle. Clinical applications for cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging at 3 Tesla. Current Cardiology Reviews. 2009;5(3):237-242.

    Allison G. Hays; Ralph L. Sacco; Tanja Rundek; Robert R. Sciacca; Zhezhen Jin; Rui Liu; Shunichi Homma; Marco R. Di Tullio. Left ventricular systolic dysfunction and the risk of ischemic stroke in a multiethnic population. Stroke. 2006;37(7):1715-1719.

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