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Glenn Joseph Robert Whitman, M.D.

Director of Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit/Adult Heart Tranplant
Associate Professor of Surgery


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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Director of Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit/Adult Heart Tranplant
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2800

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower Suite 7107
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2800


Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant, Critical Care, Heart Transplant

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine / MD (1979)


    • Pennsylvania Hospital / General Surgery (1984)
    • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center / General Surgery (1986)


    • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center / Cardiothoracic Surgery (1988)


    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery / Thoracic Surgery (1989)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Whitman GJR, Chance B, Bode H, Maris J, Haselgrove J, Kelley R, Clark BJ, and Harken AH. Diagnosis and therapeutic evaluation of a pediatric case of cardiomyopathy using phosphorus-31 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. J Amer Coll Cardiol 5:745-749, 1985.

    Whitman GJR and Harken AH. Nuclear magnetic resonance and cardiovascular surgery. Surg Clin NA 65:497-508, 1985.

    Whitman GJR, Keival RS, Brown JM, Grosso MA, Harken AH. Optimal hypothermic preservation of arrested myocardium in isolated perfused rabbit hearts: A P31 NMR study. Surgery 105:100-108, 1989.

    Fullerton DA, Kirson LE, St Cyr JA, Kinnard T, Whitman GJR. The influence of (H+) versus pC02 on pulmonary vascular resistance following cardiac surgery. J Thorac & Cardiovasc Surg 106(3): 528-26, 1993.

    Crestanello JA, Kamelgard J, Lingle D, Mortensen SA, Rhode M, Whitman GJR. Elucidation of a tripartite mechanism underlying the improvement in cardiac tolerance to ischemia by coenzyme Q10 pretreatment. J Thorac & Cardiovasc Surg 111:444-450,1996.

    Whitman GJR, Hart JC, Crestanello JA, Hayden A, Spooner TH. Uniform safety of beating heart surgery using the octopus tissue stabilizing system. J Card Surg 14:323, 1999.

    Whitman G, Cowell V, Parris K, McCullough P, Howard T, Gaughan J, Karavite D, Kennedy M, McInerney, Rose C Prophylactic antibiotic utilization: hardwiring of physician behavior, not education, leads to compliance J Am Coll Surg. 2008;207:88-94.

    Murphy M, Whitman I, Moxey L, Campfield A, Haddad M, Whitman G. Intense Implementation of a Strict Insulin Infusion Protocol Does Not Guarantee Postoperative Glycemic Control The Surgical Forum, October 2009

    Whitman GJR and DiSesa VJ: Coronary artery disease and ventricular aneurysms. In: Greenfield LJ, Mulholland MW, Oldham KT, and Zelenock GB (eds), Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott,1997, pp. 1534-1550.

    Gupta D., Whitman GJR: Acquired cardiac disorders. In Modern Surgical Care: Physiological Foundations 3rd Edition. Miller TA, Rowlands BJ (eds). St. Louis: Quality Medical Publications, 2006
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