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Gerin Rachel Stevens, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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600 N. Wolfe Street
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Phone: 410-502-4757


Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Research Interests

Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)


Dr. Gerin Stevens is the medical director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She specializes in caring for patients who suffer from heart failure, and for patients undergoing heart transplant or receiving a mechanical assist device.

Dr. Stevens received her undergraduate degree from The University of Rochester, her Masters and Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Physiology from Northwestern University, and her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. After her internal medicine residency at the Boston University Medical Center, she completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Stevens was an attending physician in the Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapy at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York before joining Johns Hopkins in 2013.

Dr. Stevens’ research interests include advanced imaging techniques and mechanical assist devices in patients with congestive heart failure. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Connecticut School of Medicine / MD (2001)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (2011)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2004)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trials:

    A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Unblinded, Multi-Center Clinical Trial to Evaluate the HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device System (HVAD) for Destination Therapy in Advanced Heart Failure

    Selected Publications


    Forest SJ, Bello R, Friedmann P, Casazza D, Nucci C, Shin, JJ, D'Alessandro, D, Stevens, G, Goldstein DJ. (2013) Readmissions after ventricular assist device: etiologies, patterns and days out of hospital. Ann Thorac Surg, 95(4):1276-81.

    Kato TS*, Stevens GR*, Jiang J, Schulze PC, Lippel M, Gukasyan N, Levin A, Homma S, Mancini D and Farr M. (2013) Risk stratification of ambulatory patients with advanced heart failure undergoing evaluation for heart transplantation.. JHLT 32(3):333-40.*Equal contribution of first and second authors.

    Goldstein DJ, Bello R, Shin JJ, Stevens G, Zolty R, Maybaum S, D'Alessandro D. (2012) Outcomes of cardiac transplantation in septuagenarians. JHLT 31(7):679-85.

    Dellegrottaglie S, Perrone-Filardi P, Garcia-Alvarez A, Moral S, Stevens GR, Fuster V, Sanz J (2012) Serial Phase-Contrast MRI for Prediction of Pulmonary Hemodynamic Changes in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Int J Card, 157(1):140-2. Epub 2012 March 28.

    Stevens GR, Garcia-Alvarez A, Garcia MJ, Fuster V, Sanz J. (2012) Right Ventricular Dysfunction is Independently Related to Pulmonary Artery Stiffness. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, 5(4):378-87.

    Moral S, Fernandez-Friera L, Stevens G, Guzman G, Garcia-Alvarez A, Nair A, Evangelista A, Fuster V, Garcia MJ, Sanz J. (2011) New Index Improves Detection of Pulmonary Hypertension with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Int J Card, May 18 [Epub ahead of print].

    Stevens GR, Lala A, Sanz J, Garcia M, Fuster V, Pinney S (2009) Exercise Performance in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension Is Linked to Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Measures. JHLT 28(9):899-905.

    Mazzini MJ, Stevens GR, Whalen D, Ozonoff A, Balady GJ (2008) Effect of an American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Program-Based Clinical Pathway on Referral and Enrollment to Cardiac Rehabilitation after Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Card 101:1084-1087.

    Stevens GR, Kini AS, Sharma SK. (2008) Intervention of Stenosed Right Coronary Artery and Anomalous Left Main Coronary Artery: Single Main Coronary Trunk. Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 20:E71-E72.

    Stevens GR, Zhang C, Berg MM, Lambert MP, Barber K, Cantallops I, Routtenberg A, Klein WL (1996) CNS Neuronal Focal Adhesion Kinase Forms Clusters That Co-Localize With Vinculin. J Neurosci Res 46:445-455.

    Lambert MP, Stevens G, Sabo S, Barber K, Wang G, Wade W, Krafft G, Snyder S, Holtzman T, Klein WL (1994) ß/A4-Evoked Degeneration of Differentiated SH-SY5Y Human Neuroblastoma Cells. J Neurosci Res 39:377-385.


    Gilotra, NA and Stevens, GR. (2014) Temporary mechanical circulatory support in the setting of cardiogenic shock: a review of the options, indications and outcomes. Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology Supplement, in progress.

    Houston, B and Stevens, GR. (2014) Heart Failure in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology Supplement, in progress.

    Stevens GR, Nash IS. (2013) Post-discharge care of the cardiothoracic surgical patient. In Filsoufi F, Adams D (eds): Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery. Philadelphia, Elsevier, submitted.

    Stevens GR, Fida N, Sanz J. (2012) CT and MRI in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 55(2): 161-171.

    Stevens GR, Sanz J. (2008) Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension. Expert Opinion Medical Diagnostics 2(11):1263-1277.

    Stevens GR, Kalman J. (2008) Heart Failure In Women: An Equal Opportunity Player In The Expanding Epidemic Of Heart Failure. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports 2:210-216.

    Fuster V, Goldbarg SH, Hansalia RJ, Stevens GR, Tiyyagura SR. (2006) The Inoperable Valvular Heart Disease Patient: The Pluses And Minuses Of Percutaneous Valvular Replacement. EuroIntervention 2:154-160.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology


    • American College of Cardiology
    • American Heart Association
    • Heart Failure Society of America
    • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
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