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Joel Price, MD MPH

Joel Elliot Price, MD MPH
Cardiovascular Surgical ICU
Assistant Professor of Surgery
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Cardiovascular Surgical ICU
  • Intensivist
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Heart and Vascular Institute


Aortic Root Replacement, Aortic Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Valve Sparring Root Replacement, Cardiac Surgery, Endovascular Aortic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms


Dr. Price is a cardiac surgeon specializing in valve reconstruction and aortic and endovascular surgery. This includes general aortic surgery, aortic and mitral valve reconstruction, endovascular aortic surgery, and minimally invasive and transcatheter valve therapies. Dr. Price has a special interest in the repair of bicuspid aortic valve, including aortic valve-sparing root replacement and leaflet repair. He has 10 years of subspecialty training in cardiac surgery that includes fellowships in complex valve reconstruction and aortic and endovascular surgery.

With a background in epidemiology, Dr. Price centers his research on outcomes in aortic and valvular heart surgery. His is also interested in clinical trials and simulation for surgical education.


  • English
  • French
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  • Education +


    • Harvard School of Public Health (Boston MA ) (2009)
    • University of Western OntarioSchulich Medicine & Dentistry (LondonOntario) (2004)


    • University of Ottawa Heart Institute / Cardiac Surgery (Ottawa) (2010)


    • Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland OH ) (2013)
    • University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Ottawa) (2012)
    • Cliniques Universitaires Saint - Luc / Cardiac Surgery (Brussels) (2011)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Price J, Verma S, Li R-K. Diabetic Heart Dysfunction: Is Cell Transplantation a Potential Therapy? Heart Failure Reviews. 2003; 8, 213-219

    Ruel M, Kulik A, Price J, Kapila V, Mesana TG. Natural History and Predictors of Outcome in Patients with Concomitant Functional Mitral Regurgitation at the time of Aortic Valve Replacement. Circulation. 2006; Jul 4;114(1 Suppl):I541-6

    Suuronen EJ, Veinot JP, Wong S, Kapila V, Price J, Griffith M, Mesana TG, Ruel M. Tissue Engineered Injectable Collagen-based Matrices for Improved Cell Delivery and Vascularization of Ischemic Tissue using CD133+ Progenitors Expanded from the Peripheral Blood. Circulation. 2006; Jul 4;114(1 Suppl):I138-144

    Price J, Rubens F, Bell M. Elastic Device Facilitating Delayed Primary Closure of Sternal Wound Infection. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2007; Mar;83(3):1162-5

    Suuronen E, Price J, Veinot J, Kapila V, Guo X, Wong S, Ascah K, Mesana T, Ruel M. Comparative Effects of Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells, Endothelial ProgenitorCells, or their Combination on Myocardial Infarct Regeneration and CardiacFunction. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2007;134(5):1249-1258

    Price J, Lapierre H, Ressler L, Lam BK, Mesana T, Ruel M. Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch Is Less Frequent and More Clinically Indolent in Patients Operated for Aortic Insufficiency. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;138(3):639-45

    Price J, Tee R, Lam BK, Hendry P, Green M, F Rubens F. Current Use of Prophylactic Strategies for Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation A Survey of Canadian Cardiac Surgeons. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2009; 88(1): 106-110

    Suuronen EJ, Hazra S, Zhang P, Vincent R, Kumarathasan P, Zhang Y, Price J, Chan V, Sellke F, Mesana TG, Veinot JP, Ruel M. Impairment of Cell-Based Vasculogenesis by Hypercholesterolemia-Induced Endothelial Dysfunction and Rescue by L-Arginine Supplementation. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2010;139(1):209-216.

    Etienne P-Y, Papadatos S, El Khoury E, Pieters D, Price J, Glineur D. Trans-Aortic Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation with the Edwards Sapien Valve: Feasability, Technical Considerations and Clinical Advantages. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2011;92(2):746-8

    Jacquet L, O Vancaenegem, Pasquet A, Matte P, Poncelet A, Price J, Gurn O, Noirhomme P. Exercise capacity in patients supported with rotary blood pumps is improved by an increase of spontaneous pump flow at constant pump speed and by a rise in native heart output. Artificial Organs. 2011; 35(7): 682-690

    El Oumeiri B, Glineur D, Price J, Boodhwani M, Etienne P-Y, Poncelet A, De Kerchove L, Papadatos S, Noirhomme P, El Khoury G. Recycling of Internal Thoracic Arteries in Reoperative Coronary Surgery: In Hospital and Mid-Term Results. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2011;91(4):1165-8

    Price J, Naik V, Boodhwani M, Brandys T, Hendry P, Lam BK. A Randomized Evaluation of Simulation Training on Performance of Vascular Anastomosis on a High-Fidelity In-Vivo Model: The Role of Deliberate Practice. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;142(3):496-503.

    Glineur D, D'hoore W, De Kerchove L, Noirhomme P, Price J, Hanet C, El Khoury G. Angiographic Predictors of 3 Years Patency of Bypass Grafts Implanted on the Right Coronary Artery System: A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Gastroepiploic Artery, Saphenous Vein Grafts and RITA. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;142:980-988

    Etienne P-Y, Papadatos S, El Khoury E, Pieters D, Price J, Glineur D. A Strategy for Improved Cerebral Protection in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: The Trans-aortic approach and Embol-X intraaortic filter. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2011;92:e95-e96.

    Price J, De Kerchove L, El Khoury L. Aortic Valve Repair for Leaflet Prolapse. Seminars in Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2011:23;149-151

    Price J, El Khoury G. Aortic Valve Regurgitation: Leaflet Reconstruction Techniques. Seminars in Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual. 2012:15;3-8

    De Kerchove L, Vismara R, Mangini A, Fiore GB, Price J, Noirhomme P, Antona C, El Khoury G. In Vitro Comparison of Three Techniques For Ventriculo-Aortic Junction Annuloplasty. Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg 2012 May;41(5):1117-23

    De Kerchove L, Price J, Tamer S, Momeni M, Noirhomme P, El Khoury G. Extending the scope of mitral valve repair in active mitral valve endocarditis. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr;143(4 Suppl):S91-5

    Glineur D, Dhoore W, Price J, Dormus S, De Kerchove L, Dion R, Noirhomme P, Elkhoury G. Survival benefit of multiple arterial grafting in a 25 year single institutional experience: The importance of the third arterial graft. Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg. 2012 Aug;42(2):284-90

    Mastrobuoni S, Gawad N, Price J, Chan V, Ruel M, Mesana TG, Rubens FD. Use of Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery During Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Canada: The Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Survey. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Oct;144(4):874-9

    Price J, Hynes M, Labinaz M, Ruel M, Boodhwani M. Mechanical Valve Thrombosis with Dabigatran. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 Oct 23;60(17):1710-1

    Price J, De Kerchove L, Glineur D, Noirhomme P, El Khoury G. Long-term Risk of Valve-Related Events after Aortic Valve Repair. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2013 Feb;95(2):606-13.

    Astarci P, Price J, Glineur D, DHoore W, Kefer J, El Khoury G, Grandin C, Vanoverschelde JL. Cerebral embolization during percutaneous valve implantation does not occur during balloon inflation valvuloplasty: Prospective Diffusion Weighted brain MRI study. J Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:79-84

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    Dr. Price is a cardiac surgeon whose primary clinical focus is on treating patients in need of heart valve reconstruction as well as aortic and endovascular surgery.

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