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John Walter Rickard, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine


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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine



Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0851

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-0851

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-550-0851


Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Electrophysiology

Research Interests

Optimization of non-responders to cardiac resychronization therapy

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Georgetown University School of Medicine / MD (2004)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (2010)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2012)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Rickard J, Kumbhani DJ, Gorodeski EZ, Baranowski B, Wazni O, Martin DO, Grimm R, Wilkoff BL. Cardiac resynchronization therapy in non-left bundle branch block morphologies. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2010 May;33(5):590-5.
    2. Rickard J, Kumbhani DJ, Baranowski B, Martin DO, Tang WH, Wilkoff BL. Usefulness of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with Adriamycin-induced cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol 2010 Feb 15;105(4):522-6.
    3. Rickard J, Kumbhani DJ, Popovic Z, Verhaert D, Manne M, Sraow D, Baranowski B, Martin DO, Lindsay BD, Grimm RA, Wilkoff BL, Tchou P. Characterization of super-response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Heart Rhythm 2010 Jul;7(7):885-9
    4. Baranowski B, Wazni O, Lindsay B, Kanj M, Saliba W, Burkhardt D, Thomas G, Rickard J, Tchou P. Focal ablation versus single vein isolation for atrial tachycardia originating from a pulmonary vein. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2010 Jul;33(7):776-83.
    5. Rickard J, Wilkoff BL. Pivotal trials of cardiac resynchronization therapy: evolution to therapy in mild heart failure. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2011 Jun;31(1):61-8.
    6. Rickard J, Wilkoff BL. Extraction of implantable cardiac electronic devices. Curr Cardiol Rep 2011 Oct;13(5):407-14.
    7. Rickard J, Popovic Z, Verhaert D, Sraow D, Baranowski B, Martin DO, Lindsay BD, Varma N, Tchou P, Grimm RA, Wilkoff BL, Chung MK. The QRS narrowing index predicts reverse left ventricular remodeling following cardiac resynchronization therapy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2011 May;34(5):604-11.
    8. Rickard J, Zardkoohi O, Popovic Z, Verhaert D, Sraow D, Baranowski B, Martin DO, Grimm RA, Chung MK, Tchou P, Lindsay BA, Wilkoff BL.Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2011 Apr;16(2):165-71.
    9. Rickard J, Ingelmo C, Sraow D, Wilkoff BL, Grimm RA, Schoenhagen P, Tchou PJ, Desai MY. Chest radiography is a poor predictor of left ventricular lead position in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy: comparison with multidetector computed tomography. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2011 Oct;32(1):59-65.
    10. Rickard J, Ahmed S, Baruch M, Klocman B, Martin DO, Menon V. Utility of a novel watch-based pulse detection system to detect pulselessness in human subjects. Heart Rhythm 2011 Dec;8(12):1895-9.
    11. Rickard J, Bassiouny M, Cronin EM, Martin DO, Varma N, Niebauer MJ, Tchou PJ, Tang WH, Wilkoff BL. Predictors of response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with a non-left bundle branch block morphology. Am J Cardiol 2011 Dec 1;108(11):1576-80.
    12. Rickard J, Brennan DM, Martin DO, Hsich E, Tang WH, Lindsay BD, Starling RC, Wilkoff BL, Grimm RA. The impact of left ventricular size on response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Am Heart J 2011 Oct;162(4):646-53.
    13. Baranowski B, Wazni O, Chung R, Martin DO, Rickard J, Tanaka-Esposito C, Bassiouny M, Wilkoff BL. Percutaneous extraction of stented device leads. Heart Rhythm 2012 May;9(5):723-7.
    14. Rickard J, Kumbhani DJ, Gorodeski EZ, Martin DO, Grimm RA, Tchou P, Lindsay BD, Tang WH, Wilkoff BL. Elevated red cell distribution width is associated with impaired reverse ventricular remodeling and increased mortality in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy. Congest Heart Fail 2012 Mar-Apr;18(2):79-84.
    15. Rickard J, Jackson G, Spragg DD, Cronin EM, Baranowski B, Tang WH, Wilkoff BL, Varma N. QRS prolongation induced by cardiac resynchronization therapy correlates with deterioration in left ventricular function. Heart Rhythm 2012 epub ahead of print
    16. Sengupta J, Kendig AC, Goormastic M, Hwang ES, Ching EA, Chung R, Lindsay BD, Tchou PJ, Wilkoff BL, Niebauer MJ, Martin DO, Varma N, Wazni O, Saliba W, Kanj M, Bhargava M, Dresing T, Taigen T, Ingelmo C, Bassiouny M, Cronin EM, Wilsmore B, Rickard J, Chung MK. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator FDA safety advisories: Impact on patient mortality and morbidity. Heart Rhythm 2012 Epub ahead of print.
    17. Dupont M, Rickard J, Baranowski B, Varma N, Dresing T, Gabi A, Finucan M, Mullens W, Wilkoff BL, Tang WH. Differential Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Clinical Outcomes According to QRS Morphology and QRS Duration. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012 Aug 14;60(7):592-8
    18. Rickard J, Tarakji K, Cronin E, Brunner MP, Jackson G, Baranowski B, Borek PP, Martin DO, Wazni O, Wilkoff BL. Cardiac Venous Left Ventricular Lead Removal and Reimplantation Following Device Infection: A Large Single-Center Experience. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2012 Epub ahead of print.
    19. Rickard J, Cheng A, Spragg D, Cantillon D, Chung MK, Wilson Tang W, Wilkoff BL, Varma N. QRS Narrowing is Associated with Reverse Remodeling in Patients with Chronic Right Ventricular Pacing Upgraded to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Epub ahead of print
    20. Bassiouny M, Saliba W, Rickard J, et al. Use of dabigitran for peri-procedural anticioagulation in patients undergoing catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation ablation. Circ Arrythm Electrophysiol 2013 in press
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    • American College of Cardiology
    • Heart Rhythm Society
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