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Speaker Topics: Cardiology

Speaker Topics: Cardiology


  • Coronary Disease in Women
  • Sex hormones and CV disease

Pam Ouyang M.D., B.S., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A

Dr. Ouyang received her medical school training at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London, England. After completing initial postdoctoral training in England, she completed residency training and Fellowship training in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following her fellowship she joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a Professor of Medicine and Faculty member of the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Ouyang   was appointed Program Director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center General Clinical Research Center in 2001.

Dr. Ouyang is an attending Cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center caring for patients in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit and teaches students, residents and fellows from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Ouyang areas of research include studies in ischemic heart disease. In recent years her work has focused on cardiovascular disease in women including research on the effects of hormone replacement therapy in women with coronary artery disease and coronary bypass grafts. She has a particular interest in the effect of risk factors, including sex hormones, on vascular responses, and on the interaction between sex hormones and metabolic syndrome.


  • Women and Heart Disease:  Is there a difference
  • Which patients might be good candidates for coronary artery calcium scanning?

Wendy Post, M.D.

Dr. Post is Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Division of Cardiology at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition, Dr. Post is an attending cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and the Echocardiography Laboratory.

After earning her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, Dr. Post completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Upon completion of a research fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology at the Framingham Heart Study in Framingham, Massachusetts, Dr. Post earned a master’s in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

An active researcher, Dr. Post has served as principal and co-investigator on studies of atherosclerosis, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia.  Her current research interests focus on the vascular effects of aging, noninvasive imaging of subclinical cardiovascular disease, genetic epidemiology, and the prevention of sudden cardiac death.  She is a Reynolds Associate participating in the Hopkins Reynolds Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Research Center and has also received the prestigious Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Award to study vascular phenotypic and genetic predictors of longevity.


  • ABIs/Arterial Non-Invasive Flow Studies (NIFS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Vascular Medicine

Elizabeth Ratchford, M.D.

Dr. Ratchford has an active clinical practice that focuses on the non-invasive diagnosis and medical management of vascular conditions such as those described above. As a vascular medicine specialist and an internist, Dr. Ratchford’s goals of treatment include aggressive risk factor modification, lifestyle changes, and often a formal exercise program. She treats vascular risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol with additional focus on smoking cessation, exercise, and weight loss. She works closely with the patient and his or her other physicians to achieve treatment goals in order to prevent disease progression and to improve quality of life.


  • Advanced heart failure
  • Surgical therapies for heart failure from a Cardiologist
  • Update on new therapies for heart failure

Stuart Russell, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Chief, Heart Failure and Transplantation

Dr. Russell is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is the Clinical Chief of Heart Failure and Transplantation.  He went to medical school at the University of Washington before coming to Johns Hopkins to do his Internal Medicine residency from 1991 to 1994.  He then went to Duke University Medical Center for his Cardiology fellowship.  After fellowship, he went to UCLA Medical Center to do an additional fellowship in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation.  He then returned to Duke where he was the Medical Director of Cardiac Transplant and the Associate Director of Heart Failure since 1999. 

Dr. Russell came back to Johns Hopkins in 2004 to be the Clinical Chief of Heart Failure and Transplantation.  Dr. Russell’s main research interest is in the exercise physiology of patients with heart failure.  This includes trying to understand the pathophysiology of the exercise limitations that these patients have, understanding if exercise is safe in this population, and using exercise testing to predict the effects of new medications.  Additionally, he has participated as the Director of an Exercise Core Lab for many multicenter trials.  Dr. Russell also has a research interest in the complications that occur in patients post transplant and has been active in trials trying to reduce those complications.


Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FACC, FASE

  • Non-Invasive Testing – Cardiac Imaging
  • Inherited

Ronald D. Berger, MD, PhD

  • Electrophysiology

Roger S. Blumenthal, MD, FACC, FCCP

  • Controversies in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in the Asymptomatic Adult

Jeffrey A. Brinker, MD

  • Interventional tilt testing and lead extractions

Hugh Calkins, MD

  • Electrophysiology
  • Inherited

Sheldon H. Gottlieb, MD

  • General Cardiology
  • Diabetic Heart Disease

Peter Johnston, MD

  • Interventional Cardiology

Daniel P. Judge, MD

  • Inherited
  • Heart Failure

Edward K. Kasper, MD, FACC

  • Heart Failure
  • General Cardiology

Lowell Maughan, MD

  • Interventional
  • Diagnostics Catheterization
  • Valvular Disease

Susan A. Mayer, MD

  • Cardiac Imaging – Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac Care Unit

Saman Nazarian, MD

  • Ventricular Tachycardia

Jon R Resar, MD

  • Interventional
  • Alcohol Ablation

Sunil Sinha, MD

  • Atrial Fibrillation


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