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2019 Naples - Speaker Profiles


Josephine Feliciano, M.D.
Erin Michos, M.D., M.H.S.
Karen Swartz, M.D.



Dr. Josephine FelicianoJosephine Feliciano, M.D.  
Assistant Professor of Oncology

Josephine (Joy) Feliciano, M.D., is an assistant professor of oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. She serves as medical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, as well as co-director of the outpatient oncology clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Dr. Feliciano is board-certified in hematology and oncology.

Dr. Feliciano completed both undergraduate and postgraduate medical training at Georgetown University, as well as residency training, where she was selected as chief resident. She spent three years at Northwestern completing clinical training in hematology and oncology, then joined the faculty at University of Maryland Greenberg Cancer Center. At the University of Maryland, Feliciano focused on lung cancer screening and health disparities research for patients with lung cancer. While there, she also earned a certificate degree in the Epidemiology and Human Genetics Program for Clinical Investigation.




Dr. Erin MichosErin Michos, M.D., M.H.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology,
the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Women's Task Force Chair, Division of Cardiology

Erin D. Michos is an Associate Professor of Medicine within the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She is the Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology with the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease at Johns Hopkins. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA).

Her research interests are in the areas of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, with particular focus on (1) physical activity and nutrition; (2) risk prediction for cardiovascular disease including the use of coronary artery calcium scores and biomarkers, (3) lipids and statin therapy, (4) cardiovascular disease among women, and (4) vitamin D.

As part of the Johns Hopkins cardiology faculty, her clinical duties entail seeing patients in the Preventive Cardiology outpatient clinic and the Echocardiography lab. She also teaches students at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Chair of the Women’s Task Force for the Cardiology Division at Johns Hopkins. She is part of the Editorial Board for the journal Circulation.

Dr. Michos is the recipient of independent investigator funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1 mechanism.  She is a co-investigator in the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) studies. She is an investigator in an on-going NIH-funded clinical trial studying vitamin D and fall prevention called the STURDY trial. She is the Training Director for the AHA fellowship program for the AHA’s Go Red for Women Strategic Focus Research Network at Johns Hopkins for research in women’s cardiovascular health.

Dr. Michos has authored or co-authored over 200 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.  She also contributes a monthly article for the US News and World Report Health Section for the public audience. She is also a frequent contributing writer to Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Healthy Heart and Healthy Woman websites.

Dr. Michos completed medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and then completed both her Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  She also completed her Masters of Health Science degree in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.



Dr. Karen SwartzKaren Swartz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Myra S. Meyer Professorship in Mood Disorders 
Director, Mood Disorders Clinical and Educational Programs
Director, Adolescent Depression Awareness Program

An associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Swartz specializes in mood disorders with a focus on women’s health. Recently named the Myra S. Meyer Professorship in Mood Disorders, Dr. Swartz directs the clinical programs of the Mood Disorders Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and co- founded the Women’s Mood Disorders Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Swartz also is the founder and director of the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP), a school-based program to educate high school students, faculty and parents about teenage depression. Now in its nineteenth year, the ADAP curriculum has been taught to over 90,000 high school students across the country. Dr. Swartz and the ADAP team have also developed a comprehensive training program that prepares high school counselors and teachers as ADAP instructors, which facilitates the dissemination of the program. ADAP was honored with the Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry’s Outstanding Merit Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in raising public awareness and understanding of mental illness.

Recognized locally and nationally for her clinical expertise and educational efforts, she received the national 2007 Welcome Back Award, which honors one psychiatrist annually, in recognition of her leadership in destigmatizing depression through community education. In 2008, she was selected as the only psychiatrist in Maryland honored the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill’s “Heroes in the Fight Award” for both efforts to destigmatize mental illness and clinical excellence.

Dr. Swartz received her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital along with a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.