- Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Cardiology at Greenspring Station
- Director, Sports Cardiology Program
- Director, Columbia Heart Failure Clinic
- Associate Professor of Medicine
- Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology
- Director of Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
- Professor of Medicine
- E. Cowles Andrus Distinguished Professor in Cardiology
- Director, Outpatient Cardiology
- Professor of Medicine
- Managing Physician, Cardiovascular Specialists of Central Maryland
- Instructor of Medicine – Cardiology
The Johns Hopkins Sports Cardiology Program offers comprehensive evaluation and a full range of cardiology services for highly active individuals of all levels of sport and performance – including collegiate, professional/elite, recreational endurance athletes, masters athletes (age > 40) and everything in between.
What to Expect at Your First Visit
Our clinic treats all athletes with cardiovascular concerns, whether you've had a congenital heart condition all your life or you suspect that a new condition is developing. We offer state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for suspected or confirmed heart disease, detailed pre-participation safety assessments and exercise assessments.
At your first visit with the Johns Hopkins Sports Cardiology Program, your provider will take a thorough history of your health and exercise/sport participation. Depending on your concerns, you'll undergo follow-up testing that may include a stress test, echocardiogram or more extensive cardiopulmonary testing. If needed, more advanced imaging can be scheduled.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Sports Cardiology?
Multidisciplinary, Collaborative Team
Our team includes doctors within sports cardiology as well as specialty cardiologists from the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute and Ciccarone Center for Preventive Cardiology to get you back to your sport as quickly and safely as possible.
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) can be done for either clinical testing of symptoms or athletic performance evaluation. The CPET Lab provides comprehensive testing and evaluation of peak VO2 for athletes requiring performance evaluation, with or without a variety of heart and lung conditions to determine whether it is the heart, lungs or skeletal muscles that limits exercise capacity.
State-of-the-art Imaging and Testing
Our Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging team provides specialized, advanced imaging of the heart and vascular system at several convenient locations in the Baltimore and Greater Washington, D.C. areas.
A Collaborative Approach
Collaboration with other departments is key to providing comprehensive care. The sports cardiology team works closely with Christian Merlo, M.D., from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Merlo evaluates athletes with respiratory concerns or lung disease using Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing.
We also team up with the Division of Sports Medicine to help manage sports injuries.
Our core team handles all initial evaluations, creating a customized care plan for your specific needs.
If your heart condition is more complex, our core team will refer you to our sub-specialty experts and collaborate on your care.
Locations for Care
Cardiovascular Specialists of Central Maryland
10710 Charter Dr
Columbia, MD 21044
Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center — Green Spring Station, Lutherville (Pavilion I)
10755 Falls Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093
Johns Hopkins Knoll North Surgery Center
5450 Knoll North Dr
Columbia, MD 21045
Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
601 N. Caroline St
Baltimore, MD 21287