Abby Hubbard, C.R.N.P., C.H.F.N.

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Nurse Practitioner

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Heart failure, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, left ventricular assist device (LVAD), cardiac amyloidsis

Research Interests

Abby's research focuses on patient management and improving the outcomes for patients diagnosed with heart failure, cardiac amyloidsis and implanted left ventricular assist devices (LVAD).


Locations Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
601 N. Caroline St
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Phone: 410-955-5000

Outpatient Center Renamed

The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center is renamed the Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center, effective June 2023. Dr. Watkins was a pioneer in cardiac surgery and civil rights who died in 2015. Among his many accomplishments and contributions, Dr. Watkins was the first surgeon to implant an automatic heart defibrillator in a patient. He also led Johns Hopkins Medicine’s efforts to recruit minoritized medical students and grow overall diversity throughout our institutions.


Abby (Cummings) Hubbard is a certified nurse practitioner in Baltimore, Maryland at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. She specializes in managing patients diagnosed with heart failure at the Johns Hopkins Heart Failure Bridge Clinic.

Her expertise includes managing patients diagnosed with heart failure, cardiac amyloidsis and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Her research includes managing and improving outcomes for patients diagnosed with heart failure.

View Abby Hubbard's CV



  • MSN/FNP, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2013)
  • BSN/RN, Hartwick College (2008)

Licenses and Certifications

  • American Heart Association, Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiac/Life Support (2022)
  • American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Certified Heart Failure Nurse (2018)
  • Maryland Board of Nursing, Registered Professional Nurse (2014)
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Abby Hubbard's research consists of managing and improving outcomes for patients diagnosed with heart failure, cardiac amyloidosis and implanted left ventricular assist devices (LVAD).

Selected Publications

Vaishnav, J., Hubbard, A., Chasler, J., Lepley, D., Cuomo, K., Riley, S., Menzel, K., Fajardo, J., Sharma, K., Judge, D., Russell, S., & Gilotra, N. (2020). Management of heart failure in cardiac amyloidosis using an ambulatory diuresis clinic: an analysis of safety and health care utilization. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 26 (10): S52.

Umapathi, P., Cuomo, K., Riley, S., Hubbard, A., Menzel, K., Sauer, E., Gilotra, N. (2020). Transforming ambulatory heart failure care in the COVID-19 era: initial experience from a heart failure disease management clinic. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 26 (7), 637-638.

Cummings, A., Fajardo, J., Cuomo, K., Riley, S., Chambers, J., Menzel, K., Rhodes, P., Fitts, F., Russell, S., Judge, D., & Gilotra, N. (2020). Efficacy of a nurse practitioner managed outpatient intravenous diuresis clinic to relieve recurrent congestion in patients with cardiac amyloidsis. Heart and Lung, 49 (2) 213-214.

Freed, K., Cuomo, K., Hubbard, A., Riley, S., Menzel, K., Klemans, N., Fioretti, R., Aslam, M., Umapathi, P., Choi, C. W., Kilic, A., Florido, R., Sharma, K., Hsu, S., & Gilotra, N. (2019). Management of heart failure in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients utilizing an outpatient diuresis clinic. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 25:sup8.

Cuomo, K., Riley, S., Cummings, A., Menzel, K., Lepley, D., Cammer, A., Vest, T., Saheed, M., & Gilotra, N. (2019). Implementation of a touch-base system between a heart failure bridge clinic and emergency department to reduce heart failure hospitalizations. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 25 (8), S102-S103.

Activities & Honors


  • Clinical Excellence Award, Heart Failure Bridge Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2019
  • Heart of Gold Award, Johns Hopkins Cardiology, 2017