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Cardiovascular Connective Tissue Clinic

Our mission is to provide coordinated care for individuals at risk for aortic and arterial aneurysm/dissection. Our clinic is dedicated to quality medical care in the diagnosis and treatment of those with aortic aneurysm syndromes and related disorders. Through expert team management, research and family education, we strive to continually increase the quality of life of our patients. 

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Conditions We Treat

We welcome confirmed diagnoses as well as rule-in/out for genetic aneurysm pre-disposing conditions, such as:

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  • Marfan syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Familial aneurysm/dissection
  • Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome
  • Turner syndrome (with aortopathy)
  • Aortic and arterial aneurysm/dissections of unknown etiology
  • Bicuspid aortic valve with aortopathy
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, vascular type
  • Arterial tortuosity syndrome
  • Other genetic syndromes where aortic aneurysms are diagnosed upon cardiac workup
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Our Approach

Our approach to patient care includes:

  • Application of evidence-based medical therapy and research to the individualized treatment of our patients, including medication, lifestyle modifications and incorporation of genetic and familial factors
  • Quality aortic imaging through our cardiology and radiology departments
  • Multidisciplinary care coordination may be required with specialists in vascular, neurovascular and cardiothoracic surgery, as well as nonvascular specialties, such as ophthalmology, orthopedics and pulmonary.
  • Family assessment and screening, if appropriate
  • Education and support of patients and their families through emergency preparedness, connections for psychosocial support and other educational documentation

We look forward to addressing your concerns and providing you excellent care.

Cardiovascular Connective Tissue Disorder Clinic Team

Hal Dietz, MD


Phone: 410-614-5939
Assistant: Debbie Churchill 

Felicia Bartee-Rogers

Senior Medical Office Coordinator

Phone: 410-614-0897

Jennifer Pardo Habashi, MD


Phone: 410-955-3071

Gretchen MacCarrick, MS CGC

Genetic CounselorPhone: 410-955-0316