Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute Announces New Appointments

Published in Cardiovascular Report - Cardiovascular Report Spring 2020

The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Hamza Aziz, M.D.

Hamza Aziz is a cardiac surgeon in the Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiac Surgery and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His clinical expertise includes general cardiac surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He earned his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine, where he also completed a general surgery residency and served as the chief resident from 2016–2017. He completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2017–2020.

Ari Cedars, M.D.

Ari Cedars is director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at both the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute and the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center. Cedars is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He joined Johns Hopkins from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

He is a member of the leadership committee for the Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network (ACTION) and an administrative board member of the Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC). He is also a member of the medical advisory board for the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). Cedars’ research focuses on patient-centered outcomes, mechanical circulatory support and ventricular assist devices, and the biological mechanisms underlying clinical disease progression in congenital heart disease.

Danielle Gottlieb Sen, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Danielle Gottlieb Sen is a pediatric cardiac surgeon who specializes in thoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Gottlieb Sen served as assistant professor of surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and as pediatric cardiovascular surgeon at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. She had a dual appointment as instructor of surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Her expertise includes surgical palliation and treatment of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease. Her research is organized around the critical issue of cardiac and somatic growth in patients with congenital heart disease.

Gottlieb Sen earned her medical degree at UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco School of Medicine Joint Medical Program, her master’s degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Stacey Schott, M.D., M.P.H.

Stacey Schott is a preventive cardiologist and an assistant professor in the cardiovascular division at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in preventive cardiology, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

Schott is a member of the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, an organization committed to improving relationship-centered health care communication. She is also a member of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Schott’s research focuses on preventive cardiology, cardiovascular disease and health care communication.

Fayyaz Hashmi, M.B.B.S.

Fayyaz Hashmi is a cardiac surgeon practicing at Johns Hopkins Cardiothoracic Surgery at Suburban Hospital. Hashmi earned his medical degree at King Edward Medical College, Lahore, in Pakistan. He completed a general surgery internship at Services Hospital, Lahore; a general surgery residency at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; and a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residency at University of Kentucky Medical Center.

His areas of clinical expertise and interest include off-pump coronary artery bypass arterial revascularization, minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass and hybrid revascularization, minimally invasive isolated single or multiple valve repair and replacements via right mini thoracotomy, minimally invasive ascending aortic surgery, minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery and general thoracic surgery.

Johns Hopkins Appoints New Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Bret Mettler will serve as the new director of pediatric cardiac surgery and as co-director of the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center.

Bret Mettler is in operating room with arms crossed, standing in front of lighting and medical equipment.