Ari Michael Cedars, M.D.

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  • Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, General Cardiology more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
1800 Orleans St.
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building, Pediatric Cardiology, M2201
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
10700 Charter Drive
Charter Professional Center, Suite 140
Columbia, MD 21044 map

Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
6420 Rockledge Drive
Johns Hopkins Children's Center Specialists, Suite 2300
Bethesda, MD 20817 map


Dr. Ari Cedars is a cardiologist in Baltimore, Maryland. He also serves as 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. Dr. Cedars is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cedars specializes in adult congenital heart disease.

He is a member of the leadership committee for the Advanced Cardiac Therapies Improving Outcomes Network (ACTION), an organization focused on the improvement of outcomes for pediatric ventricular assist device (VAD) patients. He is an administrative board member of the Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC), a multi-institutional academic research network devoted to producing new research in adult congenital heart disease. He is also a member of the medical advisory board for the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). Dr. 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. more


  • Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2001)


  • Internal Medicine; University of Michigan Health System (2004)


  • Cardiovascular Disease; Barnes-Jewish Hospital (2008)
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Adult Congenital Heart Disease) (2015)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (2007)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Santamaria RL, Jeewa A, Cedars A, Buchholz H, Conway J. Mechanical Circulatory Support in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Can J Cardiol. 2020 Feb;36(2):223-233. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2019.10.006. Epub 2019 Oct 14.

Cedars A, Jobanputra K, Bichell D. An Unusual Complication of the "Supported" Ross Procedure. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 Jan;11(1):127-129. doi: 10.1177/2150135119881394. Epub 2019 Nov 22.

Wong K, Tecson K, Cedars A. Outcomes of Multi-Organ Transplant in Adult Patients With Congenital Heart Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Nov 19;8(22):e014088. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.014088. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Cedars A, Burchill L, Roche SL, Menachem J, Axsom K, Tecson K; ACTION Learning Network, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Sub-Committee. Impact of durable ventricular assist devices on post-transplant outcomes in adults with congenital heart disease. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 Nov;14(6):958-962. doi: 10.1111/chd.12851. Epub 2019 Oct 18.

Cedars A, Tecson KM, Zaidi AN, Lorts A, McCullough PA. Impact of Durable Ventricular Assist Device Support on Outcomes of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease Waiting for Heart Transplant. ASAIO J. 2019 Jul 15. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001041.

Activities & Honors


  • American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant Award, 2008
  • Texas Exes Scholar for UT Houston, 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of Texas Chapter, 1997


  • Leadership Committee member ACTION Learning Network
  • Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC)

    Executive Board Member (Secretary)

  • Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC)

    Administrative Board Member

  • Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC)

    Network Member

  • American Journal of Cardiology

    Associate Editor

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • To improve research in ACHD you might need a PRO
    Invited Talk, Baltimore, Maryland (02/01/2019)
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Mechanical circulatory support in ACHD
    Invited Talk, ACTION Learning Network Educational Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio (12/01/2018)
  • Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in Fontan
    Invited Talk, Gilead National Meeting, San Francisco, California (07/01/2015)

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