Chiadi Ericson Ndumele, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), Acute Coronary Care, Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), Angina, Atherosclerosis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Cardiac Disease, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Risk Stratification, Chest Pain, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Care Unit, Dyslipidemia, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Ischemic Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Myocardial Infarction, Premature Coronary Artery Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Risk Factor Modification, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Valvular Heart Disease, Venous Thromboembolism more

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Dr. Chiadi Ndumele is the Robert E. Meyerhoff Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on the relationship between obesity and cardiovascular disease, particularly heart failure. Dr. Ndumele has demonstrated that traditional cardiovascular risk factors are of limited use in explaining the relationship between obesity and heart failure.

Dr. Ndumele received his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences cum laude from Johns Hopkins University, and his M.D. cum laude from Harvard University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He was Chief Cardiology Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. During fellowship training, Dr. Ndumele received an MHS in Cardiovascular Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Hopkins faculty in July 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology. In 2012, he was named Robert E. Meyerhoff Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, awarded every five years to two minority junior faculty members in the School of Medicine demonstrating excellence in their field of study.

Dr. Ndumele is a member of the Obesity Subcommittee of the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Council of the American Heart Association. He recently served as Chair of a session of the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiometabolic Think Tank and a panelist for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Consensus Conference on Obesity. He is an ARIC Study co-investigator and serves on the Advisory Committee of the T32 Training Grant in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Ndumele is a peer reviewer for five medical journals, including Journal of the American Medical Association and Circulation. more



  • MD; Harvard Medical School (2003)


  • Internal Medicine; Brigham and Women's Hospital (2006)


  • Cardiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)
  • Cardiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications


Lazo M, Rubin J, Clark JM, Coresh J, Brancati FL, Christman AL, Ndumele CE, Hoogeveen R, Ballantyne CM, Selvin E. The Association of Liver Enzymes with Subclinical Myocardial Damage and Structural Heart Disease. Hepatology. In press.

Pokharel Y, Sun W, de Lemos JA, Taffet GE, Virani SS, Ndumele CE, Mosley TH, Hoogeveen RC, Coresh J, Wright JD, Heiss G, Boerwinkle EA, Bozkurt B, Solomon SD, Ballantyne CM, Nambi V. Troponin T Measured Using High Sensitivity Assay Identifies Individuals at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Events Across Narrow Systolic Blood Pressure Categories in The Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) Study. Hypertension. 2014 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Ndumele CE, Coresh J, Lazo ML, Hoogeveen RC, Blumenthal RS, Folsom AR, Selvin E, Ballantyne CM, Nambi V. Obesity, Subclinical Myocardial Injury and Incident Heart Failure. JACC: Heart Failure. 2014 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Barth AS, Abraham T, Ndumele C, Zakaria S. Two Classic Hemodynamic Findings for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2014;129:e519-e520.

Makadia S, Blaha M, Keenan T, Ndumele CE, Jones S, DeFilippis A, Martin S, Kohli P, Conceiçao RD, Carvalho J, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS, Santos RD. Hepatic Steatosis is Associated with Dyslipidemia Independent of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Inflammation and Physical Activity. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Nov 15;112(10):1599-604

Maxwell TJ, Ballantyne CM, Cheverud JM, Guild CS, Ndumele CE, Eric Boerwinkle.APOE Modulates the Correlation between Triglycerides, Cholesterol, and CHD through Pleiotropy and Gene-By-Gene Interactions. Genetics. 2013 Dec;195(4):1397-405

Lazo M, Young JH, Brancati FL, Coresh J, Whelton S, Ndumele CE, Hoogeveen R, Ballantyne CM, Selvin E. N-terminal pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Risk of Diabetes. Diabetes. 2013 Sep;62(9):3189-93

Blumenthal RS, Ndumele CE, Martin SS. ASKNOT what CRP can do for you. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2013 Aug 20;62(8):730-1

Christman AL, Lazo M, Ndumele CE, Panknow J, Coresh J, Clark JM, Selvin E. Liver Enzymes, Race, Gender, and Diabetes Risk: Results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Diabetic Medicine. 2013 Aug;30(8):926-33

Ndumele CE, Matsushita K, Astor B, Virani S, Mora S, Williams EK, Hoogeveen RC, Blumenthal RS, Sharrett AR, Ballantyne CM, Coresh J. Apolipoproteins Do Not Add Prognostic Information Beyond Lipoprotein Cholesterol Measures Among Individuals With Obesity and Insulin Resistance Syndromes: The ARIC Study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2012 October 29 [Epub ahead of print]


Book Chapters

Ahmed H, Ndumele CE. Exercise and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. In: Wong N, Blumenthal RS editors. American Society for Preventative Cardiology: Primer of Preventive Cardiology. In press.

Bejar R, Berzin T, Berman R, Ndumele C. Board Practice I. In: Singh AK, Loscalzo J editors. The Brigham Intensive Review of Internal Medicine, 1st Ed. In press.

Blaha MJ, Ketlogetswe K, Ndumele C, Gluckman TJ, Blumenthal RS. Preventive Strategies for Coronary Heart Disease. In: Fuster V, Walsh R, Harrington R editors. Hurst the Heart, 13th Ed. In press.

Ndumele CE, Friedberg M, Antman EM, Strichartz GR, Lilly LS. Cardiovascular Drugs. In: Lilly LS editor. The Pathophysiology of Heart Disease, 3rd Ed. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2002. pp. 371-422.

Activities & Honors


  • Comstock Center Training Fund Grant Recipient, 2014
  • “Up and Coming” Cardiologist, CardioSource magazine, 2012
  • PJ Schafer Memorial Research Grant recipient, 2012
  • Best Clinical Research Poster, Johns Hopkins Cardiovascular Research Retreat, 2011
  • Stanley L. Blumenthal Clinical Research Award, Johns Hopkins Cardiology, 2009
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 2008
  • Resident Teaching Award Nominee, Harvard Medical School , 2006
  • Dunne Award for Compassionate Patient Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2004
  • Multiculturalism Award, Harvard Medical School, 2003
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb Academic Medicine Fellow, National Medical Fellowships, 2002
  • William and Charlotte Cadbury Award Nominee, National Medical Fellowships , 2002
  • Franklin C. McLean Award Nominee, National Medical Fellowships , 2002
  • Community Service Fellowship, Harvard Medical School , 1999
  • Biomedical Research Fellow, Leadership Alliance , 1996


  • American College of Cardiology, 2007
  • American Heart Association, 2007
  • Association of Black Cardiologists, 2012
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