Erin Donnelly Michos, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health Research
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Cardiology, Cardiology Consultation, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease in Women, Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, Heart Disease, Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment in Women, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), High Cholesterol, Lipid Disorders, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Testing, Transesophogeal Echocardiography (TEE), Vitamin D Deficiency more

Research Interests

Women's Cardiovascular Health; Cardio-Obstetrics; Menopause; Lipids; Obesity and Cardiometabolic Disease; Preventive Cardiology more

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Dr. Erin D. Michos is an Associate Professor of Medicine within the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health Research and the Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology within the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Michos has authored or co-authored over 600 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and 10 book chapters. She is an internationally known leader in Women's Cardiovascular Health. Lipids, and Preventive Cardiology.

Her research focuses on (1) Cardio-Obstetrics and Cardiovascular Disease in Women  (2) Advanced Lipid Disorders (3) risk prediction for cardiovascular disease including the use of coronary artery calcium scores, markers of inflammation, and other biomarkers, (4) Obesity and Cardiometabolic Diseases.

Dr. Michos is the Co-Center Direcctor for the IMPACT Center at Johns Hopkins (Improving Participation Among diverse populations in Cardiovascular Clinical Trials).  She is the co-Editor in Chief for the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology and a Guest Editor for the journal Circulation.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), and a Fellow of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology (FASPC).

As part of the Johns Hopkins Cardiology faculty, her clinical duties entail seeing patients in the Women's Cardiovascular Health and Lipid outpatient clinics and the Echocardiography lab. She also teaches students at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Dr. Michos is the recipient of independent investigator funding from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  She is a co-investigator in the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) studies.  She is the Training Director for four AHA Strategic Focused Research Networks (SFRNs) at Johns Hopkins in Women's Cardiovascular Health, Cardiometabolic Disease, Health Technology, and Clinical Trials.  Dr. Michos was the 2019 recipient of the David Levine Mentoring Award presented by the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine and the 2021 recipient of a mentoring award by the School of Medicine.

Dr. Michos completed medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and then completed both her Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  She also completed her Masters of Health Science degree in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. more


  • Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health Research
  • Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2000)


  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)


  • Cardiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2007)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (2006)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Michos ED, McEvoy JW, Blumenthal RS. Lipid Management for Prevention of Athersoclerotic Cardiovascular Diease. N Engl J Med. 2019 Oct 17;381(16):1557-1567. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1806939

Michos ED, Cainzos-Achirica M, Heravi AS, Appel LJ.  Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements, and Implications for Cardiovascular Health: JACC Focus Seminar. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Feb 2;77(4):437-449. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.09.617

Khan SU, Khan MZ, Raghu Subramanian C, Riaz H, Khan MU, Lone AN, Khan MS, Benson EM, Alkhouli M, Blaha MJ, Blumenthal RS, Gulati M, Michos ED. Participation of Women and Older Participants in Randomized Clinical Trials of Lipid-Lowering Therapies: A Systematic Review. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 May 1;3(5):e205202. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.5202

Khan MS, Mahmood S, Khan SU, Fatima K, Khosa F, Sharma G, Michos ED. Women Training in Cardiology and Its Subspecialties in the United States: A Decade of Little Progress in Representation. Circulation. 2020 Feb 18;141(7):609-611

Khan SU, Khan MU, Riaz H, Valavoor S, Zhao D, Vaughan L, Okunrintemi V, Riaz IB, Khan MS, Kaluski E, Murad MH, Blaha MJ, Guallar E, Michos ED. Effects of Nutritional Supplements and Dietary Interventions on Cardiovascular Outcomes: An Umbrella Review and Evidence Map. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Aug 6;171(3):190-198

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Activities & Honors


  • David Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, 2019
  • , Departmental Honors, 1996
  • Trudy Bush Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2007
  • , Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1996
  • PJ Schafer Award in Cardiovascular Research, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, 2007
  • , Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society, 1999
  • , Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, 2007
  • Young Investigator Finalist, Northwestern University, 2008


  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)
  • Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • National Lipid Association

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

  • Vitamin D, Calcium, Other Vitamins, and Supplements Do Not Prevent CVD, TCTMD  (January 25, 2021)
  • Focused mental health interventions warranted among patients with MI, (January 12, 2021)
  • The head is connected to the heart – and can influence health, (January 25, 2021)
  • The Importance of the Flu Vaccine in People with Heart Disease, Broadcast Med (December 14, 2020)
  • Covid-19 and the Heart, Broadcast Med (April 27, 2020)
  • Relationship of Mental Health Disorder with Heart Attack, Hopkins Medicine
  • Women Underrepresented in Trials for Atrial Fibrillation Hopkins Medicine
  • 8 Questions Answered About Exercise That You May Not Know About, U.S. News & World Report (August 21, 2017)
  • Vitamin D Deficiency and the Prevention of Heart Disease: to Treat or Not Treat?, U.S. News & World Report (June  9, 2016)
  • Inflammation and Heart Disease: What Is C-Reactive Protein? Who Might Benefit from Testing? U.S. News & World Report (March  6, 2016)
  • Can exercising too hard kill you? The Washington Post (February  22, 2016)
  • Pregnancy and the Heart: a Difficult Pregnancy May Warn of Future Cardiovascular Risk, US News & World Report (February 01, 2016)
  • Managing Blood Pressure: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint: A slow and steady reduction in blood pressure may be the way for all of us to end up as, US News & World Report (January 11, 2016)
  • Holiday Stressors and Heart Disease Risk, US News & World Report (December 4, 2015)
  • Erectile dysfunction as harbinger of heart disease US News & World Report (October 14, 2015)
  • Sitting disease-moving your way to a healthier heart, US News & World Report (September 14, 2015)
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Health, US News & World Report (August 10, 2015)
  • Coronary calcium score – who needs the test? US News & World Report (April 28, 2015)
  • Heart Smart Approach to Marathons and Vigorous Exercise, Hopkins Medicine
  • Are your relationships putting your heart at risk? Hopkins Medicine
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