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

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

Expertise

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 ...read more

Research Interests

Women and Heart Disease; Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Health; Preventive Cardiology; Subclinical Atherosclerosis Imaging; Sex Hormones and Cardiovascular Disease ...read more

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Maryland Phone

443-997-0270

Outside of Maryland

410-464-6641
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International Patients

+1-410-502-7683
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Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Odenton

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
1132 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113 map
Phone: 410-874-1520 | Fax: 410-502-0231

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I Suite 360
Lutherville, MD 21093 map

Background

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 and the Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology with the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

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).

Dr. Michos has authored or co-authored over 400 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and is an internationally known leader in preventive cardiology and women's health.

Her research focuses on (1) CardioObstetrics and cardiovascular disease in women  (2) physical activity and nutrition; (3) risk prediction for cardiovascular disease including the use of coronary artery calcium scores, markers of inflammation, and other biomarkers, (4) lipids and statin therapy, and (5) vitamin D and other supplements 

She is the co-Editor in Chief for the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology and a Guest Editor for the journal Circulation.

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.

As part of the Johns Hopkins cardiology faculty, her clinical duties entail seeing patients in the Preventive Cardiology outpatient clinic 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 through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 mechanism.  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 three AHA Strategic Focused Research Networks (SFRN) at Johns Hopkins in Women's Cardiovascular Health, Cardiometabolic Disease, and Health Technology.  Dr. Michos was the 2019 recipient of the David Levine Mentoring award presented by the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine.

Dr. Michos also is a contributing author for the US News and World Report Health Section and for the Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Healthy Heart and Healthy Woman websites. 

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Titles

  • Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health
  • Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology, the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

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

Residencies

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

Fellowships

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

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

Contact for Research Inquiries

600 N. Wolfe Street
Blalock 524-B
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-6813

Activities & Honors

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

Memberships

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

Videos & Media

  • Play Video:

    2019 ACC-AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with Erin Michos

  • Play Video:

    2019 A Woman's Journey Greater Washington Area | Secrets of a Woman’s Heart

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    Women with Heart Disease Report More Treatment and Care Disparities

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    The Hidden Risks of A Male Hormone to a Woman’s Heart | Erin Michos

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    Dr. Erin Michos - Preventive Cardiologist

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    Women Underrepresented in Clinical Trials | Dr. Erin Michos

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    COVID-19 Facts for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease | Dr. Erin Michos

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    Traditional and Female-Specific Risk Factors that Influence A Woman’s Cardiovascular Risk

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, Healio.com (January 12, 2021)
  • The head is connected to the heart – and can influence health, Heart.org (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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