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Gregory Paul Prokopowicz, M.D., M.P.H.

Gregory Paul Prokopowicz, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director, Johns Hopkins Hypertension Center
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Internal Medicine, Medical Informatics more

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Phone: 410-955-7611 | Fax: 410-367-2185


Dr. Gregory P. Prokopowicz is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include hypertension, internal medicine and medical informatics. Dr. Prokopowicz serves as the director of the Johns Hopkins Hypertension Center.

Dr. Prokopowicz received his M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Michigan. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine on the Osler Medical Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Prokopowicz joined the faculty of the Division of General Internal Medicine after completion of his residency.

His research and medical education interests include hypertension, evidence-based medicine and the information needs of clinicians.

Dr. Prokopowicz serves on the faculty of the Executive & Preventive Health Program and is an advisor and mentor for the School of Medicine’s Colleges Program. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America. He is a member of Society of General Internal Medicine and the American Society of Hypertension. more


  • Director, Johns Hopkins Hypertension Center
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; University of Michigan Medical School (1994)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1997)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1997)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Steele KE, Canner J, Prokopowicz G, Verde F, Beselman A, Wyse R, Chen J, Streiff M, Magnuson T, Lidor A, Schweitzer M. “The EFFORT trial: Preoperative enoxaparin versus postoperative fondaparinux for thromboprophylaxis in bariatric surgical patients: a randomized double-blind pilot trial.” Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 May-Jun;11(3):672-83. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2014.10.003. Epub 2014 Oct 23.

Bryniarski P, Kaletka Z, Życzkowski M, Prokopowicz G, Muskała B, Paradysz A. Ten-year treatment outcomes including blood cell count disturbances in patients with simple renal cysts. Med Sci Monit. 2013 Jul 1;19:518-23. doi: 10.12659/MSM.889337. PMID: 23811552 

Cooper LA, Marsteller JA, Noronha GJ, Flynn SJ, Carson KA, Boonyasai RT, Anderson CA, Aboumatar HJ, Roter DL, Dietz KB, Miller ER 3rd, Prokopowicz GP, Dalcin AT, Charleston JB, Simmons M, Huizinga MM. A multi-level system quality improvement intervention to reduce racial disparities in hypertension care and control: study protocol. Implement Sci. 2013 Jun 4;8:60. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-8-60. PMID: 23734703 

Steele KE, Prokopowicz GP, Chang HY, Richards T, Clark JM, Weiner JP, Bleich SN, Wu AW, Segal JB. Risk of complications after bariatric surgery among individuals with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 May-Jun;8(3):305-30. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2011.05.018. Epub 2011 Jun 15. PMID: 21880549

Steele KE, Schweitzer MA, Prokopowicz G, Shore AD, Eaton LC, Lidor AO, Makary MA, Clark J, Magnuson TH. The long-term risk of venous thromboembolism following bariatric surgery.  Obes Surg. 2011 Sep;21(9):1371-6. doi: 10.1007/s11695-011-0445-7. PMID: 21625911

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • “Transition to the Wards,” Genes to Society: A Curriculum for the
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Activities & Honors


  • Fellow, American Society of Hypertension
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Chapter, 2007


  • Society of General Internal Medicine

    Society of General Internal Medicine is an American medical society of physicians that focuses on clinical research and studies to improve internal medicine

  • American Society of Hypertension
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