Jennifer Pardo, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Cardiology, Inherited Heart Diseases, Marfan Syndrome, Pediatric Cardiology more

Research Interests

Connective Tissue Disorders; Aortic aneurysm

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Dr. Jennifer Pardo Habashi is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on cardiology. 

Dr. Habashi provides genetic cardiology services at the Center for Inherited Heart Disease at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.

She is currently evaluating the effectiveness of medications for the treatment of Marfan syndrome.

Dr. Habashi received her undergraduate degree from Brown University. She earned her M.D. from the University of Maryland Medical School. She completed residencies at Montefiore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins. She performed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Johns Hopkins.

Her work has been recognized with several awards, including a grant from the National Marfan Foundation for her research to help reduce the risks associated with pregnancy for women with Marfan syndrome. more


  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (2000)


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


  • Pediatric Cardiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2003)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Habashi researches connective tissue disorders, particularly Marfan syndrome. She performed the initial studies demonstrating the effectiveness of losartan in mouse models of Marfan. She is currently evaluating the utility of additional medications for the treatment of this disorder.

Selected Publications

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Gallo EM, Loch DC, Habashi JP, Calderon JF, Chen Y, Bedja D, van Erp C, Gerber EE, Parker SJ, Sauls K, Judge DP, Cooke SK, Lindsay ME, Rouf R, Myers L, ap Rhys CM, Kent KC, Norris RA, Huso DL, Dietz HC. “Angiotensin II-dependent TGF-β signaling contributes to Loeys-Dietz syndrome vascular pathogenesis.” J Clin Invest. 2014 Jan;124(1):448-60. doi: 10.1172/JCI69666. Epub 2013 Dec 20.

Liu D, Wang CJ, Judge DP, Halushka MK, Ni J, Habashi JP, Moslehi J, Bedja D, Gabrielson KL, Xu H, Qian F, Huso D, Dietz HC, Germino GG, Watnick T. “A Pkd1-Fbn1 genetic interaction implicates TGF-β signaling in the pathogenesis of vascular complications in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.” J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jan;25(1):81-91. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2012050486. Epub 2013 Sep 26.

Judge DP, Rouf R, Habashi J, Dietz HC. “Mitral valve disease in Marfan syndrome and related disorders.” J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2011 Dec;4(6):741-7. doi: 10.1007/s12265-011-9314-y. Epub 2011 Aug 25. Review.

Habashi JP, Doyle JJ, Holm TM, Aziz H, Schoenhoff F, Bedja D, Chen Y, Modiri AN, Judge DP, Dietz HC. “Angiotensin II type 2 receptor signaling attenuates aortic aneurysm in mice through ERK antagonism.” Science. 2011 Apr 15;332(6027):361-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1192152.

Holm TM, Habashi JP, Doyle JJ, Bedja D, Chen Y, van Erp C, Lindsay ME, Kim D, Schoenhoff F, Cohn RD, Loeys BL, Thomas CJ, Patnaik S, Marugan JJ, Judge DP, Dietz HC. “Noncanonical TGFβ signaling contributes to aortic aneurysm progression in Marfan syndrome mice.” Science. 2011 Apr 15;332(6027):358-61. doi: 10.1126/science.1192149.

Activities & Honors


  • Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Program Award, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research,, 2014
  • Morford Family Grant, National Marfan Foundation, 2012
  • Outstanding Investigator Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Cardiology Meeting, 2006
  • Francis F. Schwentker Award for Excellence in Research by Pediatrics House Staff and Clinic Fellows, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Young Investigator Award, National Marfan Symposium, 2005
  • Postdoctoral Presentation Award, American Society of Human Genetics, 2005
  • Outstanding Research Award, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, 2005
  • Travel Grant, Women in Cardiology, 2004

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