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Jimmie T Sylvester, M.D.

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  • Professor Emeritus
  • Professor of Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Calcium signaling in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction; Chronic hypoxia and pulmonary vascular smooth muscle; Pulmonary arterial responses to hypoxia more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3467
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-3467
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map


Dr. Jimmie Sylvester is a pulmonary and critical care physician with expertise in the management of critically ill patients in the medical ICU and the quantitative assessment of pulmonary function. more


  • Professor Emeritus
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Medicine; Stanford University School of Medicine (1969)


  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1971)


  • Environmental Health Sciences; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (1973)
  • Pulmonary Diseases; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1974)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1974)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (1980)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Sylvester’s research interests were focused mainly on the mechanisms by which hypoxia exerts its functional effects on the body, particularly the pulmonary vasculature.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

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