Jon Rodney Resar, M.D.

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  • Director, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Professor of Medicine


Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Angina, Angioplasty, Aortic Coarctation, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Valve Repair, Arrhythmia, Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), Balloon Valvuloplasty, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Interventions, Cardiovascular Medicine, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Artery Stenting, Drug Eluting Stents, Extractional Atherectomy, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Invasive Cardiology, Irregular Heartbeat, Ischemic Heart Disease, Laser Ablation, Mitral Stenosis, Myocardial Infarction, New Imaging Modalities, Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), Patent Foramen Ovale, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), Percutaneous Treatment of Valvular Stenosis, Pulmonary Stenosis, Rotational Atherectomy, Stenting, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Treatment of Bypass Graft Disease with Distal Protection Devices, Valvular Heart Disease, Valvuloplasty for Valvular Stenosis, Ventricular Septal Defect more

Research Interests

New devices and drugs to manage heart disease; New methods of percutaneous intervention.; Pharmacologic Agents to Improve Outcome of PTCA and Stenting more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

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Jon R. Resar received his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1985. He completed fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1992 is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and the Director of the Adult Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His field of specialization is percutaneous management of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and adult congenital heart disease.

Dr. Resar holds memberships in the American Heart Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. more


  • Director, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Director, Interventional Cardiology
  • Medical Director, Structural Heart Disease Program
  • Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; Medicine; Medical College of Wisconsin (1985)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1988)


  • Cardiovascular Disease; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1991)
  • Interventional Cardiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1992)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (1991)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1988)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Interventional Cardiology) (1999)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Valvular heart disease; Coronary artery disease; Interventional cardiology

Selected Publications

Resar JR, et al: Brachial Approach for Intracoronary Stent Implantation: A Feasibility Study. American Heart Journal 126:300-304, 1993.

Kamp TJ, Goldschmidt-Clermont PJ, Brinker JA, Resar JR; Myocardial Infarction, Aortic Dissection, And Thrombolytic Therapy: A case report and review of the literature. American Heart Journal 128: 1234-1237, 1994.

Reis SE, Resar JR, Blumenthal RS, Gloth ST, Gerstenblith G, Brinker JA: Effects of Aging on the Modulation of Coronary Flow by Endothelium-Independent Vasodilators in Postmenopausal Woman. Cardiology in the Elderly 3:43-51, 1995.

Dalal JN, Brinker JA, Resar JR: Coronary Artery Spasm in the Transplanted Human Heart. Angiology 47:291-294, 1996.

Oesterle SN, Sanborn TA, Ali N, Resar J, Ramee SR, Heuser R, Dean L, Knopf W, Schofield P, Schaer GL, Reeder G, Masden R, Yeung AC, Burkhoff D: The PACIFIC Study: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Percutaneous Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization for Severe Angina. Lancet 356: 1705-1710, 2000.

Segal JB, Kasper EK, Rohde C, Bray PF, Baldwin WM, Resar JR, Hruban RH, Kickler TS: Coagulation Markers Predicting Cardiac Transplant Rejection. Transplantation 72:233-237, 2001.

Hennebry TA, Segal JB, Kickler TS, Kasper EK, Resar JR: Decreased Levels of D-dimer Predict Progressive Accelerated Graft Arteriosclerosis. American Journal of Cardiology, 89:884-887, 2002.

Roguin A, Resar JR: Genetics and Susceptibility of Coronary Collateral Formulation. Circulation 108: 149, 2003.

Fernando D, Resar JR: Magnetocardiography in Cardiac Transplantation: A Case Study. International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism 5:109-113, 2003.

Gellman J, Hare JM, Lowenstein CJ, Gerstenblith G, Coombs V, Langenberg P, Brinker JA, Resar JR: L-Arginine Ameliorates the Abnormal Sympathetic Response of the Dysfunctional Human Coronary Microvasculature. Angiology 55:1-8, 2004.

Schechter G, Resar JR, McVeigh ER: Rest Period Duration of the Coronary Arteries: Implications for Magnetic Resonance Coronary Angiography. Medical Physics 32: 255-262, 2005.

Steinberg BA, Roguin A, Watkins SP, Hill P, Fernando D, Resar JR: Magneto-Cardio-Gram Recordings in a Non-Shielded Environment-Reproducibility and Ischemia Detection. Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology 10(2):152-160, 2005.

Resar JR, Roguin A, Voner J, Nasir K, Hennebry TA, Miller JM, Ingersol BS, Kasch LM, Semenza GL: Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1α Polymorphism and Coronary Collaterals in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease. Chest 128:787-791, 2005.

Roguin A, Steinberg BA, Watkins SP, Resar JR: Safety of Bivalirudin During Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Patients With Abnormal Renal Function. International Journal of Cardiovascular Interventions 7(2):88-92, 2005.

Roguin A, Resar JR: CT Angiography is Here Are We Expected to See a Change of Angiography Referral Pattern? International Journal of Cardiovascular Interventions 7:152-151, 2005.

Isenbarger DW, Resar JR: Drug-eluting versus third-generation bare metal stents: The US strategy. International Journal of Cardiovascular Interventions 7: 171-175, 2005.

Boyle AJ, Chan M, Dib, J, Resar J: Catheter-Induced Coronary Artery Dissection: Risk Factors, Prevention and Management. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 18:5000-503, 2006.

Boyle AJ, Chan MY, Dib J, Kapur NK, Kraft S, Vaillant R, Whiting JS, Resar JR: Assessment of a Novel Angiographic Image Stabilization System for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Journal of Interventional Cardiology 20:153-157, 2007.

Kapur NK, Conte JV, Resar JR: Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale for Refractory Hypoxemia after HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement. Journal of Invasive Cardiology 19:E268-E270, 2007.

Resar JR (Editor): Can We Do Better? Strategies for Acute Coronary Syndrome With Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Advanced Studies in Medicine 7(17):534-559, 2007.

Thompson, JB, Blaha M, Resar JR, Blumenthal RS, Desai MY: Strategies to Reverse Atherosclerosis: An Imaging Perspective. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine 10:283-293, 2008.

Boyle AJ, Schuleri KH, Lienard J, Vaillant R, Chan MY, Zimmet JM, Mazhari R, Centola M, Feigenbaum G, Dib J, Kapur NK, Hare JM, Resar JR: Quantitative Automated Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion at Cardiac Catheterization. American Journal of Cardiology 102:980-987, 2008.

Boudoulas KD, Elinoff J, Resar JR: Bronchopulmonary Fistula Closure with an Amplatzer Multi-Fenestrated Septal Occluder. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Published On-Line Prior to Print, 2009.

Activities & Honors


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Engstrom Award In Internal Medicine
  • Quick Award In Biochemistry
  • William H. Millman Award
  • Frankow Award
  • Castle Connelys Americas Top Doctors
  • Madison Who's Who


  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network
    Prostate Cancer Early Detection Panel

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Treating Structural Heart Disease - FAQ with Drs. Jon Resar and Stefano Schena

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