Jonathan Chrispin, M.D.

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  • Director, Ventricular Arrhythmia Research
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)



Ablation, Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Tachycardia, Biventricular Pacing, Bradycardia, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Catheter Ablation Therapy, Device Therapy, Electrophysiology, Epicardial Catheter Ablation, Heart Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy, Internal Medicine, Irregular Heartbeat, Lead Extraction, Pacemakers, Palpitations, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Syncope, Tachycardias, Ventricular Tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome more

Research Interests

Arrhythmia; Ventricular Arrhythmia; Atrial Fibrillation; Cardiac MRI; Catheter Ablation more


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

601 N. Caroline St.
7th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 443-997-0270
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Jonathan Chrispin, M.D. is the Robert E. Meyerhoff Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Division of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia. Dr. Chrispin focuses on all aspects of clinical electrophysiology, including pacemaker/defibrillator implantation, complex catheter ablation for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and laser-lead extraction. 

Dr. Chrispin received his bachelor of arts degree at Harvard College. He received his doctor of medicine degree from Vanderbilt University. He completed intern and residency training in internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease and served as chief clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellow. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and Heart Rhythm Society.

Dr. Chrispin directs the Ventricular Arrhythmia research program with a focus on using advanced cardiac imaging to better understand the structural substrate that is associated with the development of ventricular arrhythmias. Further, he is involved in developing clinical trials to improve the safety and efficacy of catheter ablation for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia. His work has led to Dr. Chrispin being a peer reviewer in a number of international journals including Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American Heart Association, American Journal of Cardiology, EP Europace and Clinical Cardiology. more


  • Director, Ventricular Arrhythmia Research
  • Robert E. Meyerhoff Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2009)


  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012)


  • Cardiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (2015)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Electrophysiology) (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Chrispin, J, Jain, A, Soliman, EZ, Guallar, E, Alonso, A, Heckbert, SR, Bluemke, DA, Lima, JA, Nazarian, S. Association of electrocardiographic and imaging surrogates of left ventricular hypertrophy with incident atrial fibrillation: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). J Am Coll Cardiol, 2014 May 20; 63(19), 2007-2013.

Chrispin, J, Ipek, E, Zahid, S, Prakosa, A, Habibi, M, Spragg, D, Marine, JE, Ashikaga, H, Rickard, J, Trayanova, NA, Zimmerman SL, Zipunnikov, V, Berger, RD, Calkins, H, Nazarian, S. Lack of regional association between atrial late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac magnetic resonance and atrial fibrillation rotors. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Nov 10. Pii: S1547-5271(15)01391-

Chrispin J, Ipek EG, Habibi M, Yang E, Spragg D, Marine JE, Ashikaga H, Rickard J, Berger RD, Zimmerman SL, Calkins H, Nazarian S. Clinical predictors of cardiac magnetic resonance late gadolinium enhancement in patients with atrial fibrillation. EP Europace. 2016 Mar 10.

Chrispin, J., Nazarian S. Electronic Magnetic Interference and Magnetic Resonance Compatibility. In Ellenbogen et al: Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation, and Resynchronization Therapy, 5th edition. Elsevier Inc, Philadelphia, PA 

Chrispin J., Nazarian S. MRI Mapping of Ventricular Tachycardia in Patient with Different Cardiomyopathies. In 

Shenasa et al: Cardiac Mapping, 5th Edition

Chrispin J., Calkins H. Accessory pathways related tachycardias- WPW syndrome and Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardias (AVRT), Orthodromic AVRT, Pre-excited atrial fibrillation. In Luscher et al: ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd Edition. Oxford University Press

Chrispin J., Calkins H. Asymptomatic pre-excitation. In Luscher et al: ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd Edition. Oxford University Press

Activities & Honors


  • Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award and Scholarship, 2001
  • Dean’s Scholarship - Four Year Full Tuition Support, Vanderbilt University, 2005
  • Chief Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2016


  • American College of Cardiology, 2012


  • American Heart Association, 2015


  • Heart Rhythm Society, 2015


  • American College of Cardiology, 2017


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