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Lena Molly Mathews, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Kiswahili


Cardiology, Echocardiography

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5957 | Fax: 410-367-2151


Lena Mathews specializes in echocardiography. She received her medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She completed fellowships in cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2009)


  • Internal Medicine; Brigham and Women's Hospital (2012)


  • Cardiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (2017)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Mathews L, Ogunmoroti O, Blumenthal RS, Utuama O, Rouseff M, Das S, Veledar E, Feldman T, Agatston A, Nasir K, Michos ED. Psychological Factors and their Association with Ideal Cardiovascular Health among Men and Women. Journal of Women’s Health; 2018 May;27(5):709-715. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2017.6563. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Niesvizky R, Mark TM, Ward M, Jayabalan DS, Pearse RN, Manco M, Stern J, Christos PJ, Mathews L, Shore TB, Zafar F, Pekle K, Xiang Z, Ely S, Skerret D, Chen-Kiang S, Coleman M, Lane ME. Overcoming the Response Plateau in Multiple Myeloma: A Novel Bortezomib-Based Strategy for Secondary Induction and High-Yield CD34+ Stem Cell Mobilization. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Mar 15;19(6):1534-46. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-12-1429.

Mathews L, Iantorno M, Schär M, Soleimanifard S, Gerstenblith G, Weiss RG, Hays, AG. Coronary endothelial function is better in healthy premenopausal women than in healthy older postmenopausal women and menPLoS One. 2017 Oct 26;12(10):e0186448. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186448.eCollection 2017

Mathews L, Chandrasekar P, Prasad M, Miller VM, Sharma K, Sedlak T, Bairey Merz CN, Ouyang P. Sex and Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Disease in Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine. D. Sawyer, R. Vasan, Ed, Elsevier, December 1 2017.

Michos ED, Mathews, L. Pregnancy and the heart: a difficult pregnancy may warn of future cardiovascular risk. US News and World Report. February 1, 2016.

Activities & Honors


  • American Heart Association


  • American College of Cardiology


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Lectures and Presentations

  • Endogenous Sex Hormone Levels And Endothelial Function Among Men and Post-Menopausal Women in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Poster Presentation, Mid Atlantic American College of Cardiology Conference (11/01/2017)
  • High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin-T and Subsequent Risk of Hospitalization with Bleeding: The Atherosclerosis in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Oral Presentation, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions (11/01/2017)
  • Self-Perceived Psychological Factors and Their Impact on Ideal Cardiovascular Health by Gender: The Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) Employee Study
    Poster Presentation, American Heart Association Epi/Lifestyles Session, Portland, Oregon (03/01/2017)
  • Healthy postmenopausal women have impaired coronary endothelial function measured on MRI after isometric handgrip exercise when compared to healthy premenopausal women
    Poster Presentation, Society of Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scientific Sessions, Washington, D.C. (02/01/2017)
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