Majd AlGhatrif, M.D.

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  • Head, Human Cardiovascular Studies (NIA), external appointment
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Arabic


Abdominal Aneurysms, Arterial Aneurysm, Arterial Occlusive Disease, Atherosclerosis, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Claudication, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Dyslipidemia, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), High Cholesterol, Intermittent Claudication, Internal Medicine, Non-Invasive Flow Studies (NIFS), Peripheral Arterial Aneurysms, Renal Artery Disease, Risk Factor Modification, Stroke, Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Thromboembolic Disease, Vascular Disease, Vascular Medicine, Venous Disease, Venous Thromboembolism more

Research Interests

Advanced noninvasive hemodynamic phenotyping; Precision cardiovascular medicine; Cardiovascular aging; Preclinical cardiovascular disease; Arterial stiffening; Aortic aneurysms; Carotid artery disease; Peripheral arterial disease more

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Johns Hopkins Cardiology - Columbia

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
5450 Knoll North Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: 410-955-0670 | Fax: 410-367-2496
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-554-2284
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Dr. AlGhatrif joined Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2012 with a concurrent appointment at the Head of Human Cardiovascular Studies at the Laboroatory of Cardiovascular Science, National Institute on Aging. He holds academic interests in hypertension, arterial stiffness, arterial-ventricular coupling, and heart failure with preserved systolic function. AlGhatrif is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Aging and Health and a reviewer for a number of journals in the field of cardiovascular aging. He also is a member of the Society of Vascular Medicine, American College of Physicians, North American Artery Society and the American Heart Association. more


  • Head, Human Cardiovascular Studies (NIA), external appointment
  • Hypertension and Vascular Medicine Specialist
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; University of Damascus (2006)


  • Internal Medicine; Medstar Union Memorial Hospital (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Longitudinal trajectories of arterial stiffness and the role of blood pressure: the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging
M AlGhatrif, JB Strait, CH Morrell, M Canepa, J Wright, P Elango, A Scuteri, ...
Hypertension 62 (5), 934-941 217


Longitudinal perspective on the conundrum of central arterial stiffness, blood pressure, and aging
A Scuteri, CH Morrell, M Orrù, JB Strait, KV Tarasov, LAP Ferreli, F Loi, ...
Hypertension 64 (6), 1219-1227 91


A brief review: history to understand fundamentals of electrocardiography
M AlGhatrif, J Lindsay
Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives 2 (1), 14383
90 2012


Trends in diabetes prevalence and diabetes-related complications in older Mexican Americans from 1993–1994 to 2004–2005
HA Beard, M Al Ghatrif, R Samper-Ternent, K Gerst, KS Markides
Diabetes care 32 (12), 2212-2217 81


The conundrum of arterial stiffness, elevated blood pressure, and aging
M AlGhatrif, EG Lakatta
Current hypertension reports 17 (2), 12  63 2015


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