Dr. Michael Kelemen is a general cardiologist for the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute in the Department of Medicine. His research in cardiac rehabilitation demonstrated the power of exercise as a treatment for hypertension, high cholesterol, and recovery from cardiac events. Dr. Kelemen is an associate professor of medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Kelemen received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Health System School of Medicine. He completed his residency in medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and pursued cardiology fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and at the Wyman Park Health System in Baltimore.
Dr. Kelemen is active in community health issues, having served on the boards of the Health Alliance and The Horizon Foundation, which provide medical and mental health services to underserved populations. As the founding medical director of the Prescribed Active Cardiac Exercises (PACE) program at Catonsville Community College in 1976, he performed the research that demonstrated the benefits of exercise for cardiac patients.