Nazareno Paolocci, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Dr. Nazareno Paolocci is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on cardiovascular disease. He pioneered research that led to an intravenous treatment for late-stage heart failure.

Dr. Paolocci earned his M.D. and his Ph.D. in neurobiology at the University of Perugia in Italy. He completed a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Perugia and a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Paolocci joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2002.

He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the American Heart Association and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Medicine – Hematology as well as many other journals. His work has been recognized with the Magic That Matters Award from Johns Hopkins in both 2013 – 2014 and 2018 – 2019. more


  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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  • M.D.; University Di Perugia - Fac Di Medicine E Chirurgia - Perugia - (Italy) (1987)
  • Ph.D.; University Di Perugia - Fac Di Medicine E Chirurgia - Perugia - (Italy) (1994)

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Johns Hopkins Hospital
720 Rutland Avenue
Traylor 928
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 410-502-4646

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