Dr. Seamus Whelton MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Cardiology and member of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. His primary clinical and research expertise includes the pathogenesis, risk prediction, prevention, and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on the identification of subclinical atherosclerosis or coronary artery calcium via cardiac CT scanning. He is also an expert on aortic valve calcification and risk prediction for aortic stenosis.
Dr. Whelton has published more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, multiple book chapters, and has been an invited lecturer at both national and international conferences. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and member-elect for the American College of Cardiology Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Leadership Council. He has been the Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association.
Dr. Whelton received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University. He then completed a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine followed by his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and then completed a fellowship in Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before joining the Cardiology Faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2017.