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Wendy Susan Post, M.D., M.S.

Wendy Susan Post, M.D., M.S.

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  • Lou and Nancy Grasmick Professor of Cardiology
  • Professor of Medicine
Female

Expertise

Cardiac Disease, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Inherited Heart Diseases, Preventive Cardiology, Risk Factor Modification, Stress Testing, Valvular Heart Disease ...read more

Research Interests

Cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology; Subclinical atherosclerosis imaging; Prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death; Cardiovascular disease in HIV and COVID-19; racial/ethnic and sex different in CVD. ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute

Appointment Phone: 410-997-0270
600 N. Wolfe Street
Halsted 566
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7376 | Fax: 410-367-2151

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Appointment Phone: 410-997-0270
10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I Suite 360
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2740 | Fax: 410-367-2448

Background

Dr. Wendy Post is professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds a joint appointment as professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Lou and Nancy Grasmick Professor of Cardiology. Dr. Post is a cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Echocardiography Laboratory and is associate faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University. She is Director of Cardiovascular Research for the Division of Cardiology and Director of Research for the Hopkins Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program.

Dr. Post received her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University. She earned her medical degree from Columbia College of Surgeons and Physicians, Columbia University. After completing her internship and residency at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Hospital, Dr. Post received her master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was a research fellow at the Framingham Heart Study, in Framingham, Mass., and completed a fellowship in cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Post joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1997.

Dr. Post’s research interests include prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, genetics of cardiovascular disease,  sex and racial/ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. She is the chair of the steering committee, and the principal investigator for the Hopkins field center for the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and for the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Cardiovascular Disease sub-study. She has been the PI for three R01 grants from NHLBI investigating cardiovascular disease in HIV, and is dual PI on the cardiology NHLBI training grant, which has been continuously funded for over 45 years.

Dr. Post is a manuscript reviewer for multiple publications and is currently associate editor of Circulation.  She has over 350 peer-reviewed research publications.  Dr. Post was elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2015. She mentors multiple medical students, medical house staff, fellows and junior faculty.  She was a member of the Hopkins Professorial Promotions Committee and a former Johns Hopkins University Provost Fellow.  She was co-chair of the Johns Hopkins University Committee on the Biomedical Scientific Workforce.

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Titles

  • Lou and Nancy Grasmick Professor of Cardiology
  • Director of Cardiovascular Research, Division of Cardiology
  • Johns Hopkins Cardiovascular Fellowship Research Director
  • Professor of Medicine

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Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1990)

Residencies

  • Medicine; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1993)

Fellowships

  • Cardiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1997)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (1997)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Post’s research interests include prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, genetics of cardiovascular disease,  sex and racial/ethnic differences in cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. She is the chair of the steering committee, and the principal investigator for the Hopkins field center for the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and for the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Cardiovascular Disease sub-study. She has been the PI for three R01 grants from NHLBI investigating cardiovascular disease in HIV, and is dual PI on the cardiology NHLBI training grant, which has been continuously funded for over 45 years.

Selected Publications

Thanassoulis G, Campbell CY, Owens DS, Smith JG, Smith AV, Peloso GM, Kerr KF, Pechlivanis S, Budoff MJ, Harris TB, Malhotra R, O'Brien KD, Kamstrup PR, Nordestgaard BG, Tybjaerg-Hansen A, Allison MA, Aspelund T, Criqui MH, Heckbert SR, S-J Liu Y, Sjogren M, van der Pals J, Kälsch H, Mühleisen TW, Nöthen MM, Cupples LA, Muriel Caslake M, Di Angelantonio E, Danesh J, Rotter JI, Sigurdsson S, Wong Q, Erbel R, Kathiresan S, Melander O, Gudnason V, O'Donnell CJ, Post WS. Genetic Associations with Valve Calcification and Aortic Stenosis. N Engl J Med 2013; 368(6):503-512. PMCID:PMC3766627

Post WS, Budoff M, Kingsley L, Palella FJ, Witt MD, Li X, George RT, Brown T, Jacobson LP. Associations between HIV Infection and Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis. Ann Intern Med 2014;160:458-467. PMID:24687069. PMCID:PMC4143766

Czarny MJ, Shah SJ, Whelton SP, Blaha MJ, Tsai MY, Denis R, Bertoni A, Post WS. Race/Ethnicity and Prevalence of Aortic Stenosis by Echocardiography in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021; 78(2):195-197

Wu KC, Haberlen SA, Plankey MW, Palella FJ, Piggot DA, Kirk GD, Margolick JB, Post WS. Human Immunodeficiency Viral Infection and Differences in Interstitial Ventricular Fibrosis and Left Atrial Size. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021; 22(8):888-895

Heravi AS, Etzkorn L, Urbanek J, Crainiceanu C, Punjabi NM, Ashikaga H, Brown TT, Budoff MJ, D'Souza G, Magnani JW, Palella FJ Jr, Berger RD, Wu KC, Post WS. HIV Infection is Associated with Variability in Ventricular Repolarization: The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). Circulation 2020;21;141(3):176-87. PMC7077971

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 1999
  • Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), 2015
  • Member, American Clinical and Climatologic Association
  • Member, Association of University Cardiologists

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association

Professional Activities

  • American Heart Association, Abstract Grader for Scientific Sessions
  • Associate Editor, Circulation
  • Johns Hopkins University Provost Fellow
  • Co-chair, Johns Hopkins University Committee on the Biomedical Scientific Workforce, Johns Hopkins University
  • Associate Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University
  • Member, Professorial Promotion Committee, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
  • PI (dual), NHLBI Cardiology post-doc training grant, T32HL007227, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
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