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Michael H Kelemen, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Medicine, Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Stress Testing more

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Johns Hopkins Cardiology - Columbia

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
5450 Knoll North Drive
Columbia, MD 21045 map

Johns Hopkins Health Care Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
1132 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113 map


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. more


  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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  • MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1966)


  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (1968)


  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine / Cardiology (1970)
  • Wyman Park Health System Inc / Cardiology (1972)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (1975)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1972)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Nathan H. Carliner; Michael L. Fisher; Gary D. Plotnick; Hadley Garbart; Aaron Rapoport; Michael H. Kelemen; George W. Moran; Thomas Gadacz; Robert W. Peters. Routine preoperative exercise testing in patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery. The American Journal of Cardiology. 1985;56(1):51-58.

Michael H. Kelemen; Mark B. Effron; Stephen A. Valenti; Kerry J. Stewart. Exercise training combined with antihypertensive drug therapy: Effects on lipids, blood pressure, and left ventricular mass. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1990;263(20):2766-2771.

Craig K. Ewart; Kerry J. Stewart; Ronald E. Gillilan; Michael H. Kelemen; Steven A. Valenti; John D. Manley; Mark D. Kelemen. Usefulness of self-efficacy in predicting overexertion during programmed exercise in coronary artery disease. The American Journal of Cardiology. 1986;57(8):557-561.

G.D. Plotnick; M.H. Kelemen; R.B. Garrett; W. Randall; M.L. Fisher. Acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema in the elderly: Factors predicting in-hospital and one-year mortality. Southern Medical Journal. 1982;75(5):565-569.

Activities & Honors


  • American Heart Association

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