Dr. Thomas R. Aversano is an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the associate chief of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Cardiology at GBMC and the director of the Atlantic Cardiovascular Patient Outcomes Research Team (C-PORT). His research interests focus on health services research - public policy, cardiovascular disease treatment, coronary intervention, and patient outcomes research in cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Aversano received an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and a medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He was a resident of internal medicine as well as a research fellow in cardiology at S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo before joining Johns Hopkins University as a cardiology fellow in 1982.
Dr. Aversano has contributed to Johns Hopkins InHealth, specifically the development of a cardiology program (inCar) within the InHealth initiative focused on creation of a real-time decision-support, communication, and documentation tool for interventional cardiology.
He also created and leads the Atlantic Cardiovascular Patient Outcomes Research Team (C-PORT) whose projects have involved 87 hospitals in 11 States and recruited more than 30,000 patients in randomized trials and registries. C-PORT worked with Departments of Health in 13 States to perform these studies. These projects were instrumental in changing both national heart association guidelines and State health care policy regarding performance of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).