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Roger Scott Blumenthal, M.D.

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  • Director of Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Professor of Medicine
Male

Expertise

Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease in Women, Cardiovascular Risk Stratification, Chest Pain, Clinical Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Dyslipidemia and Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Testing ...read more

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment; Heart Disease in Women; Subclinical coronary atherosclerosis as measured by Cardiac CT; Hyperlipidemia; Primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease; Cardiac Computed Tomography; Individuals with a family history of heart disease; Improved strategies for management of cardiovascular risk factors ...read more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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Background

Roger Blumenthal is the Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology, professor of medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Baltimore, Maryland. 

His principal clinical and research interests involve: 1) strategies to improve cardiovascular risk assessment to identify those adults at elevated risk and those at very low risk of cardiovascular disease and 2) the optimal management of atherosclerotic vascular disease. He is an expert in the pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of atherosclerotic vascular disease.

Dr. Blumenthal was the principal developer of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. He is on the official national spokesperson panel for the American Heart Association and has co-written more than 600 articles dealing with many aspects of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis management.

An experienced writer, Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial board of Circulation, Cardiology Today, and The American College of Cardiology and Extended Learning Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention Council. He was co-editor-in-chief of the textbook Preventive Cardiology – A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease.

He received his medical degree from Cornell Medical College, where he was awarded the Weiss Prize for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. He did his internal medicine and cardiology fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before joining the Johns Hopkins cardiology faculty. Dr. Blumenthal was the 2019 recipient of the Landon School Anthony Kupka Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was co-chairperson of the 2019 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Guideline on prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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Titles

  • Director of Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Cornell University Medical College (1985)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (1988)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (1992)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (1993)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1988)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Hyperlipidemia, Subclinical atherosclerosis

Selected Publications

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Michos ED, McEvoy JW, Blumenthal RS. Lipid Management for the Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. N Engl J Med. 2019 Oct 17;381(16):1557-1567. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1806939.PMID: 31618541

Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA, Buroker AB, Goldberger ZD, Hahn EJ, Himmelfarb CD, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones D, McEvoy JW, Michos ED, Miedema MD, Muñoz D, Smith SC Jr, Virani SS, Williams KA Sr, Yeboah J, Ziaeian B. 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Sep 10;74(10):e177-e232. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.03.010. Epub 2019 Mar 17.PMID: 30894318

Grundy SM, Stone NJ, Bailey AL, Beam C, Birtcher KK, Blumenthal RS, Braun LT, de Ferranti S, Faiella-Tommasino J, Forman DE, Goldberg R, Heidenreich PA, Hlatky MA, Jones DW, Lloyd-Jones D, Lopez-Pajares N, Ndumele CE, Orringer CE, Peralta CA, Saseen JJ, Smith SC Jr, Sperling L, Virani SS, Yeboah J. 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2019 Jun 18;139(25):e1082-e1143. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000625. Epub 2018 Nov 10.PMID: 30586774

Lloyd-Jones DM, Braun LT, Ndumele CE, Smith SC Jr, Sperling LS, Virani SS, Blumenthal RS. Use of Risk Assessment Tools to Guide Decision-Making in the Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: A Special Report From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. Circulation. 2019 Jun 18;139(25):e1162-e1177. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000638. Epub 2018 Nov 10.PMID: 30586766

Florido R, Kwak L, Lazo M, Nambi V, Ahmed HM, Hegde SM, Gerstenblith G, Blumenthal RS, Ballantyne CM, Selvin E, Folsom AR, Coresh J, Ndumele CE. Six-Year Changes in Physical Activity and the Risk of Incident Heart Failure: ARIC Study. Circulation. 2018 May 15;137(20):2142-2151. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030226. Epub 2018 Jan 31.PMID: 29386202

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Member of NIH Cardiology Committee National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk, 2011 - 2013
  • Named One of Baltimore Magazine's Top Cardiologists, 2010 - 2020
  • A World Expert in Atherosclerosis, Myocardial Ischemia, & Dyslipidemia, Expertscape.com, 2019
  • President of American Heart Association, Greater Baltimore Chapter, 2012
  • Named one of US News and World Reports Top Doctors, 2011
  • Recipient of the David Levine Mentorship Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, 2010
  • Selected as One of the Top Cardiologists in American by Men's Health Magzine, 2007
  • Selected as One of the Top Cardiologists in American by Men's Health Magzine, 2008
  • Chairman, American College of Cardiology Committee for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, 2005 - 2009
  • Past President, American Heart Association, Maryland Council, 2001
  • Member of American Heart Association, National Spokespersons Panels
  • Recipient of American Heart Association Maryland Affiliate Presidential Recognition Award and the Unsung Hero Award

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
    Fellow
  • American Heart Association
    Fellow
  • International Atherosclerosis Society
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association

Professional Activities

  • Chairman, American College of Cardiology Foundation COCATS Update for Training in Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine.
  • Medical Director, U.S. Senior Open, 2002
  • Past Chair, American College of Cardiology
  • Past Chair, Hypertension, Vascular, and Prevention Section of the 2006 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
  • Past President, American Heart Association Maryland Affiliate

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