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Robert George Weiss, M.D.

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Professor of Medicine


Expertise: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, Coronary Endothelial Function, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Identifying/Imaging Viable Myocardium, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Sudden Cardiac Death more

Research Interests: Sudden Cardiac Death; Myocardial Metabolism; Heart Failure; Coronary Endothelial Function; Developing non-invasive imaging and spectroscopy techniques for cardiac disease; Aging more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)


1800 Orleans St. Sheikh Zayed Tower Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-955-1703 | Fax: 410-955-8883

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


4940 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Phone: 410-955-1703

Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh


4924 Campbell Boulevard Nottingham, MD 21236 map

Phone: 410-955-1703


Dr. Robert Weiss is a Clarence Doodeman professor of cardiology as well as a professor of medicine and radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Weiss directs a multi-disciplinary team at Johns Hopkins as well as collaborators at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are dedicated to identifying the most important clinical, genetic, structural, contractile and metabolic causes of sudden cardiac death as well as the means to reverse the underlying pathology and lower risk. His research interests include energetic consequences and causes of heart failure, predictors of sudden cardiac death, non-invasive magnetic resonance, role of creatine kinase in heart failure, spectroscopy and imaging, coronary endothelial function and small animal cardiovascular imaging.

Dr. Weiss received an undergraduate degree in physics form Dickinson College and a medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine AOA Hershey Medical Center before joining Johns Hopkins in 1983 as an intern and assistant resident. 

Dr. Weiss has published extensively and has most recently been awarded a fellowship with the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. more


  • Professor of Medicine
  • Joint Appointment in Radiology and Radiological Science



  • MD; Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine (1983)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (1986)


  • National Institutes of Health / Cardiovascular Disease (1988)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (1989)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (1989)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1986)

Research & Publications

Lab Website: Weiss Lab

Activities & Honors


  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1983
  • Sandoz Award-Outstanding Research Award, 1983
  • Merck Clinician Scientist Award, 1989 - 1991
  • Clinician Scientist Award, American Heart Assoc., 1990 - 1994
  • Established Investigator Award, AHA, 1994 - 1999
  • Board of Trustees, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 1998 - 2001
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation, 2004
  • David E. Gibbons Research Award, American Heart Association, 2006
  • Clarence Doodeman Professor of Cardiology, 2009


  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
    Founding Member

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