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Pamela Ouyang, M.B.B.S., M.D.

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Director, Johns Hopkins Women's Cardiovascular Health Center

Professor of Medicine


Expertise: Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease in Women, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Disease, Ischemic Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Testing, Women's Health more

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Effects of Sex Hormones; Subclinical Atherosclerosis; Clinical Trials in Cardiology; Sex differences in cardiovascular risk factors more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

4940 Eastern Avenue
Johns Hopkins Women's Cardiovascular Health Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0853
Fax: 410-550-3827

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Waters Edge
Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

103 Bata Boulevard
Suite A
Belcamp, MD 21017 map
Phone: 410-575-6611



  • Director, Johns Hopkins Women's Cardiovascular Health Center
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Medicine, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College (1974)


  • Pennsylvania Hospital / Internal Medicine (1976)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (1978)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (1980)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (1981)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1978)

Research & Publications

Core Facility: Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory

Selected Publications

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Selected from 126 publications

Shahar E, Burke GL, Cushman M, Heckbert SR, Ouyang P, Szklo M. Post menopausal hormones and measures of subclinical atherosclerosis: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Prev Med. 2008 Jul;47(1):38-45;

Coylewright M, Reckelhoff JF, Ouyang P. Menopause and hypertension. An age-old debate. Hypertension. 2008 Apr;51(4):952-9.

Ouyang P, Vaidya D, Dobs A, Golden SH, Szklo M, Heckbert SR, Kopp P, Gapstur SM. Sex hormone levels and subclinical atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. 2009 May;204(1):255-61.

Colangelo LA, Ouyang P, Liu K, Kopp P, Golden SH, Dobs AS, Szklo M, Vaidya D, Cushman M, Gapstur SM. Association of endogenous sex hormones with diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in men: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Diabetes Care. 2009 Jun;32(6):1049-51.

Kalyani RR, Franco M, Dobs AS, Ouyang P, Vaidya D, Bertoni A, Gapstur SM, Golden SH. The association of endogenous sex hormones, adiposity, and insulin resistance with incident diabetes in postmenopausal women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Nov;94(11):4127-35

Hyder JA, Allison MA, Barrett-Connor E, Detrano R, Wong ND, Sirlin C, Gapstur SM, Ouyang P, Carr JJ, Criqui MH. Bone mineral density and atherosclerosis: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, Abdominal Aortic Calcium Study. Atherosclerosis. 2010 Mar;209(1):283-9

Mosca L, Benjamin EJ, Berra K, Bezanson JL, Dolor RJ, Lloyd-Jones DM, Newby LK, Pia IL, Roger VL, Shaw LJ, Zhao D, Beckie TM, Bushnell C, D''Armiento J, Kris-Etherton PM, Fang J, Ganiats TG, Gomes AS, Gracia CR, Haan CK, Jackson EA, Judelson DR, Kelepouris E, Lavie CJ, Moore A, Nussmeier NA, Ofili E, Oparil S, Ouyang P, Pinn VW, Sherif K, Smith SC Jr, Sopko G, Chandra-Strobos N, Urbina EM, Vaccarino V, Wenger NK. Effectiveness-based guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in women-2011 update: a guideline from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2011 Mar 22;123(11):1243-62.

Vaidya D, Becker DM, Bittner V, Mathias RA, Ouyang P. Aging, Menopause and Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality: Analysis of 1915-1944 Birth-Cohorts from England, Wales and United States. BMJ 2011 343:d5170. Doi:10.1136/bmj.d5170

Miller VM, Kaplan JR, Schork NJ, Ouyang P, Berga SL, Wenger NK, Shaw LJ, Webb RC, Mallampalli M, Steiner M, Taylor DA, Bairey Merz CN, Reckelhoff JF. Strategies and Methods to Study Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Structure and Function: A Guide for Basic Scientists. Biol Sex Differ. 2011 Dec 12;2(1):14

Bardia A, Arieas ET, Zhang Z, Defilippis A, Tarpinian K, Jeter S, Nguyen A, Henry NL, Flockhart DA, Hayes DF, Hayden J, Storniolo AM, Armstrong DK, Davidson NE, Fetting J, Ouyang P, Wolff AC, Blumenthal RS, Ashen MD, Stearns V. Comparison of breast cancer recurrence risk and cardiovascular disease incidence risk among postmenopausal women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Feb;131(3):907-14

Vaidya D, Dobs A, Gapstur SM, Golden SH, Cushman M, Liu K, Ouyang P. Association of baseline sex hormone levels with baseline and longitudinal changes in waist-to-hip ratio: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Jan 24. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.3.

Valdiviezo C, Garovic VD, Ouyang P. Preeclampsia and hypertensive disease in pregnancy: their contributions to cardiovascular risk. Clin Cardiol. 2012 Mar;35(3):160-5. doi: 10.1002/clc.21965.

Chung CP, Giles JT, Petri M, Szklo M, Post W, Blumenthal RS, Gelber AC, Ouyang P, Jenny NS, Bathon JM. Prevalence of traditional modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: comparison with control subjects from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Feb;41(4):535-44.

Wellons M, Ouyang P, Schreiner PJ, Herrington DM, Vaidya D. Early menopause predicts future coronary heart disease and stroke: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Menopause. 2012 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print]

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