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Wendy Susan Post, M.D., M.S.

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Director of Cardiovascular Research, Division of Cardiology

Professor of Medicine

Female

Expertise: Cardiac Disease, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Inherited Heart Diseases, Preventive Cardiology, Risk Factor Modification, Stress Testing, Valvular Heart Disease ...read more

Research Interests: Cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology; Subclinical atherosclerosis imaging; Prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death; Cardiovascular disease in HIV ...read more

Locations

Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute

600 N. Wolfe Street
Halsted 566
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7376
Fax: 410-614-9190

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
Appointment Phone: 443-997-0275

10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I Suite 360
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2740
Fax: 410-367-2448

Background

Dr. Wendy Post is professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds a joint appointment as professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Post is a cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Echocardiography Laboratory and is associate faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University. She is Director of Cardiovascular Research for the Division of Cardiology and Director of Research for the Hopkins Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program.

Dr. Post received her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University. She earned her medical degree from Columbia College of Surgeons and Physicians, Columbia University. After completing her internship and residency at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Hospital, Dr. Post received her master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was a research fellow at the Framingham Heart Study, in Framingham, Mass., and completed a fellowship in cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Post joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1997.

Dr. Post’s research interests include prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, genetics of cardiovascular disease, mechanisms of gender differences in heart failure, and cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS. She is the principal investigator for the Hopkins field center for the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and for the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Cardiovascular Disease sub-study.  Currently, Dr. Post is the PI for two R01 grants from NHLBI investigating cardiovascular disease in HIV.

Dr. Post is a manuscript reviewer for multiple publications and is currently associate editor of Circulation.  She has over 250 peer-reviewed research publications.  Dr. Post was elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2015. She mentors multiple medical students, medical house staff, fellows and junior faculty.  She is also a member of the Hopkins Professorial Promotions Committee and is a Johns Hopkins University Provost Fellow.  She was co-chair of the Johns Hopkins University Committee on the Biomedical Scientific Workforce.

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Titles

  • Director of Cardiovascular Research, Division of Cardiology
  • Johns Hopkins Cardiovascular Fellowship Research Director
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (1990)

Residencies

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Medicine (1993)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (1997)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (1997)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Post’s research interests include prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, genetics of cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS. She is the principal investigator for the Hopkins field center for the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and for the Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Cardiovascular Disease sub-study.

Lab Website: Post Lab

Selected Publications

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Stein JH, Korcarz CE, Hurst RT, Lonn E, Kendall CB, Mohler ER, Najjar S, Rembold CM, Post WS. Use of carotid ultrasound to identify subclinical vascular disease and evaluate cardiovascular disease risk: A consensus statement from the American Society of Echocardiography Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Task Force. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2008;21(2):93-111.

Tsai MY, Johnson C, Kao WH, Sharrett AR, Arends VL, Kronmal R, Jenny NS, Jacobs DR Jr, Arnett D, O'Leary D, Post W. Cholesteryl ester transfer protein genetic polymorphisms, HDL cholesterol, and subclinical cardiovascular disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2008 Oct;200(2):359-67.

Thanassoulis G, Campbell CY, Owens DS, Smith JG, Smith AV, Peloso GM, Kerr KF, Pechlivanis S, Budoff MJ, Harris TB, Malhotra R, O'Brien KD, Kamstrup PR, Nordestgaard BG, Tybjaerg-Hansen A, Allison MA, Aspelund T, Criqui MH, Heckbert SR, S-J Liu Y, Sjogren M, van der Pals J, Kälsch H, Mühleisen TW, Nöthen MM, Cupples LA, Muriel Caslake M, Di Angelantonio E, Danesh J, Rotter JI, Sigurdsson S, Wong Q, Erbel R, Kathiresan S, Melander O, Gudnason V, O'Donnell CJ, Post WS. Genetic Associations with Valve Calcification and Aortic Stenosis. N Engl J Med 2013; 368(6):503-512. PMCID:PMC3766627.

Post WS, Budoff M, Kingsley L, Palella FJ, Witt MD, Li X, George RT, Brown T, Jacobson LP. Associations between HIV Infection and Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis. Ann Intern Med 2014;160:458-467. PMID:24687069. PMCID:PMC4143766.

McKibben RA, Margolick JB, Grinspoon S, Li X, Palella FJ Jr, Kingsley LA, Witt MD, George RT, Jacobson LP, Budoff M, Tracy RP, Brown TT, Post WS. Elevated Levels of Monocyte Activation Markers Are Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Men With and Those Without HIV Infection. J Infect Dis. 2015; 211(8):1219-28. PMCID: PMC4402336.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 1999
  • Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), 2015

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association

Professional Activities

  • American Heart Association, Abstract Grader for Scientific Sessions
  • Associate Editor, Circulation
  • Johns Hopkins University Provost Fellow
  • Co-chair, Johns Hopkins University Committee on the Biomedical Scientific Workforce, Johns Hopkins University
  • Associate Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University
  • Member, Professorial Promotion Committee, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
  • PI (dual), NHLBI Cardiology post-doc training grant, T32HL007227, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

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