Dr. Sheldon Gottlieb is a cardiologist in Baltimore who focuses on the compassionate care of patients with cardiovascular diseases, particularly those living with diabetes and heart failure.
Dr. Gottlieb received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins and earned his M.D. at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency at McGill University School of Medicine and performed a fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Gottlieb joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1977.
He directed the clinical programs of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Division of Cardiology from 1978 to 1998. During his tenure as associate director and clinical chief, he was responsible for the divisional budget and development of clinical and research facilities, including all operational and personnel issues. He also developed the administrative justifications for establishing coronary angiography at Bayview, leading to many important research and clinical initiatives.
Dr. Gottlieb’s research interests include heart failure (particularly salt restriction in heart failure) and diabetes and heart disease. His published research includes a seminal paper on spirituality and depression in heart failure, one of the most highly cited papers in its field.
He serves as an editorial consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and as a member of the Baltimore Leadership Council for the American Diabetes Association. A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, his work has been recognized by the Society of National Association Publishers with a Bronze Excel Award.