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Richard E Ringel, M.D.

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  • Director of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Catheterization
  • Professor of Pediatrics


Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Aortic Coarctation, Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Interventions, Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease - Young Adult, Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, Ventricular Septal Defect more

Research Interests

Therapeutic Catheterization for Congenital Heart Disease; Cardiac catheterization; Congenital heart disease; Aortic coarctation

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Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Hagerstown

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Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute

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Phone: 410-614-4445


Dr. Richard E. Ringel is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the director of the Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and co-director of the Heart and Vascular Institute’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.

Dr. Ringel is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in the diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization of children and adults with congenital heart disease. He performs procedures that include non-surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus; non-surgical device closure of atrial septal defect; stent enlargement of narrowed arterial and venous blood vessels; and balloon valvotomy for narrowed pulmonary and aortic valves.

He earned his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed both a pediatrics residency and pediatric cardiology fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Dr. Ringel’s research focus is therapeutic catheterization for congenital heart disease. He served as the sponsor and principal investigator of the COAST: the multicenter Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial. more


  • Director of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Catheterization
  • Co-Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Director, Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Children's Center
  • Professor of Pediatrics

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1977)


  • University of Maryland Medical Center / Pediatrics (1980)


  • University of Maryland Medical Center / Pediatric Cardiology (1983)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Cardiology (1983)
  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1983)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Coarctation of the Aorta

Clinical Trials

Pulmonary Artery Repair With Covered Stents (PARCS)

Selected Publications

Meadows J, Minahan M, McElhinney DB, McEnaney K, Ringel R; COAST Investigators. "Intermediate Outcomes in the Prospective, Multicenter Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST)." Circulation. 2015 Apr 13.

Vincent RN, Moore J, Beekman RH, Benson L, Bergersen L, Holzer R, Jayaram N, Jenkins K, Ringel R, Rome J, Martin GR. "Procedural characteristics and adverse events in diagnostic and interventional catheterisations in paediatric and adult CHD: initial report from the IMPACT Registry." Cardiol Young. 2015 Feb 23:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Moore JW, Vincent RN, Beekman RH 3rd, Benson L, Bergersen L, Holzer R, Jayaram N, Jenkins K, Li Y, Ringel R, Rome J, Martin GR; NCDR IMPACT Steering Committee. "Procedural results and safety of common interventional procedures in congenital heart disease: initial report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry." J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Dec 16;64(23):2439-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.09.045.

Bishnoi RN, Jones TK, Kreutzer J, Ringel RE. "NuMED covered cheatham-platinum stent™ for the treatment or prevention of right ventricular outflow tract conduit disruption during transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement." Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Feb 15;85(3):421-7. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25682. Epub 2014 Oct 7.

Bishnoi RN, Everett AD, Ringel RE, Owada CY, Holzer RJ, Chisolm JL, Radtke WA, Scott Lim D, Rhodes JF Jr, Coulson JD. "Device closure of secundum atrial septal defects in infants weighing less than 8 kg." Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Oct;35(7):1124-31. doi: 10.1007/s00246-014-0905-7. Epub 2014 Apr 11.

Bishnoi RN, Coulson JD, Ringel RE. "Recent advances in interventional pediatric cardiology." Adv Pediatr. 2013;60(1):187-200. doi: 10.1016/j.yapd.2013.04.009. Epub 2013 Jul 12. Review. No abstract available.

Activities & Honors


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention

Professional Activities

  • Sponsor and Principal Investigator, Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial

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