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Erin Donnelly Michos, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Cardiology, Cardiology Consultation, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease in Women, Cardiovascular Diseases, Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, Heart Disease, Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment in Women, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Testing, Transesophogeal Echocardiography (TEE), Vitamin D Deficiency more

Research Interests

Women and heart disease; vitamin D and cardiovascular health; preventive cardiology; subclinical atherosclerosis imaging; sex hormones and cardiovascular disease more

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Dr. Erin D. Michos is an Associate Professor of Medicine within the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health and the Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology with the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), and a Fellow of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology (FASPC).

Dr. Michos has authored or co-authored over 300 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and is an internationally known leader in preventive cardiology and women's health. Her research focuses on (1) cardiovascular disease in women  (2) physical activity and nutrition; (3) risk prediction for cardiovascular disease including the use of coronary artery calcium scores and biomarkers, (4) lipids and statin therapy, and (5) vitamin D

Dr. Michos completed medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and then completed both her Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  She also completed her Masters of Health Science degree in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

As part of the Johns Hopkins cardiology faculty, her clinical duties entail seeing patients in the Preventive Cardiology outpatient clinic and the Echocardiography lab. She also teaches students at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is an Associate Editor for the journal Circulation and for the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Dr. Michos is the recipient of independent investigator funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 mechanism.  She is a co-investigator in the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) studies.  She is the Training Director for three AHA Strategic Focused Research Networks (SFRN) at Johns Hopkins in Women's Cardiovascular Health, Cardiometabolic Disease, and Health Technology.  Dr. Michos was the 2019 recipient of the David Levine Mentoring award presented by the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine.

Dr. Michos also contributes a monthly article for the US News and World Report Health Section for the public audience. She is also a frequent contributing writer to Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Healthy Heart and Healthy Woman websites. more


  • Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health
  • Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology, the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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  • MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2000)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (2003)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (2007)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (2006)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Okunrintemi V, Valero-Elizondo J, Patrick B, Salami J, Tibuakuu M, Ahmad S, Ogunmoroti O, Mahajan S, Khan SU, Gulati M, Nasir K, Michos ED. Gender Differences in Patient Reported Outcomes Among Adults With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Heart Assoc 2018; 2018 Dec 18;7(24):e010498

Okunrintemi V, Benson EA, Tibuakuu M, Zhao D, Ogunmoroti O, Valero-Elizondo J, Gulati M, Nasir K, Michos ED. Trends and Costs Associated With Suboptimal Physical Activity Among US Women with Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Apr 5;2(4):e191977. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.1977.

Khan SU, Khan MU, Riaz H, Valavoor S, Zhao D, Vaughan L, Okunrintemi V, Riaz IB, Khan MS, Kaluski E, Murad MH, Blaha MJ, Guallar E, Michos ED. Effects of Nutritional Supplements and Dietary Interventions on Cardiovascular Outcomes: An Umbrella Review and Evidence Map. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Jul 9. doi: 10.7326/M19-0341. [Epub ahead of print]

Tibuakuu M, Okunrintemi V, Jirru E, Echouffo Tcheugui JB, Orimoloye OA, Mehta PK, DeFilippis AP, Blaha MJ, Michos ED. National Trends in Cessation Counseling, Prescription Medication Use, and Associated Costs Among US Adult Cigarette Smokers. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 May 3;2(5):e194585. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.4585.

Zhao D, Guallar E, Ouyang P, Subramanya V, Vaidya D, Ndumele CE, Lima JA, Allison MA, Shah SJ, Bertoni AG, Budoff MJ, Post WS, Michos ED. Endogenous Sex Hormones and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Post-Menopausal Women: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). J Am Coll Cardiol 2018; 71(22):2555-66.

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Activities & Honors


  • David Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, 2019
  • Departmental Honors, 1996
  • Trudy Bush Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1996
  • PJ Schafer Award in Cardiovascular Research, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society, 1999
  • Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, 2007
  • Young Investigator Finalist, Northwestern University, 2008


  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)

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