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Glenn Joseph Robert Whitman, M.D.

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Director of Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit/Adult Heart Transplant

Professor of Surgery


Expertise: Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant, Critical Care, Heart Transplant

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-2800

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower Suite 7107
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2800



  • Director of Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit/Adult Heart Transplant
  • Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1979)


  • Pennsylvania Hospital / General Surgery (1984)
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center / General Surgery (1986)


  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center / Cardiothoracic Surgery (1988)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery / Thoracic Surgery (1989)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Whitman GJR, Chance B, Bode H, Maris J, Haselgrove J, Kelley R, Clark BJ, and Harken AH. Diagnosis and therapeutic evaluation of a pediatric case of cardiomyopathy using phosphorus-31 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. J Amer Coll Cardiol 5:745-749, 1985.

Whitman GJR and Harken AH. Nuclear magnetic resonance and cardiovascular surgery. Surg Clin NA 65:497-508, 1985.

Whitman GJR, Keival RS, Brown JM, Grosso MA, Harken AH. Optimal hypothermic preservation of arrested myocardium in isolated perfused rabbit hearts: A P31 NMR study. Surgery 105:100-108, 1989.

Fullerton DA, Kirson LE, St Cyr JA, Kinnard T, Whitman GJR. The influence of (H+) versus pC02 on pulmonary vascular resistance following cardiac surgery. J Thorac & Cardiovasc Surg 106(3): 528-26, 1993.

Crestanello JA, Kamelgard J, Lingle D, Mortensen SA, Rhode M, Whitman GJR. Elucidation of a tripartite mechanism underlying the improvement in cardiac tolerance to ischemia by coenzyme Q10 pretreatment. J Thorac & Cardiovasc Surg 111:444-450,1996.

Whitman GJR, Hart JC, Crestanello JA, Hayden A, Spooner TH. Uniform safety of beating heart surgery using the octopus tissue stabilizing system. J Card Surg 14:323, 1999.

Whitman G, Cowell V, Parris K, McCullough P, Howard T, Gaughan J, Karavite D, Kennedy M, McInerney, Rose C Prophylactic antibiotic utilization: hardwiring of physician behavior, not education, leads to compliance J Am Coll Surg. 2008;207:88-94.

Murphy M, Whitman I, Moxey L, Campfield A, Haddad M, Whitman G. Intense Implementation of a Strict Insulin Infusion Protocol Does Not Guarantee Postoperative Glycemic Control The Surgical Forum, October 2009

Whitman GJR and DiSesa VJ: Coronary artery disease and ventricular aneurysms. In: Greenfield LJ, Mulholland MW, Oldham KT, and Zelenock GB (eds), Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott,1997, pp. 1534-1550.

Gupta D., Whitman GJR: Acquired cardiac disorders. In Modern Surgical Care: Physiological Foundations 3rd Edition. Miller TA, Rowlands BJ (eds). St. Louis: Quality Medical Publications, 2006

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