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Nisha Aggarwal Gilotra, M.D.

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Director, Heart Failure Bridge Clinic

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years), Geriatrics (55+ years)


Languages: English, Hindi

Expertise: Cardiac Sarcoidosis, Cardiomyopathy, Endomyocardial Biopsy, General Internal Medicine, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Right Heart Catheterization, Ventricular Assist Device more

Research Interests: heart failure; heart transplant; mechanical assist devices; myocarditis

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Fax: 443-873-5019

The Johns Hopkins Hospital


600 N. Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Nisha A. Gilotra is a cardiologist in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Division of Cardiology with expertise in advanced heart failure, including the care of heart transplant and ventricular assist device patients. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Gilotra received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her medical residency, general cardiology fellowship and advanced heart failure fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Between fellowships, she served as an Assistant Chief of Service for the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Gilotra’s research interests include heart failure, heart transplant, heart assist devices, myocarditis and heart failure quality improvement. more


  • Director, Heart Failure Bridge Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (2008)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2011)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (2015)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Gilotra NA, Bennett MK, Shpigel A, Ahmed HM, Rao S, Dunn J, Harrington C, Freitag TB, Halushka MK, Russell SD. "Outcomes and predictors of recovery in acute onset cardiomyopathy: a single-center experience of patients undergoing endomyocardial biopsy for new heart failure." Am Heart J 2016;179:116-126.

Bennett MK, Gilotra NA, Harrington C, Rao S, Dunn JM, Freitag TB, Halushka MK, Russell SD. "An evaluation of the role of endomyocardial biopsy in 851 patients with unexplained heart failure from 2000-2009." Circ Heart Fail. 2013;6(4):676-84. PMID: 23733916.

Crawford TC, Okada DR, Magruder JT, Fraser C, Patel N, Houston BA, Whitman GJ, Mandal K, Zehr KJ, , Higgins RS, Chen ES, Tandri H, Kasper EK, Tedford RJ, Russell SD, Gilotra NA. "A Contemporary Analysis of Heart Transplantation and Bridge-to-Transplantation Mechanical Circulatory Support Outcomes in Cardiac Sarcoidosis." Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2018 Feb 23. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2018.02.009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29482029

Gilotra NA, Princewill O, Marino B, Okwuosa IS, Chasler J, Almansa J, Cummings A, Rhodes P, Chambers J, Cuomo K, Russell SD. "Efficacy of Intravenous Furosemide versus a Novel, pH Neutral Furosemide Formulation Administered Subcutaneously in Outpatients with Worsening Heart Failure." JACC: Heart Failure. 2018; 6(1):65-70. PMID: 29226816

Gilotra NA, Tedford RJ, Wittstein IS, Yenokyan G, Sharma K, Russell SD, Silber HA. "Usefulness of Pulse Amplitude Changes During the Valsalva Maneuver Measured Using Finger Photoplethysmography to Identify Elevated Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure in Patients With Heart Failure." Am J Cardiol. 2017;120(6):966-972. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.06.029. PMID: 28754567

Activities & Honors


  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology


  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

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