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Majd AlGhatrif, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Arabic


Internal Medicine


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-554-2284


Majd AlGhatrif, M.D., joined the CIMS faculty following his residency in internal medicine at Union Memorial Hospital, where he also served as a chief resident. During his residency, Dr. AlGhatrif had a concurrent appointment at the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science at the NIA/NIH, which he continues to carry.

Dr. AlGhatrif holds academic interests in arterial stiffness, arterial-ventricular coupling, and heart failure with preserved systolic function. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Aging and Health and a reviewer for a number of journals in the field of cardiovascular aging. He also is a member of the American College of Physicians, North American Artery Society and the American Heart Association. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • MD, University of Damascus (2006)


  • Medstar Union Memorial Hospital / Internal Medicine (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

AlGhatrif M, Strait JB, Morrell C, Canepa M; Wright J; Palchamy E; Najjar SS, Ferrucci L, Lakatta EG. Longitudinal Changes in Arterial Stiffness Trajectories and Blood Pressure in a Community Dwelling Population of a Broad Age. Hypertension (in press)

Canepa M and AlGhatrif M, Strait JB, Cheng HM, Chuang SY, Chen CH, Brunelli C, Ferrucci L, and Lakatta EG. Early Contribution of Arterial Wave Reflection to Left Ventricular Relaxation Abnormalities in a Community-dwelling Population of Normotensive and Untreated Hypertensive Men and Women. Journal of Human Hypertension (in press)

Canepa M, Milaneschi Y, Ameri P, AlGhatrif M, Leoncini G, Spallarossa P, Pontremoli R, Brunelli C, Strait JB, , Lakatta EG, and Ferrucci L. Relationship between Inter-arm Difference in Systolic Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness in Community-dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Clinical Hypertension (in press)

AlGhatrif M, WattsVL, Niu X, Halushka MK, Miller KL, Vandegaer K, Bedja D, Fox-Talbot K, Bielawska A, Gabrielson KL, Aja S, Barouch LA. Beneficial Cardiac Effects of Caloric Restriction are Attenuated with Age in a Murine Model of Obesity. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2013 Jun;6(3):436-45

AlGhatrif M, Markides KS, Kuo YF, Ray LA, Moore AA. The Effect of Prevalent Cardiovascular Conditions on the Association between Alcohol Consumption and Mortality among Older Mexican American Men. Ethn Dis. 2013 Spring;23(2):168-74.

AlGhatrif M and Lindsay J. A brief review: History to learn the fundamentals of electrocardiogram. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2012 Apr 30;2(1). doi: 10.3402/jchimp.v2i1.14383. Print 2012.

Canepa M, Strait J, Abramov D, AlGhatrif M, Milaneschi Y, Smily M, Ramachandran R, Najjar SS, Brunelli C, Lakatta EG, Ferrucci L. Contribution of Central Adiposity to Left Ventricular Diastolic function in men and women: results from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. The American Journal of Cardiology. 2012 April, 109 (8): 1171-1178

Al Ghatrif M, Raji M, Kuo YF, Ray LA, Markides KS. Trends in Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control among Older Mexican Americans 1993-2005. Ann Epidemiol. 2011 Jan; 21(1):15-25. PMID: 20727787

Beard HA, Al Ghatrif M, Samper-Ternent R, Gerst K, Markides KS. Trends in Diabetes Prevalence and Diabetes-Related Complications in Older Mexican Americans from 1993-1994 to 2004-2005. Diabetes Care. 2009 Dec; 32(12):2212-7. PMID: 20628044

Gerst K, Al Ghatrif M, Beard HA, Samper-Ternent R, Markides KS. High Depressive Symptomatology among Older Community Dwelling Mexican Americans: The impact of immigration. Aging Ment Health 2010 April; 14 (3); 347-354. PMID: 20425654

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