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Natalie Elliott West, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Cystic Fibrosis, General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Lung Transplant

Research Interests

Home spirometry and symptom monitoring in CF patients; Outcomes in cystic fibrosis; Treatment of pulmonary exacerbations more

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Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
1830 E. Monument Street
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Phone: 410-955-3467


Dr. Natalie West is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include cystic fibrosis, general internal medicine and internal medicine. 

Dr. West completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida and attended medical school at the University of South Florida. She then moved to Vanderbilt University for an internal medicine residency, where she served as a Hugh Jackson Morgan Chief Resident. Dr. West earned a Master of Health Science at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011. Dr. West joined the Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center’s adult cystic fibrosis team as a faculty member in 2012, after completing her fellowship in pulmonary and critical medicine at Johns Hopkins. 

Her research interests include home spirometry and symptom monitoring in CF patients, and outcomes in cystic fibrosis.

Dr. West was awarded a prestigious Shwachman Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2004)


  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2008)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (2012)

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. West and her colleague Dr. Noah Lechtzin study the emergence of resistant bacteria and their effect on the lung function of people with cystic fibrosis.

Selected Publications

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Garg S, Anderson SG, Oldroyd K, Berry C, Emdin CA, Peters SA, West NE, Kelly D, Balachandran K, McDonald J, Singh R, Devadathan S, Redwood S, Ludman PF, Rahimi K, Woodward M; British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research. "Outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention performed at offsite versus onsite surgical centers in the united kingdom." J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jul 28;66(4):363-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.05.052.

Costopoulos C, Brown AJ, Teng Z, Hoole SP, West NE, Samady H, Bennett MR. "Intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography imaging of coronary atherosclerosis." Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Brown AJ, Obaid DR, West NE, Goddard M, Bennett MR. "Cholesterol crystals identified using optical coherence tomography and virtual histology intravascular ultrasound." EuroIntervention. 2015 Jun 22;11(2):e1. doi: 10.4244/EIJV11I2A38.

Hoole SP, Brown AJ, Jaworski C, McCormick LM, Clarke SC, West NE. "Interpretation of fractional flow reserve in ST-elevation myocardial infarction culprit lesions." Coron Artery Dis. 2015 Sep;26(6):495-502. doi: 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000278.

Rajani NK, Brown AJ, McCormick LM, Parwaiz H, Kaushal A, Hoole SP, West NE. "Institutional switch from transfemoral to transradial vascular access for percutaneous coronary intervention was associated with a reduction in bleeding events: a singlecenter experience of >10,000 consecutive cases." J Interv Cardiol. 2015 Jun;28(3):296-304. doi: 10.1111/joic.12205

Obaid DR, Calvert PA, Gopalan D, Parker RA, Hoole SP, West NE, Goddard M, Rudd JH, Bennett MR. Atherosclerotic plaque composition and classification identified by coronary computed tomography: assessment of computed tomography-generated plaque maps compared with virtual histology intravascular ultrasound and histology. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep;6(5):655-64. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.112.000250. Epub 2013 Aug 19. PMID: 23960215

Meredith IT, Verheye S, Weissman NJ, Barragan P, Scott D, Valdés Chávarri M, West NE, Kelbæk H, Whitbourn R, Walters DL, Kubica J, Thuesen L, Masotti M, Banning A, Sjögren I, Stables RH, Allocco DJ, Dawkins KD. Six-month IVUS and two-year clinical outcomes in the EVOLVE FHU trial: a randomised evaluation of a novel bioabsorbable polymer-coated, everolimus-eluting stent. EuroIntervention. 2013 Jul;9(3):308-15. doi: 10.4244/EIJV9I3A52. PMID: 23872647 [PubMed - in process]

Brown AJ, McCormick LM, Hoole SP, West NE. Coregistered intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography imaging during implantation of a bioresorbable vascular scaffold. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jul;6(7):e41-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2013.03.018. No abstract available. PMID: 23866193 [PubMed - in process]

Yu E, Calvert PA, Mercer JR, Harrison J, Baker L, Figg NL, Kumar S, Wang JC, Hurst LA, Obaid DR, Logan A, West NE, Clarke MC, Vidal-Puig A, Murphy MP, Bennett MR. Mitochondrial DNA damage can promote atherosclerosis independently of reactive oxygen species through effects on smooth muscle cells and monocytes and correlates with higher-risk plaques in humans. Circulation. 2013 Aug 13;128(7):702-12. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.002271. Epub 2013 Jul 10. PMID: 23841983

Davies WR, Brown AJ, Watson W, McCormick LM, West NE, Dutka DP, Hoole SP. Remote ischemic preconditioning improves outcome at 6 years after elective percutaneous coronary intervention: the CRISP stent trial long-term follow-up. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jun;6(3):246-51. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.112.000184. Epub 2013 May 21. PMID: 23696599 [PubMed - in process]

Meredith IT, Verheye S, Weissman NJ, Barragan P, Scott D, Chávarri MV, West NE, Kelbæk H, Whitbourn R, Walters DL, Kubica J, Thuesen L, Masotti M, Banning A, Sjögren I, Stables RH, Allocco DJ, Dawkins KD. Six-month IVUS and two-year clinical outcomes in the EVOLVE FHU trial: a randomised evaluation of a novel bioabsorbable polymer-coated, everolimus-eluting stent. EuroIntervention. 2013 May 22. pii: 20130416-02. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23688934

Brown AJ, McCormick LM, Gajendragadkar PR, Hoole SP, West NE. Initial SYNTAX Score Predicts Major Adverse Cardiac Events After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Angiology. 2013 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23574751

Brown AJ, Hoole SP, McCormick LM, Malone-Lee M, Cacciottolo PJ, Schofield PM, West NE. Left bundle branch block with acute thrombotic occlusion is associated with increased myocardial jeopardy score and poor clinical outcomes in primary percutaneous coronary intervention activations. Heart. 2013 Jun;99(11):774-8. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2012-303194. Epub 2013 Mar 20. PMID: 23514976

West NE. The Year in Cardiology 2012: acute coronary syndromes. Eur Heart J. 2013 Feb;34(6):422-6. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs462. Epub 2013 Jan 2. Review. PMID: 23284095

Vassiliou V, West NE, Hoole SP.Vassiliou V, West NE, Hoole SP. Kounis syndrome: not to be sneezed at. Heart. 2013 Jan;99(1):68. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2012-302790. No abstract available. PMID: 23250785

Activities & Honors


  • Shwachman Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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