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Faculty

David E. Bush, M.D.

David E. Bush, M.D.
Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
410-550-0858

Tragically, Dr. Bush died on September 3, 2015.  Dr. Bush was an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He attended the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His research interests and prior publications included assessment risk factors for progression of atherosclerosis including vascular , platelet and psychological factors. His recent interests were in research and teaching in the use of CT for cardiac applications.

 

Edward P. Shapiro, M.D.

Edward P. Shapiro, M.D.
Program Director
Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Director of Non-Invasive Labs
410-550-0849

Dr. Shapiro is currently Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and director of the non-invasive labs at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He trained at Johns Hopkins for medical school, Johns Hopkins in internal medicine, and the University of Chicago in Cardiology. He has long term interests in cardiac imaging, left ventricular deformation, and left ventricular diastolic function, and has published more than 100 papers on these subjects. His original work utilized echocardiography, then cardiac MRI, and now cardiac CT. Currently, he is devoting the majority of his time toward teaching and research in cardiac CT angiography.

Armin A. Zadeh, M.D.

Armin A. Zadeh, M.D.
Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
410-955-5000

Dr. Armin Zadeh is a board certified cardiologist, Associate Professor of Medicine at JHU, and the Director of the Cardiac CT Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was one of the main investigators of the CorE-64 multicenter study and the CorE-320 multicenter study. Dr. Zadeh has published many studies focusing on the process of coronary atherosclerosis, how these are manifest in cardiac CT, and what data tells us is the proper work-up of patients with suspected CAD.  Dr. Zadeh co-wrote the current SCCT guidelines for cardiac CT image acquisition and is the Co-Director of the SCCT Cardiac CT Board Review Course, Editor of the SCCT Cardiac CT Board Preparation Book, and co-Director of the Johsn Hopkins Cardiac CT Practicum. 

 

Michael J. Blaha, MD

Michael J. Blaha, MD
Faculty

Dr. Michael J. Blaha MD MPH (Professor of Cardiology and Epidemiology) is the Director of Clinical Research and Director of the Cardiometabolic Clinic for the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.  Clinically, he practices as a preventive cardiologist and in the interpretation of non-contrast and contrasted cardiac CT.  His clinic specializes in patients with advanced subclinical atherosclerosis, and the focused use of an array of lifestyle and pharmacotherapies to mitigate that risk.  Dr. Blaha has published over 550 scientific articles, with a focus on appropriate use of tests and new therapies in the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease as a function of atherosclerosis burden.  He has served as an Associate Editor for the journals Atherosclerosis and Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Associate Editor for the Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Clinical Community for the ACC.org, and is a standing member of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drug Advisory Committee (EMDAC) for the FDA.  He has received multiple grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, FDA, American Heart Association, Amgen Foundation, Aetna Foundation, Bayer, and Novo Nordisk.  In 2018, Dr. Blaha received the Dr. Fred Brancati award at Johns Hopkins for excellence in mentoring.  He has mentored over 30 trainees, many of which have gone on to hold prominent academic appointments. In 2021, Dr. Blaha was named to the Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher List, representing the top 0.1% of world’s researchers. 

Jeffrey A. Brinker, M.D.

Jeffrey A. Brinker, M.D.
Faculty
Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Dr. Brinker is a professor of Medicine and Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his MD degree Suma Cum Laude at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1970. He did post graduate training in Medicine and Cardiovascular disease at the State University of New York, the University of Louisville, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He Joined the Hopkins faculty in 1978 where his interests have included cardiovascular imaging and intervention as well as cardiac pacemaking. Dr. Brinker is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. He has authored or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed papers and is on the editorial board of a number of specialty journals. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.

Tiffany Chen, M.D.

Tiffany Chen, M.D.
Faculty
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology University of Washington

Dr. Tiffany Chen, MD FACC FASE FSCCT FSCMR, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was previously Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed a fellowship in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Chen has clinical expertise and a research focus in multimodality imaging for valvular and structural heart disease utilizing 3D echocardiography, cardiac CT, and cardiac MRI. She has published numerous papers and book chapters on interventional imaging and valvular heart disease. Dr. Chen is active in the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, serving on the Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee and the Corporate Relations Committee, and the American Society of Echocardiography, where she is a member of the Leadership Academy, the Prosthetic Valve Guidelines writing group, and the Intracardiac Echo task force. She is also a consultant for the structural CT/MRI core lab for the Cardiovascular Research Foundation Clinical Trials Center.

Paul S. Hees, Ph.D

Paul S. Hees, Ph.D
Faculty
Lecturer in Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Dr. Hees is an engineer and physicist who joined the Hopkins faculty after completing a Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1993. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and has a background in cardiac MRI, as well as imaging applications in cancer and stroke diagnosis. His recent research interests have applied imaging methods to evaluate changes in cardiac structure and function that occur with aging.

Ron Jacob, MD

Ron Jacob, MD
Faculty
Dr. Ron Jacob, MD, FACC, FSCMR, FASE, FSCCT, is the Medical Director for Advanced Cardiac Imaging at Wellspan York Hospital. He was previously the Section Chief of Non invasive Cardiology at Lancaster General Health/PENN Medicine. He completed a two-year Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Advanced Cardiac Imaging after a Fellowship in General Cardiology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.  He was the Principal Investigator for a pilot study at Lancaster General Health looking at the role of CT perfusion and CTFFR in indeterminate coronary lesions. Dr. Jacob was the chair of the international outreach committee for the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and has participated in teaching courses for Cardiac MRI around the world. He served for three years as one of two US cardiologists on the Board of Trustees for the Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. He is currently a part of the Advocacy Committee of the SCMR. His interests include the use of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.
 

Mahadevappa Mahesh , M.S., Ph.D.

Mahadevappa Mahesh , M.S., Ph.D.
Faculty
Associate Professor of Radiology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Chief Physicist

Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Chief Physicist at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD. His research interests are in medical imaging, particularly in areas of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT), interventional fluoroscopy and digital mammography. He is board certified from the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiological physics. He is a board member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), member of the Radiation Control Advisory Board for the State of Maryland and Scientific program committee member for the Radiological Society of North America. His editorial activities include, contributing editor of RadioGraphics, editorial advisory panel member for American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), editoral board member and Physics column editor for Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR), editor of AAPM Newsletter and peer reviewer for a number of journals. He is currently member of Scientific Committee at the National Council of Radiation Protection (NCRP) investigating especially on CT doses to the United States Population. He is also the Chair of the AAPM/RSNA Physics Tutorials, Chair of the Physics panel for ACR-Diagnostic X-ray In-Training examination and Chair of International Scientific Exchange Programs at AAPM. Prior joining Hopkins, Dr Mahesh obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from Wisconsin. He has published and lectures extensively in the area of MDCT technology and other medical physics areas. Dr Mahesh also serves as a Scholar for Gerson Lehrman Group, an independent primary research firm serving business and investment leads in North America, Asia and Europe.

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Irfan Shafique, M.D.

Irfan Shafique, M.D.
Faculty
Dept. of Radiology Johns Hopkins Medical Ins., BMC. Medical Dir. Dedicated Imaging. CMO, Cardiac America. Co-Director Cardiac CT Teaching Fellowship Program/Practicum at JHBMC.

Internal Medicine background, Postgraduate training in Nuclear Medicine at JHMI Baltimore, MD and Radiology training in Washington, DC. Board certified in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology. Extensive experience in cardiac imaging and collaboration between Cardiology and Radiology departments. Major interest in advance cardiac clinical imaging and research.

 

Seamus Whelton, M.D., M.P.H.

Seamus Whelton, M.D., M.P.H.
Faculty
Assistant Professor of Cardiology Member of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Whelton’s primary clinical and research expertise includes the pathogenesis, risk prediction, prevention, and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on the identification of coronary artery calcium via cardiac CT scanning. He is also an expert on CT quantified aortic valve calcification and risk prediction for aortic stenosis. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, multiple book chapters, and has been an invited lecturer at both national and international conferences. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Leadership Council. He has been the Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association.

Charles S. White, M.D.

Charles S. White, M.D.
Faculty
Professor of Radiology University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. White is Professor of Radiology at the University of Maryland. He has focused his clinical work, teaching, and research in cross-sectional cardiac imaging for over 15 years, initially using cardiac MRI and more recently cardiac CT. His current research interests include the use of cardiac CTA to evaluate chest pain in the emergency department and to assess coronary artery bypass grafts.

 

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