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Edward K. Kasper

KasperEdwardEDWARD K. KASPER, A&S 1979, the E. Cowles Andrus Professor of Cardiology, has taught medical students, clinical residents, and research fellows and treated thousands of patients at Johns Hopkins since 1987. He is clinical director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology. As clinical head of the Division of Cardiology, he oversees a group of 713 people, including 102 faculty and 87 fellows, who treat more than 4,000 inpatients and nearly 30,000 more outpatients a year.

An expert in chronic heart failure and the heart transplantation that often results from that disease, Dr. Kasper will continue his research into the biological origins of heart failure and the underlying reasons why the body rejects some transplanted hearts and not others. Most recently his research has focused on potential blood tests for predicting the earliest signs of heart failure and an organ recipient’s risks of rejecting a heart transplant.

Dr. Kasper is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and has authored more than 70 articles, two books and many book chapters on various aspects of heart failure and transplantation.