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Roger S. Blumenthal

BlumenthalRogerROGER S. BLUMENTHAL, A&S 1981, the inaugural Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology, is a professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Blumenthal graduated with honors from the Landon School in Bethesda and The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He received his medical degree from Cornell Medical College, where he was awarded the Weiss Prize for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. He did his internal medicine and cardiology fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Blumenthal’s principal clinical and research interests involve the optimal management of atherosclerotic vascular disease and the development of new strategies to optimize the management of cardiovascular disease risk factors. Dr. Blumenthal was the principal developer of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, and is an official national spokesperson for the American Heart Association (AHA). An experienced writer, Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial board of Cardiology Today, American Heart Journal, and Clinical Cardiology. He has co-written more than 400 articles dealing with many aspects of coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis management. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the AHA’s Epidemiology and Prevention Council. He was editor-in-chief of the 2011 textbook Preventive Cardiology – A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease and for many years he has been the medical editor of the annual Johns Hopkins White Paper on Prevention of Heart Attacks.

In 2010 he was presented with the David Levine Award for Excellence in Mentoring of postdoctoral fellows, residents, and junior faculty in the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine. Currently, he is president of the Greater Maryland Chapter of the AHA.

Dr. Blumenthal and his wife, Dr. Wendy Post, are the proud parents of Ross Evan Blumenthal.