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PAST TRAINEES

  1. Mathew Wolff (M.D., Cardiology Fellow, 1989-1992)

    1. Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Division Chief Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison.

  2. Raymond P. Kelly (M.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1990-1992)

    1. Asst. Professor, Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (Deceased, 2000).

  3. Paolo Marino (M.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1987-1989)

    1. Professor of Medicine, Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont

  4. Hugh Calkins (M.D., Cardiology Fellow, 1988-1990)

    1. Professor of Medicine, Director of Electrophysiology, Johns Hopkins Div. of Cardiology

  5. Chun-Peng Liu (M.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1990-1992)

    1. Professor, President (Superintendent) of Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan ROC

  6. Pieter de Tombe (PhD., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1990-1992)

    1. Professor and Chair, Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

  7. Willie Lawrence Jr. (M.D., Cardiology Fellow, 1989-1992) Physcian of the Year, 2011, American Heart Association

    1. Kansas City Cardiology, Kansas City, MO

  8. Steven Jones (M.D., Cardiology Fellow, 1989-1992)

    1. Asst. Professor, Director of Inpatient Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  9. Ronald Berger (M.D.PhD, Cardiology Fellow, 1990-1994; T32)

    1. Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biomedical Engineering,

    2. Johns Hopkins University Division of Cardiology

  10. Akio Saeki (M.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1992-1995; AHA Fellowship Award)

    1. Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Aino Hospital, Osaka Japan.

  11. Peter Pak (M.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1992-1996; T32)

    1. Pacific Heart Institute, Santa Monica, CA.

  12. Fabio Recchia: (MD, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, 1993-1997; AHA fellowship)

    1. Professor, Department of Physiology Temple Univerisity, Philadelphia PA.

    2. Director, Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy

  13. Hideaki Senzaki (M.D., Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1994-1998)

    1. Professor of Pediatrics, Saitama University Medical College, Saitama, Japan

  14. Erez Nevo (M.D., PhD., Fogarty Fellow, 1995-1997)

    1. Chief Scientific Officer, Robin Medical, USA (Co-founder Dr. Kass)

  15. Chen-Huan Chen (M.D., Visiting Professor, 1995-1997)

    1. Professor and Chair, Faculty of Medicine, Dean of Medical Education, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

  16. Pasquale Pagliaro (M.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1996-1999)

    1. Professor of Physiology, Director, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Physiology, University of Torino, School of Medicine S. Luigi Gonzaga

  17. Xinqi Peng (Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1996-2000)

    1. Division of Analytical Toxicology, US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA

  18. Winston Shu (Undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University, 1995-1998)

  19. Barry Fetics (Biomedical Engineering Masters Student, 1996-1998)

    1. Instrumentation and Programming Specialist, Robin Medical Inc. USA

  20. Eddy Wong (Biomedical Engineering Masters Student, 1997-1999)

    1. Systems Engineer at Philips Healthcare, Cleveland/Akron, Ohio

  21. Cecilia Curry (Biomedical Engineering Masters Student, 1997-1999)

    1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.,                                            

  22. Ilan Wittstein (Cardiology Fellow, 1997-1998)

    1. Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, JHH 1998-

  23. Joshua Hare (Asst. Professor, Mentor for Dr. Hare’s K-award 1997-2000)

    1. Lewis Lemberg Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Miami University School of Medicine, FL

  24. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos (Ph.D. Student, 1996-2000; Postdoc 2000-2003)

    1. CSO, Sunshine Heart Inc. Minneapolis, MN

  25. Gregg Nelson (Ph.D,, Post-doctoral fellow; 1998-2000)

    1. MD, Obstectrics/Gynecology, Calgary, CA

  26. Nazareno Paolocci (M.D., Ph.D. Post-doctoral fellow, 1997-2001; )

    1. Assistant Professor of Medicine, JHH, 2001-present

  27. Takayoshi Isoda (M.D., Post-doctoral fellow, 1998-2001)

    1. Professor, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, National Childrens Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

  28. Wei-Ping Qiu (Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1998-2001)

    1. Research Associate, Comparative Medicine, JHU

  29. Federico Saavedra (M.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1999-2000)

    1. Co-Director, Division of Cardiology, Sanatorio Otamendi, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  30. Thomas P. Cappolla (M.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 1998-2001)

    1. Professor and Chair, Division of Cardiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  31. Miho Kawaguchi (M.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, 2000-2001)

    1. Instructor in Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Tokyo Women’s Medical College

  32. Christophe Leclercq (M.D., Assoc. Professor-Research Fellow, 2000-2001)

    1. Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of Rennes, France

  33. Hunter Champion (M.D., Ph.D., Cardiology Fellow, 2001-2004; T32)

    1. Professor of Medicine, Scientific Director of Translational Vascular Medicine for the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA

  34. Eiki Takimoto (MD, Post-doctoral Fellow, 2001-present; received AHA fellowship award, AHA-SDG Award, and then RO1)

    1. Assist. Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    2. Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, University of Tokyo (5/13)

  35. Tatsuo Katori (MD, Post-doctoral Fellow, 2002-2005)

    1. Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Univ. Tokyo, Japan

  36. David Spragg (MD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Cardiology Fellow; 2002-2005; T32)

    1. Assoc. Professor, Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Bayview Medical Center, JHU

  37. Ilan Hay (MD, Clinical Post-doctoral Fellow, 2001-2003)

    1. Cardiologist, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

  38. Diego Belardi (MD, Post-doctoral Fellow, 2002-2004)

    1. Electrophysiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, Colorado

  39. Carlo Gabrielli Tochetti (MD, Post-doctoral Fellow, 2002-2005; received AHA fellowship Award)

    1. Assoc. Professor, Univ. Napoli, Italia

  40. Vojta Melanovsky (MD, Clinical Post-doctoral Fellow, 2002-2005)

    1. Deputy Director for Research, Director Heart Failure, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine - IKEM Prague,Czech Republic

  41. Navin Kapur (MD, Post-doctoral Fellow, 2002-2007, T32)

    1. Asst. Professor of Cardiology, Executive Director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation (CVCRI); Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; Director, Interventional Research Laboratories; Investigator, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI); Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine Tufts NE Medical Center, Boston MA

  42. Susan Zieman (MD, PhD, Assist. Professor – Mentor for Dr. Zieman K-award).

    1. Medical Officer, GCG-NIA, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG), National Institute of Aging, Bethesda, MD

  43. Manxiang Li (PhD, 1999; Post-doctoral Fellow, 2003-2007)

    1. Assist Professor, Univ. MD, Baltimore.

  44. Kenneth Bilchick (MD, Cardiology Post-doctoral Fellow, 2003-2007; T32)

    1.  (7/06 - Assoc. Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of Virgina, Charlottesville, VA

  45. Paul Forfia (MD, Cardiology Post-doctoral Fellow, 2003-2007; T32)

    1. (7/06 – Assoc. Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Medical Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure Program at the Temple Heart and Vascular Center University, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA)

  46. Robert Helm (MD, Cardiology Post-doctoral Fellow, 2003-present; T32)

    1. (7/08 - Assist. Professor, Director Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, Boston Medical Ceneter, Boston University, Boston.

  47. Barry Borlaug (MD, Cardiology Post-doctoral Fellow, 2003-2006; T32)

    1.  (Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Chair for Research, Division of Circulatory Failure, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Mayo Clinics, Rochester, MN) [R01 funded]

  48. Kuan Rau Chiou (MD, Cardiology Post-doctoral Fellow, 2004-2005)

    1. Assoc. Professor, Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

  49. An Moens (MD, Cardiology Post-doctoral Fellow, 2004-2007; Received US-Belgium Bi-national fellowship award, and AHA fellowship Award)

    1. Assist. Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands.  

  50. Melissa Byrne (PhD, Cardiology Post-doctoral Fellow, 2004-2005)

    1. Research Scientist, Baker Institute, Melbourne, Australia

  51. Samatapudi Daya (MD, Cardiology Post-doctoral Fellow, 2005-2008)

    1. Cardiologist, Tyler TX

  52. Khalid Chakir (PhD, Post-doctoral fellow, 2005-2015; T32)

    1. Research Associate, Lab Coordinator, JHU

  53. Susan Vahebi (PhD, Post-doctoral fellow, 2005-2007; T32)

    1. Physician, Chicago, IL

  54. Manling Zhang (MD, PhD) (Post-doctoral fellow, 2006-2011; T32, AHA fellowship Award)

    1. Resident, Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh

  55. Takahiro Nagayama (PhD) (Post-doctural fellow, 2006-2008)

    1. Staff Scientist; Daiichi-Sankyo, Tokyo Japan

  56. James Mudd (MD) (Post-doctoral fellow, 2006-2008; T32)

    1.  (7/08-7/10) Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, JHU.

    2. (7/10- ) Assoc Professor, Oregon Health Science Center, Portland, OR

  57. Harikrishna Tandri (MD) (Assist. Professor Johns Hopkins University, 2008-present)

    1. Assoc. Prof., Div. of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University

  58. Norimichi Koitabaishi (MD, PhD) (Post-doctoral fellow, 10/25/2006-3/4/2011; Japan Heart Foundation Grant, AHA fellowship Award)

    1. Asst. Professor, Gunma University, Gunma, Japan

  59. Steven Hsu (MS, Medical Student, JHU; Research fellow 2007-2008)

    1. Steven returned to work in the lab as a cardiology fellow – see below.

  60. Christine Tompkins (MD, Cardiology Fellow, JHU; 2007-2008, T32)

    1. Assoc. Professor, EP, University of Denver, CO

  61. Hyuk-Jae Chang (MD, Visiting Scientist; Research fellow 2007-2008)

    1. Assoc. Professor, Div of Cardiology, Dept of Internal Medicine College of Medicine Seoul Natl. Univ. Cardiovascular Center Seoul, South Korea

  62. Emily Tsai (MD) (Post-doctoral fellow, 2007-2009; T32)

    1. 2009-2014: Assist. Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    2. 2014 – present Assist. Professor of Medicine, Columbia University (Div. of Cardiology), Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant

  63. Oscar Cingolani (MD) (Post-doctoral fellow, 2007-2009; T32)

    1. 7/09 - Assoc. Professor of Medicine, JHU Cardiology, Baltimore, MD

  64. Dong-ik Lee (PhD, post doctoral fellow 2009- AHA fellowship Award)

    1. Research Associate, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University

  65. Dou Zhang (M.D., PhD, post doctoral fellow, 2008-2010; T32)

    1. 7/10 - Clinical Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente, Baltimore, MD

  66. Rosanne Rouf (M.D., post doctoral fellow, 2008-2010; T32)

    1. 2010-present: Asst. Professor, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Univ.

  67. Janelle Rowell (PhD student, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program, JHU; 2009-2015. F31-NIH , NRSA Pre-doctoral Fellowship)

    1. ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD                

  68. Jonathan Kirk (Post-doctoral PhD 2009-2015; T32, AHA Fellowship Award)

    1. Asst Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology Health Sciences Division, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL                 

  69. Kinya Seo (Post-doctoral fellow, PhD., 2009-2014; AHA Fellowship Award)

    1. Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Stanford University

  70. Virginia Shalkey (Medical Student, Sarnoff Fellow, 2010-2012; Sarnoff Foundation Award)

    1. Resident, Internal Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania

    2. Virginia returned to the lab as a fellow – see below.

  71. Ryan Tedford (Post-doctoral Cardiology Fellow JHU, 2010-2011; NIH-T32)

    1. Assoc. Professor, Division of Cardiology, Director Heart Failure/Transplantation, Medical College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

  72. Peter Rainer (Post-doctoral fellow, MD 2010-2015 ; Austrian Fellowship Award)

    1. Asst Professor, University of Graz, Austria; recipient of early-stage investigator research grant.     

  73. Taishi Nakamura (Post-doctoral fellow, PhD 2010-2015; Japan Heart Foundation, AHA Fellowship Award)

    1. Instructor/Physician, Dept. of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan.

  74. Kelly Schlendorf (Post-doctoral fellow, MD, 2010-2011; NIH-T32)

    1. Assoc. Professor, Director Heart Failure, Transplantation, Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University.

  75. Takashi Sasaki (Post-doctoral fellow, PhD, 2011-2013 funding from Mitsubishi-Tanabe)

    1. Staff Scientist, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation Department II, Advanced Medical Research Laboratories

  76. Su-Hyun Jo (Visiting Post-doctoral fellow, PhD, 2011-2012)

    1. Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon 200-701, South Korea

  77. Aiyang Jiang (Masters Student in Biology, Johns Hopkins Univdersity, 2012-2013)

    1. Current: Medical Student, Rosalind Franklin, Chicago

  78. Mark Ranek (Post-doctoral fellow, PhD, 2012- ; NIH-T32; AHA Fellowship)

    1. Asst. Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine.

  79. Michael Silverman (Post-doctoral fellow, MD, 2012-2013; NIH-T32)

    1. Critical Care Cardiology, Asst. Professor, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA (2013-present)    

  80. Ryo Nakagawa (Post-doctoral fellow, MD, 2012- present, PPG-DAK)

    1. Attending Physician, University of Tokyo, Toda Central General Hospital, Tsukuba, Japan (AHA fellowship, 2015-2017)

  81. Toru Hashimoto (Post-doctoral fellow, MD, PhD, 2014-present, Japanese Heart)

    1. Current: Asst. Professor, Kyushu University, Div. Cardiology, Japan.

  82. Deeptankar DeMazumder (Post-doctoral Fellow; 2011-present, MD, PhD, NIH-T32).

    1. Fellow, awardee of K99-R00 2015; Asst. Professor Univ. of Cincinatti 2017 - present.                 

  83. Kristen Kokkonen (Graduate Student, CMM program; 2014-present; F31-NIH)

    1. Industry Postdoc Fellow, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN. 2019 – present)

  84. Heaseung Sophia Chung (Graduate Student, Biochemistry/Medicine; co-PhD Mentor); 2011-2017 (AHA Predoctoral fellowship)

    1. Post-doctoral fellow, J. Wade Harper lab, Harvard Medical School

  85. Libin Wang (Post-doctoral fellow, MD, PhD, 2014-present, NIH-T32, MTM Fund)

    1. Asst. Professor, Div. of Cardiology, University of Maryland, MD

  86. Marcus Ståhlberg (Post-doctoral fellow, MD, 2015-present, Karolinska Inst.)

    1. Current: Asst. Prof., Division of Cardiology, Karolinska, Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

  87. Steven Hsu (Post-docroral fellow, MD, Johns Hopkins Cardiology, 2015-present, NIH-T32) K08 (4/2019)

    1. Asst. Professor, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University

  88. Srisha Kotlo (Undergraduate Student, Johns Hopkins Undergraduate, BME, 2015-2018).