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Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D.

Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., is the director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, a professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, and the inaugural Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. His principal clinical and research interests involve the optimal management of ischemic heart disease, noninvasive detection of coronary atherosclerosis, and the development of new strategies to optimize the management of cardiovascular disease risk factors.

He is on the national spokesperson panel for the American Heart Association. An accomplished writer, Dr. Blumenthal has co-authored more than 500 original research articles, state-of-the-art reviews, and editorials dealing with many aspects of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis management. Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial board of Cardiology Today, Clinical Cardiology, the American Heart Journal, and the American College of Cardiology Extended Learning Center. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the textbook Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease and the 2015 ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology. He was chair of the American College of Cardiology Committee on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease for four years.

Dr. Blumenthal serves as co-chairperson of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Committee that is in charge of updating the Prevention Guidelines. The revised cholesterol management, lifestyle, and risk assessment guidelines should be completed by the start of 2017.

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Aspirin Reduces Recurrent Stroke Risk

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