Michael J. Blaha
Dr. Blaha completed his Internal Medicine residency in the Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program at Johns Hopkins in 2009 before completing a fellowship in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins in 2012. Dr. Michael J. Blaha presently serves as the Director of Clinical Research for the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.
Michael J. Blaha, M.D. M.P.H represents the 4th generation of physicians in his family. After earning a B.S. in pre-medical studies and classical civilization at the University of Notre Dame in 2001, Dr. Blaha went to Vanderbilt University where in 2006 he received his M.D. as well as an M.P.H. in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. At Vanderbilt, he served as president of the local Alpha Omega Alpha chapter and was awarded the Dr. Rudolph Kampmeier Prize as the top clinical researcher. Dr. Blaha then completed his Internal Medicine residency in the Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program at Johns Hopkins in 2009 before completing a fellowship in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins in 2012.

Dr. Michael J. Blaha presently serves as the Director of Clinical Research for the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Atherosclerosis, Associate Editor for the Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Clinical Community on acc.org, and Special Government Employee for the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drug Advisory Committee for the FDA. He serves on both the Statistics Committee and the Fellow-In-Training and Early Career Committee for the American Heart Association (AHA), as well as the Publications and Presentations Committee for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). He is co-chair of the Cross Cohort Collaboration (CCC), which seeks to combine data from all ongoing prospective epidemiologic cohorts.

Dr. Blaha has been working in the field of epidemiology since 2007. In 2010, he was given a Young Investigator Award from MESA for work published in The Lancet. In 2013, he was given a second Young Investigator Award from MESA for work published in European Heart Journal. Dr. Blaha’s work in MESA has been published in such journals as Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JAMA, American Journal of Epidemiology, JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, and Atherosclerosis among others. He has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, American Heart Association, and the Aetna Foundation.

Dr. Blaha wrote the chapter on preventive cardiology for Hurst’s The Heart, and has published two books on the metabolic syndrome. He has Grand Rounds lectures at over 10 institutions. He is a founding member of The FIT Project and is a Principal Investigator of the Coronary Artery Calcium Consortium.

Clinically, he practices as a preventive cardiologist and in the interpretation of cardiac CT.
 
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