Professor of Medicine; Director of Clinical Cardiology; E. Cowles Andrus Professor in Cardiology
Edward K. Kasper, M.D. is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Natural Sciences. He earned his M.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1984. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine, as well as his fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, were completed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he then joined the faculty in 1987. Dr. Kasper is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association as well as fellow of the American College of Cardiology, having served on its board of governors from 2002 to 2006. He is a longstanding member of numerous societies, including the United Network for Organ Sharing and the Heart Failure Society of America. Dr. Kasper has authored more than 70 articles and three books including, Living Well with Heart Failure. He is currently the Director of Clinical Cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Kaspers current research interests focus on the biological origins of heart failure and the underlying reasons why the body rejects some transplanted hearts and not others. Specifically, his research has focused on causes and prognosis of patients with cardiomyopathy, a serious condition in which the heart has difficulty pumping blood throughout the body, and on hemodynamics, or the pressure of blood flow, particularly in post-heart transplantation patients. Most recently, he has researched potential blood tests for predicting the earliest signs of heart failure and an organ recipients risk of rejecting a heart transplant. Dr. Kasper works closely with his team at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute to understand the best ways to predict and prevent catastrophic cardiac events. With your support, Dr. Kasper will be able to continue his significant work in cardiovascular medicine in hopes of impacting the future of patients with cardiomyopathy and hemodynamics.
Research Interests: Management of patients with heart failure, Cardiomyopathy