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John S. Gottdiener M.D.

Academic Title: Adjunct Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Additional Title(s): Director, Adult Echocardiography Laboratory
Location: UMMC, G3K18
Phone: (410) 328-6190
Fax: (410) 328-3530

Personal History:


  • BS, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Dr. Gottdiener has over three decades of experience in the application of echocardiography in clinical and research environments, and he was one of the first to perform transesophageal echocardiography in the Mid Atlantic region. In addition to a stint in the Navy as a physician, Dr. Gottdiener served as an attending cardiologist and faculty member at the National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has served on the board of directors of the American Society of Echocardiography and the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He was a founding director and the second president of the Intersocietal Commission on Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL). He has authored or coauthored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, reviews, and editorials.

Research Interests:

Dr. Gottdiener’s research interests focus on utilization of echocardiography to characterize cardiac anatomy and function, in particular heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, in large cohorts such as community-based elderly individuals and in multicenter clinical trials of disease treatment. Additionally he has conducted research on cardiac responses to mental stress in health and disease and on relationships between behavior, psychological stress, coronary heart disease, and heart failure.

Clinical Speciality:

  • Echocardiography

Dr. Gottdiener’s clinical interests are in the application of echocardiography to determine the effects of systemic disease on the heart, the cardiac effects of hypertension, cardiac dyssynchrony, and transesophageal echocardiography.