CMHC Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Michael J. Blaha, MD, MPH

Lutherville, Maryland

Michael J. Blaha, MD, MPH

Cardiology and Epidemiology


Dr. Michael J. Blaha, MD, MPH (Professor of Cardiology and Epidemiology), represents the 4th generation of physicians in his family. He practices as a preventive cardiologist specializing in cardiometabolic disease and in the interpretation of cardiac CT. His clinic specializes in patients with cardiometabolic disease and advanced subclinical atherosclerosis, and the focused use of an array of lifestyle and pharmacotherapies to mitigate that risk. He has mentored over 30 trainees, many of whom have gone on to hold prominent academic appointments.

Dr. Blaha has published over 550 scientific articles focusing on the appropriate use of tests and new therapies in the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. He has received multiple grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, FDA, American Heart Association, Amgen Foundation, Aetna Foundation, Bayer, and Novo Nordisk.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Cardiology, Johns Hopkins, 2012
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program at Johns Hopkins, 2009
  • Master of Public Health, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University, 2006
  • Medical Degree, Vanderbilt University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, Pre-Medical Studies & Classical Civilization, University of Notre Dame, 2001

Professional Highlights

  • Director of Clinical Research & Director of the Cardiometabolic Clinic, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award, 2022
  • Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher List, Top 1% of the World’s Researchers, 2021
  • Standing member, Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drug Advisory Committee (EMDAC) for the FDA
  • Dr. Fred Brancati Award, Excellence in Mentoring, Johns Hopkins, 2018


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