The Leader in Cardiac CT Education

Dr. Joao A. Lima, M.D

Dr. Joao A. Lima, M.D
Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Lima has been at Hopkins since completing medical school at the University of Bahia, Brazil, a period of almost 25 years. After completing his Cardiology Fellowship at Hopkins, he spent 2 years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania before returning as a faculty member in 1992.

Dr. Lima developed widely used MRI methods to measure myocardial infarct size. He has also applied sophisticated MRI techniques to the study of heart failure in large populations, such as the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, which is a modern Framingham of heart disease taking place in six different states in America. More recently, Dr. Lima’s research has concentrated on monitoring the effects of statin therapy on atherosclerosis by MRI and CT.

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