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Chiadi Ndumele

Chiadi E Ndumele MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease; Director of Obesity Research, Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Chiadi E. Ndumele, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and Director of Obesity Research in the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ndumele received his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences cum laude from Johns Hopkins University, and his M.D. cum laude from Harvard University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He subsequently trained in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University, where he was Chief Cardiology Fellow in his final year. Dr. Ndumele received an MHS and Ph.D. in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2012, he was named Robert E. Meyerhoff Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, awarded every 5 years to two minority junior faculty members in the School of Medicine demonstrating excellence in their field of study. 

Dr. Ndumele’s research focuses on the relationship between adiposity and cardiovascular disease (CVD). His research is supported by a K23 Career Development Award from the NHLBI, a Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a Catalyst Award from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ndumele’s research focuses on mechanisms linking adiposity to CVD and strategies to improve prediction and prevention. His work has focused on: investigating the dyslipidemias and inflammation associated with obesity and insulin resistance; refining characterization of the epidemiology of obesity-associated CVD, with strategies including incorporating historical weight measures; evaluating the role of cardiac biomarkers in understanding pathways by which obesity leads to CVD and predicting future adverse outcomes; and assessing the effects of physical activity on modifying cardiovascular risk, particularly in the setting of obesity. He is a co-investigator of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study; previously served as Chair of a session of the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiometabolic Think Tank; is on the Advisory Committee of the T32 Training Grant in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins; and is presently the Vice-Chair of the Obesity Committee of the American Heart Association.