Dr. Roger S. Blumenthal, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology and director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will present this year’s Robert E. Dye, M.D. Visiting Professor in Medicine lecture. The lecture, titled “Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: State of the Art,” will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 10 in Lecture Room D on the campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.
Blumenthal’s principal clinical and research interests involve the optimal management of ischemic heart disease, noninvasive detection of coronary atherosclerosis and the development of new strategies to optimize the management of cardiovascular disease risk factors. He specializes in treating adults who are at higher risk for future cardiovascular events because of prior cardiovascular or peripheral arterial disease and/or multiple coronary risk factors.
Blumenthal is an official national spokesperson for the American Heart Association and is vice-president of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. He was a past president of the American Heart Association Maryland Council and the Southeast Lipid Association and chairman of the American College of Cardiology Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee.