Dr. Gordon Tomaselli is the chief of the Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiology. He is an expert in the fields of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias. Dr. Tomaselli’s research focuses on ion channel structure, function, and remodeling. His lab has been continuously funded by the NIH for over 25 years. He holds several patents on methods to improve heart function and prevent arrhythmias, including an implantable device for the delivery of cell-derived biomolecules.
He earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his medical training, residency, and research fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. He was then a clinical and research fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before joining the faculty in 1989. He was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 1997 and has been a member of the Association of American Physicians since 2010. He was a Deputy Editor for Circulation Research from 1999-2009 and is currently a Consulting Editor. He is a Senior Guest Editor for Circulation and Associate Editor for JACC: Basic to Translational Science and Cardiovascular Research. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals in cardiovascular science and medicine and has been a member of study sections for the NIH, AHA, and California Tobacco Research Fund and a member of review panels for grants from a number of organizations, including DFG, INSERM and CIRM. Dr. Tomaselli was president of the American Heart Association from 2011 to 2012.