Peter Kwiterovich, M.D.
Pediatrics and Medicine
Lipid Research and Atherosclerosis Division
Johns Hopkins University Lipid Clinic
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building
200 North Wolfe St Room 3093
Baltimore, Maryland 21287
- Diagnosis and treatment (diet and drug) of children and adults (families) with inherited lipid problems and premature cardiovascular disease
- Genetic basis of inherited lipid disorders
- Expression at birth of biochemical and genetic markers for future CVD
Dr. Peter Kwiterovich is chief of the Lipid Research and Atherosclerosis Division, director of the Johns Hopkins Lipid Clinic, and professor of pediatrics and medicine at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Kwiterovich is Chief of the Lipid Research/Atherosclerosis Unit at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Director of The Johns Hopkins University Lipid Clinic, and Director of The Johns Hopkins Physicians Lipid Disorders Training Center. He was the Director and principal investigator for The Johns Hopkins Coronary Artery Disease Study and the principal investigator for the National Health and Nutrition Education Survey (NHANES). He is currently a principal investigator for the Triad Heart Study, the Adolescent Diet, Hormones and Breast Cancer Susceptibility Study and the AIM-HIGH Study. Dr. Kwiterovich was also the Scientific Co-Founder and President of Lipid Therapeutics, Inc.
Dr. Kwiterovich is a leading scholar in the field of lipid research since its inception and is a recognized leader in the field both nationally and internationally. He was an inaugural member of the National Cholesterol Education Program for Cholesterol in Children and Adolescents and more recently Chair of the Lipid Component of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institutes Panel on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Children.
Dr. Kwiterovich’s current research interests include the molecular basis of disorders of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, especially sitosterolemia and hyperapoB, gene mapping to predict premature coronary artery disease, the effects of lipid-lowering agents and diet on dyslipidemia, and the expression and treatment of dyslipidemias starting in childhood.
Dr. Kwiterovich is a Fellow of the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis and a member of both the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association.
The author of 300 published works, Dr. Kwiterovich’s articles have appeared in such professional journals as American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Human Genetics, Archives of Internal Medicine, Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Lipid Research, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Pediatrics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Science.
He has served as a member of the Editorial Board for the Lipid Research Clinics dyslipidemia monograph and for the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism and was co-editor of a special supplement on prevention of coronary heart disease in the European Heart Journal. More recently, he was the editor for a supplement in the American Journal of Cardiology entitled: “Modern Concepts of Lipoprotein Modulated Disease” and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.
Among his many awards and honors, Dr. Kwiterovich received the Howard W. Blakeslee Award of the American Heart Association for his book titled Beyond Cholesterol: The Johns Hopkins Complete Guide for Avoiding Heart Disease. He is the editor of a textbook, “The Johns Hopkins Textbook of Dyslipidemia” to be published in October 2009. He has been listed twice in The Best Doctors in the U.S., in several editions of Who’s Who in America and in the World, and in American Men and Women of Science. He was awarded the Sanctae Crucis Award 2005 for outstanding professional accomplishments from the College of the Holy Cross. He was recognized for his research, teaching and clinical care in 2008 by The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center at Heartfest.
Phone: 410-614-0972 - or - appointment line 410-997-KIDS