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PH Care Centers

Johns Hopkins University

Pulmonary Hypertension Service

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
601 North Caroline Street
7th Floor, Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21287

PHA Centers of Comprehensive Care

History

The Johns Hopkins Pulmonary Hypertension Program (JHPHP) was established in 1999 and has been under the direction of Paul Hassoun MD since 2002. The program consists of four physician providers (Drs. Hassoun, Stephen Mathai, Rachel Damico, and Todd Kolb), a nurse manager (Traci Housten), two research coordinators, and two administrative assistants. Outpatients are evaluated at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, a facility adjacent to the Johns Hopkins Hospital that also houses the outpatient radiology, pulmonary function laboratory, echocardiography, sleep clinics, and laboratory, phlebotomy and pharmacy services, thereby facilitating coordination of care. The JHPHP providers evaluate patients in a suite staffed with three medical assistants and a nurse manager.

Patients who require inpatient services are admitted to a dedicated pulmonary service, the Carol Johns Service, staffed by three internal medicine housestaff and one pulmonary and critical care fellow dedicated to the Special Services inpatient team. The team cares for patients with advanced lung disease, primarily those with pulmonary hypertension and those who have undergone lung transplantation. On each of the floors admitting patients from the JHPHP, nurses and pharmacists have been trained in the proper administration and management of advanced PH therapies and have 24 hour/7 days a week support from the JHPHP nurse manager.

Dr. Hassoun is the Johns Hopkins University’s principal investigator in the NIH Pulmonary Vascular Disease Omics (PVDOMICS) consortium through a grant from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

PH Program Physicians

  • Paul Hassoun, MD
  • Stephen Mathai, MD, MHS
  • Rachel Damico, MD, PhD
  • Todd Kolb, MD, PhD

Center Coordinator

  • Traci Housten, RN, MS

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 1999

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • 400-449

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 40-50

Support Services Available

  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement/Repair
  • Coagulation Service
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition Services
  • Lung Transplant
  • On-call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7 Availability)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary or Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Social Work
  • Rheumatology

Paul M. Hassoun, MD

Paul M. Hassoun, MD

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine

Education

  • 1981 – MD – Faculté de Médecine Lariboisière-Saint Louis, Université de Paris VII, Paris, France

Postgraduate Training

  • 1980-1981 – Clinical Research, Joslin Clinic, Boston, MA
  • 1981-1982 – Internship, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 1982-1984 – Residency, Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 1984-1987 – Clinical and Research Fellow in Medicine, Pulmonary Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 1987-1988 – Research Training Associate, Pulmonary Division, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Current Faculty Appointments

  • 2007-present – Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 2002-present – Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2002-present – Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2005-present – Faculty Recruitment Committee, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Awards & Honors

  • 1986 – Recipient of the Winthrop-Breon/ACCP Scholar Award for Outstanding Original Scientific Research, American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society
  • 2001 – Oliver Smith Award (“Recognizing excellence, compassion, and extraordinary service and caring at the New England Medical Center”)
  • 2001 – Tufts University School of Medicine, Third Year Clerkship, “Excellence in Teaching” Award
  • 2002 – Tufts University School of Medicine, Third Year Clerkship, “Excellence in Teaching” Award
  • 2008 – Chair, Program Committee, Pulmonary Circulation, American Thoracic Society
  • 2008 – The David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine
  • 2009-present – David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Awards Selection Committee, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2011-2012 – Chair, Pulmonary Circulation Assembly, American Thoracic Society

Publications

  • Click here for a selection of recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Hassoun.

Traci Housten, RN, MS

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Nurse

Education

  • 1989 – Nursing Diploma – Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
  • 1993 – BSN – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
  • 1995 – MS – Advanced Certification in Nursing Health Policy, University of Maryland at Baltimore Graduate School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD

Current Professional Experience

  • 2003-present – Program Manager, The Johns Hopkins Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

PH-Specific Activities and Leadership

  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association Outstanding Nurse Award, June 2002
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Professional Network (PHPN)
    • Founding member and Co-Chairperson, 1999-2001
    • Education Committee Co-Chairperson, 2004-2006
    • Education Conference Co-Chairperson, 2005
  • Maryland Pulmonary Hypertension Patient Education Day Chairperson, 2004 & 2006
    • Founder and Chair
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association Conference Speaker, 1998-2012
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association Medically-Led Sessions Planning Committee, 2006 & 2008

Publications

  • Click here to view a selection of pulmonary hypertension publications by Ms. Housten.

Before a new patient can be scheduled with the Pulmonary Hypertension program, all pertinent medical records from referring physicians must be faxed to (410) 614-7451. The scheduling office will then contact you to arrange an appointment date. For questions, please call (410) 614-6311.

Established patients interested in making an appointment can call (410) 550-LUNG (5864).

Last Verified: June 1, 2015