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Importance of Statin Adherence and Persistence to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

November 18, 2020
33 Mins

Join Dr. Michael Blaha, Director of Clinical Research at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and an Assistant Professor of Medicine, as he walks you through a presentation about the importance of statin adherence and persistence to reduce cardiovascular risk. For your convenience, you have the option to view the webinar in its entirety or by chapter.


Dr. Michael Blaha

Professor of Cardiology

Director of Clinical Research

Dr. Michael Blaha is Professor of Cardiology and serves as the Director of Clinical Research for the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. He completed his BS in pre-medical studies at Notre Dame, and then graduated from Vanderbilt University, earning both his MD and MPH in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. Dr. Blaha completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program at Johns Hopkins, followed by a fellowship in Cardiology. Medical Housestaff Training Program at Johns Hopkins, followed by a fellowship in Cardiology. He is the 4th generation of physicians in his family.

Dr. Blaha is a standing member of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drug Advisory Committee (EMDAC) for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and an Associate Editor for the Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Clinical Community on, the website of the American College of Cardiology. He has received grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, FDA, AHA, the Amgen Foundation, and the Aetna Foundation. His work has been highly cited in national guidelines for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. In 2018, Dr. Blaha received the Dr. Fred Brancati award at Johns Hopkins for excellence in mentoring. He has mentored over 20 trainees, many of which have gone on to hold prominent academic appointments.


This webinar is sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.