Dr. Joao Lima is a professor of medicine, radiology and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His pioneering work in cardiac imaging using advanced MRI, CT and echocardiography has led to noninvasive techniques for predicting cardiovascular disease and calculating its extent, as well as measuring the effectiveness of modern cardiac treatments. He holds numerous patents on devices and methods for cardiac imaging and image-guided therapies.
Dr. Lima graduated medical school at the University of Bahia, Brazil. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins and spent two years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania before returning to Hopkins as a faculty member in 1992. A long-time investigator with the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), Dr. Lima is credited with more than 175 articles out of that study and nearly 575 publications over his career. He is associate editor of Journal of the American College of Cardiology and serves on the editorial board of the Italian Journal of Cardiology while reviewing for other journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Lima has been invited to present his research throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia