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Edward K. Kasper

Caring for individuals with heart failure has long become the central focus of my lifetime. I made the choice to be a doctor rather than a scientist since I like helping people. I enjoy finding what's wrong, creating a treatment plan and assisting patients and their families navigate the sometimes confusing modern healthcare system. As the American population ages, many adults may suffer from heart failure. How good they perform will depend not only on the medical care that they receive, but also on how engaged they are in their own care. Knowing this is why I wished to write this novel for you with Mary.

Born and raised in Connecticut, I consider myself a Connecticut Yankee though I’t lived the majority of my life in Baltimore because of my ties to Johns Hopkins. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1979 and returned to Connecticut to get my M.D. in the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1984. Then it was back to Baltimore for citizenship and residency in internal medicine, chief residency in addition to instruction in cardiovascular disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. I've Been on the Hopkins School of Medicine faculty since 1993. I dwell in the north west suburbs of Baltimore along with my wife Debbi and also our son Ted. Coaching Ted’s basketball and lacrosse youth teams has given me great enjoyment. I make spending some time with my family a priority, from father-son fishing trips to a massive family trip to Africa.

Edward Kasper, M.D. is your E. Cowles Andrus Professor in Cardiology and clinical director of the Johns Hopkins University Medical School’s Department of Cardiology. He manages the clinical attempts of over 100 faculty and 40 cardiology fellows who care for more than 4,000 inpatients and almost 30,000 outpatients a year. Before that he directed the Heart Failure and Transplant Service from 1993 to 2003 and from 2003 to 2008 had been Chief of Cardiolo

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