Jennifer Lawton

Jennifer S. Lawton, MD, is the Richard B. Darnall Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, Director of Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory, Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Surgery and Cardiac Surgeon-in-Charge, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Lawton’s research interests include intraoperative myocardial protection (specifically, the use of ATP-sensitive potassium channel openers) and myocyte response to stress, heart disease in women, and treatment for aortic dissection. Her clinical interests parallel her investigative interests in that she performs coronary revascularization (emphasis on multiarterial grafting), valvular heart disease, the surgical treatment of aortic disease and acute type A aortic dissection. She is a member of multiple organizations including the ASA, the SCS, and a fellow of the ACS. She has served on various committees in the AATS, STS, STSA, EACTS, and is former President of the WTS. Dr. Lawton was elected as a fellow of the AHA in 2014 and has served as an abstract grader since 2005, is on multiple committees including Chair Nominating Committee CVSA Council; and Chair of the AHA/ACC/SCAI Guideline Writing Committee. She serves as a Director of the ABTS. Dr. Lawton is a past Vice Chair of the ACGME RRC for Thoracic Surgery. She has served as Deputy Editor for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, on the editorial board of the JTCVS, and as a guest reviewer for multiple other journals.