Cardiovascular Specialists Of Central Maryland, P.A.

Founded in 1975 by Jerome Hantman, what is now Cardiovascular Specialists of Central Maryland, a Community Specialty Practice of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has grown to be the single largest cardiology practice based in Howard County, with 9 Board-Certified Cardiologists, 1 Physician Assistant, and over 40 clinical and administrative support staff.

For more information on MPHC’s cardiology practice, please call 410-997-7979.


Our cardiologists and staff offer a full range of personalized consultative and diagnostic cardiovascular care, including:

  • Adult cardiac consultations and follow-up care
  • Exercise and pharmacologic cardiac stress testing
  • Nuclear cardiology testing (accredited by IAC*)
  • Echocardiography (accredited by IAC*),transesophageal echo and stress echo EKGs (electrocardiograms)
  • Holter and event monitoring (24-hour and 30-day EKGs)
  • Carotid and peripheral vascular ultrasound testing (accredited by IAC*)
  • Coumadin (anti-coagulation) clinic
  • Device (pacemaker and ICD) clinic

The accreditation of our nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and vascular ultrasound programs by the respective Intersocietal Commission accrediting body (IAC) is awarded to such cardiology programs only after a rigorous review of our policies, procedures, and study of technical quality and professional interpretation accuracy. This accreditation assures referring physicians and patients of our cardiovascular specialists high standards and expertise in cardiovascular diagnostic testing modalities. Our cardiologists and cardiovascular experts also offer complete interventional cardiac care, including:


  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Interventional coronary procedures
  • Interventional peripheral vascular procedures
  • Pacemaker/ICD/Loop Recorder Implantation

As part of our commitment to being on the forefront of current developments in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, our cardiovascular specialists have a full-time clinical research department that is currently conducting over a dozen clinical research trials. Since 2004, we have utilized a state-of-the-art, cardiology-specific EMR (Electronic Medical Record) system that makes a patient’s clinical chart available instantly to his or her cardiologists at any time of day or night, offering our cardiology patients increased efficiency and responsiveness. Our website,, offers patients access to a variety of educational resources on cardiovascular disease as well as information about the cardiology practice and cardiovascular specialists.

The specialists at Medical Pavilion Howard County (MPHC) provide experienced cardiologists, cutting-edge cardiovascular treatments, heart disease care, and cardiovascular care. Serving residents in Anne Arundel County including Annapolis, Laurel, Lothian, North Beach, Churchton, Owings, Deale, Dunkirk, Fort George G. Meade, Friendship, Shady Side, Galesville, Harwood, West River, Tracy’s Landing, Jessup, Arnold, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Edgewater, Gambrills, Gibson Island, Glen Burnie, Hanover, Harmans, Linthicum Heights, Mayo, Millersville, Odenton, Crofton, Pasedena, Riva, Severn, Severna Park and surrounding areas.