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Robert E. Hood, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Program Director for Electrocardiology

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor Of Medicine

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-7877


(410) 328-8788

Education and Training

Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, University of Maryland Baltimore- 8/1998-8/1999

Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship, National Naval Medical Center- 8/1995-8/1998

Internal Medicine Residency, Chief Resident, US Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA- 7/1989-7/1992

Flexible Medicine Internship, US Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA- 7/1983-6/1984

Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine- 5/1983

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Loyola College- 5/1978


Dr. Hood is a native of Baltimore. Before retiring from service with the United States Navy he served in various stations around the country and overseas including with submarine and diving commands.  His last assignment was as Chief of Cardiology at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda Maryland.  He retired from active service in 2003 at the rank of Captain.

He joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in 2003.  Initially his focus was with clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Some years later he redirected his activities to general cardiology and echocardiography.

His current interests are centered on providing care to patients requiring general cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography and electrocardiography. These are also the core of his teaching efforts for which he has received multiple Gary D. Plotnick MD Teacher of the Year awards.

He sees outpatients in the Cardiology Ambulatory Center at Faculty Practice site on Redwood Street in downtown Baltimore. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Special Interests: Echocardiography, Electrophysiology

Highlighted Publications

Hood R. Syncope in the Elderly. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 2007 May; 23(2): 351-61

Hood RE & Shorofsky SR. Management of Arrhythmias in the Emergency Department. Cardiology Clinics. 2006 Feb; 24(1): 125-133

Khan EM, Voudouris AA, Hood RE, Shorofsky SR. Repositioning of a dislodged and fibrosed ventricular lead. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. 2005 June; 13(1):55-7

Voudouris AA, Khan EM, Hood RE, Shorofsky SR. Migration of an Accufix atrial lead retention wire to the anterior mediastinum. Heart Rhythm. 2005 Feb;2(2):215