Dr. Hugh Calkins, MD

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Dr. Hugh Calkins, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Baltimore, MD and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Calkins has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Calkins to book an appointment.

Dr. Calkins

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street Sheikh Zayed Tower 7125R Baltimore, MD 21287
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Calkins

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Calkins treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Calkins treats other conditions, please contact the office at (443) 997-0270.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Calkins is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
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Dr. Calkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(443) 997-0270

Dr. Calkins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Calkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Calkins

4.4

Based on 26 ratings

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There is a reason Dr. Calkins is world renowned. He performed a procedure on my father five years ago to free him from a-fib. The procedure was flawless and the care he provided was top notch. My father still brags about his experience with Dr. Calkins to this day. Despite being a top cardiologist in the world, Dr. Calkins is incredibly down to earth and deeply cares about his patient. I reached out to him about a different issue for my father, Dr. Calkins followed through and recommended one of his colleagues. I have dealt with many cardiologists for my father over the year, Dr. Calkins is simply the BEST!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 14, 2020
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Dr Calkins is an amazing doctor. He helped figure out my husband’s heart condition after seeing multiple doctors who couldn’t figure it out. He provided the best care for us! I highly recommend his services!!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ashley – Aug 12, 2020
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He's always on time and spends plenty of time with me, his patient. He gave me a complete explanation of my problem and several alternative treatments to think about. I have friends with the same problem that I have and they are not at all pleased with their doctors.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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David Cramer – Jun 09, 2020
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— I am presently under Dr. Calkins’ care for a newly discovered case of AFib. I have found Dr. Calkins to be absolutely top-notch, professionally providing me with sound guidance and effective treatment through this rather scary time. Without any equivocation whatsoever, I would highly recommend this fine doctor to anyone with heart issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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L.S. Shelton – Sep 11, 2019
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Dr. Hugh Caulkins changed my life. He has ablated me twice - in 2002 and in 2006. My a-fib is under control with the use of medicine to augment the operations. In the past 16 years, Dr. Caulkins has repeatedly shown to me his care and concern and his humanity and professionalism and basic decency. For my 2006 procedure, the JHU scheduling office screwed up. This was not Dr. Caulkins' fault. He personally rescheduled and built the team to do the procedure the next day.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Brian Roeder in Delaplane, VA – Oct 10, 2018
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After 28 years of constant exhaustion due to very complex rhythm issues, Dr. Calkins solved my problems with ablation, and a pacemaker/defibrillator. I just went on a 2.5 mile hike at 7000 feet and I feel wonderful! I will be forever grateful to Dr. Calkins for my new life!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nancy Wheeler in Baltimore, MD – Aug 10, 2017
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Doctor Calkins and his team performed a catheter ablation on me in 2011, a procedure that cured my severe atrial fibrillation after years of misery...and failed medical interventions (including two previous ablations) in my home state. He was kind, informative, and helpful from first contact to last. But what I appreciate most, of course, is his competence. On the recommendation of a respected cardiologist, I flew from the west coast to Baltimore for the procedure. My smartest investment ever.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Norm Stamper in Eastsound, WA – Jan 25, 2017
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I had my ablation last week and am having a excellent recovery thanks to Dr Calkins expertise, kindness and caring.i trust him and his team completely.He was so kind to my son during this stressful time and kept him informed as to what was happening. I would recommend him to anyone that needs an ablation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra Johnson in Hagerstown, MD – Sep 29, 2016
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I came to Dr Calkins after a year plus of illness: bacterial pneumonia; never regaining energy, stamina; mental confusion, weakness, headaches; a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); and finally what my family called "the Wobblies" when I lost all strength in my limbs and frequently collapsed. Dr Calkins listened, and then HEARD the symptoms I described. He prescribed changes in my treatment which changed my life: I am now able to pursue physical therapy for strength. Thank you, Dr C
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ruth H in Bethesda, MD – Jul 26, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr. Calkins for 5 years now. I credit him with saving my life.....giving me my life back again. He took me from being in Afib almost 24 hours a day, to being in perfect sinus rhythm, for 3 years now. Not only is he excellent in his field, he is also a kind, caring and approachable doctor. You can't find many like that these days. I send him emails frequently thanking him for making me well again. I have the Utmost Respect for him, and TRUST him 100% with my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Donna Katunick in Sparks, Md – Jul 19, 2016
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Calkins is a researcher first, physician second.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dan Walter in Annapolis, MD – Jul 10, 2016
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If you have ARVD/C you MUST see Dr. Calkins- the EXPERT in the United States for ARVD/C. Even if you have a great EP/cardiologist at home, see him for a consult like we did! Our EP and Cardiologist at home were extremely depressing about our new diagnosis, Dr. Calkins told us right off to look at the disease as positive as you can, and that it is HIS job to work to make sure you don't have symptoms. Now that's a great attitude!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Wife of Patient with ARVC in Columbus, OH – Jun 30, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Hugh Calkins, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Baltimore, MD and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Calkins has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1984
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Hugh Calkins, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Calkins frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Calkins specializes.

Where is Dr. Hugh Calkins, MD's office located?

Dr. Calkins' office is located at 600 N. Wolfe Street Sheikh Zayed Tower 7125R, Baltimore, MD 21287. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Hospital600 N. Wolfe Street Sheikh Zayed Tower 7125R Baltimore, MD 21287
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Calkins is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)