Dr. Black is the Chief of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the David Goldfarb, MD Associate Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He joined the surgical faculty of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2004 after completion of his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Black is an expert in the application of endovascular technology for patients with aortic and vascular disease, and he has unique expertise in vascular reconstruction for VEDS and other connective tissue disorders. To this end, he has given invited lectures to the White House Medical Unit and the FDA section in charge of cardiovascular devices. His research interests include the molecular events underpinning the development of aortic catastrophe in both atherosclerotic and connective tissue disorders.