Dr. Barbara Hutchinson, the managing partner of Chesapeake Cardiac Care, is characterized by her warmth, welcoming spirit, and compassionate bedside manner. She is very passionate about caring for people with cardiovascular diseases, which is the leading cause of death in both men and women.

Using her extensive experience and vast knowledge of the cardiology field, she has presented many papers and lectures nationally and internationally. She is a member of several medical associations, including the American College of Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

As a well-respected pillar in the cardiovascular medicine community, Dr. Hutchinson has won numerous awards* and recognitions*.

She believes that good health is the cornerstone of progress because without it our future plans may not materialize. She is recognized as a detail-oriented clinician who takes the time to educate her patients on their medical condition, why they need certain tests, and what the follow-up care entails. Her reputation for extraordinary care attracts patients from all over the US, as well as from other countries and continents. She enjoys her job and it is manifested in the way she makes every patient feel special, respected, and comfortable. She listens to her patients’ concerns, answers their questions, and allows them to be a part of their care by helping them to make right choices on a daily basis. Her warm and welcoming nature combined with cutting edge medical care and services has given her an extremely high level of patient satisfaction.

Dr. Hutchinson enjoys dedicating her spare time to helping the community. She volunteers at a clinic for individuals without insurance. She also mentors high school students considering a career in medicine and she allows residents considering cardiology as a specialty to spend time in her practice. In addition, Dr. Hutchinson is a very involved member of her church.

Away from the office, Dr. Hutchinson is an excellent cook, specializing in preparing healthy and tasty meals that do not compromise cardiovascular risk factors. She is also a musician and, being from Trinidad, she plays the steelpan as part of a band.

To know and meet Dr. Hutchinson at Chesapeake Cardiac Care is to experience outstanding evidence-based cardiovascular medical care with confidence, warmth, and efficiency.


Dr. Hutchinson’s passion for cardiology started at a young age as a curiosity about heart disease in her father’s family. She was born in Tobago, West Indies and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. Her curiosity about heart disease led her to the United States to pursue a career in cardiovascular disease management. She completed a Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Pharmacology at Howard University before going on to the University of Maryland in Baltimore, where she completed her medical degree, residency in Internal Medicine, and cardiology fellowship. At the University of Maryland she was the first African American to hold the titles of Medical School Class President and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. After completing her cardiovascular training, she remained on staff briefly before going into private practice in Annapolis, Maryland.


1989 – 1993 M.D. DEGREE
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Howard University, Washington, D.C.

1979 – 1980 B.Sc. in CHEMISTRY
University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad

Post-graduate Education:

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


2014 Recertification in Cardiovascular Diseases
2013 Board Certified in Sleep Medicine
2006 Level II trained in CT Angiogram
2004 Fellow of American College of Cardiology
2002 Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases
2001 Nuclear Cardiology
1996 Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine
1994 Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners


1996 Licensed in the state of Maryland #D50016

Professional Memberships:

Past President of the Association of Black Cardiologists
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
American Society of Echocardiography
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Telemedicine Association


2020 Top 100 Women in Maryland- Circle of Excellence given by Daily Record

2017 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise in the Mid Atlantic Area given by National Minority Supplier Development Council

2016 Top 100 Women in Maryland given by Daily Record

2015 Caribbean American Heritage Award Winner given by the Institute of Caribbean Studies

2015 Brava Award given by Smart CEO

2015 Blue Ribbon Award Winner given by The US Chamber of Commerce

2014 Impact Award from the Association of Black Cardiologists

2014 Top 50 Women to watch in Maryland by the Baltimore Sun

2014 Top 100 Women in Maryland given by Daily Record

2013 100 Black Men of America – Greater Washington Chapter

2013 Graduate of Leadership Maryland Class 2013

2012 Innovator of the Year Award for Maryland given by the Daily Record in Baltimore

2012 Enterprising Women of the Year Award given by Enterprising Women

2012 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise in the Mid Atlantic Area given by The Center for Business Inclusion and Diversity

1998 Most Distinguished Ph.D. Alumni,

Graduate School of Arts and Science
Howard University, Washington, D.C.

1990 – 1991 President of the Class of 1993
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

1990 Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship by the
Association of Black Cardiologists

1989 – 1993 Merit Scholarship, University of Maryland

1983 Outstanding Research Scholar,
Howard University, Washington, D.C.

1981 – 1983 Howard University Graduate School Scholarship

Professional Experience – Clinical:

2016- Present Member of the Cardiovascular Examination Writing Committee at
The American Board of Internal Medicine

2010- 2014 Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center

2000 – Present Private Practice
Chesapeake Cardiac Care, P.A.
Annapolis, MD

2000 – 2002 Annapolis Cardiologists, LLC
Annapolis, MD

1998 – 2000 Intensivist
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, MD

1996 – 2000 Intensivist
Mercy Medical Center Baltimore, MD

Professional Experience – Teaching:

1997 – Present Instructor in Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Maryland Hospital

1987 – 1989 Lecturer in Pharmacology
University of District of Columbia, D.C.
Department of Respiratory Therapy

1983 Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
Department of Pharmacology
Howard University

Professional Experience – Research:

2017- Present External Advisory Board of Delaware IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence.

2010-2011 Principal Investigator of a randomized, double-blind Placebo-controlled Parallel group, multinational trial to assess the prevention of Thrombotic events with Ticagrelor compared to placebo on a background of Acetyl Salicylic acid (ASA) therapy in patients with a history of myocardial infarction.

2007-2010 Principal Investigator in a Prospective Randomized Double-Blind, Double Dummy, Parallel-Group, Multicenter, Event-Driven Non- Inferiority Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of once-daily Oral Rivaroxaban with Adjusted –Dose Oral Warfarin for the Prevention of Stroke and Non- Central Nervous System Systemic Embolism in Subjects with Non- Valvular Atrial Fibrillation.

2006-2008 Sub- Investigator in a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Study to assess the Efficacy and safety of Darbopoetin Alfa Treatment on Mortality and Morbidity in Heart Failure Subjects with symptomatic Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction and Anemia.

1996 – 1998 Single-center randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
Looking at the effects of chronic administration of Coenzyme
Q10 in patients with Congestive Heart Failure.

1993 – 1994 Single-center clinical trial looking at the effect of Ouabain on
blood pressure in healthy subjects.

1988 – 1993 Pharmacology consultant on a health-related literacy in targeted
Population of Blacks and Hispanics at the University of the
District of Columbia.

1988 – 1990 Clinical Research Coordinator of a Multicenter Clinical Trial on
“Parallel evaluation of the hemodynamic effects of 3.75 mg, 15
mg and 30 mg Zofenopril in patients with chronic heart failure”
at Howard University Hospital.

1987 – 1991 Clinical Research Coordinator of Multicenter Clinical Trial on
“Survival of Ventricular Enlargement” (S.A.V.E.) Following Myocardial Infarction: Effects of Captopril” at Howard University

1987 – 1989 Research Associate, Hypertension Section
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Howard University Hospital

1985 – 1987 Post Doctoral Fellow
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Howard University Hospital

1982 – 1986 Coordinator of Minority Hypertension Research
Development Summer Program at Howard University
Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health

1984 – 1985 Clinical Chemist, Department of Pharmacology,
Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Professional Experience: Boards

2019- Present Board Member of Women Presidents Organization

2016- Present Board Member of Heart Health Foundation Annapolis

2018- Present Board Member of Medical Advisory Board of the Motor Vehicle Administration Maryland Department of transportation

2012-2020 Board Member of the Association of Black Cardiologists

2013-Present Advisory Board Member of Enterprising Women

3Professional Experience: Community

2011- Present Member of the Links Incorporated Annapolis Chapter
2010- Present Member of Women Presidents Organization -Greenbelt Chapter