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.
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