John Schmittner, MD

Schmittner John
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiology

Primary Office
3501 Johnson Street
Total Heart Center
Hollywood, FL 33021

Meet the Physician

Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension and Advanced Heart Failure, Memorial Hospital West

John Schmittner, MD, is a cardiologist with specialties in advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation and pulmonary hypertension. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1997, and completed his internal medicine residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore in 2001.

Dr. Schmittner has completed three fellowships: an NIH Clinical Research Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, 2004; a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, 2010; and a fellowship in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, 2012.



Recent publications

  • “Randomized Investigation of Methadone Doses at or Over 100 mg/day Combined with Contingency Management,” Drug Alcohol Dependence, 2012
  • “Opioid Challenge Evaluation in Blockade by Extended-Release Naltrexone in Opioid-Abusing Adults: Dose Effects and Time Course,” Drug Alcohol Dependence, 2011
  • “Effect of Methadone Maintenance on Body Mass Index and Lipid Profile in a Cocaine- and Heroin-Using Population,” Pharmacotherapy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011
  • “Tobacco, Cocaine and Heroin: Craving and Use During Daily Life,” Addictive Behaviors, 2010
  • “Electrocardiographic Effects of Lofexidine and Methadone Coadministration: Secondary Findings from a Safety Study,” Pharmacotherapy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2009
  • “Cocaine Craving and Use During Daily Life,” Psychopharmacology, 2009


  • Temple University, 1997
  • Washington Hospital Center, 1998, Internal Medicine
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Of Maryland, 2001, Internal Medicine
  • Hinsdale Hospital, 1999, Family Medicine
  • St Luke's Medical Center, 2013, Cardiovascular Disease
  • University Of Nebraska Medical Center, 2010, Cardiovascular Disease