Lena Beal, MS, RD, LD

Lena Beal, MS, RD, LD


Relevant Topics: Cardiovascular nutrition, weight management

Lena Beal, MS, RD, LD is a therapeutic dietitian for cardiac rehabilitation and advanced heart failure patients at Piedmont Heart. A registered and licensed dietitian for 13 years, Beal serves with the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy as Community Partner and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Review Board. Her interests include nutrition and heart health, nutrition and public policy, sports nutrition and fitness. See Beal interview here.

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Thomas Deering, M.D.

Thomas Deering, M.D.


Relevant Topics: Atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrhythmias, research

Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, Dr. Thomas Deering has been on the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital staff since 1989. His interests include the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias and the treatment and education of patients with cardiac arrhythmias and congestive heart failure. Dr. Deering earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. See Dr. Deering interview here.

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David Kandzari, M.D.

David Kandzari, M.D.


Relevant Topics: Research, interventional cardiology

Board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, Dr. David Kandzari specializes in interventional cardiology, peripheral arterial disease and cardiovascular medicine. His clinical focus includes catheter-based revascularization of complex coronary and peripheral disease. Dr. Kandzari earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University School of Medicine then completed his internship and residency at The John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland. See Dr. Kandzari interview here.

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Federico Milla, M.D.

Federico Milla, M.D.


Relevant Topics: Hispanic heart health, heart valve disease

Dr. Federico Milla serves as the medical director of Piedmont's Marcus Heart Valve Center. A graduate from St. George's University in Grenada, Dr. Milla's clinical interests include mitral valve reconstruction, reoperative cardiac surgery, coronary revascularization and heart transplantation. He is passionate about Hispanic heart health and is bilingual. Dr. Milla can accommodate media requests from English and Spanish speaking media outlets.

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David Montgomery, M.D.

David Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D.


Relevant Topics: Preventive heart health, heart disease in youth and athletes, obesity

Dr. David E. Montgomery, Ph.D., known affectionately across the nation as "Dr. Dave" the heart health expert and motivational speaker, is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine. His interests include preventing and managing cardiovascular disease in young adults, athletes and obese populations. Dr. Dave received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. See Dr. Dave interview here.

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Kenneth Taylor, M.D.

Kenneth Taylor, M.D.


Relevant Topics: Heart failure

Dr. Kenneth Taylor is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. As director of Piedmont Atlanta's Advanced Heart Failure Resource Center, Dr. Taylor specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and is a fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians. See Dr. Taylor interview here.

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