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Valve Care Experts

Our patient-centered approach to heart valve care is delivered by an integrated multidisciplinary team of valve specialists in Atlanta, Georgia. Surgeons, interventional cardiologists and cardiac imaging specialists work together, leveraging individual expertise in a coordinated effort, leading to streamlined care and better results. Our innovative, integrated approach means patients can get direct access to world-class heart valve surgery and comprehensive care, closer to home than ever before.

Surgery

Vinod Thourani, M.D.
Vinod Thourani, M.D.

Medical School Emory University

Residency Emory University

Fellowship Emory University

 
Morris Brown III, M.D.
Morris Brown III, M.D.

Medical School Medical College of Georgia

Residency Emory University

Fellowship Emory University

 
 
Sagar Damle, M.D.
Sagar Damle, M.D.

Medical School University of Virginia School of Medicine

Residency University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center

Fellowship University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center

 
David Dean, M.D.
David Dean, M.D.

Medical School UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Residency University of North Carolina

 
 
John Gott, M.D.
John Gott, M.D.

Medical School University of Louisville

Residency Emory University

Fellowship University of Louisville

 
James Kauten, M.D.
James Kauten, M.D.

Program Director, Marcus Heart Valve Center

Medical School University of Health Sciences of The Chicago Medical School

Residency Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Emory University

 
Federico Milla, M.D.
Federico Milla, M.D.

Surgical Director, Marcus Heart Valve Center

Medical School St. George's University

Residency The University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center

Fellowship The Mount Sinai Hospital

 
Peter Barrett, M.D.
Peter Barrett, M.D.

Medical School St. George's University School of Medicine

Residency Morristown Memorial Hospital

Fellowship Morristown Memorial Hospital

 
 

 

Interventional Cardiology

William Ballard, M.D.
William Ballard, M.D.

Medical School Eastern Virginia Medical School

Internship Medical University of South Carolina

Residency Medical University of South Carolina

 
Christopher Meduri, M.D., MPH
Christopher Meduri, M.D., MPH

Co-Medical Director, Marcus Heart Valve Center

Medical School University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Internship Duke University School of Medicine

Residency Duke University School of Medicine

Fellowship Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 
 
Vivek Rajagopal, M.D.
Vivek Rajagopal, M.D.

Co-Medical Director, Marcus Heart Valve Center

Medical School University of Michigan

Internship University of Washington in Seattle

Residency Stanford University

Fellowship Cleveland Clinic

 
David Kandzari, M.D.
David Kandzari, M.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Medical School Duke University School of Medicine

Internship John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residency John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellowship Duke University School of Medicine

 
 

 

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Imaging

Sara Mobasseri, M.D.
Sara Mobasseri, M.D.

Medical School Medical College of Ohio

Internship Rush University Medical Center

Residency Rush University Medical Center

Fellowship Rush University Medical Center

 

 
Venkateshwar Polsani, M.D.
Venkateshwar Polsani, M.D.

Medical School Gandhi Medical College Medicine

Internship Abington Memorial Hospital

Residency Baylor College of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine

 
 
Sarah Rinehart, M.D.
Sarah Rinehart, M.D.

Medical School Marshall University School of Medicine

Residency Joan C. Edward School of Medicine at Marshall University

Fellowship Joan C. Edward School of Medicine at Marshall University

 
Vivek Rajagopal, M.D.
Hassan Sayegh, M.D.

Medical School American University of Beirut

Internship Emory University School of Medicine

Residency Emory University School of Medicine

Fellowship Emory University School of Medicine

 
 
Mani Vannan, M.D.
Mani Vannan, M.D.

Medical Director, Valvular Imaging

Medical School Madras Medical College

Residency Trafford General Hospital

Fellowship Tufts-New England Medical Center

 
 

Clinical Liaisons

Mani Vannan, M.D.
Meredith B. Brazell, MMSC, PA-C

Transcatheter Extender

EducationBachelor of Science, Business Management and Spanish, Georgia Institute of Technology; Masters of Medical Science and Physician Assistant Certification, Emory University; Critical Care Residency in Cardiology, Emory University

 
Ellen Filer, RCIS, RCS
Ellen Filer, RCIS, RCS

Valve Coordinator

Education Registered Cardiac Sonographer, Ultrasound Diagnostic Imaging School - Tampa

 
 
Miriam King, RN
Miriam King, RN

Clinical Supervisor

Education Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Mississippi

 
Dawn Pittman, RN
Dawn Pittman, RN

Patient Navigator

Education Associate of Science in Nursing, Georgia Southwestern State University

 
 
Stacey Wilson APRN, MSN, NP-C
Stacey Wilson APRN, MSN, NP-C

Surgical Extender

Education
Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Pepperdine University;  Bachelor of Science Nursing, Kennesaw State University;  Masters of Science, Nursing, Kennesaw State University

 
Frances Lockwood, MMSC, PA-C
Frances Lockwood, MMSC, PA-C

Transcatheter Extender

EducationBachelor of Science in Nursing with Distinction, University of Virginia;  Masters of Medical Science and Physician Assistant Certification, Emory University

 
 
Amy E. Simone, PA-C, AACC
Amy E. Simone, PA-C, AACC

Clinical Director

EducationBachelor of Science in Biology, Oglethorpe University;  Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

 
Anna Forman, MSN, NP-C
Anna Forman, MSN, NP-C

Transcatheter Extender

EducationBachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical College of Georgia;  Master of Science in Nursing, Georgia State University

 
 
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