Wendy M Book, MD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Director of Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center

Department of Medicine

Office: TEC A2445

Phone: 404-778-5545

Fax: 404-778-5035

Email: wbook@emory.edu


Emory Healthcare clinical profile

About Dr. Book
Dr. Wendy Book is the Director of the Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center. She has 15 years experience in adult congenital heart disease, including clinical and research experience. She has a background in heart failure, transplantation and pulmonary hypertension, which complements skills of other Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center physicians. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.

Year Started Practicing at Emory: 1998

Emory Healthcare Network Physician

Cardiology (Board certified since 1998)
Internal Medicine (Board certified since 1995)

Areas of Clinical Interest:
cardiac transplant
congenital heart program
heart failure/heart transplant
Organizational Memberships:
Adult Congenital Heart Association
American College of Cardiology - Women in Cardiology Section
International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease
Heart Failure Society
American College of Cardiology
American Society of Transplantation
International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation

Nanette K. Wenger Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service contributions to Emory University School of Medicine for development of the Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center
Emory University

Woodruff Leadership Academy
Woodruff Health Sciences Center

2011 J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award
Emory University School of Medicine

2011 National Organization for Rare Disorders Abbey S. Meyers Award for Leadership in Education & Advocacy

2011 Excellence in Teaching Award
Emory University School of Medicine

Medical School
SUNY-Syracuse, Syracuse, NY

Tanner Medical Center, Carrollton, GA

Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta Georgia

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Emory University Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown


Kogon B, Grudziak J, Sahu A, Jokhadar M, McConnell M, Book W, Oster M. Surgery in Adults with congenital heart disease: risk factors for morbidity and mortality. Ann Thorac Surg 2013;95:1377-82.

Elder RW, McCabe NM, Hebson C, Veledar E, Romero R, Ford RM, Mahle WT, Kogon BE, Sahu A, Jokhadar M, McConnell ME, Book WM. Features of portal hypertension are associated with major adverse events in Fontan patients: The VAST study. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jul 9. S0167-5273(13)01062-. PMID: 23849105.

Kogon BE, Daniel W, Fay K, Book W Is the liberal use of preoperative 3-dimensional imaging and presternotomy femoral cutdown beneficial in reoperative adult congenital heart surgery? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Sep 23.

Hebson C, McCabe NM, Elder RW, Mahle WT, McConnell ME, Kogon BE, Veledar E, Jokhadar M, Vincent R, Sahu A, Book WM. Hemodynamic Phenotype of the Failing Fontan in an Adult Population Am J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 25. doi:pii: S0002-9149(13)01705