Stephen Clements Jr., MD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Office: TEC A2423

Phone: 404-778-3468

Fax: 404-778-3508



Emory Healthcare clinical profile

Year Started Practicing: 1973
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 1973

Steve Clements is known by all who have worked with, trained under, or been treated by him as a superb clinician and teacher. It is hard to say which list is longer: his list of admirers or his list of accomplishments. Clements, who grew up in Woodbury, Georgia, earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He went on to receive his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1966 – where he was voted the “physician’s physician” by his senior classmates – and then completed his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, later serving as Chief Resident and completing his fellowship in cardiology at Emory. As a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he earned the Army CommendationMedal for Meritorious Service. He joined the faculty of the Emory School of Medicine in 1973. Clements’ dedication has garnered much attention.

He has been named one of the “Top Doctors in Atlanta” for nine of the last ten years by Atlanta Magazine and has twice been named one of the best doctors in America. In 2007 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia chapter of the American College of Cardiology. In 2011, Clements became the first recipient of the R. Harold Harrison Endowed Chair in Cardiology. Such chairs recognize extraordinary achievements and leadership and are the most prestigious of named academic positions.

Emory Healthcare Network Physician

Cardiology (Board certified since 1975)
Interventional Cardiology
Internal Medicine (Board certified since 1973)

Areas of Clinical Interest:
cardiac catheterization
cardiology-beta radiation
cardiology - general
cardiology - interventional
cardiovascular disease
heart failure/heart transplant
heart risk reduction program

Organizational Memberships:
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
American Society of Echocardiography

Top Doctors in Atlanta - 1999, 2001, 2005, 20007
Atlanta Magazine

Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award
Emory University Hospital

Best Doctors in America, 2002 - 2007

Lifetime Achievement Award
American College of Cardiology

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Hospital Affiliation(s):
Emory University Hospital


Kalogeropoulos, A; Ellis, A; Chung, A; Martin, R; Caras, D; Clements, SD: Cyanosis due to Unruptured Aneurysm of the Sinus of Valsalva. Texas Heart Institute Journal, Volume 38, Number 4, 448-449, August 2011.

Ramjee V, Lewis MM, Clements SD: High-Grade Nonmyogenic Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma Rare Findings on Coronary Angiography. the Texas Heart Institute Journal, Volume 38, Number 1, 70-73, February 2011

Kalogeropoulos, AP; Halkos,ME; Guyton,RA; Martin,RP; Clements, SD: Dense Smoke in the Operating Room: Epivascular Ultrasonogrophy in a Large Right Coronary Artery Aneurysm. ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY: A Journal of CV Ultrasound and Allied Tech, Vol. 25, No. 5, May 2008.

Liff David A, Kraft Colleen, Pohlel Khan,Wade Jim, Franco-Paredes Carlos, Chen Edward, Sperling, Laurence, Clements SD: Nocardia nova Aortitis After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Volume 20, Issue 5 (May 2007).