William Lieppe, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

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Lieppe joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 1978 and began practicing full-time at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in 1982. He is a pioneer in the treatment of aortic stenosis using the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, a minimally invasive procedure that allows physicians to place a new valve inside the heart without stopping the heart or opening the chest. Lieppe performed the first TAVR in 2011 at Emory Saint Joseph’s, and this program has experienced considerable growth under his leadership.

Lieppe currently serves as the director of the cardiac catheterization lab and interventional cardiology at Emory Saint Joseph’s, a role he has held for the past decade. During his distinguished career at the hospital, Lieppe’s additional contributions include service as a member of the hospital’s credentials committee for more than 25 years, and as a member of the Saint Joseph’s Hospital Board of Directors. Prior to his work at Emory Saint Joseph’s, Lieppe worked as the director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Grady Hospital.

A native of New York, Lieppe received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the State University of New York and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Lieppe is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.