Habib Samady, MD

Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Interventional Cardiology

Emory University Hospitals

Director, Emory Cardiovascular Imaging & Biomechanical Core Laboratory

Emory University

Biography

Dr. Samady is Professor of Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine. He was trained in general cardiology, nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine from 1994 to 1999. Dr. Samady was Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Virginia from 1999-2003 and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School from 2003-2005. He joined the Division of Cardiology at Emory University in 2005. In 2009, he became Professor of Medicine and in 2011, Director of Interventional Cardiology at Emory University.

He has supervised and participated in the training of over 60 interventional cardiology fellows and over 100 general cardiology fellows. He has received several outstanding teaching awards. Dr. Samady has an actively funded clinical and translational research program (including National Institute of Health, the American Heart Association as well as industry sponsored studies) to investigate 1) hemodynamic mechanisms associated with progression of human coronary atherosclerosis 2) evaluation of pharmaceutical agents for treatment of coronary microvascular disease, endothelial dysfunction, coronary vasospasm and non-obstructive atherosclerosis 3) biomechanics of permanent and bioresorbable coronary vascular devices. These programs involve collaborations with Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory Vascular Biology and Emory Mathematics and Computer Science.

Dr. Samady is Deputy Editor of JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, is on the editorial board of numerous cardiovascular journals, and is extensively published in the fields of intravascular imaging, coronary physiology, atherosclerosis assessment, and stent biomechanics.