Marc D. Thames, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Marc D. Thames received his M.D. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1970. He completed his internal medicine training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and his cardiovascular training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed four years of research training at the National Institutes of Health, Harvard and at Mayo.

He began his faculty career at the University of Iowa in 1977 and subsequently held faculty appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University (where he served as Chief of Cardiology at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center), Case Western Reserve University (where he served as the Joseph T. Wearn Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland) and Temple University (where he served as the Florence P. Bernheimer Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology).

In 2004, Dr. Thames left academic medicine and worked in a large cardiology practice in Phoenix, AZ until early in 2017 when he moved to Atlanta and joined the Division of Cardiology at Emory University. He is a seasoned cardiologist with special interests in echocardiography, valvular heart disease and congestive heart failure.

Dr. Thames is based at Grady Memorial Hospital where he is involved extensively in echocardiography, cardiology consultations and staffing fellows’ outpatient cardiology clinics.