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Interventional Cardiology

Curriculum for Interventional Cardiology Training Program

Information about our Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program is highlighted below, including a link to download a complete application package.  

For further information, please contact Janci Demyun, djanci@emory.edu or (404) 727-6149.

This one year fellowship program in Interventional Cardiology was started by Andreas Gruentzig in 1980. Emory is renowned for its pioneering work in interventional cardiology and has maintained a reputation as one of the preeminent training centers in the world. Dr. Habib Samady is the director of Interventional Cardiology at Emory where he leads a team of 13 board certified interventionalists. Approximately 2500 interventional coronary procedures per year are performed at all four Emory Hospitals, encompassing 10 catheterization laboratories. All fellows gain an exposure to interventional cardiology during their training. Those that wish to persue a board certification in Interventional Cardiology spend their fourth year of fellowship in dedicated interventional rotations.

Dr. Morris in Cath Lab

Fellows actively participate in clinical trials. New interventional devices, restenosis and thrombolysis trials, studies evaluating methods to assess stenosis severity, as well as studies of coronary physiology, are some examples. Recent trials include radiation therapy to prevent restenosis, the Lovastatin Restenosis Trial, trials evaluating new stent designs, as well as studies in directional and rotational atherectomy, radiation, and laser revascularization. Additional studies include studies of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists in unstable angina and post myocardial infarction (RESTORE and EPILOG), the EAST (Emory Angioplasty vs. Surgery Trial), and GUSTO trials. Evaluations of imaging methods such as quantitative angiography and intravascular ultrasonography are also studied.

November 30, 2014 is the application deadline for Fellowship starting July 1, 2016. 

Download the 2016 application package. (Emory Interventional Cardiology does not participate in ERAS.)

Dr. McDaniel in Cath Lab 

Habib Samady, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Emory University Hospital

John S. Douglas, Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine, Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, Emory University Hospital

Vasilis C. Babaliaros, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital

Peter Carl Block, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital

Chandan M. Devireddy, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Aloke Finn, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Raghunath Katragadda, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Gautam Kumar, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Atlanta Veterans Administration of Emory University

Henry Liberman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Michael C. McDaniel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital

Kreton Mavromatis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Atlanta Veterans Administration of Emory University

Douglas C. Morris, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital

Khusrow Niazi, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Tanveer Rab, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital

Gregory Robertson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University Hospital Midtown