Welcome to the Sports Cardiology Program

Athletes have unique needs. Whether you’re a high school football player, a weekend warrior, or a professional basketball player, we know optimal cardiovascular health is vital to your performance and in some cases, your ability to participate.

With that in mind, we’re proud to bring the first cardiology practice focused on Sports Cardiology to Atlanta. Our Sports Cardiology program is dedicated to working with athletes of all ages and levels — from weekend warriors to professional athletes — to evaluate, diagnose, and treat athletes who are at risk for, or have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

To make an appointment with a specialized sports cardiologist, please call 404-778-6070.

Sports Cardiology Program Services 

Our doctors work with you to understand your sport and its affect on your heart. To help athletes of all ages and levels, we:

  • Provide pre-participation cardiac evaluation
  • Help guide your athletic participation after cardiac procedures or other previous limitations
  • Treat symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations and fainting
  • Evaluate impaired athletic performance due to cardiovascular causes or medications
  • Provide preventive cardiac care
  • Provide thorough cardiovascular assessments
  • Treat and guide patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Guide patients interested in ultra-endurance events such as marathons or triathlons

Sports Cardiology Program Physician

Jonathan H. Kim, MD, has launched the only cardiology practice in Atlanta to focus on sports. He works with the Emory Sports Medicine Center team of experts. The program diagnoses and treats disease, and works to prevent future cardiovascular problems. 

Respected Researcher

Dr. Kim has done significant research on exercise and cardiology. He has published work on the effects of exercise on the heart's structure and function. In 2012, he published work in the New England Journal of Medicine evaluating sudden cardiac arrests in long-distance runners. His current project focuses on evaluating blood pressure changes in football players.

The Specialist the Pros and College Athletes Trust

Dr. Kim works with the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks. He also works with college athletes from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory. He is the team cardiologist for Georgia Tech Sports Medicine. Dr. Kim conducts most of his research with the sports medicine staff at Georgia Tech. He is also the medical director for the annual Peachtree Road Race™ in Atlanta.

To make an appointment with a specialized sports cardiologist, please call 404-778-6070. 

How Can We Help You Today?

Need help? We will be delighted to assist you today, so please call us at 404-778-7777. We look forward to hearing from you.

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