Heart & Vascular Center Leaders

Andreas Gruentzig, MD

Andreas Gruentzig, MD
In 1977 the first balloon angioplasty procedure on a coronary artery was performed in Zurich, Switzerland, by Andreas Gruentzig, a German-born physician...

J. Willis Hurst, MD

J. Willis Hurst, MD
Dr. Hurst was the author or editor of almost 400 scientific articles and over 60 books, including The Heart, widely considered to be the "bible" of cardiology...

Charles Hatcher, MD

Charles Hatcher, MD
Dr. Hatcher performed Georgia's first "blue baby" operation. His pioneering efforts included performing the first double- and triple-valve replacement surgeries and the first coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Georgia...

Linton Bishop, MD

Linton Bishop, MD
A profound experience in Dr. Bishop's career led to the creation of a cornerstone of cardiac care at Emory...

R. Bruce Logue, MD

R. Bruce Logue, MD
Dr. Logue was one of the first cardiologists in Georgia. His excellence in lecturing and writing led him to national prominence in the field of cardiology...