Andrew Smith, MD

Andrew Smith, MD

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Center for Heart Failure
Therapy and Transplantation
Bahgat/Smith Endowed Chair in Heart Failure Therapy
Chief of Cardiology on the EUH Campus


Andrew Lee Smith, MD joined Emory University’s faculty in 1992 and established the Center for Heart Failure Therapy and Transplantation, a specialty practice for treatment of patients with heart failure in all stages (early to end stage) of the disease. Under his leadership, heart failure outpatient visits have surpassed 5000 annually, over 500 heart transplant procedures have been performed since the program began, and the Ventricular Assist Device program is strong and growing.

Dr. Smith is recognized as an innovative leader in the treatment of heart failure and most notably for his work in collaboration with electrophysiologists on cardiac resynchronization therapy which lead to FDA approval for these devices. Dr. Smith participates in many additional research studies involving implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICD), remote monitoring as a disease management strategy, drug therapies, surgical approaches to structural heart disease, and ventricular assist devices as destination therapy for end-stage heart failure patients. Dr. Smith has numerous publications in scientific journals and has served on the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Transplant Committee as well as several other steering committees of national organizations. He is a member of Heart Failure Society of America, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, American College of Cardiology and President-elect of Georgia Transplant Foundation. He is a recipient of the Internal Medicine Golden Apple Teaching Award, The J. Willis Hurst Excellence in Teaching Award and was recently inducted into Emory’s MilliPub Club.

Medical Education: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, 1984
Residency: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1987
Fellowship: Temple University Hospital (Cardiology), Philadelphia, PA, 1990

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine (Board certified since 1987)
Cardiology (Board certified since 1991)

Area of Clinical Research
Cardiac resynchronization therapy
Cardiac transplantation
Heart failure
Remote monitoring
Ventricular Assist Devices

Hospital Affiliation(s)
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown