Gregory C Robertson, M.D.

Gregory 
            C 
            Robertson, 
                M.D.
Emory Clinic

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Specialties:
Cardiology (Board certified since 1993)
Interventional Cardiology (Board certified since 2002)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
angioplasty/angiogram
cardiac catheterization
cardiology - general
cardiology - interventional
carotid disease
carotid stenting
heart failure/heart transplant
Marfan's syndrome
mitral stenosis
peripheral arterial disease
peripheral vascular disease
renal artery disease
renal dysfunction
renal failure
renal hypertension
valve disease
vascular graft
venous diseases
women's health
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Heart and Vascular Center at Johns Creek
6335 Hospital Pkwy Ste 110
Johns Creek, GA 30097
404 778-8240


Emory Heart and Vascular Center at Hiawassee
110 South Main St
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706 896-7662
Additional Spoken Language(s):
German
About Dr. Robertson

Dr. Greg Robertson is chief of the Emory Heart and Vascular Clinic at Johns Creek. At the Emory Johns Creek Hospital he is chief of cardiology and the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and interventional program. He is board certified in Vascular Medicine, Endovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine. He is an associate professor of medicine at Emory University.

Dr. Robertson’s most recent research has focused on the development of new technologies to treat blocked leg arteries, helping save patients legs and enable people to keep walking. While in the San Francisco Bay Area for 16 years he practiced with the well-known medical device inventor Dr. John Simpson, whose development teams invented the atherectomy procedure and the first percutaneous arterial closure device. Atherectomy is the procedure which allows the physician to remove plaque in blocked arteries without major surgery. His newest project is with Dr. Simpson’s invention of the Avinger Ocelot and Pantheris devices which open blocked arteries using optical coherence imaging (OCT). Before joining Emory, he spent 6 months training with Professor Horst Sievert in Germany in structural heart and advanced endovascular minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Robertson’s clinical expertise has focused on preventative care and using minimally-invasive vascular and cardiac treatment. His development of vascular programs at the new Emory Johns Creek Hospital include carotid artery stenting, percutaneous repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, limb preservation and opening chronic totally occluded (CTO) arteries. At his Emory hospital he has also developed their new diagnostic and therapeutic PCI program for emergency STEMI and elective PCI and the PFO/ASD closure programs. At Emory Midtown Hospital he is an expert in hybrid complex CTO procedures.

Year Started Practicing: 1987
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2007
Organizational Memberships:
American College of Cardiology, Fellow
Society of Cardiac Angioplasty and Interventions, Fellow
Society of Vascular Medicine
Major or Recent Publications:

Yoo D, Robertson G, Block P, Babaliaros V, Lattouf O, Pernetz MA, Martin R, Felner J, Lerakis S. Percutaneous Closure of a Left Atrial Appendage Pseudoaneurysm. J. American Society Echocardiography. 2010 Jun 28.

Simpson JB, Selmon MR, Robertson GC, Cipriano PR, Hayden WG, Johnson DE, Fogarty TJ: Transluminal atherectomy: a new treatment for occlusive peripheral vascular disease. Am J Cardiology 1988; 61:96G-101G.

Yock PG, Linker DT, White NW, Rowe MH, Selmon MR, Robertson GC, Hinohara T, Simpson JB: Clinical applications of intravascular ultrasound imaging in atherectomy. International Journal of Cardiac Imaging 1989, 4, 117-125.

Robertson G, Hinohara T, Selmon M, Simpson J: Coronary atherectomy for the treatment of unfavorable PTCA lesions. J Am Coll Cardiol 13:109A, 1989.

Robertson G, Hinohara T, Selmon M, Rowe M, White N, Simpson J: Complications: early experiences of percutaneous coronary atherectomy. J Am Coll Cardiol 13:222A, 1989.

Hein R, Wunderlich N, Robertson G, Wilson N, Sievert H. Catheter Closure of Paravalvular Leak. Eurointervention. 2006 Nov;2(3):318-325.

Skowasch M, Wunderlich N, Robertson G, Sievert H. Hemostasis with the Perclose Device in >18Fr Puncture Holes. 2006; JACC TCT Supplement, Vol.98 (8).

Majunke N, Baranowski A, Zimmerman W,Heinisch C, Wilson N, Robertson G, Wunderlich N, Sievert H. A Suture Is Not Always The Ideal Solution: Problems Encountered Developing A Suture Based PFO Closure Technique. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2009 Feb; 73(3):376-82.

Radu H, Bertog Stefan, Robertson G, Franke J, Rabe K, Hornung M, Vaskelyte, L, Hofmann I, Sievert H. Long-term Results after Carotid Stent Implantation. Journal of Interventional Cardiology. 2013 Sept 4;26(6):613-622.

Schwindt A, Reimers B, Scheinert D, Selmon M, Pigott J, George J, Robertson G, Janzer S, McDaniel H, Shrikhande J, Torsello G, Schaefers J, Sacca S, Versaci F. Crossing chronic total occlusions with the Ocelot system: the initial European experience. Eurointervention. July 2013;9:854-862.

Awards:
America’s Top Cardiologists
Consumers Research Council

Best Bay Area Doctors
San Francisco Focus
Education:
Medical School
University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Internship
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Residency
Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN

Fellowship
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Sequoia Hospital District, Redwood City, CA