Specialties

Endocrinology (Board certified since 1997)

Internal Medicine (Board certified since 1987)

At a Glance

  • 1985 Started practicing
  • 32 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Sweeney

Dr. Sweeney is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Emory University School of Medicine. After completing her medical school training at the Medical College of Ohio, she came to Atlanta for her residency in Internal Medicine at Emory followed by an appointment as a Clinical Research Associate in Nutrition and Metabolism at the Emory GCRC studying obesity, weight loss and cardiovascular disease. After completing an Endocrine Fellowship at Emory she went on to work with Dr. W. Virgil Brown in Clinical Research and Lipid Metabolism. She was in the inaugural group of physicians to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and was named a Fellow of the National Lipid Association. She currently directs the Lipid Metabolism Clinics at Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta VA Medical Center which are elective rotations for medicine and pharmacy residents, as well as cardiology and endocrine fellows.

She is an active clinical researcher and has been a site investigator on numerous large clinical trials including ALLHAT, ACCORD, ASPREE and SPRINT. She is the author of many articles, book chapters and reviews and serves on the Editorial Boards of The American Journal of Clinical Lipidology and the Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology.

She has been an advocate for nutrition and exercise through her work with the American Heart Association holding local, regional and national offices and is past President of the American Heart Association Southeast Affiliate. She was appointed to the Georgia House of Representative Task Force of the Study of Obesity in Georgia and was subsequently named AHA Advocate of the Year for her support of physical education in the schools.

Since 2013 she has participated as a faculty mentor in the Emory Global Health Residency Scholarship program, traveling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to collaborate in the training of fellows in the newly formed Endocrine Training Program. In addition to teaching and attending in the clinics she was honored to present Grand Rounds in Lipid Metabolism.

My Clinical Interests

  • heart risk reduction program
  • lipid metabolism
  • low testosterone

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Honors & Awards

Past President The American Heart Association Southeast Affiliate 1999-2000

American Heart Association 2004 ” Advocate of the Year Award”

Appointed to the Georgia House of Representatives Task Force for the Study of Obesity in Georgia; 2004-2005

Teacher of the Year, Division of Endocrinology Fellowship Program 2010

Named Fellow of the National Lipid Association 2013

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Clinic 'A'

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Fl 3
Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 404-778-3280
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Honors & Awards

Past President The American Heart Association Southeast Affiliate 1999-2000

American Heart Association 2004 ” Advocate of the Year Award”

Appointed to the Georgia House of Representatives Task Force for the Study of Obesity in Georgia; 2004-2005

Teacher of the Year, Division of Endocrinology Fellowship Program 2010

Named Fellow of the National Lipid Association 2013