Specialties

Cardiac Surgery

Thoracic Surgery (Board certified since 2007)

At a Glance

  • 2005 Started practicing
  • 12 Years experience
  • 2 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 3 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Thourani

Dr. Thourani has been heavily involved in the research for structural heart and with the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement trials. Other areas of focus are: valve disease, percutaneous and minimally invasive valve applications, biomedical engineering for treatment of new valve prosthesis and techniques, myocardial protection, coronary artery disease.

My Clinical Interests

  • aneurysm
  • aortic valve replacement surgery
  • arrhythmia ablation
  • coronary artery bypass surgery
  • coronary artery bypass surgery - off pump
  • minimally-invasive CT surgery
  • mitral stenosis
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • valve disease
  • valve repair/replacement

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Professional Memberships

21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical, 2011 - present

American Association of Thoracic Surgery, 2010-present

American College of Cardiology, 2010 - present

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2008 - present

Society of Heart Valve Disease, 2009-present

South Atlantic Cardiovascular Society, 2007 - present

International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2007 - present

Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 2007 - present

National Youth Leadership Mentor, 2006 - present

Atlanta Surgical Association, 2002 - present

Outstanding Young Men of America, 1998- present

Medical Association of Georgia, 1998-present

American Heart Association, 1998-present

Languages spoken

  • Hindi

Honors & Awards

Dwight C. McGoon Award (2013)
Thoracic Surgery Resident’s Association (TSRA)

W. Proctor Harvey, MD, Young Teacher Award (2012)
American College of Cardiology Annual Emerging Leadership Conference

Start-up Company of 2010 for Apica Cardiovascular (2011)
Emory University

Osler Abbott Award (2010)
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

Major Publications

Daniel WT 3rd, Kilgo P, Puskas JD, Thourani VH, Lattouf OM, Guyton RA, Halkos ME. 2013. Trends in aortic clamp use during coronary artery bypass surgery: Effect of aortic clamping strategies on neurologic outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:23477689.

Rankin JS, Thourani VH, Suri RM, He X, O'Brien SM, Vassileva CM, Shah AS, Williams M. 2013. Associations between valve repair and reduced operative mortality in 21,056 mitral/tricuspid double valve procedures. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 44(3):472-7. PMID: 23515166.

Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O'Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria J, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND, Dewey T, D'Agostino RS, Gleason T, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon M, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli E, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, and Williams MR. 2013. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons' Guidelines for Management and Quality Measures for the Aortic Valve and Ascending Aorta: Executive Summary. Ann Thorac Surg. 95(4):1491-505. PMID: 23291103.

Padala M, Cardinau B, Gyoneva LI, Thourani VH, and Yoganathan AP. 2013. Comparison of artificial neochordae and native chordal transfer in the repair of a flail posterior mitral leaflet: an experimental study. Ann Thorac Surg. 95(2)629-33. PMID: 23291143.

Thourani VH, Chowdhury R, Gunter RL, Kilgo PD, Chen EP, Puskas JD, Halkos ME, Lattouf OM, Cooper WA, Guyton RA. 2013. The Impact of specific preoperative organ dysfunction in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 95(3):838-45. PMID: 23245447.

Chatterjee S, Rankin JS, Gammie JS, Sheng S, O'Brien SM, Brennan JM, Alexander JC, Thourani VH, Pearson PJ, Suri RM. 2013. Isolated mitral valve surgery risk in 77,836 patients from the society of thoracic surgeons database. Ann Thorac Surg. 96(5):1587-95. PMID: 24011622.

Current era minimally invasive aortic valve replacement: Techniques and practice. Malaisrie SC, Barnhart GR, Farivar RS, Mehall J, Hummel B, Rodriguez E, Anderson M, Lewis C, Hargrove C, Ailawadi G, Goldman S, Khan J, Moront M, Grossi E, Roselli EE, Agnihotri A, Mack MJ, Smith JM, Thourani VH, Duhay FG, Kocis MT, Ryan WH. 2013. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Oct 31, [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24183904.

Makkar RR, Jilaihawi H, Mack M, Chakravarty T, Cohen DJ, Cheng W, Fontana G, Bavaria J, Thourani V, Herrmann H, Pichard A, Kapadia S, Babilliaros V, Whisenant B, Kodali S, Williams M, Trento A, Smith C, Teirstein P, Cohen MG, Xu K, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Leon M. 2013. Stratification of Outcomes after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement According to Surgical Inoperability for Technical Versus Clinical Reasons. J Am Coll Cardiol. Oct 12 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID

Locations & Appointments

2 Office Location(s)

1

550 Peachtree St NE
Fl 6
Atlanta, GA 30308

  • 404-686-2513
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2

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Fl 2
Atlanta, GA 30322

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3 Hospital Affiliation(s)

3

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
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4

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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5

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Professional Memberships

21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical, 2011 - present

American Association of Thoracic Surgery, 2010-present

American College of Cardiology, 2010 - present

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2008 - present

Society of Heart Valve Disease, 2009-present

South Atlantic Cardiovascular Society, 2007 - present

International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2007 - present

Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 2007 - present

National Youth Leadership Mentor, 2006 - present

Atlanta Surgical Association, 2002 - present

Outstanding Young Men of America, 1998- present

Medical Association of Georgia, 1998-present

American Heart Association, 1998-present

Languages spoken

  • Hindi

Honors & Awards

Dwight C. McGoon Award (2013)
Thoracic Surgery Resident’s Association (TSRA)

W. Proctor Harvey, MD, Young Teacher Award (2012)
American College of Cardiology Annual Emerging Leadership Conference

Start-up Company of 2010 for Apica Cardiovascular (2011)
Emory University

Osler Abbott Award (2010)
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

Major Publications

Daniel WT 3rd, Kilgo P, Puskas JD, Thourani VH, Lattouf OM, Guyton RA, Halkos ME. 2013. Trends in aortic clamp use during coronary artery bypass surgery: Effect of aortic clamping strategies on neurologic outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:23477689.

Rankin JS, Thourani VH, Suri RM, He X, O'Brien SM, Vassileva CM, Shah AS, Williams M. 2013. Associations between valve repair and reduced operative mortality in 21,056 mitral/tricuspid double valve procedures. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 44(3):472-7. PMID: 23515166.

Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O'Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria J, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND, Dewey T, D'Agostino RS, Gleason T, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon M, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli E, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, and Williams MR. 2013. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons' Guidelines for Management and Quality Measures for the Aortic Valve and Ascending Aorta: Executive Summary. Ann Thorac Surg. 95(4):1491-505. PMID: 23291103.

Padala M, Cardinau B, Gyoneva LI, Thourani VH, and Yoganathan AP. 2013. Comparison of artificial neochordae and native chordal transfer in the repair of a flail posterior mitral leaflet: an experimental study. Ann Thorac Surg. 95(2)629-33. PMID: 23291143.

Thourani VH, Chowdhury R, Gunter RL, Kilgo PD, Chen EP, Puskas JD, Halkos ME, Lattouf OM, Cooper WA, Guyton RA. 2013. The Impact of specific preoperative organ dysfunction in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 95(3):838-45. PMID: 23245447.

Chatterjee S, Rankin JS, Gammie JS, Sheng S, O'Brien SM, Brennan JM, Alexander JC, Thourani VH, Pearson PJ, Suri RM. 2013. Isolated mitral valve surgery risk in 77,836 patients from the society of thoracic surgeons database. Ann Thorac Surg. 96(5):1587-95. PMID: 24011622.

Current era minimally invasive aortic valve replacement: Techniques and practice. Malaisrie SC, Barnhart GR, Farivar RS, Mehall J, Hummel B, Rodriguez E, Anderson M, Lewis C, Hargrove C, Ailawadi G, Goldman S, Khan J, Moront M, Grossi E, Roselli EE, Agnihotri A, Mack MJ, Smith JM, Thourani VH, Duhay FG, Kocis MT, Ryan WH. 2013. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Oct 31, [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24183904.

Makkar RR, Jilaihawi H, Mack M, Chakravarty T, Cohen DJ, Cheng W, Fontana G, Bavaria J, Thourani V, Herrmann H, Pichard A, Kapadia S, Babilliaros V, Whisenant B, Kodali S, Williams M, Trento A, Smith C, Teirstein P, Cohen MG, Xu K, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Leon M. 2013. Stratification of Outcomes after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement According to Surgical Inoperability for Technical Versus Clinical Reasons. J Am Coll Cardiol. Oct 12 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID