August 2011

The Chamber


Why Choose Emory?

Emory’s Center for Heart Failure Therapy & Transplantation is a nationally recognized program that consistently produces quality results The team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art evaluation and management for patients in various stages of heart failure.

The experienced Emory clinical team is led by cardiologist Andrew L. Smith, MD, Medical Director of Heart Failure Therapy, Transplantation and VAD Programs, and cardiothoracic surgeon J. David Vega, MD, Surgical Director of the Heart Transplantation and VAD Programs.

Emory physicians and researchers are actively looking for new treatment options for patients with heart disease, as well as ways to eliminate heart disease altogether. In fact, Emory cardiologist Javed Butler, MD, is currently serving as the deputy chief science advisor for the American Heart Association and focuses primarily on heart disease progression, outcomes and prognosis determination in patients with heart failure, with special emphasis on patients undergoing cardiac transplantation and LVAD placement. In addition, Dr. Vega is nationally recognized for research work with the VAD Program.

Emory’s heart failure and transplant specialists see patients at both The Emory Clinic on Clifton Road (1365 Clifton Road, NE, 2nd Floor Building A) and The Emory Clinic in Midtown Atlanta (550 Peachtree Street, NE, 6th Floor).

Learn more about Emory’s Center for Heart Failure Therapy & Transplantation at or call 1-800-22-EMORY..

Register for Emory’s Cardiology in Primary Care Conference

CME event

October 13-15, 2011, Emory Conference Center Hotel

At the Cardiology in Primary Care Conference, you will hear from nationally renowned speakers on focus areas such as stress testing, heart disease in women, lipid-lowering therapy, atrial fibrillation, post-hospital discharge cardiac care, peripheral vascular disease and many others. Case discussions with expert panels will also highlight key concepts in cardiovascular disease.

Download the program brochure (PDF 1.7 MB) with information about registration.