Director of Interventional Cardiology

Habib Samady, MD

Emory is proud to announce that Habib Samady, MD, assumed the role of director of Interventional Cardiology on July 1, 2011. Dr. Samady replaces long-serving director John Douglas, MD, who led the program for 11 years. Dr. Douglas will remain active in the division and continue serving as director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program.

Dr. Samady began his medical training at the University of Sheffield School of Medicine in the United Kingdom. After completing his initial postgraduate training in the United Kingdom, he came to the United States for internal medicine training at the University of Connecticut and cardiology training at Yale University.

In 2005, Dr. Samady came to Emory, where he has continued to distinguish himself as an outstanding clinician-investigator and leader in the field of interventional cardiology. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, has served on numerous national committees and has multiple editorial responsibilities, including associate editor of Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions.

“It is a distinct honor to serve in this capacity at the birthplace of percutaneous coronary intervention and to follow in the footsteps of giants in our field such as Andreas Gruentzig, Spencer King and John Douglas,” Samady said. “I look forward to working closely with my colleagues to maintain and expand Emory’s leadership in clinical, educational and research aspects of interventional cardiology, both locally and nationally.”