Spring 2010

The Chamber


Why Choose Emory?

Emory University Hospital’s Cardiac VAD destination therapy program has earned the “Gold Seal of Approval” from The Joint Commission. Emory has the only certified program of its kind in Georgia and is one of 80 such centers in the country.

Emory implanted its first VAD in 1988. Since then we have implanted more than 65 VADs, including 26 HeartMate II devices and one HeartWare device.

The Emory VAD Team

Andrew L. Smith, MD
S. Raja Laskar, MD

J. David Vega, MD
Duc Nguyen, MD      

To refer a patient or to speak to one of the VAD program physicians, please call 404-778-5273.

TelehealthTelehealth Services
More than 20 credentialed and board-certified specialists and subspecialists at the Emory Heart & Vascular Center provide Telehealth services throughout Georgia Monday through Friday. To schedule a consultation, call the Georgia Telehealth Scheduling Line at 866-754-HEAL (4325). Learn more about our Telehealth program or locate the nearest presentation site near you.

CardioblogInteract with Emory physicians on the Emory Heart & Vascular Center blog.

Helpful NumbersEmory Heart & Vascular Center Transfer Service:
404-778-4930 or 800-43-HEART

Physician Consult Line:
404-778-5050 or 800-22-EMORY

Emory HealthConnection
404-778-7777 or 800-75-EMORY