Specialties

Cardiology (Board certified since 1998)

Internal Medicine (Board certified since 1992)

At a Glance

  • 1993 Started practicing
  • 26 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Sperling

Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP is the Founder and Director of Preventive Cardiology at the Emory Clinic and Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Emory. He is currently Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Emory University School of Medicine. He was awarded The American College of Cardiology Harry B. Graf Career Development Award for Heart Disease Prevention and The American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology Scholarship for Physical Activity and Public Health in 2001.

Dr. Sperling is originally from New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Emory College where he was accepted into Emory University School of Medicine’s Early Acceptance Program as a college sophomore. He graduated with his M.D. in 1989, and subsequently completed 8 additional years of training at Emory including a residency in internal medicine, chief resident year at Emory University Hospital, an NIH-supported research fellowship in molecular and vascular medicine, and a clinical fellowship in cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Sperling serves or has served as medical director for a number of unique programs at Emory including The HeartWise Risk Reduction Program, InterVent Atlanta, Staying Aloft, and has served as special consultant to The Centers for Disease Control. He founded (in 2004) and directs the first and only LDL apheresis program in the state of Georgia. He has been voted one of America’s and Atlanta’s Top Doctors and appeared often on local and national TV, newspaper, radio, and magazines. In 2011 he was chosen as one of 20 national dietary experts by U.S. News and World Report to evaluate and rank America’s popular diets. He has received awards for excellence in both teaching (including 3 Golden Apple Awards and The Dean’s Teaching Award) and mentorship. He was chosen by the Dean at Emory University School of Medicine to be among the first faculty society advisors for the school’s new curriculum. He had served as Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training program at Emory for over a decade. He has been an investigator in a number of important clinical trials including JUPITER, COURAGE, and BARI-2D and has authored over 150 manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. He is co-editor of the American College of Cardiology’s Diabetes Self Assessment Program, was a member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention Committee, and currently serves as Chairman of the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiometabolic Working group and National Cardiometabolic Alliance. In addition, he is treasurer for The American Society of Preventive Cardiology.

Dr. Sperling has been a marathon runner having completed the New York, Prague, and Atlanta marathons. In 2010 he ran the original course from Marathon to Athens, Greece to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of this event. He lives in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta with his wife, Sidney, and 2 sons, Mathew and Daniel.

My Clinical Interests

  • angina
  • arteriosclerosis & lipids
  • cardiology - general
  • cardiovascular disease
  • echocardiogram
  • electron beam computed tomogra
  • heart risk reduction program
  • hypertension
  • lipid metabolism
  • myocardial infarction
  • palpitations
  • preventive medicine
  • syncope
  • valve disease

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

American Board of Internal Medicine Practice Improvement Module Expert panel for Preventive Cardiology

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors

ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee

ACC Strategic Directions Committee focusing on the convergence of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Honors & Awards

Atlanta’s Top Doctors, 2011, 2010
Atlanta Magazine

Emory Woodruff Leadership Academy
Emory University

Emory University School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Award

Major Publications

Salman T, Satja S, Martin SF, Sperling L.  Saddle pulmonary embolism in the setting of a 3-chamber thrombus:  Successful resolution after thrombolytic therapy. Texas Heart Insititute J. 2010;37(2)234-236.

Shehab N, Sperling LS, Budnitz DS. National estimates of emergency department visits for hemorrhage-related adverse events from clopidogrel plus aspirin and from warfarin. Arch Intern Med. 2010; 170(21):1926-33.

Chaudhry S, Arean R, Hansen JE, Lewis GD, Myers J, Sperling LS, LaBudde B, Wasserman K. The Utility of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing to Detect and Track Early Stage Ischemic Heart Disease. Mayo Clin Proc. 2010;85(10):928-32.

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Heart & Vascular at Executive Park

1605 Chantilly Dr NE
Ste 301
Atlanta, GA 30324
  • 404-778-0175
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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3

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Ratings & Reviews

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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

American Board of Internal Medicine Practice Improvement Module Expert panel for Preventive Cardiology

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Board of Directors

ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee

ACC Strategic Directions Committee focusing on the convergence of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Honors & Awards

Atlanta’s Top Doctors, 2011, 2010
Atlanta Magazine

Emory Woodruff Leadership Academy
Emory University

Emory University School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Award

Major Publications

Salman T, Satja S, Martin SF, Sperling L.  Saddle pulmonary embolism in the setting of a 3-chamber thrombus:  Successful resolution after thrombolytic therapy. Texas Heart Insititute J. 2010;37(2)234-236.

Shehab N, Sperling LS, Budnitz DS. National estimates of emergency department visits for hemorrhage-related adverse events from clopidogrel plus aspirin and from warfarin. Arch Intern Med. 2010; 170(21):1926-33.

Chaudhry S, Arean R, Hansen JE, Lewis GD, Myers J, Sperling LS, LaBudde B, Wasserman K. The Utility of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing to Detect and Track Early Stage Ischemic Heart Disease. Mayo Clin Proc. 2010;85(10):928-32.