On Valentine’s Day, we are joined by cardiologist Dr. Habib Samady of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Habib Samady, MD, is an interventional cardiologist and clinical service line leader for NGMC’s Heart & Vascular Program. In his current role, Dr. Samady works with physicians, administrators and frontline staff to oversee all clinical and administrative operations of NGMC’s Heart & Vascular Service Line, which includes ensuring clinical quality, streamlining patient care and advancing services.
Before joining NGMC, Dr. Samady served as the Director of Interventional Cardiology for the Emory University Hospital System throughout the last decade. In that role, he performed complex procedures including coronary interventions; oversaw fourteen cardiac catherization laboratories for four hospitals and more than 24 interventional cardiologists; trained more than 30 clinical cardiologists and five interventional cardiology fellows per year; and has helped to establish Emory University’s complex coronary centers and women’s heart disease program to be among the top in the nation.
Dr. Samady has also served as a Professor of Medicine and is recognized as one of the foremost international experts in coronary physiology. He guides a leading international clinical research program and is extensively published with more than 400 publications and abstracts. He is currently an editor for the nation’s leading academic journal for interventional cardiology and co-editor of a major textbook of interventional cardiology. Dr. Samady is an innovation leader as well, serving as the Director of the Emory Cardiovascular Biomechanical Core Laboratory and the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Covanos, a computational diagnostic cardiovascular imaging start-up company.
Dr. Samady went to medical school at the University of Sheffield in England, where he also completed his internal medicine residency. He subsequently went onto complete his residency in cardiovascular disease at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmingon, Connecticut, before completing his fellowships in general cardiology, nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.