Dr. Rinfret and Dr. Toleva

Dr. Rinfret and Dr. Toleva of Georgia Heart Institute

Dr. Rinfret and Dr. Toleva of Georgia Heart Institute join us on May 26 to discuss heart care and more.

Stéphane Rinfret, MD, SM, FRCP(C), FSCAI, FACC, joins Georgia Heart Institute as the director of the Complex Coronary Disease Center. An internationally renowned clinical and academic physician, Dr. Rinfret is the author of the textbook “Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion” as well as hundreds of published articles. He was a Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and previously worked as an interventional cardiologist at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital, Emory Hospital Midtown and Emory University Hospital. While at Emory, he served as associate director of Complex CTO and Complex PCI. He also held faculty positions at the University of Montreal, Laval University and McGill University.

Dr. Rinfret earned his medical degree from the University of Montreal, where he also completed residencies in surgery and internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology. He completed additional training in interventional cardiology and research at the Montreal Heart Institute and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He also earned a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Olga Toleva, MD, MPH, CCFP, FRCP(C), is an interventional cardiologist with Georgia Heart Institute. Having practiced medicine for more than 20 years, Dr. Toleva also is renowned for her extensive experience in teaching, research and community outreach. She was an Associate Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and worked in interventional cardiology at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital and at the Emory University Women’s Heart Health Clinic. She previously was an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and an interventional cardiologist at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.

Dr. Toleva earned her medical degree from the Medical Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and her master’s in public health from the Clinical Effectiveness Program at the Harvard T.H. Chang School of Public Health. She completed residencies in family medicine and internal medicine at the University of British Columbia, a cardiology residency at the University of Alberta, and a fellowship in interventional cardiology from the University of Alberta. Dr. Toleva joins Georgia Heart Institute as lead interventionalist for coronary physiology.