Meet the Physicians

ACHD teamThe Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center (EACH) features a multidisciplinary management team that includes both adult and pediatric cardiologists, congenital cardiac surgeons, electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and echocardiographers. We also work with collaborative partners who have a special interest and expertise in managing adults with congenital heart defects (CHDs) from a range of specialties, including neuropsychology, hepatology, obstetrics and general surgery. In addition, nurse practitioners provide adolescent transition liaison services as needed in collaboration with pediatric cardiologists at the Emory-Children’s Center.

Adult Congenital Cardiologists
Wendy Book, MD

Wendy Book, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center

Maan Jokhadar, MD

Maan Jokhadar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Michael McConnell, MD

Michael McConnell, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Anurag Sahu, MD

Anurag Sahu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Fred H. (Rusty) Rodriguez III, MD

Fred H. (Rusty) Rodriguez III, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Emory University
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Adult Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, MD

Bahaaldin Alsoufi, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Associate Professor of Surgery

Brian E. Kogon, MD

Brian E. Kogon, MD
Cardiothoracic
Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director of Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center and Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Structural Heart Interventionists
Vasilis Babaliaros, MD

Vasilis Babaliaros, MD
Structural Heart Interventionist

Dennis Kim, MD

Dennis Kim, MD
Structural Heart Interventionist

Congenital Electrophysiology Specialists
Michael Lloyd, MD

Michael Lloyd, MD
Electrophysiologist
Associate Professor of Medicine

Other Emory Adult Congenital Heart Providers
Christine Peverini

Christine Peverini, MSN, ARNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Maria Pernetz

Maria Alexandra (Sandra) Pernetz, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Cardiac Sonographer
Technical Director, Echo Lab at Emory University Hospital

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