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Where guns go to die

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The Atlanta field office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seized more than 900 firearms last fiscal year. Some end up in museums, while others are repurposed for use by law enforcement. But most of them are destroyed. The ATF outsources the destruction of firearms but oversees it carefully. The cache of weaponry pictured here was rendered forever unusable by a blowtorch. Other weapons are fed into metal shredders. Second Amendment fans: Do not mourn these weapons. In 2012, according to the ATF, U.S. manufacturers churned out more than 8.5 million guns—a record year. Georgia’s contribution to the national arsenal was substantial: 135,951 pistols, fourteen revolvers, 7,742 rifles, and 883 weapons the ATF classifies as “miscellaneous.”

Photographs by Greg Miller

This article originally appeared in our May 2014 issue.

Cookbook: Anne Quatrano’s “Summerland”

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When I asked Anne Quatrano, the brilliant chef behind Atlanta’s most enduring fine-dining restaurant, why she’d decided to put out a cookbook now, she replied, “Most people ask why I’ve taken so long to write one in the first place!” Her gorgeous opus, Summerland (Rizzoli, $39.95), finally arrives October 1, but it’s not as if she’s been lollygagging. Twenty years ago, Quatrano and her partner, Clifford Harrison, opened Bacchanalia in a quirky cottage on Piedmont Road in Buckhead. Their seasonal, ingredients-speak-for-themselves approach to cooking championed local foods earlier than most Atlanta chefs, and the restaurant offered—and still offers—an experience that was rarified without being intimidating. They’ve since opened Floataway Cafe and Abattoir, as well as Quinones and tony market Star Provisions in the same building as Bacchanalia, which relocated to the Westside in 2000.

Quatrano decided on a menu-driven cookbook “because, to me, that’s what food is about—the complete picture,” she says. She organized the recipes by month, beginning with September: “That’s when things shift most interestingly in the South’s growing season.” Local photographer Brian Woodcock documented feasts she laid out at Summerland, the farm on family property in Cartersville, forty miles northwest of Atlanta, where she and Harrison live. The pictures of tables set with sumptuous linens and ornate china say as much about Quatrano’s eye for styling as they do about her cuisine. (She sources the kitchenware and fabrics sold at Star Provisions herself.)

A few recipes from her restaurants—such as Kumamoto oysters with caviar and Champagne gelee, in rotation on Bacchanalia’s menu—appear in the book, but Quatrano concentrates mainly on homier dishes: pork chops with tomato gravy, Italian wedding soup with lamb meatballs, angel food cake with macerated strawberries and poached rhubarb. The biggest surprise, though, is the personal tone. Quatrano has always been a cook who let her food express her personality, so it’s quite enlightening to learn, for example, her thoughts on lovey-dovey dining: “I won’t pretend that we set out to make Bacchanalia a romantic destination.” If you’re starting to think about holiday shopping, this is, hands down, the one cookbook to give Atlanta food lovers this year.

Featured Recipes

Roasted Turkey with Gravy Two Ways
Apple-Cranberry Dressing

This article originally appeared in our October 2013 issue.

Top Doctors List 2013

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This year our survey considered physicians in fourteen counties, covering more of the metro area than ever before.

Jump to: Methodology | Our Smart Medicine Guide

Addiction Psychiatry

Reed M. Pitre, M.D.
Atlanta VA Medical Center
1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-321-6111
Atlanta VA Medical Center
Special Expertise: substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder

Adolescent Medicine

Yolanda H. Wimberly, M.D.
75 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-756-1430
Grady Health System
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health

Allergy & Immunology

Thomas Chacko, M.D.
Northside ENT
1360 Upper Hembree Road, Suite 201-B, Roswell, GA 30076, 770-475-3361
North Fulton Hospital
Special Expertise: allergic rhinitis, asthma, immunotherapy, food allergy

Stanley M. Fineman, M.D.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic
895 Canton Road, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-427-1471
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: allergic rhinitis, allergy

George R. Gottlieb, M.D.
2151 Fountain Drive, Suite 103, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-979-3796
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Eastside Medical Center
Special Expertise: allergy, asthma, sinus disorders, insect allergy

Linda D. Guydon, M.D.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic
4310 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite 130, Suwanee, GA 30024, 770-495-6258
Northside Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: asthma, sinus disorders

Kathleen A. Sheerin, M.D.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic
1990 Riverside Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 770-995-1537
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: food allergy, anaphylaxis

David D. Tanner, M.D.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic
2045 Peachtree Road, Suite 333, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-351-5711
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: allergy, asthma

John A. Zora, M.D.
Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic
1990 Riverside Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 770-995-1537
North Fulton Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: allergy, asthma

Cardiac Electrophysiology

David B. DeLurgio, M.D.
Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street, Floor 6, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-2504
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, sudden death prevention, heart failure

Shahriar Iravanian, M.D.
Glenlake Medical Center, Department of Cardiology
20 Glenlake Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, 770-677-6304
Northside Hospital
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: arrhythmias

Angel R. Leon, M.D.
Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street, Floor 6, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-2504
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: arrhythmias, catheter ablation, pacemakers, heart failure

Cardiovascular Disease

Amol S. Bapat, M.D.
Cardiovascular Physicians of North Atlanta
1285 Upper Hembree Road, Roswell, GA 30076, 770-343-8565
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, congestive heart failure, percutaneous coronary intervention

Javed Butler, M.D.
Emory Center for Heart Failure Therapy and Transplantation
550 Peachtree Street, Medical Office Tower, Floor 4, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-686-7885
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: heart failure, transplant medicine (heart), nuclear cardiology

Stephen D. Clements Jr., M.D.
The Emory Clinic
1365-A Clifton Road, Suite 2200, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3468
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: cardiac catheterization, echo-cardiography, heart failure

Victor E. Corrigan, M.D.
Piedmont Heart Institute
275 Collier Road, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-605-2800
Piedmont Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology, transplant medicine (heart)

Brenda J. Hott, M.D.
Northeast Georgia Heart Center
200 South Enota Drive, Suite 200, Gainesville, GA 30501, 770-534-2020
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: heart failure, transplant medicine (heart), ventricular assist device (LVAD)

Donald E. Jansen, M.D.
Cardiovascular Specialists
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 170, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-8377
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: congestive heart failure, transplant medicine (heart)

Paul A. Kirschbaum, M.D.
Atlanta Heart Group
2665 North Decatur Road, Suite 260, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-297-9077
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: echocardiography, nuclear cardiology

Nirav Y. Raval, M.D.
Piedmont Heart Institute
275 Collier Road, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-605-2800
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: transplant medicine (heart), congestive heart failure, ventricular assist device (LVAD)

Manfred A. Sandler, M.D.
Cardiovascular Group
755 Walther Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-962-0399
Gwinnett Medical Center
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, peripheral vascular disease

Andrew L. Smith, M.D.
Emory Center for Heart Failure Therapy and Transplantation
1365 Clifton Road, Suite AT-430, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-5544
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: transplant medicine (heart), heart failure

Laurence S. Sperling, M.D.
Emory Heart & Vascular Center
1365-A Clifton Road, Suite 209, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-2746
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: preventive cardiology, cholesterol/lipid disorders, nutrition and disease prevention/control

Byron R. Williams Jr., M.D.
Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street, Medical Office Tower, Floor 5, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-2501
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: echocardiography, heart failure, heart valve disease, preventive cardiology

Child Neurology

Frank R. Berenson, M.D.
5887 Glenridge Drive, Suite 140,
Atlanta, GA 30328, 678-705-7341
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: headache, neonatal neurology, epilepsy, behavioral disorders

Howard S. Schub, M.D.
ASCEND Pediatric Neurology
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 500,
Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-3535
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: movement disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, epilepsy

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Wayne L. Ambroze Jr., M.D.
Georgia Colon & Rectal Surgical Associates
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 180, Atlanta, GA 30342, 770-277-4277
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: laparoscopic surgery, hemorrhoids, colon and rectal cancer

Stephen M. Cohen, M.D.
Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery
33 Upper Riverdale Road, Suite 127, Riverdale, GA 30274, 770-997-1975
Southern Regional Medical Center
Special Expertise: hemorrhoids, incontinence (fecal)

Monica Hum, M.D.
ATL Colorectal Surgery
95 Collier Road, Suite 4025, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-574-5820
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic microsurgery, incontinence (fecal)

Raoul Mayer, M.D./Ph.D.
Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery
2675 North Decatur Road, Suite 710, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-294-9900
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Northside Hospital

Dermatology

Harold J. Brody, M.D.
1218 West Paces Ferry Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327, 404-525-7409
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic surgery, facial rejuvenation, skin laser surgery (resurfacing)

Raymond V. Caputo, M.D.
960 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 226, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-0787
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: pediatric dermatology

Gregory J. Cox, M.D.
Perimeter Dermatology
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 412, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-459-9177
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, skin laser surgery, skin cancer

Charles J. Douchy, M.D.
North Atlanta Dermatology
3850 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA 30096, 770-814-8222
Emory Johns Creek Hospital

V. Rutledge Forney, M.D.
Dermatology Affiliates
3131 Maple Drive, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-816-7900
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: skin cancer, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology

Mary K. Spraker, M.D.
The Emory Clinic, Department of Dermatology
1525 Clifton Road, Floor 3, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3333
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Grady Health System
Special Expertise: pediatric dermatology, hemangiomas

Janice M. Warner, M.D.
Atlanta West Dermatology
1550 Mulkey Road, Austell, GA 30106, 770-732-1137
WellStar Cobb Hospital
Special Expertise: skin cancer, Mohs’ surgery, cosmetic dermatology

Jonathan S. Weiss, M.D.
Gwinnett Dermatology
2383 Pate Street, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-972-4845
Eastside Medical Center
Special Expertise: acne, psoriasis, photoaging, clinical trials

Sylvia Walton Wright, M.D.
Peachtree Dermatology Associates
3286 Northside Parkway, Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30327, 404-355-1919
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: skin cancer, cosmetic dermatology, ethnic skin disorders

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

David B. Arkin, M.D.
North Atlanta Endocrinology & Diabetes
758 Old Norcross Road, Suite 175, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-339-1387
Gwinnett Medical Center
Special Expertise: diabetes

Darwin L. Brown, M.D.
Diabetes & Endocrinology Associates
2665 North Decatur Road, Suite 520, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-299-2223
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Rockdale Medical Center
Special Expertise: diabetes, thyroid disorders

David H. Jacobson, M.D.
Diabetes & Endocrinology Associates
2665 North Decatur Road, Suite 520, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-299-2223
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Rockdale Medical Center
Special Expertise: diabetes

Jean E. Molinary, D.O.
WellStar Medical Specialists
625 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-422-2004
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise: diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, cholesterol/lipid
disorders

John H. “Chip” Reed III, M.D.
Southeastern Endocrine & Diabetes
1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 129, Roswell, GA 30076, 678-325-2250
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: diabetes

N. Spencer Welch, M.D.
Atlanta Diabetes Associates
1800 Howell Mill Road, Suite 450, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-355-4393
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: diabetes, thyroid disorders, metabolic bone disease, hormonal disorders

Kate S. Wheeler, M.D.
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 1550, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-892-2131
Northside Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: thyroid cancer, metabolic syndrome, diabetes

Family Medicine

Catherine S. Andrews, M.D.
Main Street Family Physicians
4791 South Main Street, Acworth, GA 30101, 770-422-1400
WellStar Kennestone Hospital

Dwana M. Bush, M.D.
755 Mount Vernon Highway, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30328, 404-255-5774
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: complementary medicine, palliative care, preventive medicine

Thomas E. Gearhard, M.D.
Cobb Family Medicine
1790 Mulkey Road, Suite 8-A, Austell, GA 30106, 770-944-1830
WellStar Cobb Hospital
Special Expertise: preventive medicine, diabetes

Sean T. Murphy, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
1435 Broadmoor Boulevard, Sugar Hill, GA 30518, 404-364-7243
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: complex diagnosis

Omar A. Najjar, M.D.
2675 North Decatur Road, Suite 601, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-501-2900
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: preventive medicine, sports medicine, immunizations

Monica L. Parker, M.D.
Wesley Woods Center
1821 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-728-6363
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: geriatric care

Ralph D. Peeler III, M.D.
3652 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Chamblee, GA 30341, 770-451-4478
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: hypertension, cholesterol/lipid disorders, diabetes, immunizations

Michael P. Seyfried, M.D.
1776 Old Spring House Lane, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30338, 770-454-0091
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital

Steven O. Stewart, M.D.
4500 Hugh Howell Road, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084, 770-469-0668
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: preventive medicine, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes

Gastroenterology

Thomas S. Claiborne Jr., M.D.
Digestive Healthcare of Georgia
95 Collier Road, Suite 4055, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-355-3200
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: inflammatory bowel disease, colonoscopy

Norman L. Elliott, M.D.
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 1600, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-881-1094
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: enteroscopy (small bowel), endoscopy

Charles A. Fox, M.D.
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 1600, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-881-1094
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise endoscopy, pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), colon cancer screening

Eugene H. Hirsh, M.D.
Gastroenterology Consultants
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 270, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-1000
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: endoscopy, nutrition

Ralph C. Lyons, M.D.
Atlanta South Gastroenterology
34 Upper Riverdale Road, Suite 201, Riverdale, GA 30274, 678-904-0094
Southern Regional Medical Center
Atlanta Medical Center South
Special Expertise: endoscopy, colon cancer screening, preventive medicine

Mark A. Stern, M.D.
DeKalb Gastroenterology Associates
2675 North Decatur Road, Suite 506, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-299-1679
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: endoscopy, pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP)

Robert M. Strauss, M.D.
GI Specialists of Georgia
711 Canton Road, Suite 300, Marietta, GA 30060, 678-741-5000
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise: colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease

David H. Weinstein, M.D.
Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 210, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-4333
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, endoscopic ultrasound, pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP)

Randy J. Yanda, M.D.
Digestive Healthcare of Georgia
95 Collier Road, Suite 4055, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-355-3200
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: endoscopy, pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP), colon cancer screening

Geriatric Medicine

Jonathan M. Flacker, M.D.
Wesley Woods Center
1821 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-728-6363
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Grady Health System
Special Expertise: dementia, depression, delirium

Taylor R. Graves, M.D.
Wesley Woods Center
1821 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-728-6363
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: dementia

Larry E. Tune, M.D.
Wesley Woods Center, Department of Psychiatry
1841 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-728-6690
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, psychopharmacology, psychoses (late onset)

Gynecologic Oncology

Joseph F. Boveri, M.D.
Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30342, 678-420-4100
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Atlanta Medical Center
Special Expertise: gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

Guilherme H.C. Cantuaria, M.D.
University Gynecologic Oncology
960 Jackson Ferry Road, Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-300-2990
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer

Jeffrey F. Hines, M.D.
Southeastern Gynecologic Oncology
116 Upper Riverdale Road, Riverdale, GA 30274, 770-907-3570
Southern Regional Medical Center
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise: gynecologic cancer, clinical trials

Ira R. Horowitz, M.D.
The Emory Clinic
1365-A Clifton Road, Floor 4, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3401
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: laparoscopic surgery, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer

R. Allen Lawhead, M.D.
2675 North Decatur Road, Suite 408,
Decatur, GA 30033, 404-501-7100
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, cancer prevention

Cyril O. Spann Jr., M.D.
69 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-778-3401
Grady Health System
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: gynecologic cancer, ovarian cancer, robotic surgery

Hand Surgery

Linda C. Cendales, M.D.
Emory Transplant Center
1365-B Clifton Road, Floor 6, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-727-0701
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: transplant (hand), microsurgery, reconstructive surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome

Edward H. Holliger IV, M.D.
Resurgens Orthopaedics
1285 Hembree Road, Suite 200-A, Roswell, GA 30076, 770-475-2710
North Fulton Hospital
Northside Hospital–Forsyth
Special Expertise: hand and upper extremity surgery, microvascular surgery

Gary M. Lourie, M.D.
The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia
980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1020, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-0226
Northside Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: reconstructive surgery, congenital hand deformities, peripheral nerve surgery, sports injuries

Stephen M. McCollam, M.D.
Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic
2001 Peachtree Road, Suite 705, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-355-0743
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: shoulder and elbow surgery, upper extremity surgery, microsurgery

Allan E. Peljovich, M.D.
Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia
980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1020, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-0226
Northside Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: brachial plexus palsy, cerebral palsy, trauma, congenital limb deformities

John G. Seiler III, M.D.
Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow
2061 Peachtree Road, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-352-3522
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: sports medicine, upper extremity disorders, tendon surgery

Hematology

Asad Bashey, M.D./Ph.D.
Blood & Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-1930
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: leukemia, bone marrowtransplant

H. Kent Holland, M.D.
Blood & Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-1930
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: bone marrow and stem cell transplant, hematologic malignancies

Infectious Disease

Adam M. Bressler, M.D.
Infectious Disease Specialists of Atlanta
2665 North Decatur Road, Suite 330, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-297-9755
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: fungal infections, osteomyelitis, diarrheal diseases, neonatal infections

Michael P. Dailey, M.D.
Infectious Disease Services of Georgia
11660 Alpharetta Highway, Building 400, Suite 430, Roswell, GA 30076, 770-255-1069
North Fulton Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: travel medicine, wound healing/care

Robin H. Dretler, M.D.
Infectious Disease Specialists of Atlanta
2665 North Decatur Road, Suite 330, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-297-9755
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: AIDS/HIV, wound healing/care, hepatitis C, osteomyelitis

J. Ian McMillen, M.D.
Atlanta Clinical Care
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-459-0002
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: wound healing/care, hepatitis, HIV, pneumonia

Lisa A. Oakley, M.D.
West Georgia Infectious Diseases
1700 Hospital South Drive, Suite 402, Austell, GA 30106, 770-739-8282
WellStar Cobb Hospital
Special Expertise: AIDS/HIV

Richard C. Prokesch, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Associates
6285 Garden Walk Boulevard, Suite A, Riverdale, GA 30274, 770-991-1500
Southern Regional Medical Center
Special Expertise: AIDS/HIV, travel medicine

Bruce S. Ribner, M.D.
Emory Infectious Disease Clinic
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 7000, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-8114
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: hospital-acquired infections, occupational infectious disease, AIDS/HIV

Margaret Williamson, M.D.
Georgia Infectious Diseases
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-4111
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: lung infections, travel medicine, AIDS/HIV, parasitic infections

Internal Medicine

Richard B. Abrohams, M.D.
3650 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30096, 404-364-7243
Northside Hospital
Gwinnett Medical Center
Special Expertise: geriatric medicine, palliative care

Julius O. Ajayi, M.D.
First Foundation Medical Clinic
2930 Horizon Park Drive, Suite C, Suwanee, GA 30024, 678-546-2840
Gwinnett Medical Center
Special Expertise: preventive medicine, diabetes, geriatric care, men’s health

Teresa E. Clark, M.D.
Piedmont Physicians Group
35 Collier Road, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-351-3974
Piedmont Hospital

Patrick S. Coleman, M.D.
Piedmont Physicians Group
232 Nineteenth Street, Suite 7220, Atlanta, GA 30363, 404-367-3000
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol/lipid disorders, preventive medicine

Toni E. Coombs, M.D.
Smyrna Primary Care Center
562 Concord Road, Smyrna, GA 30082, 770-384-9860
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise: preventive medicine, diabetes

Richard S. Ellin, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
3550 Preston Ridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005, 404-364-7243
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: preventive medicine

William J. Gower, M.D.
Sandy Springs Internal Medicine
755 Mount Vernon Highway, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30328, 678-252-6363
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: concierge medicine, preventive medicine

James H. Hipkens, M.D.
3650 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30096, 404-364-7243
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: diabetes, hypertension, preventive medicine

Richard D. Kaplan, M.D.
Personal Care Physicians of Atlanta
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 950, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-3135
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: concierge medicine, cholesterol/lipid disorders, kidney failure, hypertension

Adam J. Leaderman, M.D.
Laureate Medical Group
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 775, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-8500
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: hypertension

Jonathan J. Masor, M.D.
The Emory Clinic Primary Care
1365-A Clifton Road, Floor 3, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-0480
Emory University Hospital

Mary C. Sams, M.D.
Saint Joseph’s Medical Group, Internal Medicine
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 390, Atlanta, GA 30342, 678-843-6460
Saint Joseph’s Hospital

Phyllis S. Tong, M.D.
The Emory Clinic Primary Care
1525 Clifton Road, Floor 4, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-2700
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: women’s health, preventive medicine

Interventional Cardiology

Vasilis C. Babaliaros, M.D.
Emory Heart & Vascular Center
1364 Clifton Road, Suite F-606, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-712-7667
Emory University Hospital
Grady Health System
Special Expertise: heart valve disease, percutaneous valve repair, cardiac catheterization

Aashish K. Desai, M.D.
Cardiovascular Physicians of North Atlanta
1285 Upper Hembree Road, Roswell, GA 30076, 770-343-8565
Northside Hospital
North Fulton Hospital
Special Expertise: angioplasty and stent placement, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, nuclear cardiology

John S. Douglas Jr., M.D.
Emory University Hospital,
Department of Cardiology
1364 Clifton Road, Suite F-606, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-727-7040

Emory University Hospital

Special Expertise: angioplasty and stent placement, cardiac catheterization, coronary artery disease

Louis I. Heller, M.D.
Cardiovascular Group
755 Walther Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-962-0399
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Gwinnett Medical Center
Special Expertise: cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and stent placement, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease

Aman K. Kakkar, M.D.
Heart and Vascular Care
1505 Northside Boulevard, Suite 4000, Cumming, GA 30041, 678-513-2273
Northside Hospital Forsyth
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Special Expertise: angioplasty and stent placement, peripheral vascular disease, cardiac catheterization

David E. Kandzari, M.D.
Piedmont Heart Institute
275 Collier Road, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-605-2800
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: angioplasty and stent placement, peripheral vascular disease, clinical trials

Shazib N. Khawaja, M.D.
Tanner Heart & Vascular Specialists
705 Dixie Street, Suite 401, Carrollton, GA 30117, 770-836-9326
Tanner Medical Center Carrollton
Special Expertise: peripheral vascular disease, vascular medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology

Barry D. Mangel, M.D.
WellStar Cardiovascular Medicine
55 Whitcher Street, Suite 350, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-424-6893
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise: angioplasty and stent placement

John Jeffrey Marshall, M.D.
Northeast Georgia Heart Center
200 South Enota Drive, Suite 200, Gainesville, GA 30501, 770-534-2020
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Northside Hospital Forsyth
Special Expertise: angioplasty and stent placement, carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease

Douglas C. Morris, M.D.
Emory Heart & Vascular Center
1365-A Clifton Road, Suite 2200, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-5299
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, heart valve disease

Vivek Rajagopal, M.D.
Piedmont Heart Institute
275 Collier Road, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-605-2800
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: heart valve disease, nuclear cardiology

Bhagat K. Reddy, M.D.
Piedmont Heart Institute
275 Collier Road, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-605-2800
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: angioplasty and stent placement, carotid artery stent placement, peripheral vascular disease, intravascular ultrasound

Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Raymond J. Allen, M.D.
Atlanta Perinatal Consultants
1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-851-8988
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: pregnancy (high risk), prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy, medical illness in pregnancy

Bradford S. Bootstaylor, M.D.
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 1165, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-223-9306
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Atlanta Medical Center
Special Expertise: pregnancy (high risk), obstetric ultrasound

Jeffrey H. Korotkin, M.D.
Atlanta Perinatal Consultants
1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-851-8988
Northside Hospital
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: perinatal medicine, pregnancy (high risk), obstetrical ultrasound

Michael K. Lindsay, M.D.
69 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Suite 412, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-616-4646
Grady Health System
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: HIV in pregnancy, diabetes in pregnancy

Richard D. Molina, M.D.
Atlanta Maternal-Fetal Medicine
2665 North Decatur Road, Suite 750, Decatur, GA 30033, 770-279-3838
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: pregnancy (high risk), diabetes in pregnancy

Medical Oncology

Colleen S. Austin, M.D.
Atlanta Cancer Care
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 1100, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-851-2300
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: breast cancer, clinical trials, women’s health

Fadlo Raja Khuri, M.D.
1365-C Clifton Road, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-1900
Emory University Hospital
Grady Health System
Special Expertise: lung cancer, head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer, salivary gland tumors

Omer Kucuk, M.D.
Winship Cancer Institute
1365-C Clifton Road, Suite 2110, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-1900
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: genitourinary cancer, nutrition in cancer therapy, prostate cancer, nutrition and cancer prevention/control

David H. Lawson, M.D.
Winship Cancer Institute
1365-C Clifton Road, Suite 2110, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-1900
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: melanoma

Frank P. McCoy, M.D.
Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers
340 Kennestone Hospital Boulevard, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-281-5100
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
WellStar Cobb Hospital
Special Expertise: clinical trials

Ruth M. O’Regan, M.D.
Winship Cancer Institute
1365-C Clifton Road, Suite 2110, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-1900
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: breast cancer, breast cancer risk assessment, cancer prevention, clinical trials

Dong Moon Shin, M.D.
Winship Cancer Institute
1365-C Clifton Road, Suite 3094, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-1900
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: head and neck cancer, mesothelioma, thymoma, lung cancer

Stephen Szabo, M.D.
Georgia Cancer Specialists
6300 Hospital Parkway, Suite 300, Johns Creek, GA 30097, 770-623-8965
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, hematologic malignancies, cancer genetics

Nephrology

William H. Cleveland, M.D.
Southwest Atlanta Nephrology
3620 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30331, 404-696-7300
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Atlanta Medical Center
Special Expertise: hypertension, kidney disease, kidney failure, preventive medicine

Eric M. Gibney, M.D.
Piedmont Transplant Institute
1968 Peachtree Road, Building 77, Floor 5, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-605-4606
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: transplant medicine (kidney), transplant medicine (kidney in HIV), kidney disease in liver transplant

Susan C. Hill, M.D.
Atlanta Nephrology Associates
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-1030
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: kidney failure, hypertension, dialysis care

Janice I. Lea, M.D.
Emory University Hospital Midtown, Department of Nephrology
550 Peachtree Street, Medical Office Tower, Floor 7, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-5038
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: hypertension (complex), kidney disease (chronic), diabetic kidney disease, dialysis care

William G. Paxton, M.D./Ph.D.
170 Camden Hill Road, Suite F, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-339-4225
Gwinnett Medical Center
Special Expertise: kidney disease

Juan Luis Pimentel, M.D.
5255 Snapfinger Park Drive, Suite 110, Decatur, GA 30035, 770-981-2211
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: hypertension, kidney stones, kidney disease (chronic)

Neurological Surgery

Daniel L. Barrow, M.D.
The Emory Clinic, Department of Neurosurgery
1365-B Clifton Road, Suite 2200, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-5770
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: cerebrovascular disease, stroke, aneurysm (cerebral), carotid artery disease

William R. Boydston, M.D./Ph.D.
Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates
5455 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 540, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-785-2900
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: pediatric neurosurgery, spasticity and movement disorders, brachial plexus palsy, congenital anomalies

Roger H. Frankel, M.D.
Atlanta Brain and Spine Care
2001 Peachtree Road, Suite 575, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-350-0106
Piedmont Hospital
Shepherd Center
Special Expertise: spinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, spinal tumors, spinal disc replacement

Regis W. Haid Jr., M.D.
Atlanta Brain and Spine Care
2001 Peachtree Road, Suite 575, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-350-0106
Piedmont Hospital
Shepherd Center
Special Expertise: spinal surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal disc replacement, microdiscectomy

Tariq Javed, M.D.
631 Campbell Hill Street, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-422-0444
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
WellStar Cobb Hospital
Special Expertise: brain and spinal surgery, peripheral nerve disorders, skull base surgery, minimally invasive surgery

Andrew Reisner, M.D.
Pediatric Neurosurgery Associates
5455 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 540, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-785-2900
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: pediatric neurosurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, pituitary tumors, trauma

Gerald E. Rodts Jr., M.D.
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center
59 Executive Park South, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-778-7000
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: spinal surgery, spinal trauma, spinal tumors

Christopher R. Tomaras, M.D.
Peachtree Neurosurgery
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 990, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-2633
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: spinal surgery, spinal disc replacement

Neurology

Mahlon R. DeLong, M.D.
Wesley Woods Health Center
1841 Clifton Road, Floor 3, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-778-3444
Emory University Hospital
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Special Expertise: Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders

Jonathan D. Glass, M.D.
The Emory Clinic
1365-B Clifton Road, Suite 2200, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3444
Emory University Hospital
Grady Health System
Special Expertise: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular disorders

Matthews W. Gwynn, M.D.
Atlanta Neurology
993-F Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 120, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-3720
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: movement disorders, Botox therapy, migraine

Anna J. Janss, M.D./Ph.D.
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
5455 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-785-3240
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: brain tumors (pediatric), clinical trials, cancer survivors (late effects of therapy)

James M. Kiely, M.D./Ph.D.
Atlanta Neurology
993-F Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 120, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-3720
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: epilepsy

Mark A. Kozinn, M.D.
261 Medical Way, Suite B, Riverdale, GA 30274, 770-994-5176
Southern Regional Medical Center
Atlanta Medical Center South

Nancy J. Newman, M.D.
Emory Eye Center, Department of Neuro-ophthalmology
1365-B Clifton Road, Suite 4500, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-5360
Emory University Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: neuro-ophthalmology, optic nerve disorders

Ronald J. Tusa, M.D./Ph.D.
The Emory Clinic, Department of Neurology
550 Peachtree Street, Floor 9, Suite 4400, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-778-3444
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: neuro-otology, dizziness, balance disorders

Nancy Canter Weiner, M.D.
105 Collier Road, Suite 5030, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-350-8941
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: neuro-ophthalmology

Neuroradiology

Jacques E. Dion, M.D.
Emory University Hospital, Department of Interventional Neuroradiology
1364 Clifton Road, Suite AG-21, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-712-4991
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: interventional neuroradiology, aneurysm (cerebral), intracranial angioplasty and stent

Patricia A. Hudgins, M.D.
Emory University Hospital, Department of Radiology
1364 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-712-7036
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: head and neck imaging, head and neck cancer, skull base imaging

Todd D. Ostrow, M.D.
Northside Radiology Associates
1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-851-6577
Northside Hospital

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Pamela J. Brown, M.D.
Gynecology & Obstetrics of DeKalb
2801 North Decatur Road, Suite 190, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-299-9307
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: gynecology only, gynecologic surgery

Kathleen S. Butt, M.D.
20 Glenlake Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, 404-364-7243
Northside Hospital

Penny A. Castellano, M.D.
The Emory Clinic, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
1365-A Clifton Road, Suite 4400, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3401
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: gynecology only, menopause problems

Lynley S. Durrett, M.D.
105 Collier Road, Suite 1080, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-352-2850
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: gynecology only, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy

Heath R. Graham, M.D.
North Atlanta Women’s Specialists
5780 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 195, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-4667
Northside Hospital

Peter C. Mann, M.D.
Gwinnett Gynecology Associates
1800 Tree Lane, Suite 300, Snellville, GA 30078, 770-972-6464
Eastside Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center
Special Expertise: gynecology only, pelvic organ prolapse repair, endometriosis, menopause problems

John R. Miklos, M.D.
3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Suite 330, Alpharetta, GA 30005, 770-475-4499
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: urogynecology, pelvic reconstruction, laparoscopic surgery, vaginal reconstructive surgery

Melinda Miller-Thrasher, M.D.
Innovative Women’s HealthCare Solutions
The Emory Clinic at Smyrna
3903 South Cobb Drive, Suite 105, Smyrna, GA 30080, 404-549-1327
Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna
Special Expertise: adolescent gynecology, uterine fibroids, menopause problems, nutrition

Stuart J. Pancer, M.D.
Perimeter Ob/Gyn Care
1462 Montreal Road, Suite 412, Tucker, GA 30084, 770-396-2496
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: laparoscopic hysterectomy, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, obstetrics

Joseph F. Pohl, M.D.
500 Medical Center Boulevard, Suite 365, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-962-2051
Gwinnett Medical Center
Special Expertise: obstetrics, pelvic reconstruction, urogynecology

Sharon D. Smith, M.D.
3550 Preston Ridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005, 404-364-7243
Northside Hospital

Elizabeth M. Street, M.D.
574 Church Street, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-427-0285
WellStar Kennestone Hospital

Ramon A. Suarez, M.D.
275 Collier Road, Suite 100-B, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-352-3656
Piedmont Hospital

Ophthalmology

Allen D. Beck, M.D.
Emory Eye Center
1365-B Clifton Road, Suite 6161, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-5416
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: glaucoma (adult and pediatric), cataract surgery

Jerry E. Berland, M.D.
Thomas Eye Group
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-1507
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: pediatric ophthalmology, eye muscle disorders, tear duct problems, cataract (pediatric)

Valerie Biousse, M.D.
Emory Eye Center
1365-B Clifton Road, Suite 4500, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-2020
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: neuro-ophthalmology, optic nerve disorders

Marc F. Greenberg, M.D.
Eye Consultants of Atlanta
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 220,Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-2419
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus (adult and pediatric), cataract surgery (lens implant)

Michael S. Jacobson, M.D.
Georgia Retina
465 Winn Way, Suite 100, Decatur, GA 30030, 404-299-5209
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: retina/vitreous surgery, diabetic eye disease/retinopathy, macular disease

Joon Y. Kim, M.D.
Clayton Eye Center
1000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100, Morrow, GA 30260, 770-968-8888
Southern Regional Medical Center
Special Expertise: cataract surgery

Alan M. Kozarsky, M.D.
Piedmont Better Vision
3193 Howell Mill Road, Suite 115, Atlanta, GA 30327, 404-350-1414
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: LASIK (refractive surgery), corneal disease and surgery, cornea transplant, cataract surgery

Scott R. Lambert, M.D.
Emory Eye Center, Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic
1365-B Clifton Road, Suite 4513, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3431
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, cataract (pediatric)

Scott I. Lampert, M.D.
Georgia Retina
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 593, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-9096
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: retinal disorders, retina/vitreous surgery

Timothy W. Olsen, M.D.
Emory Eye Center
1365-B Clifton Road, Suite 3500, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-2020
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease/retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinal disorders (pediatric)

Zane F. Pollard, M.D.
Eye Consultants of Atlanta
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-2419
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, tear duct problems

R. Doyle Stulting, M.D./Ph.D.
Woolfson Eye Institute
800 Mount Vernon Highway, Suite 125, Atlanta, GA 30328, 404-256-1125
Special Expertise: corneal disease and transplant, laser vision surgery, cataract surgery, keratoconus

Orthopedic Surgery

Erroll J. Bailey, M.D.
Resurgens Orthopaedics
550 Peachtree Street, Floor 19, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-215-2000
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: foot and ankle surgery, reconstruction (foot and ankle), sports injuries (foot and ankle), diabetic foot

James L. Beskin, M.D.
Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic
2001 Peachtree Road, Suite 705, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-355-0743
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: foot and ankle surgery, pain (chronic ankle)

Scott D. Boden, M.D.
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center
59 Executive Park South, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-778-7143
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: spinal disorders, spinal surgery, spinal disc replacement, microdiscectomy

Robert W. Bruce, M.D.
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center
59 Executive Park South, Suite 2000, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-778-3350
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: pediatric orthopedic surgery, limb lengthening (Ilizarov procedure), cerebral palsy, scoliosis

Xavier A. Duralde, M.D.
Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic
2045 Peachtree Road, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-355-0743
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: shoulder surgery, rotator cuff surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery

Spero G. Karas, M.D.
Emory Sports Medicine Center
59 Executive Park South, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-778-7204
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: sports medicine, shoulder injuries, knee injuries/ACL/meniscus tears, cartilage damage

Robert E. Karsch, M.D.
University Orthopaedic Clinic
1014 Sycamore Drive, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030, 404-299-1700
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: sports medicine, shoulder surgery, knee surgery, arthroscopic surgery

Robert A. Kelly, M.D.
Resurgens Orthopaedics
270 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144, 770-421-8005
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise: arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, joint resurfacing, sports medicine

Kenneth J. Kress, M.D.
Resurgens Orthopaedics
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-847-9999
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: knee replacement, knee reconstruction, sports medicine, robotic surgery

Douglas W. Lundy, M.D.
Resurgens Orthopaedics
61 Whitcher Street, Suite 1100, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-422-3290
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
North Fulton Hospital
Special Expertise: trauma, fractures (complex), reconstructive surgery

James R. Roberson, M.D.
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center
59 Executive Park South, Suite 2000, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-778-3350
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: hip replacement, knee replacement, arthritis, arthroscopic surgery

Yvonne E. Satterwhite, M.D.
Resurgens Orthopaedics
6335 Hospital Parkway, Suite 302, Johns Creek, GA 30097, 404-575-4500
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Gwinnett Medical Center
Special Expertise: sports medicine, shoulder surgery, knee surgery, arthroscopic surgery

Paul V. Spiegl, M.D.
Perimeter Orthopaedics
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 825, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-5595
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: foot and ankle surgery, reconstructive surgery

Tedman L. Vance, M.D.
Perimeter Orthopaedics
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 825, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-5595
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: upper extremity surgery, trauma, arthroscopic surgery, sports injuries

Otolaryngology

Michael M. Johns III, M.D.
Emory Voice Center
550 Peachtree Street, Floor 9, Suite 4400, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-1850
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: voice disorders, Botox therapy, microsurgery, swallowing disorders

Douglas E. Mattox, M.D.
Emory University Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 4400, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3381
Emory University Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: neuro-otology, Meniere’s disease, hearing loss, cochlear implants

Terrence P. Murphy, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite G-51, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-250-1216
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: ear disorders, hearing loss, dizziness, neuro-otology

Chester P. Rollins, M.D.
Piedmont ENT & Related Allergy
1720 Peachtree Street, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-351-5045
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: nasal and sinus disorders, allergy, endoscopic sinus surgery

Roy S. Schottenfeld, M.D.
North Fulton ENT Associates
2500 Hospital Boulevard, Suite 450, Roswell, GA 30076, 770-343-8675
North Fulton Hospital
Special Expertise: sinusitis, sleep disorders, pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

James R. Thomsen, M.D.
Pediatric ENT of Atlanta
5455 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-2033
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: pediatric otolaryngology, hearing loss, airway disorders, sinus disorders

Julie L. Zweig, M.D.
Northeast Atlanta ENT
4385 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite 250, Suwanee, GA 30024, 770-623-1608
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Special Expertise: sleep disorders/apnea, facial rejuvenation

Pain Medicine

Patricia L. Baumann, M.D.
Emory Center for Pain Management
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 1950, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-2410
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: pain (back), pain (neuropathic), spinal disorders, complex regional pain syndromes

Rodrigo A. Duralde, M.D.
Pain Consultants of Atlanta
2001 Peachtree Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-351-7654
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: pain (back and neck), pain (cancer), pain (spine)

Allen H. Hord, M.D.
Interventional Spine & Pain Management
3161 Howell Mill Road, Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30327, 404-350-0980
Newton Medical Center
Rockdale Medical Center
Special Expertise: pain (spine)

Randy F. Rizor, M.D.
The Physicians’ Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia
5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite 100, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, 404-816-3000
WellStar Windy Hill Hospital
Shepherd Center
Special Expertise: pain (spine), complex regional pain syndromes, pain (chronic), pain (back)

Pediatric Cardiology

Robert M. Campbell, M.D.
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
5455 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 530, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-2593
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: arrhythmias, cardiac catheterization, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Martha L. Clabby, M.D.
Emory-Children’s Center
2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-256-2593
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: congenital heart disease (complex)

Neill Videlefsky, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology Services
500 Medical Center Boulevard, Suite 390, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-995-6684
Gwinnett Medical Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: congenital heart disease

Robert N. Vincent, M.D.
Emory-Children’s Center
2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-256-2593
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: interventional cardiology, cardiac catheterization, transplant medicine (heart)

Pediatric Endocrinology

Lillian R. Meacham, M.D.
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
5455 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-785-3240
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: growth disorders in childhood cancer, cancer survivors (late effects of therapy)

Andrew B. Muir, M.D.
Emory-Children’s Center
2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-2400
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: diabetes, obesity

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Stanley A. Cohen, M.D.
GI Care for Kids
993-D Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 440, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-257-0799
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis

Benjamin D. Gold, M.D.
GI Care for Kids
993-D Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 440, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-257-0799
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Beatrice E. Gee, M.D.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, Hematology and Sickle Cell Disease Program
35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-785-9800
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding
Grady Health System
Special Expertise: sickle cell disease, hemoglobin disorders, hematologic disorders

Frank G. Keller Jr., M.D.
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
1405 Clifton Road, Tower 1, Floor 4, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-785-1200
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: leukemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Thomas A. Olson, M.D.
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
1405 Clifton Road, Tower 1, Floor 4, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-785-1200
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: germ cell tumors, retinoblastoma, sarcoma

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Steven L. Shore, M.D.
Sandy Springs Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
993-F Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 370, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-4611
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: Kawasaki disease, herpes simplex, bone infections, musculoskeletal infections

Pediatric Nephrology

Laurence A. Greenbaum, M.D./Ph.D.
Emory-Children’s Center, Department of Pediatric Nephrology
2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-2400
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: nephrotic syndrome, kidney disease (chronic)

Barry L. Warshaw, M.D.
Emory-Children’s Center, Department of Pediatric Nephrology
2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-2400
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: transplant medicine (kidney), clinical trials

Pediatric Pulmonology

LeRoy M. Graham, M.D.
Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates
1100 Lake Hearn Drive, Suite 450, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-7339
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: asthma, airway disorders (chronic), pulmonary complications (sickle cell disease)

Peter H. Scott, M.D.
Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates
1100 Lake Hearn Drive, Suite 450, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-7339
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: asthma, cystic fibrosis

Pediatric Rheumatology

Larry B. Vogler, M.D.
Emory-Children’s Center, Department of Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology
2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-2400
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: autoimmune disease, primary immune deficiency diseases, Lyme disease, lupus/SLE

Pediatric Surgery

Richard R. Ricketts, M.D.
Emory-Children’s Center, Department of Pediatric Surgery
1975 Century Boulevard, Suite 6, Atlanta, GA 30345, 404-982-9938
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: neonatal surgery, cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery,
Hirschsprung’s disease

Mark L. Wulkan, M.D.
Emory-Children’s Center, Department of Pediatric Surgery
1975 Century Boulevard, Suite 6, Atlanta, GA 30345, 404-982-9938
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: minimally invasive surgery, newborn surgery, obesity/bariatric surgery (adolescent)

Pediatric Urology

Andrew J. Kirsch, M.D.
Georgia Urology
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 420, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-5206
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: urinary reconstruction, urinary reflux/obstruction, bladder exstrophy

Charlotte A. Massad, M.D.
Georgia Urology
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 420, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-5206
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: urinary obstruction, genitourinary congenital anomalies, intersex

Hal C. Scherz, M.D.
Georgia Urology
790 Church Street, Suite 430, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-429-9100
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: laparoscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery

Pediatrics

Byron C. Cotton, M.D.
Kids & Teens Primary Healthcare
2785 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 207, Decatur, GA 30033, 770-621-0245
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: adolescent medicine, preventive medicine, asthma, obesity

Karen B. Dewling, M.D.
Johns Creek Pediatrics
4395 Johns Creek Parkway, Suite 150, Suwanee, GA 30024, 770-814-1160
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital

Patrice T. Gaspard, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 107, Marietta, GA 30068, 404-364-7243
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: adolescent medicine, preventive medicine

Mark W. Hutson, M.D.
Children’s Medical Group
1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30345, 404-633-4595
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: sports medicine

Sally J. Marcus, M.D.
Northside Pediatrics
1440 Hammond Drive, Suite E-5250, Atlanta, GA 30328, 404-256-2688
Northside Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: preventive medicine, asthma, breast-feeding problems, developmental disorders

Karen A. Moore, M.D.
Cumberland Pediatrics
1405 Franklin Road, Marietta, GA 30067, 770-951-5400
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Julius Sherwinter, M.D.
Dunwoody Pediatrics
1428 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody, GA 30338, 770-394-2358
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: kidney disease, hypertension, nutrition, obesity

Jacqueline R. Sulton, M.D.
Sulton Pediatric Group
5700 Hillandale Drive, Suite 150, Lithonia, GA 30058, 770-670-6100
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
DeKalb Medical at Hillandale

Anna B. Tanner, M.D.
Gwinnett Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, The Teen Center
601-A Professional Drive, Suite 380, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-995-0823
Gwinnett Medical Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: adolescent medicine, eating disorders, adolescent gynecology

Judith R. Tolkan, M.D.
Roswell Pediatric Center
3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Suite 545, Alpharetta, GA 30005, 770-751-0800
Northside Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Special Expertise: eating disorders

Richard L. Weil, M.D.
Piedmont Pediatrics
105 Collier Road, Suite 4060, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-351-6662
Piedmont Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Pallavi R. Cherukupally, M.D.
Resurgens Orthopaedics
105 Regency Park Drive, McDonough, GA 30253, 770-506-4119
Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Special Expertise: spinal rehabilitation, sports medicine, musculoskeletal injuries

Mark W. Feeman, D.O.
Rehabilitation Physicians of Georgia
2675 North Decatur Road, Suite 315, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-659-5909
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: geriatric rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, pain management

David D. Hubbell, M.D.
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center
59 Executive Park South, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-778-7000
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: pain (back and neck), electromyography, scoliosis, pain management

Richard W. King Jr., M.D.
HyOx Medical Treatment Center
2550 Windy Hill Road, Suite 110, Marietta, GA 30067, 678-303-3200
WellStar Windy Hill Hospital
WellStar Cobb Hospital
Special Expertise: cancer rehabilitation, lymphedema, soft tissue radiation necrosis, soft tissue radiation necrosis (breast)

Michael K. Schaufele, M.D.
Pain Solutions Treatment Centers
400 Tower Road, Suite 350, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-590-1078
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise: pain (spine), spinal rehabilitation, spinal disorders

Plastic Surgery

Philip H. Beegle Jr., M.D.
Atlanta Plastic Surgery
975 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-1311
Northside Hospital
Piedmont Newnan Hospital
Special Expertise: cosmetic surgery (face), cosmetic surgery (breast), breast reconstruction

Fernando D. Burstein, M.D.
Pediatric Plastic Surgery & Craniofacial Associates
975 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-1311
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: craniofacial surgery (pediatric), cosmetic surgery (face), maxillofacial surgery, rhinoplasty

Mark A. Codner, M.D.
1800 Howell Mill Road, Suite 140, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404-351-4151
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: cosmetic surgery (face), cosmetic surgery (breast), eyelid reconstruction, oculoplastic surgery, breast reconstruction

T. Roderick Hester Jr., M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 640, Atlanta, GA 30327, 404-351-0051
Emory University Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: cosmetic surgery (face)

K. Keith Jeffords Jr., M.D./D.D.S.
Paramount Plastic Surgery
3964 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, GA 30080, 678-370-9854
WellStar Windy Hill Hospital
Special Expertise: cosmetic surgery, cosmetic surgery (face), liposuction and body contouring, gynecomastia

Albert Losken, M.D.
Emory Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 4300, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-8143
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Special Expertise: breast reconstruction, pediatric plastic surgery, trauma

Foad Nahai, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 640, Atlanta, GA 30327, 404-351-0051
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: cosmetic surgery (breast), cosmetic surgery (face), liposuction and body contouring, breast reconstruction

Phillip H. Nakano, M.D.
Prima Center for Plastic Surgery
3096 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Duluth, GA 30097, 770-495-1477
Gwinnett Medical Center
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Special Expertise: body contouring after weight loss, cosmetic surgery (face), cosmetic surgery (body), breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation

Joseph K. Williams, M.D.
Atlanta Plastic Surgery
975 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-1311
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: craniofacial surgery (pediatric), cosmetic surgery (face), body contouring, trauma

Joseph M. Woods IV, M.D.
275 Collier Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-292-4223
Piedmont Hospital
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: cosmetic surgery, liposuction and body contouring, facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty

Psychiatry

Todd M. Antin, M.D.
PACT Atlanta
465 Winn Way, Suite 221, Decatur, GA 30030, 404-292-3810
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: geriatric psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychopharmacology, psychiatry in medical illness

Scott D. Firestone, M.D.
Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree Street, Floor 7, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-8181
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: psychosomatic disorders

Lawrence J. Giustra Jr., M.D.
1945 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 202, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-325-2139
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: psychotherapy, marital/family/sex therapy

Steven T. Levy, M.D.
Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute
2004 Ridgewood Drive, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-727-5886
Emory University Hospital
Grady Health System
Special Expertise: psychoanalysis, depression, anxiety and mood disorders, bipolar/mood disorders

Branko Radulovacki, M.D.
2849 Paces Ferry Road, Overlook 1, Suite 610, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-434-5833
Ridgeview Institute
Special Expertise: dual diagnosis, depression, bipolar/mood disorders, anxiety disorders

Pulmonary Disease

Rabih I. Bechara, M.D.
CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center
600 Parkway North, Newnan, GA 30265, 770-400-6255
CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Special Expertise: interventional pulmonology, bronchoscopy (advanced), lung cancer, thoracic cancers

Thomas P. DeMarini, M.D.
Southeastern Lung Care
2665 North Decatur Road, Suite 430, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-294-4018
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Special Expertise: chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), asthma, sleep disorders/apnea, pulmonary embolism

Stephanie Eaton, M.D.
Pulmonary & Critical Care of Atlanta
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 370, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-257-0006
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, autoimmune lung disease, cystic fibrosis

Anitra S. Graves, M.D.
Cherokee Lung & Sleep Specialists
15 Reinhardt College Parkway, Suite 108, Canton, GA 30114, 678-493-2527
Northside Hospital Cherokee
Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna
Special Expertise: sleep disorders/apnea, emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD)

Aris Iatridis, M.D.
Georgia Lung Associates
3820 Medical Park Drive, Austell, GA 30106, 770-948-6041
WellStar Cobb Hospital
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise sleep disorders

Kenneth V. Leeper, M.D.
The Emory Clinic Midtown, Department of Pulmonology
550 Peachtree Street, Floor 6, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-2505
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: respiratory failure, critical care, pulmonary embolism

David A. Schulman, M.D.
Emory Sleep Center
1841 Clifton Road, Floor 5, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-712-7533
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: sleep disorders/apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome

Gerald W. Staton Jr., M.D.
The Emory Clinic, Department of Pulmonology
1365-A Clifton Road, Floor 4, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-686-2505
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Special Expertise: interstitial lung disease, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis

Radiation Oncology

Jonathan J. Beitler, M.D.
Winship Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology
1365-C Clifton Road, Suite CT-104, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3473
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: head and neck cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, brachytherapy

Ian R. Crocker, M.D.
Winship Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology
1365-C Clifton Road, Suite CT-104, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3473
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: brain tumors, eye tumors/cancer, melanoma (choroidal)

David A. Holladay, M.D.
2675 North Decatur Road, Suite 401, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-501-7700
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: breast cancer, gynecologic cancer

Jerome C. Landry, M.D.
Winship Cancer Institute, Department of Radiation Oncology
1365-C Clifton Road, Suite CT-104, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3473
Emory University Hospital
Grady Health System
Special Expertise: gastrointestinal cancer, sarcoma (soft tissue)

Erich G. Randolph, M.D.
Atlanta Oncology Associates
320 Parkway Drive, Lower Level, Atlanta, GA 30312, 404-522-6569
Atlanta Medical Center
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon and rectal cancer

Gary B. Stillwagon, M.D./Ph.D.
Georgia Center for Total Cancer Care
698 Duluth Highway, Suite 100, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-962-8888
Gwinnett Medical Center
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: prostate cancer, breast cancer, gynecologic cancer, head and neck cancer

Reproductive Endocrinology

Lisa A. Hasty, M.D.
Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine
5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 720, Atlanta, GA 30328, 770-928-2276
Northside Hospital
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: infertility (IVF), uterine fibroids

Carla Roberts, M.D.
Emory Reproductive Center
550 Peachtree Street, Medical Office Tower, Suite 1800, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-778-3401
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: pelvic reconstructive surgery, endometriosis, congenital uterine anomalies, reproductive surgery

Donna R. Session, M.D.
Emory Reproductive Center
550 Peachtree Street, Medical Office Tower, Floor 18, Atlanta, GA 30308,
404-778-3401
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: infertility (IVF), reproductive surgery, polycystic ovarian syndrome, ultrasound

Andrew Toledo, M.D.
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Building 2, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-257-1900
Northside Hospital
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: infertility (IVF), reproductive surgery, miscarriage (recurrent)

Rheumatology

Gary R. Botstein, M.D.
2712 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-299-0187
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, osteoporosis

Alan Fishman, M.D.
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 775, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-256-8500
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: autoimmune disease, inflammatory arthritis

Jefrey D. Lieberman, M.D.
2712 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-296-4911
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: rheumatoid arthritis, gout, connective tissue disorders

Gary E. Myerson, M.D.
Arthritis & Rheumatology of Georgia
980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-5956
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus/SLE

Paul G. Sutej, M.D.
Arthritis & Rheumatology of Georgia
980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-5956
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: Raynaud’s disease, connective tissue disorders, vasculitis

Jonathan E. Waltuck, M.D.
The Emory Clinic, Department of Rheumatology
1365-A Clifton Road, Floor 4, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-4366
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus/SLE, vasculitis, scleroderma

Sports Medicine

Steven B. Wertheim, M.D.
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-847-9999
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery, knee surgery, shoulder surgery

John W. Xerogeanes, M.D.
Emory Sports Medicine Center
59 Executive Park South, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-778-3350
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: knee surgery, shoulder surgery, knee injuries/ACL, arthroscopic surgery

Surgery

William A. Barber, M.D.
275 Collier Road, Suite 470, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-351-1002
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: breast cancer, breast surgery

Timothy G. Buchman, M.D./Ph.D.
The Emory Clinic
1365-A Clifton Road, Floor 3, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-712-2609
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: critical care, pilonidal disease, burn care, trauma

John P. Daly, M.D.
North Atlanta Surgical Associates
980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 760, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-0433
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: laparoscopic surgery, obesity/bariatric surgery, endocrine surgery

George W. Daneker Jr., M.D.
CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center
600 Parkway North, Newnan, GA 30265, 770-400-6000
CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Special Expertise: gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, laparoscopic surgery

Sheryl G.A. Gabram, M.D.
Grady Surgery Clinic
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Floor 9, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-251-8914
Grady Health System
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: breast cancer, breast cancer (high-risk women), breast disease

John R. Galloway, M.D.
Emory University Hospital, Department of Surgery
1365-A Clifton Road, Suite 3300, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3712
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: gastrointestinal surgery, pancreatic surgery, pancreatic islet cell transplant, hepatobiliary surgery

Iqbal S. Garcha, M.D.
3400-C Old Milton Parkway, Suite 440, Alpharetta, GA 30005, 678-297-9707
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: robotic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, endocrine surgery, pancreatic and biliary surgery

Christopher J. Hart, M.D.
Johns Creek Surgery
6920 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suite 340, Suwanee, GA 30024, 770-232-2911
Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Special Expertise: obesity/bariatric surgery, laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery

Stuart J. Knechtle, M.D.
Emory Transplant Center
1365-B Clifton Road, Suite 6400, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-712-5676
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: transplant (liver), transplant (kidney), transplant immunology

Kenneth A. Newell, M.D./Ph.D.
Emory Transplant Center
1365-B Clifton Road, Suite 6400, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-727-0717
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: transplant (kidney), transplant (pancreas)

Charles A. Staley, M.D.
Winship Cancer Institute
1365-C Clifton Road, Floor 2, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3307
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: gastrointestinal cancer and rare tumors, pancreatic cancer, liver and biliary cancer

John F. Sweeney, M.D.
Emory University Hospital, Department of Surgery
1365-A Clifton Road, Suite 3300, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3712
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: obesity/bariatric surgery, laparoscopic surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), minimally invasive surgery

Collin J. Weber, M.D.
The Emory Clinic, Department of Surgery
1365-A Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3322
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: endocrine surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, adrenal surgery, pancreatic islet cell transplant

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

W. Morris Brown, M.D.
Piedmont Heart Institute
95 Collier Road, Suite 5015, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-605-5699
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: cardiothoracic surgery, endovascular surgery, aortic surgery

David A. Dean, M.D.
Piedmont Heart Institute
95 Collier Road, Suite 5015, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-605-5699
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: cardiothoracic surgery, transplant (heart), ventricular assist devices

Seth D. Force, M.D.
The Emory Clinic, Department of Thoracic Surgery
1365-A Clifton Road, Suite 2217, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-5345
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: transplant (lung), lung cancer, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, hyperhidrosis

Robert A. Guyton, M.D.
Emory University Hospital Midtown, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
550 Peachtree Street, Medical Office Tower, Floor 6, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-686-2513
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: coronary artery surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, heart valve surgery (percutaneous), congenital heart surgery

Kirk R. Kanter, M.D.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
1405 Clifton Road, Floor 2, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-785-6330
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: pediatric cardiac surgery, transplant (heart, pediatric), transplant (lung, pediatric)

Daniel L. Miller, M.D.
The Emory Clinic
1365-A Clifton Road, Suite 2219, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-3755
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Special Expertise: lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mesothelioma, emphysema (lung volume reduction)

Jeffrey S. Miller, M.D.
Peachtree Cardiovascular Surgeons
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-6104
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: cardiothoracic surgery, transplant (heart), robotic surgery, ventricular assist devices

John E. Moore, M.D.
Atlanta Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Associates
960 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-9063
Northside Hospital
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thoracic cancers, robotic surgery

Douglas A. Murphy, M.D.
Peachtree Cardiovascular Surgeons
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-252-6104
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Special Expertise: robotic surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, heart valve surgery, mitral valve robotic surgery

Urology

Roosevelt Allen Jr., M.D.
Georgia Urology
500 Medical Center Boulevard, Suite 220, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-963-2451
Gwinnett Medical Center
Eastside Medical Center
Special Expertise: interstitial cystitis

James K. Bennett, M.D.
Midtown Urology
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 1635, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-881-0966
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Shepherd Center
Special Expertise: prostate cancer

Martha B. Boone, M.D.
3400-A Old Milton Parkway, Suite 560, Alpharetta, GA 30005, 404-705-8366
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: female urology, incontinence, kidney stones, interstitial cystitis

Carl Capelouto, M.D.
Georgia Urology
15 Reinhardt College Parkway, Building 100, Suite 109, Canton, GA 30114, 770-720-7246
Northside Hospital Cherokee
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise: erectile dysfunction, voiding dysfunction, incontinence (male and female), vasectomy

Mark A. Haber, M.D.
Georgia Urology
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 220, Cumming, GA 30041, 770-889-9737
Northside Hospital
Northside Hospital Forsyth
Special Expertise: urology (female), urologic cancer, kidney stones, laparoscopic surgery

Joan E. Hader, M.D.
Urology Specialists of Atlanta
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 910, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-255-3822
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: urology (female), urologic cancer, incontinence

A. Keith Levinson, M.D.
Georgia Urology
2685 Millscott Drive, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-292-3727
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Special Expertise: urologic cancer, female urology, kidney stones, vasectomy

Scott D. Miller, M.D.
Georgia Urology
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 1250, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-705-5201
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: robotic surgery, prostate cancer/robotic surgery, minimally invasive urologic surgery, reconstructive surgery

William Holt Sanders, M.D.
980 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 490, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-257-0133
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: prostate cancer, urologic cancer, vasectomy, kidney stones

Scott W. Shelfo, M.D.
1260 Highway 54, Suite 204, Fayetteville, GA 30214, 770-460-9777
Piedmont Fayette Hospital
CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Special Expertise: urologic cancer, robotic surgery, reconstructive urologic surgery, incontinence (female)

Murphy F. Townsend III, M.D.
Urology Associates
55 Whitcher Street, Suite 250, Marietta, GA 30060, 770-428-4475
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
Special Expertise: laparoscopic surgery

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Steven J. Citron, M.D.
Piedmont Radiology, Radiology Associates of Atlanta
1984 Peachtree Road, Suite 505, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-352-1409
Piedmont Hospital
Special Expertise: uterine fibroid embolization, liver cancer/chemoembolization

Kevin (Hyun) Kim, M.D.
Emory University Hospital, Department of Interventional Radiology
1364 Clifton Road, Suite AG-05, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-712-7033
Emory University Hospital
Special Expertise: thrombolytic therapy, tumor embolization and ablation

Alan M. Zuckerman, M.D.
Quantum Radiology
598 Nancy Street, Suite 150, Marietta, GA 30060, 678-581-3830
WellStar Kennestone Hospital
WellStar Cobb Hospital
Special Expertise: uterine fibroid embolization, vascular disease

Vascular Surgery

Peter B. H’Doubler Jr., M.D.
Saint Joseph’s Heart and Vascular Institute
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 675, Atlanta, GA 30342, 678-843-5400
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease, minimally invasive surgery, vein disorders

Daniel T. McDevitt, M.D.
Peachtree Vascular Specialists
1035 Southcrest Drive, Suite 250, Stockbridge, GA 30281, 770-996-9945
Southern Regional Medical Center
Special Expertise: peripheral vascular disease, aneurysm (abdominal aortic), minimally invasive surgery

Joseph J. Ricotta II, M.D.
Northside Vascular Surgery
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 270, Cumming, GA 30041, 770-292-3490
Northside Hospital
Northside Hospital Forsyth
Special Expertise: aneurysm (abdominal and thoracic aortic), angioplasty and stent placement, arterial bypass surgery

Joseph I. Zarge, M.D.
Saint Joseph’s Heart and Vascular Institute
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 675, Atlanta, GA 30342, 678-843-5400
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Northside Hospital
Special Expertise: carotid artery stent placement, aneurysm (aortic), peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins

Methodology

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You heart your dog

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We’re used to the American Heart Association telling us to watch the red meat and load up on the omega-3s. But now they’re suggesting your dog really might be your heart’s best friend. The heart authority recently released a statement that pet ownership is probably associated with reducing the chance of heart disease risk. Pet ownership also may be linked with lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as stress reduction and a lower risk of obesity.

We talked to dog owner Gina Lundberg, MD, cardiologist at Saint Joseph’s Hospital and clinical director of the Emory Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center.

What’s the deal with this statement from the American Heart Association?
It means there have been multiple studies and they feel they can go on record saying, “We believe this is true.” There have been studies off and on for a while. Pets can help you be less stressed and have a better attitude. Take pets to hospitals and nursing homes and it really cheers them up and helps with the healing process. The American Heart Association said clearly people who have pets (dogs in particular) are more active, less stressed, and tend to have lower blood pressure. It’s not that having a dog will cause that. It’s not like I can eat less salad now and go buy a dog.

Why are dog people more likely to get heart-healthy side effects from their pets than cat people?
People who have dogs probably means they are more active, likely to be outside, and possibly have a healthier lifestyle in general. With cats, they are very independent and you don’t have to have a lifestyle that’s active. It’s more common to be a more active individual and have a dog. It’s not an absolute statement. There are surely inactive, couch potatoes who have dogs and very active people who have cats!

What about the stress reduction angle?
I have this cockapoo. You look at his face and he’s so cute and so fluffy. How can you be stressed? It’s a calming interaction when you’re playing. They love you get unconditionally. You walk in the house and they’re at the door, wagging their tail. I couldn’t wait for you to get home! They give you a lot of joy. I think that adds to a lot of the stress reduction possibility.

If someone doesn’t have a dog, should they go get one?
I think if someone would like to be more active and would like to have a dog in their life—maybe they’re an empty-nester or spouse is gone and they’re looking for more interaction—then I think getting a dog is a great idea. Maybe especially a rescue dog that is already trained and less work. Puppies are a lot of work and they can be stressful. I don’t want people to rush out and get a dog and say that didn’t work out and then abandon them. For somebody who would like to walk and have companionship. Now that you have the statement saying that’s a healthy lifestyle, that’s all the more reason.

As an aside, my vet tells me that the animals are getting more obese the same way the owners are getting more obese. It’s too easy to have an electric fence then you don’t have to walk. The next study will be overweight people have overweight dogs.

Women of Style & Substance honored at CHOA benefit

The honorees being feted and fed at Monday’s sixth annual Women of Style & Substance luncheon benefit for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the St. Regis hotel in Buckhead could rightfully be lauded for their philanthropic endeavors. But these same eight women also possess the ability to effortlessly glide down a fashion runway in fabulous frocks (and dangerously high heels) in front of a sold-out crowd consisting of hundreds of the city’s most high profile women. This was, of course, after they braved a hellacious valet line that snaked down West Paces Ferry and threatened to collide with oncoming traffic on Peachtree Road (Note to St. Regis management: When your ballroom guests use “Did you park across the street at Whole Foods and run across West Paces Ferry too?!” as a luncheon conversation ice breaker, it may be time to re-evaluate your current valet parking set up).

It was all a bit like “The Amazing Race,” but with a fanned out, grilled chicken breast, a farro and apple salad and a stunning Michael Kors fall fashion show thrown in. And event chairs Danielle Rollins, Ginny Brewer and Elizabeth Klump pulled out all the stops to ensure a see-and-be-seen, must-attend event to raise valuable funding for CHOA. “Everyone in this room can afford healthcare for their family,” the chairs reminded attendees just before the fall frocks were foisted down the catwalk. “But so many families in our state can’t. This is where Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta comes in.”

The afternoon, hosted by WSB-TV Action News anchor Jovita Moore, honored High Museum of Art board member Charlene Crusoe-Ingram, “Friends of Frida and Diego” High gala co-chair Barbarella Diaz, Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation CEO Brooke Edmund, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet board member Joanne Chesler Gross, Alliance Theatre board chair Vicki Palefsky, Atlanta Dream CEO Ashley Preisinger, Piedmont Park Conservancy gala chair Kristy Robison and Arthritis Foundation Crystal Ball co-chair Eileen Rosencrants.

And according to the Michael Kors forecast for fall, look for bright oranges and yellows, lots of zippers and leather, one form-fitting blue vinyl catsuit and yes, a camouflage coat coming soon to a high-end Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza boutique near you.

The emotional centerpiece of the luncheon? The moving remarks made by Karin L. Fulford Smithson, a CHOA parent, who recounted the harrowing birth of her now-2-and-a-half-year-old Hoyte. Hoyte was born two months premature with Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula. One day into life, Hoyte had to undergo a surgery to detach his esophagus from his trachea and attach it to his stomach. As attendees blinked back tears across the ballroom, Smithson recalled: “The doctors who performed this miraculous surgery had to operate on something the size of a piece of linguine. Hoyte is here because of his fighting spirit and because Children’s is here, right around the corner.”
The bashful tyke then received a standing ovation when he materialized from back stage and into his mother’s arms. Among those spotted applauding the Smithsons: Vikki Locke, Elizabeth Shultze Roth, Mara Davis, Aida Flamm, Tony Conway, Dennis Dean and Stacey Elgin.

Conan recap: Wednesday’s show in Atlanta

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The most Atlanta-centric moments from Wednesday night’s “Conan” on TBS, shooting episodes this week at the Tabernacle downtown:

Best monologue jokes: Opening the show: “Hello, and welcome to Atlanta’s most disappointing strip club!”

On Atlanta’s female-to-male ratio: “Fun fact for you, in Atlanta, there are 4,000 more females than males. Of course, 2,000 of them are Tyler Perry in drag.”

On this Sunday’s Capital One Jam Fest in Centennial Olympic Park: “The Dave Mathews Band is going to be performing a free concert here in Atlanta. Which pisses me off because having an extremely white guy do a free show for the people of Atlanta was my idea.”

On Atlanta celebrities: “Elton John has a house here. You know you’ve spotted Elton John when you think you spotted Lady Gaga’s grandmother.”

On Turner Field giveaways: “On opening day, the Atlanta Braves gave away 45,000 foam tomahawks. Which is really weird because The Foam Tomahawk was my porn name.”

Least Ringing Endorsement: When Conan referenced Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” being filmed here, it was met with boos from the audience, led by a dude in the front row wearing a papal headdress.

Taped piece: The ladies from “RHOA” throw Conan a party at Bar One and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog shows up. His greeting to the ladies? “Look at this room. I haven’t seen a sh*thole this big since Kirstie Alley bent over to pick up a seashell.” Assesses Cynthia Bailey: “I invite the girls over. I think I’m doing this Conan party and this jerk dog shows up with a cigar. It was just not classy.” Scanning the room, Triumph then inquires, “Where’s the one people know? NeNe?” Summing up their level of fame, Triumph tells them: “You’re all reality show stars. It must be exciting to be almost as famous as pawn shop employees.”

Best Clermont Lounge endorsement: To wild applause, “Walking Dead” actor Steven Yeun recommended Conan visit the iconic Ponce de Leon Avenue club. He then went on to describe — in glorious detail — what one of the club’s strippers can do with her butt and an empty beer can. Conan’s reaction? “Me. Go Now.”

BB’s Bagels

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BB’s bulbous, hand-rolled, kettle-boiled beauties have earned loyal fans both inside and outside the Perimeter. (We’re hoping an intown location pops up soon.) These lookers make ideal breakfast sandwiches: Try a garlicky everything bagel to enliven eggs, bacon, and cheese.

770 McFarland Parkway, Alpharetta, 770-475-1818; 10995 State Bridge Road,
Johns Creek, 770-754-9595; bbsbagels.net

Bagelicious

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Once a small chain with several metro-area units, the sole Bagelicious now resides in Marietta’s Market Plaza shopping center. The satisfyingly plump but not oversized bagels are ideal toasted and with just a cream cheese schmear.

1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 770-509-9505

Bagel Palace

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Stop by to pick up bagels for home or stay for breakfast. The shop offers some of the city’s finest cured fish; try sable or creamy whitefish salad in addition to the classic lox.

2869 North Druid Hills Road, 404-315-9016, bagelpalaceatl.com

Sublime Doughnuts

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Doughnut superstar Kamal Grant (Bake magazine pronounced Sublime “America’s Best Bakery” last year) puts some serious swagger in fried dough with variations like fresh strawberry, Orange Dream Star, and dulce de leche.

535 Tenth Street, 404-897-1801, sublimedoughnuts.com

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