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Doctor Detective: How Atlanta’s Dr. Clyde Partin unravels puzzling medical mysteries

Emory Clinic’s Special Diagnostic Services is a place for doctors to refer adult patients with perplexing symptoms—some who have gone years with undiagnosed diseases. Meet Dr. W. Clyde Partin Jr., the director of Emory Clinic’s Special Diagnostic Services, who seems like a kinder, gentler version of television's Dr. Gregory House.
Mike Mandl

33. Mike Mandl

The president and CEO of Emory Healthcare has some pretty big scrubs to fill succeeding John Fox, who led Georgia’s largest hospital system for 16 years before Mandl took over in March. Despite Emory’s Ebola-fighting prestige, Mandl’s off to a rocky start; WellStar recently pulled out of merger negotiations for which he’d been the self-described “quarterback.”

Emory doc rates diets

For the third year, Emory cardiologist Laurence Sperling helped U.S. News & World Report rate the country’s top diets. Sperling joined a panel of 20 experts to evaluate 29 diets from Atkins to Zone. Fortunately for Sperling, medical director of Emory's Center for Heart Disease Prevention, he didn’t have to actually try all the diets.

What It’s Like To: Transplant a Hand

The patient lost both legs and her left hand when she was a year old due to Kawasaki disease, a rare childhood condition of inflamed blood vessels. She emailed Cendales soon after her twenty-first birthday, and a short time later, she was evaluated and approved as a transplant candidate.

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