EPIC 2021 Opening Remarks
The Emory Practical Intervention Course is the longest running annual interventional cardiology event in the world. Based on the teachings of founder Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, EPIC has provided...Read More
The Emory Practical Intervention Course is the longest running annual interventional cardiology event in the world. Based on the teachings of founder Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, EPIC has provided training for thousands of interventional cardiologists from the United States and abroad since 1981.
The meeting’s mission is to engage interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons specializing in coronary and structural heart disease to further enhance the care of their patients, mentor and train future generations of cardiovascular specialists, and lead front-line clinical research in the field.
Dr. Douglas is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at Emory...
Dr. Douglas is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at Emory University. He is a graduate of the University of the South and received his M.D. degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina and at Emory University. Dr. Douglas was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Medical Corps and served at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and in An Hoa, South Vietnam. In 1980 Dr. Douglas was a member of the team that performed the first coronaryangioplasty at Emory University Hospital and in 1987 the first coronary stent in the United States . Dr Douglas was a partner of the late Andreas Gruentzig, the inventor of coronary angioplasty and participated in the development of current coronary angioplasty and stent techniques. He has mentored over one hundred and fifty interventional cardiology fellows. He is a Fellow and prior member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention and is currently listed in Castle Connolly Guide of America’s Top Doctors, Atlanta’s Top Doctors and The Best Doctors in America. He received the American College of Cardiology Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of the South and the SCAI Mason F. Sones, Jr., MD, Distinguished Service Award.