Markham named medical director of Saint Joseph's Heart Failure Clinic

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | May 6, 2013

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David Markham, MD, MSc, is an experienced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and has performed groundbreaking work in the area of assist device physiology.

Saint Joseph's Hospital and the Emory Center for Heart Failure and Transplantation are pleased to announce that  David Markham, MD,  MSc, has joined the team as medical director of the Heart Failure Clinic at Saint Joseph's.

This marks a return home to Atlanta for Markham, who received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory in 1991 and 1995, respectively. Markham is a native of Marietta.

 "I'm excited that Dr. Markham will be leading heart failure services and our partnership with Saint Joseph's," says Andrew Smith, MD, director of the Center for Heart Failure and Transplantation and chief of cardiology at Emory University Hospital. "He will continue the progress we've already made over the past few months with the Advanced Heart Failure Network and the consolidation of services for network patients at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Saint Joseph's Hospital. These steps benefit our patients and enhance the services we offer."

Markham is an experienced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and has performed groundbreaking work in the area of assist device physiology.

He completed an internship and residency at the University of Virginia, a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical and molecular cardiology at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and a fellowship in cardiology with advanced training in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Duke University Medical Center.

Before his return to Atlanta, Markham was medical director of the Heart Failure Clinic at Parkland Memorial Hospital and associate director of heart failure, assist devices and cardiac transplantation at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Of note: The Advanced Heart Failure Network is an enhanced cardiac collaboration that includes the expert care from subspecialists at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown and Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta. For over 20 years Emory Healthcare and Saint Joseph's Hospital have had the largest advanced heart failure programs in Georgia. The new collaboration will focus on meeting the needs of patients and their families dealing with heart failure. Patients in need of advanced heart failure management, medical and surgical management of other heart conditions and related therapies, may now access treatment at any of the three facilities.