Emory’s Top Doctors

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July 15, 2022

Emory’s Top Doctors

By now I hope you’ve heard the exciting news that Emory physicians dominate Atlanta magazine’s “Top Doctors” issue again this year. Our stellar team is represented more than any other health system in metro Atlanta in the magazine’s highly competitive annual rankings. This year, 463 physicians representing Emory Healthcare, Emory Healthcare Network, Emory medical staff, or faculty of Emory University School of Medicine (SOM) made the list – an impressive 42 percent of the 1,097 top doctors listed in the issue.

I’m grateful – but not surprised – to see the talent and hard work of our physicians recognized. Our physician team consistently leads this annual listing, as well as other rankings and awards, because their expertise, innovation, and compassion have earned them the respect and gratitude of their peers and the people they serve.

Thanks to them – and to the superb health care teams they represent – local, regional, and national recognition have become the norm for our health system, which continues to be on a truly outstanding trajectory in quality, innovation, and patient satisfaction.

Congratulations to all!

Please direct questions and comments to evphafeedback@emory.edu.

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University
Executive Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center
CEO and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare

In Brief
New CEO for Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital, and Emory Long-Term Acute Care Hospital

Rashard Johnson has been named chief executive officer for Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital, and Emory Long-Term Acute Care Hospital, beginning his new role on August 22. Johnson joins Emory Healthcare from Advocate Aurora Health in Chicago, where he is president of Advocate Trinity and South Suburban Hospitals. In this role, he oversees the strategic direction and operation of Advocate Trinity’s 205-bed hospital and provides executive leadership over Advocate South Suburban Hospital’s 230-bed hospital and support services, physicians, team members and building facilities. Read more.

Golde joins Goizueta Institute @ Emory Brain Health

Todd E. Golde has been named the new director of the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease in the Goizueta Institute @ Emory Brain Health. Golde will also be appointed a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Neuroscience, with a primary faculty appointment in Emory’s Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology and a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology. An international expert in the scientific understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, Golde will expand Emory’s translational research for the development of new therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, while facilitating interdisciplinary research in neuroinflammation, bridging the neuroscience and immunology communities. Read more.

New leader in children’s mental health

John Constantino is joining SOM as a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. Constantino will serve as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s (CHOA) first system chief of Behavioral and Mental Health, leading efforts to address the growing epidemic of behavioral and mental health issues in children and adolescents in Georgia. Constantino comes to CHOA and Emory from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he served as the Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Read more.

SON plans new lab to simulate home care

An ongoing, collaborative project between the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (SON) and CenterWell Home Health, part of Humana Inc., has led to a donation toward a named space at the new, state-of-the-art Emory Nursing Learning Center in Decatur. The gift will create the CenterWell Home Health Home Lab at the ENLC. The lab will resemble a small apartment for students to simulate care in the home. The area also includes conference rooms and work space for faculty. Read more.

Registration open for Winship 5K

It’s time to organize your teams and start training for race day: Saturday, Oct. 1. Since 2011, the Winship 5K has raised more than $7.4 million in support of cancer research at Winship. This year’s in-person run/walk will be held at McDonough Field on the Emory campus, or you can participate in the virtual event from anywhere. Register and learn more.

Clery joins city’s Office of Violence Reduction

Michael Clery, assistant professor of emergency medicine and emergency medicine physician at Grady, is joining the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction as the inaugural deputy director. Clery will continue to work clinically while dedicating part of his time to the Office of Violence Reduction and Mayor Andre Dickens’ administration. Read more.

Rollins Immediate Care Center names leadership team

The new Rollins Immediate Care Center of Winship at Emory University Hospital has appointed its leadership team, with Anthony Hunter serving as medical director, Dani Casbourne as clinical director, and Delanda L. Bryson as unit director. Opened in April 2022, the Rollins Immediate Care Center provides acute care for Winship patients experiencing cancer-related symptoms that require immediate medical care. Read about the Rollins Immediate Care Center

Seeking proposals for Long COVID studies

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance is offering seed grants for studies of Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 or Long COVID. It is soliciting proposals that generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications. Studies can involve basic, translational, or clinical studies of any aspect of Long COVID. Proposals are due September 15. Learn more here.

Dana B. Barr, professor of environmental health, has received the 2022 International Society of Exposure Science Excellence in Exposure Science Award recognizing individuals who have left an indelible mark in the field of exposure science.

Jeff Sands, division director for the Division of Renal Medicine, won the Homer Smith Award from the American Society of Nephrology.


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