Dr.Guyton is a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University and is the director of the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center at Emory University Hospital Midtown. He received his B.S. in Physics from University of Mississippi in 1967, M.D. from Harvard University in 1971, completed residency in surgery from Massachusetts General Hospital in 1978 with a clinical associate position at National Heart and Lung Institute from 1973-1975, and fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery from Massachusetts General Hospital in 1979.
Dr.Sarin is a cardiothoracic surgeon and the co-director of the structural heart and valve center at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Fairfax, VA. He received his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1994, M.D. from George Washington University in 1998 and obtained a diploma in tropical medicine from the Royal College of Physicians in London in 1999. Eric completed general surgery residency and a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. While in Denver, he completed a 2 year NIH-funded research fellowship on the role of gut ischemia-reperfusion related to multiple organ failure. Eric completed fellowship training in cardiothoracic surgery at Emory in 2010.
Dr.Thourani is the chief of cardiac surgery at Medstar Heart and Vascular Institute and Georgetown University in Washington DC. He received his B.S. in Biology from Furman University in 1990, M.D. from Emory University in 1994, residency in general surgery with a research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery from Emory University in 2002, and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery from Emory University in 2005. He joined the faculty at Emory in 2005 and has since risen in ranks to become a full professor and chief one of the Emory hospitals. He left Emory for his current position in 2017.
Dr.Duggan is a cardiac anesthesiologist and director of the perioperative echocardiography service for the department of anesthesiology. His clinical expertise is in the management of complex cardiac surgical procedures and his research interests are in using cardiac ultrasound to study valvular heart disease and the perioperative outcomes of different valve repairs on cardiac function. He received his MD from University of Virginia, and then completed his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology from University of Pennsylvania.