Faculty Profile

Alison F. Ward, MD

Alison F. Ward, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine




American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



After receiving her MD degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2010, Dr. Alison Ward attended New York University Langone Medical Center, where she completed her general surgery residency, cardiothoracic surgery post-doctoral research fellowship, and integrated general surgery/cardiothoracic surgery residencies. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Ward's primary clinical location will be based at Grady Memorial Hospital, where she will practice general adult cardiac surgery with a clinical and research interest in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Ward was an assistant professor of surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.


  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Healthcare System

  • St. Francis Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Class of 2010

  • 4/3 Pathway, Integrated General Surgery/Cardiothoracic Surgery Residencies, NYU Langone Medical Center, 2010-2019

  • Postdoctoral Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Fellowship, NYU Langone Medical Center, 2012-2014

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology

  • Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, Council Member

  • Women in Thoracic Surgery

  • New York Society for Thoracic Surgery

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting

  • Minimally invasive valve surgery

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Research Interests

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Surgical education