Faculty Profile

Joseph I. Zarge, MD

Joseph I. Zarge, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone: 678.843.5400

Email: jzarge@emory.edu

Certification: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2014


Dr. Zarge obtained his MD at Emory University and did his general surgery training at Temple University in Philadelphia. After a year of aneurysm research at Temple, Dr. Zarge completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. From 1997-2011, Dr. Zarge was in private practice with the Georgia Vascular Clinic, PA. He then joined Saint Joseph's Hospital Medical Group, which became Emory Specialty Associates in 2012.

Along with a robust Atlanta practice, Dr. Zarge sees patients in the North Georgia Mountains in an outreach clinic twice a month. Dr. Zarge has an extensive presentation and publication history, and has been involved in multiple clinical trials involving carotid stenting, aortic aneurysm endografts, lower extremity arterial disease, angiogenesis, and dialysis grafts—he was one of the early clinical investigators for the HeRO dialysis graft.


  • Heart and Vascular Institute, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital


  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Class of 1989

  • General Surgery Internship, Department of Surgery, Temple University Hospital, 1989-1990

  • General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Temple University Hospital, 1990-1994

  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Loyola University Medical Center Maywood, 1995-1997

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

  • Atlanta Vascular Society

  • Medical Association of Georgia

  • Medical Association of Atlanta

Honors and Awards

  • Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2015-2019

Clinical Interests

  • Complex aneurysm repair

  • Dialysis access

  • Minimally invasive lower extremity vascular intervention

  • Carotid disease

  • Venous pathology

Research Interest

  • Dialysis access