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Omar Lattouf

Omar M. Lattouf, MD, PhD

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

Telephone: 404.686.2513


Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2000

Dr. Lattouf is an innovative cardiac surgeon with over 20 years of experience in complex cardiac procedures including heart transplantation, laser re-vascularization, left ventricular reduction procedures, thoracoscopic minimally invasive interventional therapy, and Alfieri mitral repair. In 1988 Dr. Lattouf and Dr. Kirk Kanter performed Georgia's first domino heart transplant, in 1999 he and Dr. Robert Guyton implanted the state's first Abiomed biventricular assist system to support the failing heart of a patient suffering from post-cardiotomy shock, and in 2001 he performed the world's first totally endoscopic left ventricular resynchronization. Dr. Lattouf is engaged in active clinical and laboratory research and development work in genetic engineering and stimulated angiogenesis and has received various patents with numerous patents pending.

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