Faculty Profile

Peter B. H’Doubler, Jr., MD

Peter B. H’Doubler, Jr., 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: phdoubl@emory.edu

Certification: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2014


Dr. H'Doubler earned his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1981. He completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, his vascular surgery clinical fellowship at Emory, and a vascular surgery research fellowship at MGH. He was an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Virginia before moving to Atlanta to begin private practice in 1991.

He served as chief of the vascular surgery section at Saint Joseph's Hospital from 2000-2004, and was appointed head of vascular services at Saint Joseph's Heart and Vascular Institute in 2008. In 2012, he became an Emory Specialty Associate based at Saint Joseph's, and was officially appointed a faculty member of the Emory division of vascular surgery in 2014. Dr. H’Doubler has developed a novel use of the intra-aortic balloon pump as a bridge to heart transplant, and has successfully performed the technique on numerous patients at Saint Joseph's.


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

  • Emory University Hospital


  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Class of 1981

  • Surgical Internship, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1981-1982  

  • General Surgery Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1982-1983, 1985-1987

  • Registrar in Surgery, Plymouth General Hospitals, Plymouth, UK, 1983-1984

  • Clinical Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 1987-1988

  • Research Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1988-1989

Honors and Awards

  • Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2010-2019

  • E. Napier "Buck" Burson Physician Award of Distinction, Emory Saint Joseph Hospital, 2014

  • Best Doctors in Georgia, Castle Connolly, 2013

  • America's Top Physicians, U.S. News and World Report, 2011

  • America's Top Rated Physicians, Center for Study of Services, 2008

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

  • American Board of Surgery

  • Society of Vascular Surgery

  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society

  • Atlanta Vascular Society

  • Georgia Surgical Society

  • Medical Association of Georgia

  • Medical Association of Atlanta

  • Atlanta Clinical Society

Clinical Interests

  • Carotid artery disease

  • Aneurysm repair

  • Limb preservation

  • Renovascular hypertension

  • Hemodialysis access

  • Varicose veins and venous disorders

Research Interest

  • Transvascular cardiac assistance