Faculty Profile

Tamer S. Attia, MD, PhD

Tamer S. Attia, MD, PhD

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

Email: tattia@emory.edu

Certification: Board Eligible

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2018


Dr. Tamer Attia received his MBBCh degree, his PhD in cardiothoracic surgery, and completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Cairo University, after which he worked on the faculty of the university's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery as an assistant lecturer. In 2009, he joined the Cleveland Clinic to complete his clinical fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery and his general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery residencies.


  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MBBCh, Cairo University, Class of 2002

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Kasr Al Ainy School of Medicine, Cairo University, 2003-2006

  • Masters in General Surgery, Cairo University, 2007

  • Clinical Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 2009-2012

  • PhD in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cairo University, 2012

  • General Surgery Residency, Cleveland Clinic, 2012-2014

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Cleveland Clinic, 2014-2018

Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Charles H. Bryan Annual Clinical Excellence Award in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 2018

  • Clinical Instructor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, 2018

  • Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Cleveland Clinic, 2016, 2017

  • Rene G. Favaloro International Award in Cardiac Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 2012

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American Medical Association

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American College of Cardiology

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Clinical Interests

  • Heart and lung transplantation

  • Mechanical circulatory support, including ventricular assist devices (VADs) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

  • Thoracic aortic surgery (open and endovascular)

Research Interests

  • Extracorporeal perfusion

  • Coronary arterial revascularization

  • Long term outcomes and valve hemodynamic performance after bioprosthetic valve replacement