Faculty Profile

William B. Keeling, MD

William B. Keeling, MD

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

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery Service, Grady Memorial Hospital

Telephone: 404.616.0539

Email: brent.keeling@emory.edu

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

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2013


Dr. Keeling was an assistant professor of surgery at University of Louisville School of Medicine and an attending at University Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates. He earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville in 2001, did his general surgery residency at the University of South Florida School of Medicine from 2001-2008, and completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Emory in 2011. Dr. Keeling directs the cardiothoracic surgery program at Grady Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include valve repair and thoracic aortic pathology, and his research focuses on targeted clinical investigations of adult cardiac surgical sub-populations.


View Dr. Keeling's publications in PubMed.


  • Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Class of 2001

  • General Surgery Residency, University of South Florida School of Medicine, 2001-2008

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, 2008-2011

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Honors and Awards

  • Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2019

Clinical Interests

  • Transcatheter valve technologies

  • Minimally invasive valve surgery

  • Adult aortic pathophysiology and surgery

  • Minimally invasive CABG

Research Interests

  • Targeted clinical investigations of adult cardiac surgical sub-populations