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12 Heart Center cardiologists headed to midtown Atlanta after leaving NGHS

The 12 cardiologists who left The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center are en route to midtown Atlanta to create the Northside Cardiovascular Institute.

The physicians will see patients at the Northside Medical Midtown building on West Peachtree Street and may later practice at other locations, according to a press release from Northside on Thursday, June 7.

Patients can call the Northside Cardiovascular Institute at 404-962-6000 with any questions.

The institute will be led by Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, previously chair of The Heart Center at NGMC.

“On behalf of my colleagues, we are grateful for the opportunities we’ve had and the relationships we’ve developed,” Marshall said in a statement. “As we discussed how to best continue the growth of our comprehensive cardiovascular program, we knew that Northside Hospital shared this vision and was the perfect partner for continued growth.”

The new cardiology institute includes:

  • Dr. Allison Dupont

  • Dr. Brenda Hott

  • Dr. Christopher Leach

  • Dr. Mark Leimbach

  • Dr. Jeffrey Marshall

  • Dr. Mark Matthews

  • Dr. Kashyap Patel

  • Dr. Mehrdad Toosi

  • Dr. Pradyumna Tummala

  • Dr. Steven Wang

  • Dr. Heather Westmoreland

  • Dr. Andrew Yen

Northside Hospital is set to merge with Gwinnett Health System later this year. The combined system will have five hospitals in Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville, Cumming, Canton and Duluth.

“The addition of this team has significant meaning for patients and their families. As one of Georgia’s strongest health care systems, Northside consistently works toward better access to care and the best possible resources,” Skip Putnam, vice president of administration at Northside, said in a statement. “The Northside Cardiovascular Institute reflects those goals, with world-class physicians and a commitment to extraordinary patient care.”

The Northeast Georgia Health System learned Saturday, June 1 that 12 of its Heart Center cardiologists would not be renewing their employment contracts. The Heart Center still has 26 doctors.

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