David E. Kandzari, MD, MSCAI | SCAI

Dr David E. Kandzari is the Director, Interventional Cardiology and Chief Scientific Officer the Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr Kandzari specializes in cardiovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease and interventional cardiology. A graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his internship and residency at The John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Following his residency, he completed his general and interventional cardiology fellowship at Duke University where he joined the faculty as the John B. Simpson Assistant Professor of Interventional Cardiology and Genomic Sciences. 

Dr Kandzari is the former Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. Before joining the Scripps faculty, he also served as Chief Medical Officer for the Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company. He has also served as a Medical Officer for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health for the United States Food and Drug. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease and Board of Interventional Cardiology, Dr Kandzari has held national and international leadership roles in clinical trials in cardiovascular disease and has participated in national and international program committees in cardiology. He has authored and coauthored more than 200 studies, book chapters and scientific reviews, and has delivered more than 300 lectures, both nationally and internationally, on a variety of issues related to both interventional and general cardiology. 

Dr. Kandzari has been voted as one of Atlanta's Top Doctors by Atlanta Magazine in 2011 and 2012, and is peer-nominated in the top 1% of cardiologists by U.S News and World Report.