Omar Lattouf

Omar Lattouf, MD, PhD

  • SENIOR FACULTY | Cardiovascular Surgery

Specialties:

Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Omar M. Lattouf, MD is an innovative cardiac surgeon with substantial experience in complex cardiac procedures including heart transplantation, laser re-vascularization, left ventricular reduction procedures and mitral valve repair. 

Dr. Lattouf graduated with his medical degree in 1980 at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta Georgia which led the way for a very successful and impeccable career in Cardiac Surgery.  He started practicing at Emory in 1985 and throughout his 35 year career Dr. Lattouf was a vital contributor to Emory’s distinguished national reputation in CT Surgery.  In 1988, he was part of the team performing Georgia's first domino heart transplant; in 1999, he helped implant the state's first Abiomed biventricular assist system to support the failing heart of a patient suffering from post-cardiotomy shock; and in 2001 he performed the world's first totally endoscopic left ventricular resynchronization.

He is dedicated to education and mentorship.  He trained Navicent Health physicians on the new minimally invasive Convergent procedure to treat patients suffering from longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). The Convergent combines the expertise of a cardiac electrophysiologist and a CT surgeon, and involves the ablation of the inside and outside of the heart to restore regular rhythm.

Dr. Lattouf is focused on promoting global cooperation to expand cardiovascular education, training, and disease prevention. He serves as the Editor-in-chief of online education programs, and on the boards of several non-profit community educational and charity organizations. He has additionally been an invited and guest speaker at international conferences in over thirty countries across the globe. He is a widely published author, and frequent speaker at national and international cardiology and cardiac surgery conferences.

Omar M. Lattouf, MD is an innovative cardiac surgeon with substantial experience in complex cardiac procedures including heart transplantation, laser re-vascularization, left ventricular reduction procedures and mitral valve repair.

Certifications

Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Stenosis Repair
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bypass Surgery Consultation - CABG
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Consultation
  • Congenital Heart Defect Correction
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Heart Valve Repair / Valvuloplasty
  • Leaky Heart Valve
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Pericardial Cyst / Mass
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

MD,PHD, Emory University

Surgical Leadership Program, Harvard Medical School Boston

Residency, Surgery, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals

Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals

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