Distinguished Charles Ross Hatcher, Jr., Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University Hospital
American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Guyton has served as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory since 1990. He has held various high-level offices in numerous surgical societies, including a 2003-2004 term as president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and an ongoing membership on the Board of Directors of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education.
Throughout the years, Dr. Guyton has been involved in the creation and refinement of several cardiothoracic surgical techniques. In 1999, he and Dr. Omar Lattouf collaborated on the first implantation in the state of Georgia of an Abiomed biventricular assist system to support a patient suffering from heart failure due to postcardiotomy shock. Beginning in 2007, Dr. Guyton joined Emory CT surgeon scientist Dr. Vinod Thourani and Emory cardiologists Dr. Vasilis Babaliaros and Dr. Peter Block as one of the local surgical co-PIS of the multi-center PARTNER I trial of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The results of the national trial influenced FDA approval of the SAPIEN transfemoral transcatheter heart valve for treatment of high-risk patients with aortic stenosis in 2011.
In 2014, Dr. Guyton was inducted into Emory's Millipub Club for being co-author of a paper that has been cited more than 1,000 times in the literature. The paper was "Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation for aortic stenosis in patients who cannot undergo surgery," published in the October 2010 edition of New England Journal of Medicine, and it reported the results of comparing TAVR to such standard therapies as balloon aortic valvuloplasty. Dr. Guyton and his co-authors concluded that the reduced mortality among patients treated with TAVR as opposed to traditional methods was significant.
View Dr. Guytons's publications in PubMed.
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta VA Medical Center
Harvard Medical School, Class of 1971
Internship, General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residencies, Clinical Fellowship in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1971-1978
Chief Resident in Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, 1978-1979
2016 Distinguished Service Award, American College of Cardiology
Atlanta's Top Doctors, Atlanta Magazine, 2010-2015
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
American College of Cardiology
American Surgical Association
Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Council on Health Policy and Relationships; Chair, Workforce on Communication
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education: Board of Directors
Off pump coronary artery bypass
Mitral valve prolapse
Adult congenital heart surgery