Georgia Heart Institute Welcomes New Medical Director

Published: Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Patients searching for structural heart services in Georgia now have a new option for their complex heart care. Ronnie Ramadan, MD, FSCAI, FACC, has joined the state’s most forward-thinking heart and vascular program as the medical director for Georgia Heart Institute’s Structural Heart Center, returning to his Georgia roots and expanding the institute’s already robust team.

Pranav Kansara, MD; Dan Winston, MD; Allan Wolf, MD; and Nima Gazemzadeh, MD welcome Dr. Ramadan to the group, which has enjoyed significant growth.

“I know Dr. Ramadan will bring new insights through his vast experience,” says Habib Samady, MD, FACC, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist and president of Georgia Heart Institute. “We’re excited to see our Structural Heart Center continue to grow and expand so patients can receive this care even closer to home.”

An interventional and structural cardiologist, Dr. Ramadan will be practicing at the Georgia Heart Institute location in Gainesville. He received his internal medicine and general cardiology training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and then completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he also received formal training in structural heart interventions. He then pursued additional advanced training in structural heart interventions at Emory University.

Most recently, he served as the director of the Structural Heart Program at the VA Boston Healthcare System, where he spearheaded the institution’s efforts to establish their structural heart program, founded their structural heart clinic and launched their inpatient structural heart consultation service. Dr. Ramadan was also an attending interventional and structural cardiologist at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he also served as an instructor in medicine.

“It’s an honor to join Georgia Heart Institute,” said Dr. Ramadan. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to improve the health of patients across Northeast Georgia, and I’m thrilled to return home to Georgia.”

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Georgia Heart Institute is the most forward-thinking heart and vascular program in the state and includes one of the largest cardiology practices in the region, including more than 80 practitioners seeing patients at more than a dozen locations. With a multi-disciplinary team of experts treating nearly every type of heart and vascular disease and participating in leading national research, we’re providing advanced care that ensures lasting heart health for generations. Request an appointment and learn more at

The experts of Georgia Heart Institute also form the core of the cardiac care team at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s four hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega. It’s all part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit which serves more than 1 million people across the region. Learn more at