Leading electrophysiologist returns to Georgia Heart Institute

Published: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Karthik Ramaswamy, MD, is returning home to north Georgia and rejoining the electrophysiology program he started nearly two decades ago. A native of Smyrna, Georgia, Dr. Ramaswamy was director of the electrophysiology laboratory at Georgia Heart Institute from 2004 to 2011. He received his training in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

“I’m excited to return to my home community and be a part of the renowned heart program at Georgia Heart Institute again,” said Dr. Ramaswamy. “Since my previous time here, the growth in size and quality of the heart and vascular services at Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) has been truly impressive.”

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Ramaswamy specializes in electrical issues of the heart. In particular, his areas of interest include atrial fibrillation (Afib) treatments and device therapies. He was the first electrophysiologist in the state of Georgia to perform a robotic ablation and cryoablation. He will be caring for patients at Georgia Heart Institute’s Blairsville and Gainesville locations.

“We’re proud to welcome Dr. Ramaswamy back to the team at Georgia Heart Institute,” said Habib Samady, MD, interventional cardiologist and president of Georgia Heart Institute. “He joins a well-experienced team and will bring excellent care to the patients in this community.”

To learn more about the electrophysiology care offered at Georgia Heart Institute and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramaswamy, visit www.georgiaheartinstitute.org/ramaswamy or call 770-848-7885.

About Georgia Heart Institute

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 www.georgiaheartinstitute.org.

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 www.nghs.com.