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Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC

Laurence S. Sperling, M.D., FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC headshot

Katz Professor in Preventive Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine
Founder, Emory Center for Heart Disease Prevention
Professor of Global Health
Hubert Department of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
Executive Director, Million Hearts
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Dr. Sperling founded (in 2004) and directs the first and only LDL apheresis program in the state of Georgia and is the PI for The National FH Registry site at Emory. He has been an investigator in several important clinical trials including JUPITER, COURAGE, and BARI-2D and has authored over 300 manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. He served as the President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology from 2014-2016, served on the writing committee of the 2018 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Management on Blood Cholesterol, and serves as Chair of the World Heart Federation writing group on the Roadmap for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention among People Living with Diabetes.


Research efforts are focused in preventive cardiology including diets and cardiovascular disease, utilization of omega 3 fatty acids, and effects of therapeutic lifestyle change on vascular risk. Other investigative pursuits include premature coronary disease and novel lipid therapies. Dr. Sperling is a faculty member of Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute (ECCRI).

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