Dr. H. Vernon Anderson began his career as an electrical engineer, but quickly migrated into medicine and cardiology, and ultimately to interventional cardiology. He trained with Dr. Andreas Gruentzig in Atlanta, who is considered to be the father of interventional cardiology, and with Dr. Spencer King. In addition to his clinical leadership, Dr. Anderson is active with the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He has served and continues to serve on numerous committees, work groups and task forces.  In 2014 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Cardiology.  Dr. Anderson is a recognized expert in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes. He has lectured internationally on myriad interventional cardiology topics. He served for 11 years as an Associate Editor for Circulation (1993-2004), the premier scientific journal of the American Heart Association, and for the past 16 years (2008-present) as one of the Editors of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology – Cardiovascular Interventions.  He is a researcher, teacher, and clinician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.  Dr. Anderson has received numerous teaching awards including Teacher of the Year by the cardiology fellows.

Dr. Anderson is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Subspecialty Board in Cardiovascular Disease, and has added qualifications in Interventional Cardiology. He is a fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, the American Heart Association, the Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Medical Association.

His current research interests include reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction, antiplatelet and antithrombin therapies in acute coronary syndromes, and quality of care and evidence based medicine in coronary artery disease and percutaneous interventions.


Medical Degree
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Emory University
Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center - Emory University

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Advanced coronary and peripheral interventions, ischemic heart disease, heart attack, coronary stents, chest pain syndromes, vascular disease of the heart and extremities.