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Tanner Cardiologist Recognized as One of Metro's 2022 Top Docs



Shazib Khawaja, MDFor the 13th consecutive year, Shazib Khawaja, MD, FACC, FSCAI, a board-certified cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology specialist with Tanner Heart & Vascular Specialists, has been ranked among the metro region’s best in interventional cardiology.

The July 2022 issue of Atlanta magazine features Dr. Khawaja — who is also the chief of interventional cardiology for Tanner Health System and medical operations leader for Tanner’s heart and vascular services — on its 2022 Top Docs List, earning praise from his esteemed colleagues across metro Atlanta.

Atlanta magazine’s list of top doctors were selected by Professional Research Services (PRS) — a Troy, Michigan-based firm that conducted an online peer-review survey of all licensed physicians in the metro Atlanta area. Physicians were asked to nominate fellow physicians whom they deemed to be the best in their fields of practice. More than 10,000 votes were cast honoring excellence in all fields of medicine. Atlanta magazine was not involved in the process and doctors cannot pay to be considered or selected for this list.

Dr. Khawaja earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama. After completing a residency in internal medicine at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, Dr. Khawaja completed a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School and an interventional cardiology subspecialty fellowship at the University of Minnesota/Minneapolis Heart Institute. Dr. Khawaja also received advanced training in peripheral vascular interventions at the Arizona Heart Institute.

He practices with Tanner Heart & Vascular Specialists, with offices in Carrollton, Villa Rica and Bremen, Georgia, and in Wedowee, Alabama.

“Dr. Khawaja’s recognition for the 13th consecutive year is a testament to the quality heart care that Tanner provides to the communities we serve across west Georgia and east Alabama,” said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System. “His selection also highlights Tanner as a destination for top physicians to come and practice medicine. At Tanner, we continually work to build and maintain a partnership with our medical staff to ensure that our patients receive the same level of care and outcomes that they’d expect from any other leading health system.”

Atlanta magazine is published by Atlanta Magazine LLC.

For more information on how Tanner hospitals compare to regional and national benchmarks, visit TannerQuality.org. Learn more about Dr. Khawaja’s practice at HeartAndVascularSpecialists.org, or use Tanner’s Find a Provider tool at tanner.org to find a cardiologist on Tanner’s medical staff.

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