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Atlanta Magazine: Tanner Cardiologist One of Metro Area’s Best

A magazine focused on Atlanta had some kind words for health care in Carroll County.

Atlanta magazine featured Shazib Khawaja, MD, who is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology by the American Board of Medicine and serves as chief of interventional cardiology for Tanner Health System and medical operations leader for Tanner’s heart and vascular services.

Atlanta magazine’s list of top doctors was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which uses annual surveys returned to the firm by hundreds of thousands of doctors to compile a list of physicians that respondents trust most. That is, rankings are based not only on the physicians’ educational qualifications and Castle Connolly’s rigorous screenings, but also what physicians’ colleagues think of them.

This year’s roster included 860 of the metro area’s best physicians — the magazine’s largest list ever published.

This is the 10th consecutive year that Dr. Khawaja has been ranked among the nation’s best in interventional cardiology by the ratings firm.

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 office locations in Carrollton, Villa Rica, Bremen, and in Wedowee, Alabama.

“Dr. Khawaja’s accolades demonstrate Tanner’s commitment to providing quality care and our role as a destination for great physicians,” said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System. “Quality physicians want to practice where they can be assured that the hospital is just as interested in the patient’s outcome as they are. At Tanner, we’ve worked to build a partnership with the medical staff that helps ensure that patients will receive the care they’d expect from one of the nation’s leading health systems.”

Atlanta magazine is published by Hour Media.

For more information on Tanner’s quality of care and how it compares to other regional hospitals and national benchmarks, visit the “Compare Our Care” feature at TannerQuality.org. To find a physician on Tanner’s medical staff, call 770-214-CARE (2273) or click here.