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Sheldon Litwin

Sheldon Litwin MD

Dr. Sheldon E. Litwin, Professor and Chief of Cardiology Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University. 

Dr. Litwin received his:

  •         Medical Degree at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. 
  •         Internship, residency and chief residency at the University of Arizona
  •         Cardiology Fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

He was the Amundsen Professor of Cardiology, director of cardiac imaging and director of the cardiology fellowship training program at the University of Utah from 1993-2011. He joined the faculty at GRU in 2011.


Clinical Interests:

  •         Using all cardiovascular imaging modalities (echocardiography/ultrasound, computed tomography/CT, magnetic resonance imaging/MRI and nuclear imaging) to diagnose and help guide treatment of heart disease.
  •         Early detection and prevention of coronary heart disease with focus on exercise and weight management
  •         Role of diastolic function and LV filling pressures in exercise capacity

Research Interests:

Dr. Litwin has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and 9 book chapters.

  •         Use of echocardiography and computed tomography in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease
  •         Effects of obesity and weight loss on the heart.  His particular focus is how weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) impacts the heart and the subsequent risks of developing heart disease.

Dr. Litwin is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of the American Society for Echocardiography and has participated in many NIH and AHA study sections.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Ventricular Remodelling and Type of Post-Bariatric Surgery