ACTSI Investigator Dr. Laurence Sperling in the News

Laurence Sperling, MD, ACTSI investigator, professor in the Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, director of the Center for Heart Disease Prevention at Emory University, and President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. His research efforts are focused on preventive cardiology through the use of diet, omega 3 fatty acids and therapeutic lifestyle changes to reduce vascular risks. In his free time, Sperling is a marathon runner; in 2010 he ran the original course from Marathon to Athens, Greece to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of this event.

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“Soluble urokinase receptor and chronic kidney disease.” N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print].

“Utilization of and adherence to guideline-recommended lipid-lowering therapy after acute coronary syndrome: opportunities for improvement.” J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jul 14;66(2):184-92. 

“Cardiac Rehabilitation and Risk Reduction: Time to "Rebrand and Reinvigorate.” J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Feb 3;65(4):389-395.

“Impact of American-style Football Participation on Vascular Function.” Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 15;115(2):262-7. 

“Circulating CD34(+) Progenitor Cells and Risk of Mortality in a Population With Coronary Artery Disease.” Circ Res. 2015 Jan 16;116(2):289-97.

Circulating Progenitor Cells are Reduced in HIV-positive, Anti-retroviral Naïve Patients
International Journal of Cardiology

Sperling served as a mentor in the Discovery phase of the School of Medicine’s curriculum. This program is a major part of the students’ training and sets them apart from graduates of other medical schools.

Sperling received Press Ganey Physician Recognition. These faculty members scored at or above the 90% on Press Ganey patient satisfaction surveys in every quarter of FY14. Each physician received more than 30 surveys per quarter.