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Dr. Joe Wilson, Jr.

Cardiologist, Chairman of the Board

A member of the Board since 1999, Dr. Wilson has served as Chairman since July, 2011. Previously, Dr. Wilson practiced interventional cardiology in Atlanta, Georgia for 27 years.

After graduating from Vanderbilt University in 1973 with a degree in economics, he continued his studies at Emory University, where he received his doctorate in medicine in 1977. Further training included an internship at Grady Hospital in Atlanta; a cardiology registrar at Princess Margaret Hospital in New Zealand; and a cardiology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. In 1984, he began his cardiology practice in Atlanta with privileges at both Saint Joseph’s and Northside Hospitals.

Dr. Wilson is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has also taught cardiology at Vanderbilt University and Emory University.

Dr. Wilson has been selected by Atlanta Magazine as one of the “Top Doctors” in the Atlanta area. He also has held many elected positions, including governor of the American College of Cardiology and president of the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Among his many volunteer activities, Dr. Wilson has served as medical director of the Peachtree Road Race since 1987. He and his wife Sharon have two daughters.

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