T. Sloane Guy, M.D., MBA Biography
Dr. T. Sloane Guy, M.D., MBA is currently Director of Minimally Invasive & Robotic Cardiac Surgery at the Georgia Heart Institute with Northeast Georgia Physician Group. He practices at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia north of Atlanta. Prior to this he was Professor of Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital & Clinical Director of Cardiac Surgery, and Vice Chief, Cardiac Surgery Division. Dr. Guy has a broad range of surgical capabilities but is very experienced and nationally renowned as a leader in robotic mitral valve repair and other robotic cardiac surgical procedures.
He grew up in North Carolina and attended college at Wake Forest University on an Army ROTC scholarship. He was a varsity football player and graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors and a Distinguished Military Graduate. Dr. Guy earned both an MBA in Healthcare Administration from the Wharton School of Business and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Guy completed his general surgery internship before serving as a general medical doctor and commander of U.S. Army family practice clinic, Kaiserslautern Health Clinic, in Germany for 2 years. From there he returned to Penn where he completed his general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery research and clinical fellowships. He was extremely well-trained at Penn in adult cardiac surgery, valve repair and replacement, complex aortic surgery, heart failure surgery, heart & lung transplantation, robotics, and minimally invasive surgery, finishing formal training in 2004. He then returned to active duty Army service as a staff cardiothoracic surgeon at Walter Reed Army Hospital for two years. Dr. Guy then got a unique assignment to the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center as part of a DOD/VA cardiac surgeon sharing arrangement. There Dr. Guy also served as a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco.
During his active duty time, Dr. Guy served three tours as a trauma surgeon in the war. Twice he served in Afghanistan as chief of clinical services with the 249th General Hospital detachment at Forward Operating Base Salerno and most recently he served as chief of surgery for the 47th Combat Support Hospital, in Mosul in Northern Iraq. From his tours, the Army recognized Dr. Guy with many awards including the Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Bronze Star. Dr. Guy is a real-life “Hawkeye Pierce” and learned the lessons that wartime surgical experiences give a young surgeon very quickly.
After formal training and over several years, he also completed a series of “mini-fellowships” in advanced cardiac surgical techniques. These include Washington Hospital Center in D.C. (advanced off-pump coronary artery surgery), California Pacific Medical Center & Sequoia Hospital in California with Dr. Vince Gaudiani (advanced minimally invasive cardiac surgery), and at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA with Dr. Doug Murphy and Dr. Sudhir Srivastava (Intracardiac/mitral valve robotics procedures and robotic coronary bypass surgery).
All of these experiences have contributed to making Dr. Guy into the advanced innovative cardiac surgeon and leader he is today. With a background that has served him well for thinking on his feet and becoming a most creative and versatile surgeon, Dr. Guy completed his military service in 2010 as a decorated Lieutenant Colonel. He then served from 2011-2015 as Chief of both Cardiothoracic Surgery and Robotics at Temple University in Philadelphia followed by his appointment as Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of Robotic Cardiac Surgery in 2015 at Weill Cornell School of Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He then was appointed Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Health, 2019-2022. Following this, he was recruited to the Georgia Heart Institute in Gainesville GA, north of Atlanta. He was named a New York “Top Doctor” in 2016, a Philadelphia “Top Doc” 2012-2022, U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctor” in 2012-2022, and Castle Connolly Top Doctors from 2012-2023.