Piedmont Athens Welcomes New Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center and Piedmont Heart Institute are pleased to announce that cardiothoracic surgeon J. Trent Magruder, M.D., has joined Piedmont Heart Institute Athens Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Magruder’s office is located on the Piedmont Athens Regional campus in the Medical Services Building

Dr. Magruder specializes in complex open heart surgery, including coronary revascularization (CABG) using multi-arterial grafting strategies, valvular heart disease, aortic pathology (aneurysmal disease), and heart failure therapies.  Beyond these areas, he is trained in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery. He has a special interest in perfusion and strategies to optimize the conduct and safety of cardiopulmonary bypass.

Dr. Magruder earned his medical degree at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He remained at the John Hopkins Hospital for residency, followed by cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Appointments with Dr. Magruder and Piedmont Heart Institute are now available. To schedule your appointment online, visit piedmont.org, or call 706-475-1950.