Joel Zivot, MD

Joel Zivot, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, is the Medical Director of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Emory University Hospital.  Dr. Zivot, an anesthesiologist and intensivist with expertise in cardiothoracic critical care, manages some of the hospital’s most critically ill patients during and following cardiac and thoracic surgery.  He divides his time between the operating room serving as an anesthesiologist for cardiothoracic patients undergoing surgery, and the ICU directly caring for patients recovering from surgery.

His clinical expertise and research are broad and include care of critically ill patients in the OR and ICU, education and scholarly work in bioethics, the anthropology of conflict resolution, pharmaco-economics, and a variety of topics related to anesthesiology/critical care monitoring and practice. Dr. Zivot is boarded in anesthesiology from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The American Board of Anesthesiology, and in Critical Care Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology.