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Dr. Lakshmi S. Tummala

Dr. Lakshmi S. Tummala, MD, FACC

Dr. Lakshmi S. Tummala, MD, FACC is a cardiologist at Grady Memorial Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University’s Honors Program in Medical Education. She then completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at New York University and her cardiovascular disease fellowship and chief fellowship at Georgetown University. She joined the staff at Grady in July 2020, where she currently serves as Medical Director for Emory at Grady Ambulatory Care Cardiology. Dr. Tummala has clinical and research interests in cardiac obesity and cardio-obstetrics. Additionally, she is currently pursuing her Master of Education in the Health Professions and works to advocate for women in medicine.


  • Cardiovascular Disease

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • Washington Hospital Center


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York University School of Medicine


Shah B, Oberweis B, Tummala L, Amoroso N, Lobach I, Grossi E, Sedlis SP, Berger JS. Mean platelet volume and long-term mortality in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Am J Cardiol 2013;111(2):185-189.

Shah B, Mai X, Tummala L, Kliger C, Bangalore S, Miller LH, Sedlis SP, Feit F, Liou M, Attubato M, Coppola J, Slater J. Effectiveness of fluorography versus cineangiography at reducing radiation exposure during diagnostic coronary angiography. Am J Cardiol 2014;113(7):1093-1098.

Malik A, Gill GS, Lodhi F, Tummala LS, Singh SN, Morgan CJ, Allman RM, Fonarow GC, Ahmed A. Prior heart failure hospitalization and outcomes in patients with heart failure with preserved and reduced ejection fraction. Am J Med 2020;133(1):84-94.

Singh S, Moore H, Karasik PE, Lam PH, Wopperer S, Arundel C, Tummala L, Anker MS, Faselis C, Deedwania P, Morgan CJ, Zeng Q, Allman RM, Fonarow GC, Ahmed A. Digoxin initiation and outcomes in patients with heart failure (HFrEF and HFpEF) and atrial fibrillation. Am J Med Article in Press (published online June 27, 2020).

Sheriff HM, Arundel C, Gill GS, Tummala LS, Zeng Q, Theisen-Toupal JC, Morgan CJ, Faselis C, Allman RM, Singh S, Ahmed A. Opioid use and outcomes in hospitalized older patients with heart failure receiving and not receiving hospice referrals. Am J Ther 2020;27(4):e356-e365.