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Dr. Michael McDaniel

Dr. Michael C. McDaniel, MD

Dr. Michael McDaniel is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University. Dr. McDaniel serves as the director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Grady Hospital and is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, and endovascular medicine. His academic and clinical interests include the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism and acute coronary syndromes.


  • Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease/Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • Emory University School of Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
  • Internship: Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine


Steflik DE, Corpe RS, Young TR, Parr GR, Tucker M, Sims M, Tinley J, Sisk A, McDaniel M. Light microscopic and scanning electron microscopic retrieval analyses of implanted biomaterials retrieved from humans and experimental animals. Journal of Oral Implantology. 27(1):5-15, 2001

Samady H, McDaniel MC, Veledar E, De Bruyne B, Pijls N, Fearon W, Vaccarino V. Baseline Fractional Flow Reserve and Stent Diameter Predict Optimal Post Stent Fractional Flow Reserve and Major Adverse Cardiac Events After Bare Metal Stent Deployment. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Apr;2(4):357-363

Galbraith, E., McDaniel, M., Jeroudi, A., Kashlan, O., Quyyumi, A., Suo, J., Giddens, J., Samady, H. Comparison of the Location of the "Culprit Lesion" in the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Among Patients with Anterior Wall ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Having Ramus Intermedius Coronary Arteries versus Patients Not Having Such Arteries. AJC. 2010 Jul 15;106(2):162-166

McDaniel MC, Galbraith E, Jeroudi A, Kashlan O, Eshtehardi P, Suo J, Dhawan S, Voeltz M, Devireddy C, Oshinski J, Harrison DG, Giddens DP, Samady H. Localization of culprit lesions in coronary arteries of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions: Relation to bifurcations and curvatures. Am Heart J. 2011 Mar;161(3):508-515. Epub 2011 Jan 15.

Samady H, Eshtehardi P, McDaniel M, Suo J, Dhawan S, Maynard C, Timmins L, Quyyumi A, Giddens D. Coronary Artery Wall Shear Stress is Associated with Progression and Transformation of Atherosclerotic Plaque and Arterial Remodeling in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Circulation 2011, 124:779-788

Dhawan SS, Eshtehardi P, McDaniel MC, Fike LV, Jones DP, Quyyumi AA, Samady H. The role of plasma aminothiols in the prediction of coronary microvascular dysfunction and plaque vulnerability. Atherosclerosis. 2011 Nov;219(1):266-272. Epub 2011 May 27. PubMed PMID: 21703624.

Dhawan SS, Corban M, Nanjundappa R, Eshtehardi P, McDaniel MC, Kwarteng C, Samady H. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is ass7. ociated with higher frequency of thin-cap fibroatheroma. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Aug;223(2):384-388. Epub 2012 Jun 19

Eshtehardi P, McDaniel M, Dhawan S, Binongo J, Krishnan S, Golub L, Corban M, Raggi P, Quyyumi A, Samady H. Effect of Intensive Atorvastatin Therapy on Coronary Atherosclerosis Progression, Composition, Arterial Remodeling, and Microvascular Function. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2012 Oct;24(10):522-529.

Eshtehardi P, McDaniel M, Suo J, Dhawan S, Timmins L, Binongo J, Golub L, Corban M, Finn A, Oshinski J, Quyyumi A, Giddens D, Samady H. Association of Coronary Wall Shear Stress With Atherosclerotic Plaque Burden Composition, and Distribution in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Heart Assoc 2012 Aug;1(4):e002543

Neeland I, Patel R, Eshtehardi P, Dhawan S, McDaniel M, Rab S, Vaccarino V, Zafari M, Samady H, Quyyumi, A. Coronary angiographic scoring systems: An evaluation of their equivalence and validity. Am Heart J 2012;164:547-552.e1

Timmins L, Suever J, Eshtehardi P, McDaniel M, Oshinski J, Samady H, Giddens D. Framework to Co-register Longitudinal Virtual Histology-Intravascular Ultrasound Data in the Circumferential Direction. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2013 Jun 18.

McDaniel M, Ross M, Rab ST, Keadey M, Liberman H, Fantz C, Winkler A, Goyal A, Finn A, Osborne A, Lowery-North D, Mavromatis K, Morris D, Samady H. A comprehensive acute coronary syndrome algorithm for centers with percutaneous coronary intervention capability. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2013 Sep;12(3):141-149.

Campbell I, Timmins L, Giddens D, Virmani R, Veneziani A, Rab S, Samady H, McDaniel M, Finn A, Taylor W, Oshinski J. Computational Dynamics Simulations of Hemodynamics in Plaque Erosion. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2013 Dec;4(4).

Corban MT, Eshtehardi P, Suo J, McDaniel MC, Timmins LH, Rassoul-Arzrumly E, Maynard C, Mekonnen G, King S 3rd, Quyyumi AA, Giddens DP, Samady H. Combination of plaque burden, wall shear stress, and plaque phenotype has incremental value for prediction of coronary atherosclerotic plaque progression and vulnerability. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Feb;232(2):271-276

Timmins LH, Molony DS, Eshtehardi P, McDaniel MC, Oshinski JN, Samady H, Giddens DP. Focal Association Between Wall Shear Stress and Clinical Coronary Artery Disease Progression. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 Jan; 43 (1): 94-106.

Mekonnen G, Corban MT, Hung OY, Eshtehardi P, Eapen DJ, Al-Kassem H, Rasoul-Arzrumly E, Gogas BD, McDaniel MC, Pielak T, Thorball CW, Sperling L, Quyyumi AA, Samady H. Atherosclerosis. Plasma soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor level is independently associated with coronary microvascular function in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease. 2015 Mar;239(1):55-60

Rab T, Kern KB, Tamis-Holland JE, Henry TD, McDaniel M, Dickert NW, Cigarroa JE, Keadey M, Ramee S; Interventional Council, American College of Cardiology. Cardiac Arrest: A Treatment Algorithm for Emergent Invasive Cardiac Procedures in the Resuscitated Comatose Patient. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jul 7;66(1):62-73.

Gelbard RB, Karamanos E, Farhoomand A, Keeling WB, McDaniel MC, Wyrzykowski AD, Shafii SM, Rajani RR. Immediate post-traumatic pulmonary embolism is not associated with right ventricular dysfunction. Am J Surg. 2015 Oct 22.

Hung OY, Molony D, Corban MT, Rasoul-Arzrumly E, Maynard C, Eshtehardi P, Dhawan S, Timmins LH, Piccinelli M, Ahn SG, Gogas BD, McDaniel MC, Quyyumi AA, Giddens DP, Samady H. Comprehensive Assessment of Coronary Plaque Progression With Advanced Intravascular Imaging, Physiological Measures, and Wall Shear Stress: A Pilot Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of Nebivolol Versus Atenolol in Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jan 25;5(1).

Timmins LH, Suo J, Eshtehardi P, Molony DS, McDaniel MC, Oshinski JN, Giddens DP, Samady H. Comparison of angiographic and IVUS derived coronary geometric reconstructions for evaluation of the association of hemodynamics with coronary artery disease progression. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 May 26.

Bloomer TL, El-Hayek GE, McDaniel MC, Sandvall BC, Liberman HA, Devireddy CM, Kumar G, Fong PP, Jaber WA. Safety of catheter-directed thrombolysis for massive and submassive pulmonary embolism: Results of a multicenter registry and meta-analysis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Feb 1

Timmins LH, Molony DS, Eshtehardi P, McDaniel MC, Oshinski JN, Giddens DP, Samady H. Oscillatory wall shear stress is a dominant flow characteristic affecting lesion progression patterns and plaque vulnerability in patients with coronary artery disease. J R Soc Interface. 2017 Feb;14(127).

Kumar A, Hung OY, Piccinelli M, Eshtehardi P, Corban MT, Sternheim D, Yang B, Lefieux A, Molony DS, Thompson EW, Zeng W, Bouchi Y, Gupta S, Hosseini H, Raad M, Ko YA, Liu C, McDaniel MC, Gogas BD, Douglas JS, Quyyumi AA, Giddens DP, Veneziani A, Samady H. Low Coronary Wall Shear Stress Is Associated With Severe Endothelial Dysfunction in Patients With Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Oct 22;11(20):2072-2080

Winters AA, McDaniel M, Binongo JN, Moon RC, Jaber WA, Rajani RR, Liberman HA, Lattouf OM, Halkos ME, Stouffer CW, Keeling WB. A comparison of surgical pulmonary embolectomy and catheter-directed lysis for life-threatening pulmonary emboli. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2019 Dec 13

Parikh P, McDaniel MC, Ashen MD, Miller JI, Sorrentino M, Chan V, Blumenthal RS, Sperling LS. Diets and cardiovascular disease: an evidence-based assessment. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2005 May 3;45(9):1379-1387.

Voeltz MD, Nelson MA, McDaniel MC, Manoukian SV. The Important Properties of Contrast Media: Focus on Viscosity. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2007 Mar;19(3):1A-9AVol 19/Supplement A.

McDaniel MC, Samady H. Invasive Imaging Tools for Optimizing Coronary Stent Deployment. Cath Lab Digest. March 2008, Vol 16. No 3. Pages 38-41

Dhawan SS, Avati Nanjundappa RP, Branch JR, Taylor WR, Quyyumi AA, Jo H, McDaniel MC, Suo J, Giddens D, Samady H. Shear Stress and Plaque Development. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 Apr;8(4):545-556

McDaniel MC, Samady H. Use of coronary physiology in the catheterization laboratory to guide treatment in patients with coronary artery disease. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2011 Feb;13(1):35-45.

Eshtehardi P, Luke J, McDaniel M, Samady H. Intravascular Imaging Tools in the Coronary Catheterization Laboratory: One-Stop-Shop for Anatomy and Physiology. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2011 Apr 1

McDaniel M, Eshtehardi P, Sawaya, Douglas, Samady. Contemporary Clinical Applications of Coronary Intravascular Ultrasound. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Nov;4(11):1155-1167

Corban MT, Hung OY, Eshtehardi P, Rasoul-Arzrumly E, McDaniel M, Mekonnen G, Timmins LH, Lutz J, Guyton RA, Samady H. Myocardial Bridging: Contemporary Understanding of Pathophysiology with Implications for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Feb 14. pii: S0735-1097(14)01107-3.

Gogas BD, McDaniel M, Samady H, King SB. Novel drug-eluting stents for coronary revascularization. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2014 Oct;24(7):30313.

McDaniel MC, Morris DC, Rab ST. Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS: How to Choose the Best Drug and for Whom?. CardioSource World News Interventions. October 2014. Vol. 3 no 7 11.

McDaniel MC. Tirofiban in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Finding Value in the Cath Lab. Cath Lab Digest. Volume 22 - Issue 9 - September 2014

Jaber W, McDaniel MC, Liberman H, Rab T. Acute Pulmonary Embolism: The Case for a Successful Comprehensive Treatment Program. CardioSource World News Interventions. May 2015. Vol 4, no 3 13.

Jaber WA, McDaniel MC. Catheter-Based Embolectomy for Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Devices, Technical Considerations, Risks, and Benefits. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2018 Jan;7(1):91-101

McDaniel MC. Tirofiban in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Finding Value in the Cath Lab. Cath Lab Digest. Volume 22 - Issue 9 - September 2014

Michael McDaniel and S. Tanveer Rab. Public Reporting in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Interventional Cardiology Clinics Controversies in the Management of STEMI. Interv Cardiol Clin. 2016 Oct;5(4):561-567

McDaniel M, Kacharava A. Cath of the Month: A 49-Year-Old Male with a History of Carcinoid Syndrome Presents with Shortness of Breath: Cardiosource Web Site: . Accessed October 31, 2007

Huang P, Kosmidou I, McDaniel M, Samady H. Cath of the Month: A 48-year-old female patient presents with acute chest discomfort. Cardiosource Web Site, American College of Cardiology Foundation. Accessed January 31, 2008

McDaniel MC. FLARE: Mechanical Thrombectomy for Intermediate-Risk PE. July 31, 2018. Accessed [Insert Access Date].

Ramsden CE. McDaniel M. Re: Primary care and urology patients with the male pelvic pain syndrome: symptoms and quality of life. Journal of Urology. 168(5):2134-5, 2002 November.

Ramsden CE. McDaniel MC. Harmon RL. Renney KM. Faure A. Pudendal nerve entrapment as source of intractable perineal pain. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 82(6):479-484, 2003 June.

Samady H, McDaniel MC. Can Statins Alter Coronary Plaque Composition Assessed by Radiofrequency Backscatter Intravascular Ultrasound?J Am Coll Cardiol Intv.2009; 2: 697-700

Eshtehardi P, Dhawan SS, McDaniel MC, Quyyumi AA, Samady H. Intravascular imaging findings in severe coronary vasospasm.J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2011 Jun 24.

McDaniel MC, Samady H. The sheer stress of straightening the curves biomechanics of bioabsorbable stents. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jul;4(7):800-2

McDaniel MC, Douglas JS Jr. Stent area by intravascular ultrasound and outcomes in left main intervention with drug-eluting stents: small stents, more events. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Dec 1;4(6):542-4

McDaniel MC. Anticoagulation after Anterior Myocardial Infarction: Primum non nocere (first do no harm). JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Jan;8(1 Pt B):163-178.

McDaniel M. Pre-Hospital Ticagrelor in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction?: Probably Not. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Apr 11;9(7):657-9

McDaniel M, Wenger N. Do the 10-Year Mortality Outcomes of RITA-3 Inform Contemporary Clinical Practice? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Mar 29;67(12):1502

McDaniel. In-Hospital Risk-Adjusted Mortality Poorly Reflects PCI Quality: So why is it being used? JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017. Apr 10;10(7):683-685

Tukaye DN, McDaniel M, Liberman H, Burkin Y, Jaber W. Percutaneous Pulmonary Embolus Mechanical Thrombectomy. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Jan 9;10(1):94-95