Cardiac and thoracic surgeons Alexander G. Justicz, MD, and David A. Langford, MD, have joined Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) and will serve as the lead surgeons at the new Strickland Heart Center when GMC starts its open heart surgery program this month.
Dr. Langford has been affiliated with the hospital system for nearly two years, serving GMC in an administrative capacity as the medical director for cardiovascular surgery. Langford was directly involved in all aspects of the development of GMC’s open heart surgery program.
Dr. Justicz specializes in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery with particular interest in mitral valve repair, aortic surgery, less invasive techniques and complex reoperative surgery. Dr. Justicz was the chief of cardiac surgery at Piedmont Hospital for six years and was the lead surgeon responsible for the launch of the open heart surgery program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville in 2002. A member of the newly-formed Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons – Gwinnett Medical Group, he is board certified in thoracic surgery.
Dr. Langford is board certified in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include aortic valve interventions, coronary artery disease, valve disease and heart failure, among others. Dr. Langford, an employee of St. Joseph’s Medical Group, practiced for nearly 20 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta. During much of that time, he also practiced at Piedmont Hospital of Atlanta and Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.