New practice. Two of Atlanta’s most experienced cardiothoracic surgeons.

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons—Gwinnett Medical Group may be the newest physician group of its kind in Atlanta, but its surgeons are anything but. This group, which operates in the state-of-the-art Strickland Heart Center at Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville, launched in January 2012 with two of the most experienced and recognizable surgeons in the area.


Our two cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. David Langford and and Dr. Richard Harvey, possess more than 45 years of cardiac surgical experience. Having trained at some of the top medical schools in the country. These physicians have gained acclaim for their surgical experience at such institutions as St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, Rush–Presbyterian–St. Luke’s Medical Center (Chicago, Ill.) and Medical Center of Central Georgia.


These doctors' goal is to provide world-class cardiac care and clinical excellence. Both specialize in various open heart surgery techniques, including:

    Adult Cardiac Surgery
    Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
    Aortic Valve Surgery
    Coronary Bypass Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
    Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery
    Open Heart Surgery
    Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery