New Physician Joins Atlanta Medical Center to Treat Stroke, Brain Disease 
Atlanta, GA 
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 

Bharath Naravetla, MDAtlanta Medical Center is pleased to announce that a new physician has joined its staff, augmenting its abilities to treat various neurological problems including: stroke, aneurysm, carotid artery stenosis and traumatic brain injury.

Bharath Naravetla, MD, is a neurointensivist and an interventional neurologist who joined Atlanta Medical Center on July 1. He has expertise in endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral aneurysm, AVM, AV fistulas, epistaxis and tumor embolization.

His research interests include the development of new and effective treatment strategies in the field of interventional neurology, as well as understanding the cerebral metabolism and pathophysiology of various life-threatening neurological emergencies. He also promotes the international outreach of advanced health care services through the telemedicine network.

Dr. Naravetla received his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India. He completed residency and is board certified in internal medicine and neurology. To further his training, he also completed a two year fellowship in neuro critical care and medical critical care at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Naravetla then completed a two year fellowship in interventional neurology/endovascular neurosurgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

Mikayel Grigoryan, MDDr. Naravetla joins Mikayel Grigoryan, MD, a neurointerventionalist who is board certified in neurology. Dr. Grigoryan has clinical and research experience in vascular and interventional neurology, neurocritical care and neuroimaging. Before joining Atlanta Medical Center last year, Dr. Grigoryan completed fellowships in endovascular surgical neuroradiology at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and in stroke/neurocritical care at Stanford University.

Atlanta Medical Center has 24/7 coverage of neurointerventional care for both emergency and elective procedures. It is designated as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association through its Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The hospital’s stroke rapid response team is available around the clock to diagnose and treat stroke patients. At the hospital’s South Campus in East Point, neurologists can assess patients remotely, within minutes, to provide rapid diagnosis and treatment.

To learn more about Atlanta Medical Center’s neurointerventional and stroke capabilities, call 404-265-DOCS.


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 About Atlanta Medical Center

Atlanta Medical Center is a 762-bed acute care hospital, with campuses in downtown Atlanta and East Point.  It is the second largest licensed-bed hospital in Georgia and a Level 1 Trauma Center. A teaching hospital, Atlanta Medical Center is widely recognized for its women’s services program, including water births, and for outstanding performance in the treatment of stroke patients. The hospital’s weightloss program is designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. To learn more about Atlanta Medical Center, a facility accredited by The Joint Commission, visit