Raised in Atlanta, William “Bill” D. Knopf, M.D., is a cum laude graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Knopf completed his internal medicine residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas before returning to Atlanta to complete his cardiology fellowship at Emory Hospital. Dr. Knopf spent time as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory and became their Heart Transplant program’s first Medical Director.View Our Team
Prior to joining MGH, Bill Knopf, M.D. held the following positions:
1985 - 1987
Co-Founder, Emory Heart Transplant Program
1987 - 2007
Managing Partner, Atlanta Cardiology Group
2007 - 2013
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Medical Operations Officer, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
2013 - 2015
Vice President, The Medicines Company
2015 - 2017
Chief of Heart and Vascular Center, St. Vincent’s Healthcare
2017 - Present
Practice Director, Middle Georgia Heart
Dr. Knopf is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology. He was trained by some of the top cardiologists in the world, including Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, who performed the first coronary angioplasty. Dr. Knopf has guest lectured all over the world in places such as Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, South America, and throughout the United States. Dr. Knopf served on the faculty at Emory before building practices like The Atlanta Cardiology Group at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta and the Piedmont Heart Institute at Piedmont Healthcare.
Because visiting the doctor can be unnerving for some people, Dr. Knopf takes great care to alleviate patients’ anxiety. Dr. Knopf provides each patient with compassionate, comprehensive care. His patients also benefit from his extensive experience and his access to the latest advancements in medical technology and treatments.
Dr. Knopf and his wife Robin have 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 2 dogs. In their free time, Bill and Robin enjoy spending time friends and family. They also love to take time for traveling, participating in outdoor activities, and attending cultural events.
To schedule an appointment with Bill Knopf, M.D.,
call us at 478.254.2644.