Atlanta is chock full of interesting movers and shakers, some bent on creativity, living the good life, and in this case, devoting decades to helping others. Lean in to hear some of the “off the cuff” remarks as to what makes cardiologist, Dr. Steve Sigman, tick.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, cardiologist Dr. Steve Sigman was recently recognized by his peers at Piedmont Heart Institute as Physician of the Year for his patient focus, ability to tackle complicated cases, listening skills, and expertise in multiple fields, including his research on cardiac imaging.
Sigman received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio (now called the University of Toledo Medical Center) and completed his training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia) and Emory University, respectively. He moved to Atlanta in 1994 and joined Piedmont Heart Institute in 2009.
Prior to joining Piedmont, he served as chief resident at Grady Memorial Hospital and was assistant professor of medicine/cardiology at Emory University. His spouse, Carolyn, is an internal medicine doctor at Piedmont Physicians of Brookhaven. The Sigmans belong to Congregation Shearith Israel and have five children.
Look for Sigman on hiking trails scouting for red cockaded woodpeckers.
If I had not become a physician I would have been:
An advertising account manager.
I am currently reading:
“Starry Messenger” by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I also like historical fiction and Jewish history of the Middle Ages.
Most exotic vacation:
My children would say about me:
Groan…. another dad joke!
A really good hot dog with mustard and sauerkraut
Best advice your father gave you:
Hard work and a little courage go a long way.
Being married to a physician means:
Having a lot to share
One fun thing folks don’t know about me:
I like birding.
I like most about living in Atlanta:
Lots of nature trails inside the perimeter.
Health advice for 2023:
Oatmeal, Georgia peanuts, strawberries and blueberries, sunflower oil
Five children! How are they turning out?
Ages 21, 23, 25, 26, and 28. Two are still in college, one in medical school at Augusta, one is a recent graduate in psychology, and one studying to be an electrician. So yes, all doing well.
- The Lowdown
- Marcia Caller Jaffe
- Dr. Steve Sigman
- Piedmont Heart Institute as Physician of the Year
- Medical College of Ohio
- University of Toledo Medical Center
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
- Emory University
- Grady Memorial Hospital
- Piedmont Physicians of Brookhaven
- Congregation Shearith Israel
- Starry Messenger
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Georgia peanuts
- strawberries and blueberries
- sunflower oil