Respected cardiologist Dr. Henry Sadlo joins UofL faculty, UofL Physicians

Published on July 23, 2014

Respected cardiologist Dr. Henry Sadlo has joined the University of Louisville faculty in the Department of Medicine and UofL Physicians.

Dr. Sadlo has been regularly named to the highly regarded “Best Doctors in America” list, an honor only 5 percent of doctors in the United States earn. He also has routinely appeared on the local “Top Docs” list compiled by Louisville Magazine, and in 2010 was named “Top Surgeon” in cardiac catheterization.

Before joining UofL Physicians, Dr. Sadlo, who earned his medical degree from UofL in 1983, was in private and hospital practice.

“I’m very proud and honored to be returning to my alma mater, which I’ve always been extremely fond of, and to start a new phase of my cardiology career with a focus on preventive cardiology and outpatient cardiology,” he said.

Dr. Sadlo specializes in preventive cardiology with a special interest in cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography), coronary artery disease (the leading cause of death in the United States in men and women in every major ethnic group), valvular heart disease and arrhythmias of the heart.

He will begin seeing patients on Aug. 4 at UofL Physicians’ new cardiology offices located in eastern Louisville.

“I’m looking forward to providing convenient care for cardiology patients in this area,” he said.

Outside of Louisville, Dr. Sadlo also will have an office in Brandenburg, Ky., and in the Floyd Memorial Hospital office building in New Albany, Ind.

Education and training

Dr. Sadlo is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).

He did his fellowship in cardiology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and residency in internal medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he served as chief resident.

During his eight years at Emory, Dr. Sadlo trained with the internationally recognized cardiologist Dr. J. Willis Hurst, who served as personal cardiologist to former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and other government leaders and wrote The Heart, the most widely used cardiology textbook in the world.

Dr. Sadlo then spent time as the director of noninvasive cardiology at the Atlanta Veterans Hospital and taught at the Emory School of Medicine before coming home to Louisville.

Community outreach

A Louisville native, Dr. Sadlo enjoys education and giving talks to the local community on preventive cardiology, and often speaks to employee wellness groups.

“My hope is that, every time I talk to people, at least some of them will change something they’re doing and take better care of their heart,” he said.

In addition to seeing patients at UofL Physicians, Dr. Sadlo also will be teaching medical residents and cardiology fellows in the coronary care unit.