Ahsan “Sonny” Achtchi, DO

Ahsan "Sonny" Achtchi, DO Dr. Ahsan Achtchi is a native Floridian who spent the last 8 years training at Emory, including internal medicine residency, chief residency at Grady memorial hospital, cardiovascular disease fellowship and interventional cardiology.

He is passionate about clinical patient care and developing long-term relationships with his patients and their families and feels privileged to be in a position to provide them care. Cardiovascular disease is the most prevalent condition in the United States and the field is rich in evidence and experience in regard to excellent patient care, both of which drew him to pursue this field early in his training.

In Dr. Achtchi’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, exercise and was once a musician, though now he mostly entertains his beautiful children.

Dr. Achtchi is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography, interpretation of vascular ultrasound and nuclear cardiology.

Work Experience

7/1/2016-Present

Interventional Cardiologist
Ashchi Heart and Vascular
Jacksonville, Florida

2011-Present
Fee Basis Emergency Physician
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Education

2004-Present Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine May 2008
Class Rank: 2 of 218

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Chemistry

Postgraduate Training

July 1, 2015-June 30th, 2016     Chief Fellow, Interventional Cardiology – Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Emory University School of Medicine Department of Cardiology

July 1, 2012-June 30th, 2015     Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship- Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Emory University School of Medicine Department of Cardiology

July 1, 2011-June 30th, 2012     Chief Resident- Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine

July 1, 2008 – June 30th2011     Internal Medicine Residency- Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine

Board Certification

  • 2016 – American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease Board Eligible
  • 2015 – American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • 2015 – Certificaton Board of Nuclear Cardiology – Diplomate
  • 2014 – Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
  • 2014 – National Board of Echocardiography – Diplomate
  • 2011 – American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Licensure

  • 2016 – Florida State Osteopathic Medical Board
  • 2011 – Georgia State Medical Board

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Fellow Award 2012-2013: Awarded by Emory University Department of Internal Medicine
  • Medicine Medical Jeopardy Team 2008 – present: Represent Emory University School of Medicine at the annual Georgia Chapter ACP conference, 2010 state champions
  • Intern Achievement Award 2008-2009, Emory University, J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Ambulatory Achievement Award 2008-2009, Emory University, J. Willis  Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Chief Residents PGY -1 Citizenship Award 2008-2009, Emory University, J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program

Personal

Hobbies: I have been a performing guitarist in many bands in North and South Florida for 15 years, playing local and regional venues, and music festivals. In addition, I have traveled overseas extensively, and hope to continue, and love to cook.

Languages

Conversational in Farsi