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Meet Our Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab
Staff Members

Michael Sisson, M.Ed., Manager,
Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation

M. SissonMike is an Exercise Physiologist and has been working with Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab (also known as the Heart Wellness Center) since 1991. He has a bachelor of business administration from the University of West Georgia and a masters of education in Adult Fitness/Cardiac Rehabilitation from the University of Georgia. Mike is a former president of the Georgia Cardiopulmonary Association and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. His philosophy of care is, “I am rewarded daily by the progress made by our patients.”

Emily Ergle, Exercise Physiologist

E. ErgleEmily graduated from Georgia State University in 2009 with a degree in Exercise Physiology, and has been working at our Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Center since February 2010. She enjoys working closely with patients to help them reach their personal fitness goals. Her philosophy of care is to create an environment in which patients will feel welcome and encouraged as they progress towards a better quality of life. Emily is ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified.

Contact Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Emory Decatur Hospital (also known jointly as the Heart Wellness Center):

Mike Sisson M.Ed., Exercise Physiologist and Program Manager
Phone: 404.501.7158
Fax: 404.501.7689

Emily Ergle, Exercise Physiologist
Phone: 404.501.5507

Meredith Hardie, B.S., Exercise Physiologist
Phone: 404.501.7189
Fax: 404.501.7689


Russ Ruddell, B.S., Exercise Science
Phone: 404.501.5507