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Stamatios Lerakis

Stamatios Lerakis

Head of Cardiac Imaging
Emory Structural and Valve Heart Center


Dr. Lerakis is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine. He is also a Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Dr. Lerakis is the Director of Interventional Echo and Cardiac MRI at Emory University Hospital and Emory Clinic. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical School of Athens (Greece) in 1988. He continued on doing clinical research in Nuclear Cardiology atMount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Subsequently, he did his Internal Medicine training at the Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia from 1991 to 1994 and completed his Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Brown University from 1994 to 1995. He went on to complete his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas from 1995 to 1998 and then did one year of Echocardiography Fellowship at Emory University from 1998 to 1999. After his Echocardiography Fellowship, he has stayed on as Faculty in the Division of Cardiology practicing clinical and non-invasive cardiology.

Research Interest

Correlation of different non-invasive modalities in the diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease,use of Echocardiography for guiding interventional procedures, device deployment and Transcatheter Valvular therapies for Structural and Valvular Heart Diseases.