Editor in Chief, Journal of Heart and Vascular Diseases
Editor in Chief

Prof. Stamatios Lerakis

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology),
Radiology and Imaging Sciences,
Division of Cardiology,
Emory University School of Medicine,

Dr. Lerakis is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical School of Athens (Greece) in 1988. He continued on doing clinical research in Nuclear Cardiology in Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Subsequently, he did his Internal Medicine training in the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia from 1991 to 1994 and completed his Fellowship in Critical Care in 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.

Dr. Lerakis attends at Emory University Hospital and Emory Clinic.

Dr. Lerakis spends a lot of time teaching cardiology fellows basic and cutting edge technologies of non-invasive cardiac imaging modalities. He has received multiple teaching awards from the fellows.

Research Interests

Dr. Lerakis’ research interests are focused on non-invasive cardiology. He is especially interested in the correlation of different non-invasive modalities in the diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease. He is interested in Endocarditis and is the primary investigator at Emory University of the International Collaboration of Endocarditis study. He is extremely interested in the use of Echocardiography for guiding interventional procedures and device deployment in the Cardiac Catheterization laboratory. He is also interested in the study of Valvular Heart Disease by Echo and cardiac MRI and novel therapies for acute myocardial infarction patients.