Vasilis C Babaliaros, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Structural Heart and Valve Center
Office: EUH F606
Dr. Babaliaros is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Emory University School of Medicine. He received his Biomedical Engineering degree at Duke University (1992), his medical degree at Emory University (1996), and completed his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Emory (2003). In 2004, he completed fellowship training in Interventional Cardiology at Emory University and then continued sub-specialty training in Valvular Interventional Cardiology under Alain Cribier, MD at the University of Rouen, France (2005). He joined the faculty working with Peter Block, MD as the Associate Director of the Emory Center for Valvular Intervention and Structural Heart Disease Treatment in 2006.
Dr. Babaliaros’ research interests are in Valvular and Structural Heart Disease. Specifically, he was a member of the original team that pioneered percutaneous aortic valve replacement in France. His research efforts continue in the field of aortic stenosis, but have also grown to include catheter based therapies for the treatment of mitral regurgitation, aortic insufficiency, and pulmonic valve disease. He is also involved in the current circulatory assist devices that are placed percutaneously for the treatment of cardiogenic shock and high-risk intervention support.
Dr. Babaliaros teaches general cardiology and heart catheterization, but devotes most of his teaching efforts training future interventional cardiologists catheter techniques for the treatment of valvular heart disease and circulatory support. He also teaches medical students, medical residents and cardiology fellows clinical research.