Stamatios Lerakis, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Department of Radiology

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology


Cardiac Imaging, Emory Structural and Valve Heart Center


Cardiac MRI, Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic

Phone: 404-778-5414

Fax: 404-778-3540


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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.

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, device deployment and Transcatheter Valvular therapies for Structural and Valvular Heart Diseases. He is also interested in the study of Valvular Heart Disease by Echo and cardiac MRI and novel therapies for acute myocardial infarction patients.

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

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

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Co-author of "Prediction of the left ventricular ejection fraction improvement using echocardiography and mechanical modeling" with George Lerakis.