Stamatios Lerakis, MD, FAHA, FACC, FASE, FCCP



Head of Cardiac MRI

Emory University Hospital and Clinic

Dr. Lerakis joined Emory Healthcare after he finished his fellowship in echocardiography at Emory University and is currently the head of Cardiac MRI at The Emory Clinic. Recently, Dr. Lerakis was awarded the honor of being one of “America’s Top Cardiologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Lerakis has been a member of the Research Committee of the American Society of Echocardiography (2003-2006), Editor of the Cardiology Grand Rounds for the American Journal of Medical Sciences, and a manuscript reviewer of multiple journals including The American Journal of Cardiology. His main focus of clinical practice and research has been noninvasive cardiology. Dr. Lerakis has been involved in house-staff teaching at all levels at Emory University.
  • Medical School: Medical School of Athens in Greece (1988)
  • Residency: Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship: Brown University
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Interventional Echocardiography
  • Novel therapies for acute MI
  • Endocarditis