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EmmanouilS. Brilakis, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FSCAI, is Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at VA North Texas Healthcare System and an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

After graduating from Lycee Leonin de Patissia, Dr. Brilakis received his medical degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He trained in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. He also completed a Masters in Clinical Research at the Mayo Clinic and a PhD in Clinical Research at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Dr. Brilakis leads a very active clinical trial group investigating treatment of chronic total occlusions, prevention and treatment of saphenous vein graft disease, intracoronary imaging (near-infrared spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography), antiplatelet treatment optimization post coronary stenting, radiation safety in the catheterization laboratory, and implementation of new technologies (such as Google Glass) in healthcare.

Dr. Brilakis has authored or co-authored over 300 manuscripts and has written the Manual of CTO Interventions. He receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs and industry. He is the PI and study chair of VA Cooperative Trial #571, Drug-Eluting Stenting Stents in Saphenous Vein Graft Angioplasty). He is a reviewer and editorial board member for several journals and grant agencies and is lecturing and proctoring at several institutions in the United States and abroad.

Education

Medical School
National University of Athens (1995)
Residency
General Military Hospital (1997), Internal Medicine
Internship
Mayo Clinic (1998), Internal Medicine
Residency
Mayo Clinic (2000), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Mayo Clinic (2003), Cardiovascular Disease
Fellowship
Mayo Clinic (2004), Interventional Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Chronic Total Occlusion interventions
  • Implementation of new technologies (such as Google Glass) in healthcare
  • Intravascular imaging and coronary physiology
  • Perioperative management of coronary stents
  • Radiation safety in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
  • Saphenous vein grafts: interventions and medical treatment

Publications

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Drug-coated balloon and stent therapies for endovascular treatment of atherosclerotic superficial femoral artery disease.
Banerjee S, Sarode K, Mohammad A, Brilakis ES Curr Cardiol Rep 2015 May 17 5 586
Successful management of a distal vessel perforation through a single 8-French guide catheter: Combining balloon inflation for bleeding control with coil embolization.
Tarar MN, Christakopoulos GE, Brilakis ES Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2015 Apr
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Christakopoulos GE, Christopoulos G, Carlino M, Jeroudi OM, Roesle M, Rangan BV, Abdullah S, Grodin J, Kumbhani DJ, Vo M, Luna M, Alaswad K, Karmpaliotis D, Rinfret S, Garcia S, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES Am. J. Cardiol. 2015 Apr
The clinical implications of balloon rupture during cardiovascular interventions.
Christopoulos G, Luna M, Brilakis ES J Invasive Cardiol 2015 Apr 27 4 E45-50

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Research Mentor Award, Internal Medicine House Staff, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    (2013-2014)
  • Researcher of the Year Award. VA North Texas Healthcare System and Dallas VA Research Corporation
    (2012)
  • Researcher of the Year Award. VA North Texas Healthcare System and Dallas VA Research Corporation
    (2011)
  • CRT 2009 Young Leadership Award for Interventional Cardiology
    (2009)
  • William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award. Journal of the American College of Cardiology
    (2009)
  • Mayo Clinic Individual Award for Excellence
    (2002)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program
    (2000)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions