Transforming medical devices for improved patient outcomes

Dean Kereiakes, M.D.
Medical Director, The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
Medical Director, Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education, The Christ Hospital
Chief Executive Officer & Director, Medical Research, The Ohio Heart Health Center
Chairman, Executive Committee & Founder, The Ohio Heart & Vascular Center
Professor, Clinical Medicine, Ohio State University

Dean Kereiakes, MD serves as Medical Director for The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center and the Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education, The Christ Hospital. Additionally, he serves as CEO and Director, Medical Research for The Ohio Heart Health Center and as Chairman, Executive Committee & Founder of The Ohio Heart & Vascular Center.

An internationally recognized expert on cardiology and cardiology-related technologies, Dr. Kereiakes has served as principal or co-investigator in over 1,100 trials and as investigator for most of the interventional technologies introduced in the last two decades.  He has performed more than 25,000 catheterization laboratory procedures, published over 700 journal articles, abstracts and book chapters, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Circulation, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Interventions, The American Heart Journal, Journal of Invasive Cardiology, The American Journal of Cardiology, and The Journal of Interventional Cardiology.  Dr. Kereiakes is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and was a member of the Joint American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force Committees to write guidelines for both coronary angioplasty and unstable angina.

Dr. Kereiakes completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Cincinnati and graduated as valedictorian of the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.  He completed an internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco, a senior residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and a Chief Residency at the University of California, San Francisco.  His fellowships in adult cardiology and coronary angioplasty were completed at the University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Heart Institute and Sequoia Hospital, respectively.