Dr Emmanouil Brilakis, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FSCAI is Director of the Center for Complex Coronary Interventions at the Minneapolis Heart Institute.
Dr Brilakis graduated from Lycee Leonin de Patissia and 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. He served as director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at VA North Texas Health Care System from 2004-2016.
He leads a large clinical trial group investigating in treatment of chronic total occlusions, prevention and treatment of saphenous vein graft disease, prevention and management of complications, intracoronary imaging, antiplatelet treatment optimization post coronary stenting, radiation safety in the catheterization laboratory, lipid lowering strategies, and implementation of novel technologies in healthcare.
He has also authored or co-authored over 600 manuscripts and has written the Manual of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and the Manual of CTO Interventions. He is lecturing and proctoring at several institutions in the United States and abroad.