|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 585-3693||University Hospital
Heart Transplant Clinic
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
|(801) 585-5122||University Hospital
Heart Failure Clinic
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Stavros G. Drakos, MD/PhD is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Mechanical Support Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, University of Utah and an Investigator at the Molecular Medicine Program, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical School of the National University of Athens, Greece (1991 - 1997, Summa Cum Laude), and his PhD from the same university (1997-2000/ Mentor J.N.Nanas, ex-trainee of the Univ. of Utah), with a thesis titled, “Pulsatile vs. non-pulsatile cardiac mechanical support in a porcine model of heart failure” (Award "Top 3 PhD Theses 2000-2005", Univ. of Athens). After finishing his internal medicine residency in Athens (1999-2001) he went on to complete an extended clinical and research fellowship in heart failure, transplant, and mechanical circulatory support at the University of Utah/ UTAH Cardiac Transplant program under the mentorship of Drs. Dale Renlund and E.M. Gilbert (2001-2003). He then completed a fellowship in clinical cardiology at the National University of Athens (2003 - 2006). Upon completion of his cardiology fellowship he joined the Division of Cardiology/ Department of Clinical Therapeutics, University of Athens and focused his clinical and research efforts on the advancement of the "Harefield - Athens Cardiac Recovery Program" working closely with Drs. John Nanas/ University of Athens and Sir Magdi Yacoub/ Imperial College London (2004-2007). In 2007 he returned to the University of Utah to complete a post-doctoral in molecular medicine and heart failure at the Molecular Medicine Program, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, Director Dean Y. Li, MD/PhD (2007 -2008). In 2008, Dr. Drakos was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine/ Cardiology and in 2012 he was also appointed as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Mechanical Support Program, University of Utah Healthcare.
His clinical specialties include Heart Failure, Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiac Transplantation, CV Intensive Care Unit and General Cardiology. Dr. Drakos sees patients at the Cardiovascular Center, University of Utah Hospital, 50 N Medical Dr, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84132. For appointments please call 801-585-5122.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor
|Academic Divisions||Cardiovascular Medicine
|Board Certification||Board Certified in Cardiology (European Union and European Commission Board Certification)
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
UofU Patient June 23, 2014
My previous appointment I was told that my heart may be getting worse and there was talk about ventricular assist or other items. It appears that my heart is the same as it was over the last few years based on the Echo. However, the problem of low BP and low Oxygen levels when active have not been addressedUofU Patient May 06, 2014
Dr. Drakos' accent is difficult to understand, therefore he needs to speak slowly & distinctly.UofU Patient February 18, 2014
Dr. Drakos was excellent, I was confident in his care and his attention to my concerns and issues. I agree with the comment that I read from another patient..... it would be beneficial to me to be able to listen to the discussion between the nurse and doctor. It would improve my understanding of my case and increase my peace of mind.UofU Patient November 13, 2013
I really like Dr. Drakos. He is the only Dr. there who has been willing to think outside the box somewhat. He has been a big help when is comes to the breathing problems I was having. However, no one there has been willing or maybe able to address and figure out why my blood pressure drops so low so often since I had my defibrillator put in. No one seems curious enough to try to find out why. I bring it up at every visit but they don't know what to do about it so they simply tell me not to worry about it. This is frustrating for me! They don't have to live with the problem, I DO! and I'm tired of it. It is frustrating and debilitating in so many ways. If y'all can't figure it out please send me to someone who can, I would so appreciate it!UofU Patient November 08, 2013
very goodUofU Patient October 22, 2013
all have treated me greatUofU Patient July 09, 2013
Dr. Drakos is really the only doctor in your office who has really taken an interest in the problems and symptoms I have. He's the only doctor who has taken the time to think outside the box and really try to find out what is going on with me. I have felt utterly dismissed by the other doctors in the Cardiology department. Because they couldn't find anything glaringly wrong with my heart they have basically ignored me. Dr. Drakos studied my chart and realized, because of my history, it could be something other than my heart causing my symptoms. Because of his expertise and inquisitiveness I think we might make some progress. At least he makes me feel that I am worth his time and effort and you can't possibly know how much that means to me. The other doctors in your office could take a few lessons from him. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!!!!UofU Patient July 08, 2013
We have had an incredible experience with the facility and all staff!UofU Patient July 01, 2013
from the reception to the doctor,all of them are exeptional!UofU Patient June 24, 2013
The entire team that saw me was very interested in my symptoms and my case. This is something I have never experienced before. They did not tell me that, "it was all in my head" as many other physicians I have seen regarding these episodes have. They asked very thorough questions regarding my episodes, and wrote everything down. Over the past 6 years, I have never found a team of physicians that have helped me as much as they have.UofU Patient April 29, 2013
I was treated like. person. with concern and care. I am asked if I understand my condition and explained what I don't. I am explained what is happening to me. I am reassured that I am in good hands. and I feel at ease because I am being talked to and looked at.UofU Patient April 24, 2013
excellent serviceUofU Patient October 29, 2012
This was the first time I met with the doctor, He did apologize for running so late, which was nice.