|Phone Number||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 an Associate Professor of Cardiology with Tenure and the Medical Director of the Cardiac Mechanical Support Program.
1. M.D. (Summa Cum Laude) from the historic Univ. of Athens School of Medicine (top medical school in Greece), and PhD from the same university with a PhD thesis entitled: “Pulsatile vs. non-pulsatile cardiac mechanical support in a porcine model of heart failure” (Award "Top 3 PhD Theses", Univ. of Athens).
2. Internal Medicine residency and General Cardiology Fellowship at the Univ. of Athens (his mentor in Athens, John N. Nanas, MD/PhD, worked during the 80's for several years here at the Univ. of Utah: initially with the Total Artificial Heart development team and later he patented here a novel para-aortic counterpulsation device).
3. Heart Failure (HF)/ Transplant/ Cardiac Mechanical Support Fellowships at the Univ. of Utah/ UTAH Cardiac Transplant Program (Mentors: Dale G. Renlund, MD, and E.M. Gilbert, MD).
Post-training Faculty Appointments
1. In 2006, after finishing his cardiology and HF fellowships, Dr. Drakos joined the faculty at the Univ. of Athens Cardiology/Clinical Therapeutics Department. Clinically, he leveraged his advanced HF training in the US and played a pivotal role in starting and establishing the first VAD program in Greece. Academically, he focused his research efforts on advancing the "Harefield-Athens Cardiac Recovery Program" in collaboration with Sir Magdi Yacoub, Harefield/ Imperial College London.
2. Four years later he returned at the University of Utah and since 2009 he has been faculty at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Dr. Drakos is licensed to practice medicine both in the US and the European Union and is a member of several medical associations: American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), Heart Failure Association of European Society Cardiology (HFA/ESC) and others.
He serves in several national and international Medical Committees and Advisory Boards in the fields of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation. He also serves in the Editorial Board of medical journals and Research Grant Review Committees both in the US and Europe (British Heart Foundation and others). Dr. Drakos has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and book chapters. He and his mentees have received over the years several national and international competitive scientific Awards.
What kind of patients Dr. Drakos sees?
His clinical specialties are General Cardiology, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies (including valvular heart disease), Heart Transplantation, Cardiac Mechanical Support (VAD) and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CV-ICU). For appointments please call 801-585-5122, Cardiovascular Center, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Internal Medicine - Associate 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 May 18, 2015
appreciate the care and kindness shown.UofU Patient May 08, 2015
I would recommend U of U to anybody!!UofU Patient April 19, 2015
Excellent experience in discussing alternatives in decisions that we made.UofU Patient April 07, 2015
We needed medical help & we got it...THANK YOU VERY MUCHUofU Patient April 07, 2015
I have nothing but the utmost respect for Dr. Draccos and complete confidence in him as a cardiologist. Extremely professional and a pleasure to see!UofU Patient December 27, 2014
Excellent careUofU Patient November 19, 2014
Doctor was a new one to me. Was not too sure about him.UofU Patient November 14, 2014
My appointment was very through I had med changes with a follow-up call at home with orders phoned in to the lab for follow-up test My quality of life has improved 180%UofU Patient July 07, 2014
Since we were in for a test, no results were available for the doctor or PA to share with us. They had seen us before, and were aware of the conditions, and of our concerns.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 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.