Dean J. Kereiakes, M.D., FACC, FSCAI is Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, Medical Director of the Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Ohio State University.
Dr. Kereiakes received his medical degree and was valedictorian of his graduating class at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. His postgraduate training included 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. He then completed fellowships in adult cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco and in coronary angioplasty at the San Francisco Heart Institute and the Sequoia Hospital. Dr. Kereiakes has been an investigator for most of the interventional technologies introduced in the last two decades and has performed more than 25,000 catheterization laboratory procedures.
In addition to lecturing nationally and internationally, Dr. Kereiakes is very active as a clinical and scientific investigator and has participated in over 1200 clinical research protocols. He has published over 700 journal articles, abstracts and book chapters. He has served on the editorial boards of Circulation, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), Journal of the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Interventions, The American Heart Journal, Journal of Invasive Cardiology and The American Journal of Cardiology and The Journal of Interventional Cardiology, as well as being a Section Editor for MedReviews (New Drugs and Devices). He was previously a Section Editor for Circulation and received the Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship from JACC in 2011.
Dr. Kereiakes is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He was a member of the Joint American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force Committees to write clinical practice guidelines for both coronary angioplasty and unstable angina. Dr. Kereiakes has been selected as Outstanding Alumnus University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Best Doctors in America and has received the Cincinnati Business Courier Health Care Hero - Innovator award and the Ohio Valley American Heart Association’s Kaplan Visionary Award for cardiovascular research.