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Michael Halkos

Michael E. Halkos, MD, MSc

– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Scientific Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Center for Clinical Research (CCR), Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Associate Program Director, Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Emory
– Co-Director, Robotic Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, Emory





American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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Prior to joining the Emory faculty, Dr. Halkos trained extensively on the da Vinci Robotic System, which prepared him to take over direction of the robotic coronary artery bypass and hybrid coronary revascularization program at Emory in 2010. Under his leadership the program's case volume continues to expand, and he is considered a national leader in the technique.

Dr. Halkos' primary research pursuits are high impact clinical and translational research projects. Examples include evaluating operative strategies to reduce the incidence of postoperative stroke after coronary artery bypass surgery, for which he received an NIH/NHLBI K23 award, and investigating the effectiveness of hybrid coronary revascularization for patients with multivessel coronary disease.

In 2012, Dr. Halkos received a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the Laney Graduate School at Emory University. In 2014, he was appointed the scientific director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Center for Clinical Research (CCR) of the Emory University School of Medicine.


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