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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





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 focus is improving outcomes after cardiac surgery. He is also interested in reducing the incidence of postoperative stroke after coronary artery bypass surgery and evaluating hybrid coronary revascularization for patients with multivessel coronary disease. In 2011, Dr. Halkos received a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development K-23 Award from the NHLBI to fund his study "Operative Strategies to Reduce Cerebral Embolic Events During Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery," the first time a grant of this type had been awarded to a faculty member of the Emory Department of Surgery. The study is ongoing.

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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Watch Emory University Hospital patient Michael Armstrong's story, which includes Dr. Halkos describing and performing hybrid coronary revascularization.


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