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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


Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital:
Melissa McAlpin
404.778.6617 or 404.778.7200
404.778.6626 (fax)

Emory University Hospital Midtown:
Lynn Gissendanner-Tarleton
404.686-6739 or 404.686.2513
404.686.4959 (f)



American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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Dr. Halkos is a highly experienced and productive academic cardiac surgeon-scientist with expertise in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, particularly robotic mitral valve surgery, robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery, hybrid coronary revascularization, hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation, and mitral valve repair techniques. Over 50% of his clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive approaches for cardiac surgical operations. He currently sees patients at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, and together with Douglas Murphy, MD, leads one of the largest and most successful robotic cardiac surgical programs in the world.

As an accomplished researcher, Dr. Halkos directs the Cardiothoracic Surgery Center for Clinical Research and is the principal investigator of an NIH-funded trial to reduce stroke after cardiac surgery. He is considered one of the world's leading experts in robotic cardiac surgery, and has published extensively on robotic approaches to mitral valve surgery, mitral valve repair, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and hybrid coronary revascularization.

Dr. Halkos is also the associate program director of the Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency.


View Dr. Halkos' publications in PubMed.


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