Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute
Drakos Lab

Stavros Drakos, MD, PhD

Investigator, Nora Eccles Harrison CVRTI
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

(801) 581-3058
Drakos Lab

Dr. Drakos is an investigator at the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute (CVRTI) and a Professor of Cardiology at the Univ. of Utah Health and School of Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the institution’s historic Cardiac Mechanical Support/Artificial Heart Program, Co-Chief Heart Failure & Transplant and Director of Research for the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Drakos and his team published bench to bedside studies which led to the establishment of the award-winning Utah Cardiac Recovery Program (UCAR). He is the chairperson of the Clinical Integrative Cardiovascular and Hematological Sciences (CCHS) at the NIH and a visiting professor in medical centers in the US, Europe, and Asia. He is co-chairing the annual international Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (UCARS) and the NIH Working Group on Myocardial Recovery. Dr. Drakos has mentored several individuals who are now independent faculty in academic medical centers in the US and overseas.