Dean J. Kereiakes, MD, FSCAI, is President and Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Research Institute, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Ohio State University. He 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 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 original investigator for most interventional technologies introduced in the last two decades, including national/international Principle Investigator for more than a dozen novel technologies, and has performed more than 30,000 catheterization laboratory procedures.

Dr. Kereiakes is an active clinical investigator and has participated in over 1600 clinical research protocols.  He has published over 1000 journal articles, abstracts and book chapters and has served on the editorial boards of all major cardiovascular journals. He has served as Section Editor for both MedReviews (New Drugs and Devices) and Circulation. Dr. Kereiakes is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.