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Dr. Nikolaos Kakouros

Assistant Professor
UMass Memorial Medical Center
55 Lake Avenue North

Brief Biography:


Neuroscience BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), MRCP(UK), PhD(Hons)
Nikolaos Kakouros studied Neuroscience at University of London and then Medicine at the Imperial College School of Medicine. After completing general medical training in London, he was appointed as a specialist trainee in Cardiology in the South London programme. In 2010, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Athens for his research on right ventricular infarction.  After training in Interventional cardiology at St George's hospital, London he moved to the USA to pursue his research interest in endothelial thromboregulation and platelet function at Johns Hopkins University.

He was subsequently appointed as assistant Professor at the University of Massachusets and is the director of structural heart interventions at the UMass Memorial Medical Center.


1. 2011: MD(Res), University of London (in progress)
2. 2010: PhD, University of Athens, with Honours
3. 2003, 2004, 2010: USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3
4. 2000: MB.BS., University of London, with Distinction  (MD equivalent)
5. 1997: B.Sc. Neuroscience, University of London, First Class (Honours)


Academic positions:


1. 2012: Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts
2. 2010-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital
3. 2009-2010: Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
4. 2005-2010: PhD student, University of Athens


Research interests:

Endothelial thromboresistance, thromboxane synthesis, right ventricular infarction, tissue-Doppler imaging, tobacco smoking


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