Georgakopoulos Nikolaos

Georgakopoulos Nikolaos Cardiologist

Education & Academic Qualifications

Medical Education:

  • 1983-1989 University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece. MD Degree

Undergraduate Practice Experience:

  •  Training in Internal Medicine, University of Ulm, Germany (9/’87-10/’87)
  •  Training in Pediatrics, University of Dusseldorf, Germany (1/’89-2/’89)

Professional Training:

  • 7/2000-6/2001 Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Sinai Samaritan and St. Luke’s Medical Centers, Milwaukee, WI
  • 7/1997-6/2000 Fellowship in Cardiology, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • 6/1994-6/1997 Residency in Internal Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1992-5/1994 Medical Officer, Department of Cardiology Psychiatric Hospital of Tripolis, Greece (Social Military Service)
  • 8/1991-1992 Medical Officer, 411 Military Hospital, Greece
  • 12/1990-8/1991 Fellowship in Cardiology Dept. of Cardiology, Panarkadikon General Hospital ,Tripolis, Greece
  • 11/1989-12/1990 Residency in Internal Medicine Dept. of Internal Medicine,Panarkadikon General Hosp.,Tripolis,Greece

Certification and Licensure:

  •  Diplomat, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine(2000)
  •  Diplomat, Cardiovascular Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine(2000)
  •  Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine (1997)
  •  Licensed in the State of Wisconsin (1997, permanent)
  •  Licensed in the State of Illinois (1994, temporary)
  •  Licensed in Greece (1989, permanent)
  •  ECFMG Certification (1989)


Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees

  • American College of Cardiology, Affiliate 

  •  PHRI Group of Clinical Investigators

  •  ISIS Group of Investigators

  •  Greek Medical Association

  •  Athens Medical Association


Work Experience

  •  Natonal Co-ordinator and study co- investigator (TRANSCEND, ONTARGET, ACTIVE studies)

  •  Clinical Investigator (AVERRHOES study)

  •  Scientific Reviewer, “Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise”(since 8/’97)

  •  Member of the ISIS (International Study of Infarct Survival) Group (1991-1994)

  •  Member of the Pacemaker Clinic, Tripolis, Greece (1/1991-8/1991)

  •  Teaching Physician: Lecture Series in Cardiology, School of Nursing, Tripolis, Greece (1/1991-8/1991)

Technical Skills and Experience:

  •  Diagnostic and Interventional Electrophysiologic Studies, Ablation, Permanent Pacemakers, Implantable  Cardioverter Defibrillators

  •  Transthorasic and Transesophageal Echocardiography

  •  Nuclear Cardiology

  •  Cardiac catheterization, training in coronary, valvular and peripheral vascular interventions


Clinical & Research Interest

  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

  • Adhesion molecules

  • Reperfusion injury

  • Ischemic and thermal preconditioning

  • Left ventricular diastology


Honors & Awards

  • 2000 Aurora Star Award, Sinai Samaritan Med. Ctr, Milwaukee, WI

  • 1997 Special Achievement Award (Univ.of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital), (for my work in basic research)

  • 1997 Certificate of Appreciation (Univ. of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital), (Research Competition)

  • 1996 Administrative Staff Award (Univ.of Illinois, Michael Reese Hospital), (best attendance in conferences) 

  • 1985-1989 Recipient of the Scholarship of the “Papadakis” Institution, Greece

  • 1983-1985 Recipient of the Scholarship of the Greek National Institution