Dr. Nicolas Chronos, MD, FACC, FESC
Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Specialist
Dr. Nicolas Chronos is an interventional cardiologist who is noted for his pioneering research in the treatment of heart disease. As a Physician Advisor on the Okyanos Advisory Council, his expertise in cardiac regenerative medicine, cardiovascular medical device assessment and translational cardiovascular medicine is a significant and highly valued asset to the Okyanos team. In clinical trials, Dr. Chronos has treated many patients with peripheral vascular disease and heart failure in the field of angiogenesis. His involvement in the field of cardiac regeneration and angiogenesis began in the mid 1990’s, as a clinician in the testing of the FIRST study, a study of FGF growth factor for treatment of ischemic heart disease.
Dr. Chronos currently practices general cardiology, preventative cardiology, coronary artery disease management and heart failure management at his Cardiology Care Clinic in Lake Oconee, Georgia. Previously, he worked at the Atlanta Cardiology Group where Dr. Chronos developed and served as CEO of the Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute. Dr. Chronos has held academic appointments at Duke University and Stanford University as a consulting professor of medicine and cardiology working with researchers in preclinical and clinical trials.
Dr. Chronos received a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London in 1987. He completed specialized training in cardiology and subsequently interventional cardiology at the Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Institute in the UK. In 1992, he was awarded a British Heart Foundation International Fellowship and moved to the United States to continue his research in thrombosis and interventional cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine. He was named Director of Research at the Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center at Emory University Hospital in 1997.
A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and the Royal College of Physicians of London, Dr. Chronos has published several books, more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and authored a series of patents in the medical device field. As a speaker at major conferences and meetings both nationally and internationally, Dr. Chronos is heavily sought after to share his intellectual and practical contributions in the field of cardiovascular medicine and research.