Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC

Michael Kontos

Professional Bio:

Michael C. Kontos, M.D. is a professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (formerly Medical College of Virginia) in Richmond, Virginia and holds joint appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine/Cardiology, Emergency Medicine and Radiology. He received his M.D. degree in 1988, and completed residency and his Cardiology training, including an additional year in echocardiography, at the Medical College of Virginia. His primary research interests are in the applications of imaging and cardiac biomarkers for identifying and assessing outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes. A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Kontos serves as a reviewer for Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Annals of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, as well as other journals. He has served as co-investigator on a number of multicenter studies investigating treatment in acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome. He speaks frequently in academic and professional venues. Dr Kontos has contributed over 190 articles and 100 abstracts for publications in journals that include Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Annals of Emergency Medicine. He has been active in the American College of Cardiology and the NCDR, and currently is the chair of the Chest Pain MI steering committee. He recently completed serving as the Chair of the writing committee for recently published Consensus Decision Pathway “Evaluation and Disposition of Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Department” He is currently the medical director of the CICU and co-director of the Chest Pain Center.

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