Michail Papafaklis

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3D blood flow dynamics

Dr. Papafaklis received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the Medical School at the University of Ioannina, Greece. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was “Three-dimensional coronary artery reconstruction and blood flow simulation” studying primarily the effect of shear stress on neointimal hyperplasia following percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation in humans. He has worked as a resident in Internal Medicine and as a junior clinical fellow in Cardiology, and he has been a visiting scientist in the Interventional Department of the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC in the Netherlands, where he mainly participated in clinical studies of patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome. He currently is a George D. Behrakis Cardiovascular Research Fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Papafaklis has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed full-text papers and he has presented several research abstracts in international cardiology conferences. During his MD studies he received Honorary Awards for excellence in Pathology, and more recently he was awarded research scholarships from the Hellenic Harvard Foundation and the Hellenic Heart Foundation. He also was the winner of the distinguished Young Investigator Award by the European Society of Cardiology in 2011. He serves as a reviewer in several international journals. His research interests focus on hemodynamics, invasive and non-invasive three-dimensional imaging of coronary arteries, biomedical engineering in the cardiovascular system, survival studies following percutaneous coronary interventions, and the pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms of atherosclerosis.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brigham & Women's Hospital Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School Research Affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology