University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City (United States of America)
Dr. Stavrakis is a clinical electrophysiologist and physician scientist at the University of Oklahoma. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of Cardiovascular Research. Having trained and worked with one of the fathers of Electrophysiology, Dr. Jackman, he has been routinely performing complex ablations for the last 10 years. His research has focused on autonomic modulation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, in both animal models and in humans. His work over the last 10 years culminated in a first-in-human randomized clinical trial, examining the chronic effect of noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, which was presented as a late breaking trial at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in May 2019. His goal is to continue to explore the role of the autonomic nervous system in cardiac arrhythmias and provide his expertise in both clinical procedures and research activities.