Christ Hospital Health Network names heart institute leader

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Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital Health System appointed Dean Kereiakes, MD, as president of its Heart and Vascular Institute effective Jan. 1. 

Dr. Kereiakes joined the hospital in the 1980s and helped pioneer its now nationally recognized heart program. 

As head of the institute, Dr. Kereiakes will work to develop and staff subspecialized Centers of Excellence. Under his leadership, the center aims to become the region's most advanced referral program for cardiovascular care. 

Dr. Kereiakes is currently the medical director of the hospital's heart and vascular center, medical director of the hospital's research institute, and a clinical medicine professor at Ohio (Columbus) State University. 

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Kereiakes has been an original investigator for many modern interventional technologies and has participated in more than 1,600 clinical research protocols. He's authored more than 1,000 peer-reviewed research pieces and has served on the editorial boards of many major heart journals. 

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