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Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Welcomes Cardiologist Socrates Kakoulides, M.D.

April 22, 2019

Dr. Kakoulides HeadshotMIAMI – April 22, 2019 – Cardiologist Socrates Kakoulides, M.D., has joined Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s Cardiology group, part of Baptist Health South Florida and the region’s largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility. Dr. Kakoulides is Board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology and specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Dr. Kakoulides earned his medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, N.Y. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, N.Y., and post-doctoral training in cardiology, advanced echocardiology, nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital.

Dr. Kakoulides has extensive teaching experience, training medical students and cardiology residents and fellows. Prior to joining Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, he served as assistant professor of cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. He published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has given numerous invited presentations at cardiology symposiums. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

“We are pleased Dr. Kakoulides is bringing his exceptional talents to Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and proud to welcome him to our team of experts,” said Barry T. Katzen, M.D., the Institute’s founder and medical director.

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute’s Cardiology Physician Practice Leader added, “Our patients will benefit from Dr. Kakoulides’ distinctive training and expertise in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology — advanced tests that are utilized in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of patients with heart disease.”

Dr. Kakoulides is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. His main practice is located at 7400 SW 87 Avenue, Suite 100 in Miami.

About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists has pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart.

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.


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