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Fellow, Advanced Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation


Aris was born in Athens, Greece, and completed his medical training in Prague, where he met his wife Barbara. They made the leap to the US where he pursued a research fellowship in cardiology at UT Southwestern, where his passion for clinical/outcomes research was kindled! Barbara and Aris were fortunate enough to couples-match at Rutgers for residency, and we are both extremely excited to be moving to UW to further our careers and explore the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time, Aris loves swimming, cycling, and running (sometimes in rapid succession), hiking, and enjoying good food with Barbara and our Border Collie, Luna.

Medical School

Lékarská Fakulta, Univerzity Karlovy Czechia


Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Recent Publications and Presentations

Karatasakis A, Brilakis ES. Chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention failure: Learning from failure. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;93(6):1039-1040. doi:10.1002/ccd.28274

Suero-Abreu GA, Karatasakis A, Rashid S, Tysarowski M, Douglas A, Patel R, Siddiqui E, Bhardwaj A, Gerula CM, Matassa D. Factors Associated with Disparities in Appropriate Statin Therapy in an Outpatient Inner City Population. Healthcare (Basel). 2020 Sep 24;8(4):361. doi: 10.3390/healthcare8040361. PMID: 32987753; PMCID: PMC7712578.

Xenogiannis I, Gkargkoulas F, Karmpaliotis D, Alaswad K, Jaffer FA, Yeh RW, Patel M, Mahmud E, Choi JW, Burke MN, Garcia S, Doing AH, Dattilo P, Toma C, Uretsky B, Krestyaninov O, Khelimskii D, Moses JW, Lembo NJ, Parikh M, Kirtane AJ, Ali ZA, Russo JJ, Hakemi E, Hall AB, Nikolakopoulos I, Vemmou E, Karatasakis A, Danek B, Rangan BV, Abdullah S, Banerjee S, Brilakis ES. Temporal Trends in Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Insights From the PROGRESS-CTO Registry. J Invasive Cardiol. 2020 Apr;32(4):153-160. Epub 2020 Mar 20. PMID: 32198318.

Danek BA, Karatasakis A, Abdullah K, Iwnetu R, Kalsaria P, Shunk K, Zimmet J, Vidovich M, Bavry AA, Rangan BV, Roesle M, Griza D, Stanley K, Banerjee S, Khalili H, Brilakis ES, Abdullah SM. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Prasugrel for Prevention of Early Saphenous Vein Graft Thrombosis. J Invasive Cardiol. 2020 Dec;32(12):E305-E312. Epub 2020 

Karatasakis A, Sarikaya B, Liu L, Gunn ML, Kudenchuk PJ, Gatewood MO, Maynard C, Sayre MR, Counts CR, Carlbom DJ, Edwards RM, Branch KRH. Prevalence and Patterns of Resuscitation-Associated Injury Detected by Head-to-Pelvis Computed Tomography After Successful Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Feb;11(3):e023949. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.121.023949. Epub 2022 Jan 19. PMID: 35043689.

Liu L, Karatasakis A, Kudenchuk PJ, Kirkpatrick JN, Sayre MR, Carlbom DJ, Johnson NJ, Probstfield JL, Counts C, Branch KRH. Scoping review of echocardiographic parameters associated with diagnosis and prognosis after resuscitated sudden cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2023 Mar;184:109719. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2023.109719. Epub 2023 Feb 2. PMID: 36736949.


Mailing Address:
University of Washington Medical Center,
1959 NE Pacific Street,
Box 356422,
Seattle, WA 98195-6422

Clinical Contacts:
For appointments or other clinical matters, please contact the Heart Institute.