Dr. Lerakis’ research interests are focused on non-invasive cardiology. He is especially interested in the correlation of different non-invasive modalities in the diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease. He is interested in Endocarditis and is the primary investigator at Emory University of the International Collaboration of Endocarditis study. He is extremely interested in the use of Echocardiography for guiding interventional procedures, device deployment and Transcatheter Valvular therapies for Structural and Valvular Heart Diseases. He is also interested in the study of Valvular Heart Disease by Echo and cardiac MRI and novel therapies for acute myocardial infarction patients.