Demetri Yannopoulos, MD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Demetri Yannopoulos

Contact Info

yanno001@umn.edu

Office Address:
Cardiovascular Division
Variety Club Research Center
401 East River Parkway
2nd Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Mailing Address:
UMN – Cardiovascular Division
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Esther

Administrative Phone
612-626-1382

Administrative Email
ealmeida@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-626-4411

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Research Director, Interventional Cardiology

Director, Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium


Cardiologist


Medical School, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

Internal Medicine Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Summary

Born in London, UK, Dr. Yannopoulos received his M.D. from the University of Athens in Greece. He completed his medicine residency and general-cardiology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Following an interventional-cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Yannopoulos joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 2008. In March 2010, he became the research director for interventional cardiology.

Dr. Yannopoulos is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include emergent cardiac care, coronary-artery disease, and congenital and peripheral intervention.

Dr. Yannopoulos’s research involves cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hypothermia, and myocardial salvage during acute coronary syndromes. He is considered an authority in cardiorespiratory interactions and hypothermia during CPR. His work in the laboratories of Dr. Keith Lurie (at the University of Minnesota) and Dr. Henry Halperin (at Johns Hopkins University) has helped change current CPR practices.

Dr. Yannopoulos is a member of the American Heart Association’s CPR guidelines-writing committee, and of the basic life support and research working-group subcommittees. He also serves on the organization committee for the AHA’s Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS), the largest international conference addressing CPR and emergent cardiac/trauma care.

Dr. Yannopoulos is the recipient of two American Heart Association Young Investigator awards (2005 and 2008), and has received AHA and NIH grant support for his work in CPR devices designed to improve bloodflow and clinical outcomes.

Awards & Recognition

  • AHA Young Investigator Award in Resuscitation Science Symposium: “Effects of Timing of Intra-CPR and Post Resuscitation Hypothermia on Myocardial Infarction Size in a Porcine Model of Ischemic Cardiac Arrest”, November 13, 2010
  • Best Resuscitation Abstract Award 2009 AHA Scientific Sessions: “Ventilation Rate and Use of the Impedance Threshold Device are Correlated with Hemodynamics During CPR in Human”, 2009
  • AHA Young Investigator Award Recipient in Resuscitation Science Symposium: “Mechanism of Pressure Transfer from the Thorax to the Cranium During Application of Negative Intrathoracic Pressure”, 2009
  • AHA Young Investigator Award Recipient. “Intra-CPR Hypothermia with and Without Volume Loading in an Ischemic Model of Cardiac Arrest”. Resuscitation Science Symposium, 2008
  • Member of the AHA/ECC BLS and Research Working Group Subcommittees, 2007
  • LW Miller award of clinical excellence and dedication to cardiovascular research, 2007
  • AHA Young Investigator Award Recipient. “Intrathoracic Pressure Regulator During Continuous-Chest-Compression Advanced Cardiac Resuscitation Improves Vital Organ Perfusion Pressures in a Porcine Model of Cardiac Arrest”, 2005

Professional Associations

Notable Leadership Roles

  • Member of the AHA/ECC 2010 CPR and emergent cardiac care guidelines writing committee
  • Member of the organization committee of the AHA, Resuscitation Science Symposium Conference (ReSS)
  • Member of the AHA/ECC BLS and Research Working Group Subcommittees

Research

Publications

Clinical

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology

Clinics

University of Minnesota Medical Center;University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview

Clinical Interests

Interventional cardiology; Resuscitation; CPR; Structural heart disease; Peripheral vascular disease