• President & CEO, Saint Joseph's Translational Research Institute

Nic Chronos, M.D., has over 20 years of experience as a senior cardiologist and researcher. Dr. Chronos is the President and CEO of Saint Joseph's Translational Research Institute (SJTRI) and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He currently oversees preclinical trials and clinical research at SJTRI. Dr. Chronos is a renowned researcher in the areas of stem cell therapy and cardiovascular regeneration, and has extensive experience in the development and assessment of interventional cardiology devices. In June 1999, Dr. Chronos co-founded ACRI, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and improving the comprehensive care of the cardiovascular patient. ACRI was acquired by St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta and became the St. Joseph's Translational Research Institute. Dr. Chronos was named the Director of Research at the Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center at Emory University Hospital in 1997. He is a frequent international lecturer and an author of numerous publications. Dr. Chronos is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, and Fellow of the American Heart Association. He sits on numerous scientific and medical Advisory Boards and has served as Study Section Chair, SBIR, Cardiovascular Science, for the National Institutes of Health and on the Data Safety Monitoring Boards for numerous clinical trials. In addition, Dr. Chronos has co-founded several successful biotechnology companies.