Dr. Nicolas Chronos
MD, FACC, FESC
Dr. Nicolas Chronos is an interventional cardiologist well known for his pioneering research in the treatment of heart disease. His cardiology practice focuses on general cardiology, coronary artery disease management, and heart failure management. He is an expert in cardiac regenerative medicine, cardiovascular medical device assessment, and translational cardiovascular medicine.
Dr. Chronos established Cardiology Care Clinic at Lake Oconee in 2012 with his wife and cardiology physician’s assistant, Heather Chronos, to bring his modern approach to the treatment of heart disease to the lake community he cares about so deeply.
Dr. Chronos received a Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine at the University of London in 1987. He then trained in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Institute in London.
In 1992, Dr. Chronos was awarded a British Heart Foundation International Fellowship and moved to the United States to continue his research in interventional cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine under the direction of Dr. Spencer B. King, III. He was named Director of Research at the Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center at Emory University Hospital in 1997.
Dr. Chronos joined Atlanta Cardiology Group in 1999 where he developed and served as CEO of the Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute until 2012 when he left to form Cardiology Care Clinics. Dr. Chronos has held academic appointments at Duke University and is currently on the faculty of Stanford University as a consulting professor of medicine and cardiology.
Dr. Chronos is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and the Royal College of Physicians of London. He has published several books and more than 200 peer-reviewed articles. It is his true passion, however, to treat patients within the Lake Oconee community, where he and his family have resided for many years.
Dr. Chronos lives with his wife, Heather, and three wonderful children: Alex, a talented 17-year-old football and track athlete, Theo, a remarkable 14-year-old baseball player and golfer, and Christina, their 6-year-old sister who loves swimming and ballet dancing and speaks French. It is their two dogs, Shadow and Skilo, however, who really rule the house.