Dr. Panakos joined Bartzokis, Rubenstein, and Servoss, M.D., P.L. in 2020. A native of south Florida, he was born and raised in Vero Beach, FL—where his father was a practicing physician. For his undergraduate education, he attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience with cum laude honors. During his time at William and Mary, he received a student research grant from the National Institutes of Health and was selected by campus leaders for induction into the National Mortar Board Honor Society. He served as president of William and Mary’s chapter of the national Unite for Sight Organization.
He then entered medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. During medical school, he was president of the University of Florida’s History of Medicine Organization and was selected to the Medical Student Admissions Committee. He received a research grant from the American Heart Association to study heart disease in women as part of the Women’s Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation (WISE). He graduated in 2013 and subsequently completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. In residency, he served as the House Staff Representative for the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Ethics Committee.
Dr. Panakos subsequently began a three year fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH), University of Miami Hospital (UMH), and the Miami VA Hospital in Miami, FL. He remained at JMH/UMH/Miami VA for one additional year of training in Interventional Cardiology. While in cardiovascular training, he developed skills and experience in cardiac catheterization, percutaneous coronary intervention including angioplasty and stent placement, atherectomy, intracoronary imaging, mechanical circulatory support, and structural heart disease. He has particular interest in complex coronary interventions, mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock, post-cardiac arrest care, and radial artery access for cardiac catheterization.
Dr. Panakos has published several manuscripts in prominent journals, presented abstracts and posters at national meetings, and co-authored a book chapter on Best Practices for Large Bore Vascular Access for the Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). During his interventional cardiology fellowship year, he won first place in the Fellows Case Competition at the national Northwell Health Annual Fellows course. He participated on Team Florida during the 2019 American College of Cardiology’s national annual fellow Jeopardy competition. He has been actively involved in medical education and leadership positions, serving as a chief fellow his final year of general cardiology fellowship as well as during his interventional cardiology fellowship year. As chief, he served as a mentor for his peers and helped direct the curriculum for fellow education. He has also led longitudinal teaching sessions with medical students for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s cardiovascular module.
He is currently board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and practices at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He is a member of the Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. His wife, Patricia, is an emergency medicine physician and the assistant program director of the Jackson Health System/University of Miami Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Panakos and his wife reside in South Florida. In his free time, he enjoys sports such as golf, tennis, basketball, and football, as well as traveling and dining out with his wife.