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Michael C Kontos, MD

Michael C Kontos, MD

out of 5
99 Ratings




Internal Medicine|Radiology


Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Medical School

VCU School of Medicine


VCU Medical Center


VCU Medical Center


VCU Medical Center


A Richmond native, Dr. Kontos completed his medical degree in 1988 at the Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University), where he continued on to finish his internal medicine and cardiology training. After completing a second fellowship in echocardiography at VCU, Dr. Kontos joined the university’s faculty as assistant professor of internal medicine and cardiology in 1995, with a joint appointment in Emergency Medicine, and a subsequent appointment to Radiology.

Among his many honors, Dr. Kontos won a research award from the American Heart Association, Virginia affiliate, in 1992-93 for his investigation of oxygen-free radicals, ischemia/reperfusion, and gene expression of heat shock proteins. He also has won several awards at state and national meetings, including the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians and the Astra Zenica National Young Investigators Meeting. A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, Dr. Kontos also is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Echocardiography. At the MCV campus, he is the Co-Chair of the Chest Pain Center Committee, and is medical director of the Coronary Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Kontos has been active on a national level with the American College of Cardiology on the ACTION Acute MI Registry, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (now the Accreditation service of the American College of Cardiology) and the American Heart Association’s Mission:Lifeline Acute MI committee.

Dr. Kontos has served as co-investigator on multiple clinical investigations and has published more than 150 research papers, more than 100 abstracts and eight book chapters and monographs. Dr. Kontos has made a number of oral presentations and has been an invited presenter at a variety of venues, including locally, the state, nationally and internationally, as a recognized expert in the evaluation and management of patients with chest pain and myocardial infarction.



Clinical Interests

Acute Coronary Care; Non-invasive Cardiology; Echocardiography

Ratings & Reviews

The VERY best experience we have had with any doctor or appointment EVER!
November 2023
Dr. Kontos takes great care of me. Trust him totally. [...]
July 2023
He went above & beyond with concern about a symptom I had not related to cardiology.
May 2023
Excellent manner & interaction very thorough & attentive.
March 2023
Doctor Michael Kontos is an excellent provider. I am very grateful to be under his care. Professional & caring.
December 2022
Dr. Kontos is an expert provider who is not only very knowledgeable but caring, friendly & an excellent cardiologist [...]
December 2022
Dr. Kontos is new to me so need more experience with him for reliable ratings.
August 2022
Dr. Kontos was great! He was very personable & listened to my concerns.
July 2022
All excellent.
June 2022
Dr. Kontos and I are on the same wave length.
April 2022
Even called me to follow up on medication recommended & instructions.
March 2022
I drive from [...] to see Dr. Kontos because of his knowledge, professionalism and kindness. Excellent.
July 2021
I would recommend this dr. to anyone who should ask for a heart doctor. I feel confident he would be able to help.
May 2021
Very kind, extremely knowledgeable.
May 2021
I have had consistently great care from Dr. Kontos over the years
March 2021