Professor of Medicine
- West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine (Secondary Appointment)
- DO, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, 1999
About George G. Sokos
Dr. Sokos is the director of the advanced heart failure program at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institut. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure, and transplant cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is licensed to practice in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
A recipient of the prestigious American College of Cardiology Merck Fellowship for his work using a novel product to aid in the recovery from cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Sokos focuses his research on the metabolic abnormalities of heart failure, insulin resistance in dilated cardiomyopathy, antibody-mediated rejection in cardiac transplant, and heart failure risk assessment.
Prior to joining WVU Medicine, Dr. Sokos was the program director of the advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship program at Allegheny Health Network. He was also an assistant professor of medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine and a cardiologist at Allegheny General Hospital’s heart failure and transplant program.
He received a pharmacy degree from West Virginia University and his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital, where he also served as chief resident, and completed two fellowships: one in cardiovascular medicine at Allegheny General Hospital and one in heart failure and cardiac transplant medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
Patient Care Information
- Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine Residency
Allegheny General Hospital, 2003
Fellowship, Cardiology Fellowship
Allegheny General Hospital, 2004
Fellowship, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Medicine
Clevland Clinic, 2008