Jeko Madjarov, is board-certified in general, vascular/endovascular, and cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include adult cardiac and thoracic surgery; aortic surgery, including complex/endovascular aortic repair; and minimally invasive coronary and thoracic surgery. He is a key member of the complex lead extraction program in the department of cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Madjarov has several patents in the field of diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, endovascular treatment of aortic disease, and complex chest wall reconstruction.Dr. Madjarov received his medical degree summa cum laude from Sofia Medical University, Bulgaria, and completed a cardiac surgery residency at St. Ekaterina University Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria. In the U.S., he completed general surgery residencies at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; and Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA. He then completed fellowships in vascular/endovascular surgery and cardiovascular/thoracic surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC - under Prof. Francis Robicsek. An active inventor, Dr Madjarov is leading several research studies and is also closely involved in the development of new medical technology. He has authored more than 20 publications in peer-review.