CURRICULUM VITAE

 

1. PERSONAL DATA

Name:                                    George M. Palatianos, MD
 
Year of Birth:                          1946
 
Place of Birth:                         Athens, Greece 
 
Work Phone Number:             +30.210.6416850
 
Work Address:                        7-9 Athanasiadou Street,115 21 Athens, Greece 
 
Nationality:                             Greek 


2. MEDICAL EDUCATION

Medical School

University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece. 

   MD Diploma, November15, 1971. 


Specialty Education

1. General State Hospital of Athens, Greece, 2nd Surgical Department: Extern in    Surgery, 5/73 to 5/74.
2. Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Resident in Surgery7/76 to 6/79, Chief Resident 7/79 to 6/80.
3. University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals, Miami, Fl,Resident in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 7/81 to 6/82, Chief Resident7/82 to 6/83.

  

Fellowships

1. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Harrison Department of Surgical Research, Postdoctoral Fellowshipin Cardiovascular Surgical Research, 7/80 to 6/81.
2. University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami,Fl., Clinical Fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 7/83 to 6/84. 


Military

Greek Air Force, Air Force General Hospital, Internship,Radiology Department, 
3/72 to 5/72.

 

Doctorate Thesis

“Effect of cardiopulmonary bypasson the biodistribution of platelets and neutrophil leukocytes in Yorkshirepigs: Role of nitric oxide and surface-bound heparin. University of Athens MedicalSchool, Department of Experimental Physiology, October 6, 1998. Grade: Cum Laude. 

 

Continuous Medical Education

American Heart Association’s 54th Scientific Sessions, November 16-19, 1981, Dallas, Texas.
 
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 31st Annual Meeting, November 1-3, 1984, Hilton Head, South Carolina.
 
10th World Congress of Cardiology, September 14-19,1986, Washington, DC.
 
International Symposium, Internal Thoracic Artery for Myocardial Revascularization, June 27-29, 1990, Toulouse, France.
 
American College of Surgeons, 76th Annual Clinical Congress, October 7-12, 1990, San Francisco, California.
 
Myocardial Assist Techniques, Seminar I, May 2-3, 1991, Washington, DC.
 
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 28th Annual Meeting, February 3-5, 1992, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida.
 
Mitral Valve Reconstruction: Tampa II Live Teleconference,April 9-11, 1992, Tampa, Florida.
 
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 39th Annual Meeting, November 5-7, 1992, Wesley Chapel, Florida.
 
Hellenic Cardiology Society, 14th Panhellenic Cardiology Congress, October 28-30, 1993, Athens, Greece.
 
European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (ESCVS), 43rd International Congress, September 6-9, 1994, Berlin, Germany. 
 
American College of Surgeons, 80th Annual Congress, 1994.
 
1st Panhellenic Congress of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, November 30 – December 3, 1995, Athens, Greece.
 
The Stentless Cryolife-O’Brien Xenograft, Live Demonstrationof Implantation Techniques and Surgical Workshop, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, December 4, 1996, Athens, Greece.
 
American College of Surgeons, Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program -SESAP 96-98, Participant 1630, CME credit: 60 hours.
 
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), 10th Annual Congress, October 6-9, 1996, Prague, Czech Republic.  
 
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Self-Assessment Examination - SESATS V, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1995-1996, Participant 1288 and 1369.
 
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), 77th Annual Meeting, 
May 4-7, 1997, Washington, DC, USA.
 
International Congress of Thorax Surgery, July 1-8, 1997, Athens, Greece.
 
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), 11th Annual Meeting, September 28-October 1, 1997, Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), 78th Annual Meeting,
May 3-6, 1998, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
 
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), 12th Annual Meeting, September 20-23, 1998, Brussels, Belgium.
 
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, 2nd International Meeting, December 7-9, 2000, Athens, Greece. 
 
International Society of Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery, 4th Annual Scientific Meeting, June 27-30, 2001, Munich, Germany.
 
4th Panhellenic – 1st Balkan Meetingfor Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, September 5-8, 2002, Kos, Greece.
 
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, 16th Annual Meeting, 
September 23-26, 2002, Monte Carlo, Monaco. 
 
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), 83rd Annual Meeting, 
May 4-7, 2003, Boston, MA, USA.
 
2nd EACTS/ESTS Joint Meeting, October 12-15,2003, Vienna, Austria.
 
European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, 52nd International Congress, 
November 7-10, 2003, Istanbul, Turkey.
 
European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, 53rd International Congress, 
June 2-5, 2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
 
5th Panhellenic - 2nd Balkan Meetingfor Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, October 21-23, 2004, Athens,Greece.
 
European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, 54th International Congress, 
May 19-22, 2005, Athens, Greece.
 
4th EACTS/ESTS Joint Meeting, September 24-28,2005, Barcelona, Spain.
 
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), 86th Annual Meeting, 2006, Boston, Mass., USA.
 
6th Panhellenic Congress of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 
November 9-11, 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece.
 
European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (ESCVS), 56th International Congress, May 17-20, 2007, Venice, Italy.
 
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), 22nd Annual Meeting, September 13-17, 2008, Lisbone, Portugal.
 
7th Panhellenic Congress for Thoracic andCardiovascular Surgery, 
November 28-30, 2008, Thessaloniki, Greece.
 
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), 23rd Annual Meeting, October 17-21, 2009, Vienna, Austria.
 
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, 5th InternationalMeeting - Current Trends in Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, September 16-18, 2010, Athens, Greece.
 
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS), 25th Annual Meeting, October 1-5, 2011, Lisbone, Portugal.
 
7th Annual International Congress “Advances 2011 and Perspectives 2012 in Cardiology”, December 9-10, 2011, Athens, Greece.
 
13th Panhellenic Congress on Heart Failure,February 3-5, 2012, Athens, Greece.
 
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Aortic Symposium 2012, 
April 26-27, 2012, New York, NY.
 
European Association for CardioThoracic Surgery (EACTS) 27th Annual Meeting, October 5-9, 2013, Vienna, Austria. 

 

European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) 28th Annual Meeting, October 11-15, 2014, Milano, Italy.


3. CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURES  

Athens Medical Association.

American Board of Surgery.

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1989, recertification 1998-2006, 2007-2019. Hellenic Commission on Specialty of Surgery, 1984.

Hellenic Commission on Specialty of Thoracic Surgery, 1985. 

ECFMG, 1975.

FLORIDA License (USA), 1981 to present.

TEXAS License (USA), 1978 to1996.

PENNSYLVANIA License, 1977 to 1986. 


4. EXPERIENCE

Academic

University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Division of Thoracicand Cardiovascular Surgery:
   Clinical Instructor of Surgery, 07/1983 to 06/1984.
   Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, 07/1984 to 05/1990.
   Assistant Professor of Surgery, 06/1990 to 05/1991.
   Associate Professor of Surgery, 06/1991 to 02/1999.
   Voluntary Associate Professor of Surgery, 02/1999 to Present.


Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136

   Attending Physician, Provisional staff, 07/1983 to 06/1984.

   Active Staff, 07/1984 to 2/1999.

   Honorary Staff, 03/1999 to Present.

 

University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, National Children's Cardiac Hospital

1475 N.W.12th Avenue, P.O. Box 016217, Miami, Florida, 33101 

   Attending Physician, Provisional Staff, 07/1983 to 06/1984. 

   Courtesy Staff, 07/1984 to 09/1995.

  

Professional
Blue Cross Hospital, Vassilissis Sofias 102, Athens, Greece
   Physician, Internal Medicine and Cardiology Deps, 08/1974 to 10/1974.

 

Spring Branch Memorial Hospital, Houston, Texas, 
   Surgical Assistant Physician 01/1976 to 06/1976.

 

Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1611 N.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida33136,                                     Attending Physician,Provisional Staff, 07/1983 to 06/1984. 
    ActiveStaff, 07/1984 to 02/1999. 
    Member of Heart Transplant Team, 11/1986 to 11/1993.

   Honorary Staff, 03/1999 to Present.
 
VA Medical Center, 1201 N.W. 16th Street, Miami, Florida33125, 
     Attending Physician, 07/1983 to 09/1993. 
     Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 07/1989 to 09/1993. 
 
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, 356 Sygrou Avenue, Athens176 74, 
    Chief, 3rd Department of Cardiac Surgery, 07/1993 to 08/2013.

    Total number of operations performed: 8737.
 
Athens Euroclinic, 7-9 Athanasiadou Street, 115 21 Athens,Greece,

   Attending Cardiac Surgeon, Private Practice, 09/2013 to Present. 

 

5. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Funded Research 
1. Thromboresistant surfaces, platelet preservation during extracorporeal circulation. University of Miami and VA Hospital, Miami. Funding from Bentley / Baxter Laboratories, Irvine, CA. Primary Investigator, G.M.Palatianos, M.D.
 
2. Evaluation of Thrombogenicity of pacemaker leads. University of Miami. Funding from Telectronics Co. P.I.: G.M. Palatianos, M.D.
 
3. Mechanism of damage during cardiopulmonary bypass. NHLB grant No. HL47201. P.I.:  M.K. Dewanjee,Ph.D., Co-Primary Investigator G.M. Palatianos, M.D.
 
4. Clinical use of Surface-Heparinized Extracorporeal Perfusion System (Bioline). Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center. Funding from Jostra Co. P.I. G. Palatianos, M.D.
 
5. Implantation and Follow-up of Stentless-Porcine Heterograft  Fabricated Valves in the Aortic Position. Funding from Cryolife Co. Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center. P.I. G.M. Palatianos, M.D.
 
6. Nitric oxide as inhibitor of coagulation, complement and blood cells during extracorporeal circulation. Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center. Ref.No.: 69/23-7-96.
Supported in part from Ministry of Health, Greece. P.I. G.Palatianos, M.D.
 
7. Clinical assessment of bileaflet mechanical valve ATS (Advancing the Standard), Electromedical, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center. P.I. G.Palatianos, M.D.
 
8. International Multicentered clinical investigation of the mechanical valve ΟΝ-Χ, FDA approved study, Medical CarbonResearch Institute, Austin, TX 78754-3823. P.I. for the Onassis Cardiac SurgeryCenter: G. Palatianos, M.D.
 
9. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, multinational trial to investigate the effect of IV treatment with the Na/H exchange inhibitor cariporide (HOE642) on all-cause mortaity and non-fatal myocardial infarction in patients at risk of myocardial necrosis during and after coronary artery bypass graft surgery - The EXPEDITION Trial, HOE642A/3002, Aventis Pharma. P.I. G. Palatianos, M.D., Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center.
 
10. Coronary artery bypass surgery with or without surgical ventricular reconstruction. The STICH trial. 2007.
 
Unfunded Research  (P.I.: G. M. Palatianos, M.D.)
1. Assisted Circulation. University of Miami, 1986.
 
2. Coarctation of the Aorta. University of Miami. 1989.
 
3. Comparison of Operations on the Pericardium. 1988.
 
4. Left ventricular aneurysmectomy. 1987.
 
5. Sequential coronary bypass anastomoses with internal mammary artery. 1992.
 
6. Automatic defibrillators. 1993.
 
7. Cardioplegia techniques. 1989-1996.
 
8. Diagnosis and Management of HIT with Iloprost in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. 2006. 
 
9. Leukodepletion and intraoperative myocardial protection during open-heart surgery. 2004.
 
10. Systemic leukodepletion for preservation of respiratory function in patients with COPD undergoing open-heart surgery. 2003.
 
 
Judge/ Reviewer to Scientific Presentations and Publications 
Abstract Reviewer, American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (1991).
 
Faculty Judge, Eastern Student Research Forum, Miami, Florida (1987-1991).
 
Hellenic Cardiology Review, 1999 to present
 
Reviewer, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 1991 to present
 
Editor, Postgraduate Courses of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center 1998-1999, Editions «Parisianos», Athens, 2001. Publication in Greek.
 
Member, Editorial Board, Book of Proceedings, 2nd International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens,7-9/12/2000.
 
 
Member, Professional and Honorary Societies
Dade County Medical Association (12/1987)
 
Florida Medical Association (3/1985)
 
American Heart Association (10/1984)
 
Association for Academic Surgery (1/1985)
 
American College of Surgeons (10/1978)
 
American College of Cardiology (8/1986)
 
American College of Chest Physicians (10/1988)
 
The New York Academy of Sciences (11/1983)
 
American Medical Association (1984-85) 
 
International Society for Heart Transplantation (3/1985)
 
The American Federation for Clinical Research (10/1984)
 
North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology(11/1986)

National Association of VA Physicians (4/1986 – 12/1993)
 
International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology(2/1989)
 
Florida Thoracic Society (1/1989)
 
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (8/1989)
 
American Thoracic Society (9/1989)
 
Surgical Historical Society, Miami, Florida (1/1990)
 
Academy of Surgical Research (3/1990)
 
Southern Medical Association (9/1990)
 
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (11/1990)
 
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2/1991)
 
Societé International De Chirurgie (10/1991)
 
Greek Cardiological Society (1998)
 
Greek Surgical Society (12/1995)
 
Greek Society for Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery(1994)
 
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (5/1996)
 
Scientific Association of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center(Founding Member since 15/12/1997) President, 2006 to present.
 
Greek College of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (2001)
 
 
Honors and Awards 
Physician's Recognition Award of the American MedicalAssociation, 1/1993-1/1996.
 
Key of the City of North Miami, 3/1990.
 
Honorary Mention in Congressional Record, Vol. 136, No. 31,Washington, 3/21/1990, and Vol. 138, No. 49, Washington, 4/12/1992 (Congresswoman I. Ros - Lehtinen).
 
Finalist, 1990 Marvin I. Dunn Award for the best posterpresentation in Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, 26/10/1990.
 
Key of the City of Coral Gables, Florida, 3/10/1994.
 
The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists, 1987.
 
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 1991.
 
Who’s Who in the World, 2001.
 
Member, Greek Air Force Academy, 10/2001.
 
 

Consultantships
Consulting physician - Children's Medical Services, State ofFlorida, USA Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, 1985-1990.
 
Veterans Administration, Physician advisor for the Medical District Initiated Peer Review Organization (MEDIPRO) District 12. Representing Miami, USA, 
7/88 to 2/92.
 
Cardiac Medical Advisor, Cryolife, Inc., Kennesaw, Georgia, USA,7/98 to 6/03.
 
Member, Scientific Committee, Greek College of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, 2001-2002.

 
Postdoctoral Fellowships  
Research Fellowship. University of PennsylvaniaMedical School, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 7/1980 to 6/1981, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Harrison Dept. of Clinical Research, Cardiovascular Surgery.
 
Clinical Fellowship. University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, USA, 7/1983 to 6/1984, Post-residency Clinical Fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 

 

 Participation to Meetings, Seminars, Round Tables and Chairmanships
-Faculty, The Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Workshop, University of Miami, Miami, FL, April 10-12, 1986. 
-Co-chairman, Session Myocardial Protection During Open Heart Surgery. CARDIOSTIM     92 Meeting, Nice, France June 17-20, 1992. 

-Chairman, Round Table Discussion: Myocardial Protection: Blood Cardioplegia. The Surgeon's role. Presented at the Anesthesia and Heart Seminar, Onassis Scientific Society, Athens, Greece, May 7, 1994.   

-Faculty, Round Table: Today treatment of coronary atherosclerosis. 2nd Balcan Congress of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 22-25, 1994.  

-Chairman, “The surgical treatment of stage III non-small cell bronchogenic carcinoma according to TNM classification”, Session at the 1st Panhellenic Congress of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Athens, Greece, November 30- December 3, 1995. 
-Member, Scientific Committee and Panelist, International Congress of Thorax Surgery, Athens, Greece, July 1-8, 1997. 
-Chairman, Round Table: Open Heart Surgery in Patients with Pulmonary Emphysema. In International Congress of Thorax Surgery, Athens, Greece, July 1-8, 1997. 
-Faculty, Round Table: Gastrointestinal Complications after Open Heart Surgery. In International College of Surgeons XX European Federation Congress, Athens, Greece, September 17-20, 1997. 
-Faculty, Surgical Skills Workshop: The Cryolife-O'Brien Stentless Porcine Bioprosthesis, Copenhagen, Denmark, 27 September 27, 1997. 
Chairman, Round Table Discussion, Cloning: Biological, Social and Ethical Aspects. Organized by the Scientific Association of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, April 2, 1998. 
-Faculty, The Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center Satellite: XVI World Congress of the International Society for Heart Research, Athens-Hilton Hotel, Greece, May 23, 1998. 
-Co-chairman of The Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center Rhodes Symposium: "Research Contributions to Improve Cardiac Surgical Outcome", Rhodes, Greece, May 31, 1998. 
-Member, Round Table Discussion. Valvular Disease: Clinical Approach and Treatment. 19th Panhellenic Cardiology Congress with International Participation, Athens, Greece, October 22-24, 1998. 
-Speaker, The Onassis Hospital experience with the Cryolife-O’Brien stentless aortic valve. “Stentless in Paris”, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France, October 28-29, 1999. 
Plenary Session Chairman, Plenary Session I, 2nd International Meting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, December 7-9, 2000. 
-Chairman, Symposium: Central nervous system disturbances during cardiopulmonary bypass. “Anesthesia and the Heart” Meeting, Henry Dynnan Hospital, Athens, Greece, November 11, 2000. 
-Chairman, Session: Clinical and radiological approach of the chest. Third Postgraduate Seminar, Department of Radiology, University of Patras, Rio, Greece, March 17, 2001. 
-Panelist, Round Table “Trauma in the new millennium” Cardiac Trauma, Athens, Greece, June 8-9, 2001. 
-Lecturer, “Novel Heart Valve Technology.” Presented at the 2nd International Cardiovascular Therapeutics Meeting, Athens, Greece, June 16-17, 2001. 
-Chairman, Session: Cardiac MRI, 3rd International Symposium on Echocardiology, Athens, Greece, September 27-29, 2001. 
-Chairman, Session: Advances in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Scientific Association of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, February 8, 2002. 
-Lecturer, “Robotics in cardiac surgery” in Round Table “Advances in surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease.” 1st Annual Meeting, Hellenic College of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Athens, Greece, June, 20-22, 2002. 
-Chairman, Session on Bioprosthetic Valves (Prof. Deverall), 4th Panhellenic-1st Balcan Congress of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kos, Greece, September 5-8, 2002. 
-Chairman, Session on Intraoperative and Perioperative Echocardiology,        4th Panhellenic-1st Balcan Congress of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kos, Greece, September 5-8, 2002. 
-Advisor, Organizing Committee, 23rd Panhellenic Surgical Congress “International Surgical Forum 2002”, Athens, Greece, November 9-12, 2002. 
-Chairman, Local Scientific Committee, 3rd International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, April 10-12, 2003. 
-Chairman, Session “Current Advances in Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology,” 3rd International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, April 10-12, 2003. 
-Speaker, “The Cryolife-O’Brien Valve: An eight-year experience.”               3rd International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, April 10-12, 2003. 
-Co-Chairman, Round Table “Can Blood Transfusions During Cardiac Surgery Be Reduced?” In “Indication-based Blood Transfusions”, 4th Seminar of Hellenic Society of Transfusion Therapy, Thessaloniki, Greece, September 26-27, 2003.  
-Chairman, Session “Blood Conservation in Surgery” NATA 5th Annual Symposium: Transfusion Alternatives in Transfusion Medicine, Athens, Greece, March 18-19, 2004. 
-Member, Round Table “Central Nervous System Protection in Cardiac Surgery”, Department of Anesthesiology, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, March 20, 2004. 
-Speaker, “Beating Heart Surgery”. Satellite Symposium on Techniques of Extracorporeal Circulation. 7th Panhellenic Congress for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 28-30, 2008. 
-Commentator, Round Table Discussion, Postgraduate education in Surgery of the Chest, Hellenic Society of Surgery of Chest, Heart and Vessels, Working Groups Symposium, Alexandroupolis, Greece, May 15-16, 2009. 
-Co-Chairman, Symposium “Ethics in Cardiac Surgery”, Hellenic Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Meeting, Larissa, Greece, March 19-20, 2010. 
-Chairman, Organizing Committee, 5th International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center: Current Trends in Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology, Jointly sponsored by the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Athens, Greece, September 16-18, 2010. 
-Co-Chairman, Round Table, “Advances in Cardiac Surgery”, 7th Annual International Congress Advances and Perspectives in Cardiology 2011-2012, Athens, Greece, December 9-10, 2011. 
-Commentator, Debate, Revascularization and ischemic cardiomyopathy after STICH and STICH-Imaging. 13th Panhellenic Congress of Cardiac Failure, Athens, Greece, February 3-5, 2012. 


6. TEACHING

UniversityTeaching
University of Miami School of Medicine, Junior Medical Students,Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Topics, 1984 to 1993.
 
University of Miami, School of Medicine, Third Year Preceptorship - Tutorial Sessions in Surgery, 1984 to 1993.
 
University of Miami, School of Medicine, Senior Student Teaching Electives in Cardiology, 1985 to 1993.
 
University of Miami, School of Medicine, Honors Summer Research, Undergraduate Research, Summer Research Fellowships, 1989 to 1993.
 
University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 4thSurgical Department: “Clinical examination (clinical signs) of the heart and great vessels”. 4th year medical students, 1994 to 1997.
 
University on Athens, Athens, Greece, Medical School, 4th Surgical Department, 4th year medical students, “Congenital and Acquired Cardiac Diseases”, 1995 to 1997.
 
University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece, 1st Propedeutic Surgical Department, “Congenital Heart Diseases”. 4th year medical students, 2002. 
 
Proctorship on Doctorate Thesis  
1. Platelet fragmentation during open heart surgery. Universityof Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, and Catolica University of Guayaquil(Equador): 7th year medical student, Latin American Program ofUniversity of Miami, 5/1992 to 2/1993.
 
2. Disturbances of coronaryand peripheral artery endothelial function during open-heart surgery. Universityof Athens, Medical School, Department of Experimental Physiology, Athens,Greece.  Research Protocol, OnassisCardiac Surgery Center, No.142, June 26, 1998.
 
 Residency Program Supervision
1. Veterans AdministrationMedical Center, Miami, FL, 1989 to 1993.
 
2. Program Director,Third Cardiac Surgery Department, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece,1995 to present.
 
3. Postgraduate training in Cardiac Surgery (trimesters). Cardiology Residents, University of Ioannina, and University of Patras, Greece, 1995 to 1998. 
 

7. SERVICE

Military Service

Hellenic Air Force 02/1972 to 07/1974, Highest Rank: 2ndLieutenant, Physician, Medical Corps.
 
Rural Service

Ministry of Social Services, Greece, Rural Physician, Piliof Thebes, 10/1974 to 01/1976.   


Committees & Administrative Responsibilities
University of Miami School of Medicine, Member, Medical Library Committee, 1988-1991.
 
University of Miami School of Medicine, Member, Space Subcommittee of the Medical Library Committee, 1989-1991.
 
Chief Resident, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, July 1,1982 to June 30, 1983.
 
Member, Product Review and Analysis Committee, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, 1985-1991.
 
Chief, Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida, July 2, 1989 to September 30, 1993.
 
Member, Transfusions Committee, Jackson Memorial Hospital,Miami, Florida, March 11, 1993 to September 30, 1993.
 
Chief, 3rd Department of Cardiac Surgery, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, July 1, 1993 to August 30, 2013
 
Member, Committee on Indications and Criteria of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgical Therapeutic Interventions, Ministry of Health Central Health Counsel, 1997-98. (Ministry of Health, ΔΥ1α/9480/23.5.1997)
 
Chairman, Committee on Ethics and Deontology, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, October 1, 1997 to December 31, 2002.
 
Chairman, Committee on Evaluation of Emergency Cases, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, October 1, 1998 to December 31,2000.
 
Coordinator, Surgical Sector, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece
November 1, 1997 to October 31, 1999, 2009 to 2013.
 
Member, Committee on Biomedical Technology Equipment, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, 2001-2004.
 
President, Scientific Association of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, January 1998 to May 2001, January 2005 to 2013.
 
Chairman, Organizing Committee, 2nd International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, December 7-9, 2001.
 
Chairman, Scientific Committee, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, 2007-2009, 2009-2011.
 
Chairman, 4th International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, November 30-December 2, 2006.
 
Examiner, Medical Specialty Examinations for Cardiac Surgery, European Union Board of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery UEMS-EBTCS, 2006 to Present.
 
Chairman, 5th International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, September 16-18, 2010.
 
Surgical Sector Coordinator, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, January 2011 to 2013.
 

8. ORGANIZATION SKILLS

First Director and Organizer of the 3rd Cardiac Surgery Department, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, 1993.
 
Chairman, Organizing Committee, 2nd International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, December 7-9, 2001.
 
Chairman, Local Organizing Committee, 2005 Annual Congressof the European Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, Athens, Greece, May 19-22, 2005.
 
Founding Member, Scientific Association of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, 1997.
 
Chairman, Postgraduate Courses of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000.
 
Chairman, Organizing Committee, 4th International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center: Current Advances in Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology. Athens, Greece, November 30-December 2, 2006.
 
Chairman, Organizing Committee, 5th International Meeting of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center: Changing Trends in Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology. Jointly sponsored by the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Athens, Greece, September 16-18, 2010.

 

9. CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY

Physician Volunteer, Substance Abuse Speakers Bureau, Florida Medical Association/Florida Informed Parents, Inc., Tallahassee, Florida, 1984-1993.
 
Member, Board of Trustees, Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Community of Miami,
1989-1992.
 
Chairman, Committee on Celebration of Greek Independence Day in Southeast Florida, Miami, Florida, 1990-1993.
 
Speaker, “The Challenge of the 2004 Olympiad”, Athens Municipal Cultural Center, Pnyx Lyons Club and Marathon - Europe House, Athens, Greece, November 26, 2002.
 
Speaker, “The Heart and Cardiac Surgery”, Glyfada Progressive and Embellishing Association, Glyfada, Athens, Greece, February 15,2003.
 
Speaker, “New Developments in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery” Meeting for the Soroptimistic Association of New Smyrna, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece, February 10, 2006.
 
Speaker, “ Athletics and Health: Knowledge and Prevention”, Ionikos Athletic Club of Nikaia, Piraeus, Greece, December 15, 2007.

Office

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