Arnaoutakis earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from the UF College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency and a postdoctoral research fellowship in cardiac surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also served as an administrative chief resident. Additionally, he completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery and advanced aortic procedures at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Arnaoutakis’ clinical interests include coronary artery bypass graft, aortic valve repair, bicuspid aortic valve syndrome, valve-sparing root replacement, aortic arch disease, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. His research interests include cardiac surgery-related acute kidney injury, cerebral protection in aortic arch reconstruction, biomarkers for organ injury after cardiac surgery, national databases in cardiothoracic surgery, and bicuspid aortic valve repair.
Arnaoutakis is a member of the American College of Surgeons; the American Medical Association; the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation; the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, or STS; and the STS Database Task Force on Longitudinal Follow-up and External Linkages.
Additionally, Arnaoutakis has presented at national meetings, and authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters.