About Georgios Vrakas
Georgios Vrakas, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCS, is the director of the UF Health Adult Kidney and Pancreas Program, and a clinical associate professor in the division of transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the UF College of Medicine.
Dr. Vrakas attended medical school at the University of Crete in Greece. He earned his Master of Science in hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery at Democritus University in Alexandroupolis and he received his certificate of completion of training in general surgery at the General Directorate of Health and Social Welfare in Thessaloniki after completing six years of training. He also attended the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki where he obtained his doctoral degree in intestinal preconditioning. Dr. Vrakas finished his education with four years of transplant fellowships at Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College and Oxford University Hospitals in the UK. After completing his fellowships, he was appointed as a consultant transplant surgeon and clinical lead of the kidney transplant program at Oxford University Hospitals.
Prior to joining UF Health, Dr. Vrakas served as an associate professor of surgery and director of kidney transplantation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. At the University of Maryland, he performed kidney and pancreas transplants and was part of the organ procurement team, where he assisted with multi-organ retrievals.
- Transplant Surgery
- Chronic kidney disease
- Kidney transplant
- Liver transplant
- Pancreas transplant