Georgios Vrakas

Georgios Vrakas, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCS

PRG DIR & CLIN ASO PROF

Department: MD-SURGERY-GEN-TRANSPLANT
Business Phone: (352) 594-4111

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.

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Surgery
Subspecialties
  • Transplant Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Kidney transplant
  • Liver transplant
  • Pancreas transplant

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-9108-4064

Publications

2021
Effect of Utilizing More Than 20-Year Older Deceased Donor Kidneys for Young Recipients: An Analysis of the UK Registry.
Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 19(5):405-410 [DOI] 10.6002/ect.2021.0055. [PMID] 33877038.
2021
Good outcomes with a bad story.
American journal of surgery. 221(4):675-676 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.01.006. [PMID] 33454024.
2021
Human intestinal tissue-resident memory T cells comprise transcriptionally and functionally distinct subsets.
Cell reports. 34(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108661. [PMID] 33472060.
2021
Recent progress and remaining hurdles toward clinical xenotransplantation.
Xenotransplantation. 28(3) [DOI] 10.1111/xen.12681. [PMID] 33759229.
2020
An analysis of the association between older recipient age and outcomes after whole-organ pancreas transplantation – a single-centre, retrospective study.
Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation. 33(5):529-535 [DOI] 10.1111/tri.13575. [PMID] 31943392.
2020
Current Review of Renal Autotransplantation in the UK.
Current urology reports. 21(9) [DOI] 10.1007/s11934-020-00986-z. [PMID] 32666391.
2020
The impact of intestinal transplantation on quality of life.
Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland). 39(6):1958-1967 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clnu.2019.08.023. [PMID] 31522787.
2020
The novel use of the Haemodialysis reliable outflow graft (HeRo®) in intestinal failure patients with end-stage vascular access.
The journal of vascular access. [DOI] 10.1177/1129729820961972. [PMID] 32993420.
2019
The future of organ perfusion and re-conditioning.
Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation. 32(6):586-597 [DOI] 10.1111/tri.13441. [PMID] 30980772.
2018
De novo donor-specific HLA antibodies after combined intestinal and vascularized composite allotransplantation – a retrospective study.
Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation. 31(4):398-407 [DOI] 10.1111/tri.13096. [PMID] 29150964.
2018
Meeting Report of the 13th Congress of the International Society of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation.
Transplantation. 102(8):1250-1252 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0000000000002207. [PMID] 29620616.
2018
Urological Nephrectomies for Benign Disease: A Possible Missed Resource in Organ Donation.
Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 16(5):515-521 [DOI] 10.6002/ect.2018.0158. [PMID] 30084762.
2017
Diagnostic Lessons from a Complex Case of Postintestinal Transplantation Enteropathy.
Case reports in transplantation. 2017 [DOI] 10.1155/2017/2498423. [PMID] 28845319.
2017
Intestinal transplantation: a review.
Current opinion in gastroenterology. 33(3):203-211 [DOI] 10.1097/MOG.0000000000000358. [PMID] 28282321.
2017
Multidisciplinary care ensures successful pregnancy following intestinal transplantation: a case report.
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. 124(5):825-828 [DOI] 10.1111/1471-0528.14420. [PMID] 27885776.
2017
Synergistic Effect of Ischemic Preconditioning and Antithrombin in Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury.
Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 15(3):320-328 [DOI] 10.6002/ect.2015.0331. [PMID] 28418287.
2016
Abdominal Wall Transplantation: Skin as a Sentinel Marker for Rejection.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 16(6):1892-900 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.13693. [PMID] 26713513.
2016
Could Sentinel Skin Transplants Have Some Utility in Solid Organ Transplantation?
Transplantation proceedings. 48(8):2565-2570 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2016.06.040. [PMID] 27788782.
2016
Skype clinics after intestinal transplantation – follow-up beyond post codes.
Clinical transplantation. 30(7):760-6 [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.12745. [PMID] 27140671.
2016
The abdominal wall transplant as a sentinel skin graft.
Current opinion in organ transplantation. 21(5):536-40 [DOI] 10.1097/MOT.0000000000000352. [PMID] 27495916.
2015
Markers of malnutrition after intestinal transplantation: the role of IGF-1 and calprotectin.
Journal of clinical biochemistry and nutrition. 56(1):64-5 [DOI] 10.3164/jcbn.14-14. [PMID] 25678753.
2015
Modified liver-free multivisceral transplantation for a metastatic small bowel neuroendocrine tumor: a case report.
Transplantation proceedings. 47(3):858-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.01.007. [PMID] 25689880.
2015
Solitary pancreas transplantation: a review of the UK experience over a period of 10 yr.
Clinical transplantation. 29(12):1195-202 [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.12650. [PMID] 26447760.
2014
Chronic intestinal failure after Crohn disease: when to perform transplantation.
JAMA surgery. 149(10):1060-6 [DOI] 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1072. [PMID] 25162284.
2013
A comparison of the outcomes of one-stage and two-stage brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistulas.
Journal of vascular surgery. 58(5):1300-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.05.030. [PMID] 23810301.
2013
Clinically significant peripancreatic fluid collections after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation.
Transplantation. 95(10):1263-9 [DOI] 10.1097/TP.0b013e318289c978. [PMID] 23507700.
2012
Selective embolization for massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding deriving from gastric angiodysplasia.
Journal of surgical case reports. 2012(3) [DOI] 10.1093/jscr/2012.3.11. [PMID] 24960815.
2011
Endoscopic application of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate on esophagojejunal anastomotic leak: a case report.
Journal of medical case reports. 5 [DOI] 10.1186/1752-1947-5-96. [PMID] 21392389.
2011
Mechanical bowel preparation before elective colorectal surgery: is it necessary?
Techniques in coloproctology. 15 Suppl 1:S59-62 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-011-0733-1. [PMID] 21901518.
2011
Primary hepatic gastrinoma: Report of a case and review of literature.
World journal of gastrointestinal pathophysiology. 2(2):26-30 [DOI] 10.4291/wjgp.v2.i2.26. [PMID] 21607163.
2010
Anastomotic leakage following low anterior resection for rectal cancer.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S35-7 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0620-1. [PMID] 20694497.
2010
Brain metastases in colorectal cancer.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S67-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0624-x. [PMID] 20683746.
2010
Circumferential stapled procedure for bleeding ano-rectal varices.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S13-4 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0606-z. [PMID] 20683755.
2010
Defunctioning ileostomy closure following low anterior resection by chemotherapy.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S77-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0628-6. [PMID] 20706760.
2010
Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy due to colon cancer.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S71-2 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0625-9. [PMID] 20697924.
2010
Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for colon cancer.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S73-4 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0626-8. [PMID] 20694496.
2010
Large bowel obstruction due to endometriosis.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S87-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0616-x. [PMID] 20683748.
2010
Metachronous colorectal cancer.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S63-4 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0623-y. [PMID] 20700617.
2010
Primary neuroendocrine tumor of the extrahepatic biliary tree mimicking Klatskin tumor.
Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases : JGLD. 19(3):341-2 [PMID] 20922208.
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2010
Progress in rectal cancer staging and treatment.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S29-31 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0619-7. [PMID] 20686807.
2010
The handsewn anastomosis after colon resection due to colonic cancer.
Techniques in coloproctology. 14 Suppl 1:S57-9 [DOI] 10.1007/s10151-010-0612-1. [PMID] 20683752.

Education

FRCS ad eundem
2016 · Royal College of Surgeons
Certificate of Completion of Training in General Surgery
2011 · General Directorate of Health and Social Welfare
Doctor of Philosophy
2010-2014 · Aristotle University
Master of Science in HPB Surgery
2008-2010 · Democritus University
MRCS Part 1 & 2
2006 · Royal College of Surgeons of England
Medical Degree
1998-2004 · University of Crete

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