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AATS Member Spotlight

This week's featured member is:




Gregory Trachiotis, MD

Veterans Affairs

Adult Cardiac

Member Since: 2007



Biography:

Gregory Trachiotis, MD, is a Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and Chief of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center, and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director Heart Center, at The Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Capitol VISN-5 Network. His clinical and surgical interests include end-stage heart and lung disease, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), lung cancer, coronary artery disease, aortic and mitral valvular disease, off-bypass coronary revascularization, mini-pump technology and surgery for heart failure, Transcatheter valve therapy. He is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery in Cardiothoracic Surgery, and General Surgery. Dr. Trachiotis earned his medical degree from The George Washington University. He served as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery resident and later became chief resident and instructor of surgery at The George Washington University and chief resident of vascular surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also completed a heart and lung transplant surgery fellowship at Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta. He has earned numerous awards including Washingtonian Top Doc (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020,2022, 2023), Outstanding Chief of Surgery Resident Award, Department of Surgery, at The George Washington University, American College of Surgeons Zehner Memorial Traveling Fellowship, Chest Foundation's American College of Chest Physicians Young Investigator Award, International Who's Who of Professionals, Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care, and Alley-Sheridan Scholar Harvard Health Policy and Secretary of Veterans Health Affairs Hand and Heart Award.

Dr. Trachiotis's research topics include revascularization for left ventricular dysfunction, cardiac imaging for valvular heart disease, off-bypass coronary operations, cardiovascular disease in sleep apnea, cancer and tumor markers (DNA pooling) in esophageal and lung cancer. He collaborates with and is the surgical principal investigator with the Biomedical Science and Engineering Research lab at the George Washington University. He is also the Principal Investigator on several clinical studies. He maintains a FTE resident Cardiothoracic research program since 2011. He has 1-3 residents and post doc fellows or students in his Cardiothoracic research Lab program at all times. He has more than 300 publications and presentations on his research findings at both the national and international level, including those published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Physician, Chest, American Surgeon, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Rounds, Transplantation, Innovations, World Journal Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Heart Lung Transplant, Journal of Circulatory Support and Journal of Trauma, Nature and Science. Dr. Trachiotis has also been asked to lecture and be a visiting surgeon in Greece and Cyprus more than six times. Dr. Trachiotis's professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons, DC Chapter, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, AHA Council on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow), and the elite society The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). He is the VAMC CT rotation director for George Washington University medical students. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Innovations Journal, Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Journal , Heart Surgery Forum and VATS. He serves as a medical student and resident mentor for the AATS in Washington, DC.

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