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Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD

Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Greek

Dr. Karakousis is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
    • Mesothelioma and Pleural Disease Program
  • Lung
    • Mesothelioma & Pleural Disease

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Tumors
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Endocrine Tumors
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • limb perfusion - melanoma/sarcoma
  • liver - intraarterial chemotherapy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • melanoma - lymph node mapping
  • melanoma - removal
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • parathyroid surgery
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memberships

American College of Surgeons (ACS), National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Association for Academic Surgery, National Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, Local Scientific Review Panel for Review of Department of Defense Grants for Skin Cancer Section, National Society of Surgical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Karakousis is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Wachtel Heather, Cerullo Isadora, Bartlett Edmund K, Kelz Rachel R, Karakousis Giorgos C, Fraker Douglas L: What Can We Learn from Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Levels that Do Not Drop Appropriately? Annals of surgical oncology 22 (6): 1781-8,2015.

Bartlett Edmund K, Choudhury Rashikh A, Roses Robert E, Fraker Douglas L, Kelz Rachel R, Karakousis Giorgos C: Intraperitoneal chemotherapy at the time of surgery is not associated with increased 30-day morbidity and mortality following colorectal resection. Annals of surgical oncology 22 (5): 1664-72,2015.

Kuo Lindsay E, Simmons Kristina D, Holena Daniel N, Karakousis Giorgos, Kelz Rachel R: A risk prediction model for mortality in the moribund general surgical patient. Journal of critical care 30 (2): 310-4,2015.

Bartlett Edmund K, Karakousis Giorgos C: Current staging and prognostic factors in melanoma. Surgical oncology clinics of North America 24 (2): 215-27,2015.

Miyasaka Kiyoyuki W, Buchholz Joseph, LaMarra Denise, Karakousis Giorgos C, Aggarwal Rajesh: Development and Implementation of a Clinical Pathway Approach to Simulation-Based Training for Foregut Surgery. Journal of surgical education : 2015.

Wang Tao, Xiao Min, Ge Yingbin, Krepler Clemens, Belser Eric, Lopez-Coral Alfonso, Xu Xiaowei, Zhang Gao, Azuma Rikka, Liu Qin, Liu Rui, Li Ling, Amaravadi Ravi K, Xu Wei, Karakousis Giorgos, Gangadhar Tara C, Schuchter Lynn M, Lieu Melissa, Khare Sanika, Halloran Molly B, Herlyn Meenhard, Kaufman Russel E: BRAF Inhibition Stimulates Melanoma-Associated Macrophages to Drive Tumor Growth. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research 21 (7): 1652-64,2015.

Bartlett Edmund K, Simmons Kristina D, Wachtel Heather, Roses Robert E, Fraker Douglas L, Kelz Rachel R, Karakousis Giorgos C: The rise in metastasectomy across cancer types over the past decade. Cancer 121 (5): 747-57,2015.

Wachtel Heather, Jackson Benjamin M, Bartlett Edmund K, Karakousis Giorgos C, Roses Robert E, Bavaria Joseph E, Fraker Douglas L: Resection of primary leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava (IVC) with reconstruction: a case series and review of the literature. Journal of surgical oncology 111 (3): 328-33,2015.

Wachtel Heather, Gupta Meera, Bartlett Edmund K, Jackson Benjamin M, Kelz Rachel R, Karakousis Giorgos C, Fraker Douglas L, Roses Robert E: Outcomes after resection of leiomyosarcomas of the inferior vena cava: a pooled data analysis of 377 cases. Surgical oncology 24 (1): 21-7,2015.

Wachtel Heather, Cerullo Isadora, Bartlett Edmund K, Roses Robert E, Cohen Debbie L, Kelz Rachel R, Karakousis Giorgos C, Fraker Douglas L: Clinicopathologic characteristics of incidentally identified pheochromocytoma. Annals of surgical oncology 22 (1): 132-8,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St., 4 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2083
Fax: (215) 662-7476
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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