George Kasotakis, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Surgery
Trauma & Critical Care

MD, University of Crete
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health



Professional Interests: Gallbladder disease, Groin/Abdominal wall hernias, Diverticular disease, Soft tissue massses, Chest wall reconstruction after trauma, Acute lung injury / ARDS, Improving Surgical ICU quality/outcome measures, Postoperative adhesion prevention, Trauma Education dissemination (ATLS Course Instructor, ATOM, ASSET Course Instructor & Director).

Research Interests: Surgical residency training, Outcomes after emergency surgery, Injury-related outcomes, Gallbladder disease, Abdominal wall hernias, Diverticular disease, Chest wall reconstruction after trauma, Acute lung injury / ARDS, Improving Surgical ICU quality/outcome measures, Postoperative adhesion prevention.

Research Expertise: Proficient in a wide variety of basic science small animal skills & wet lab techniques. Proficient in database maintenance and statistical analysis, including regression, longitudinal, time-to-event (survival) analysis, and meta-analysis.

2016-2016 Consumers’ Research Council of America: America’s Top Surgeons
2015-2015 Consumers’ Research Council of America: America's Top Surgeons
2015-2015 Boston University School of Medicine: Serchuck Award for Best Clinical Science Research
2014-2014 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma: 1st Prize State (Massachusetts) Award for Clinical Research
2014-2014 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma: 1st Prize Regional (New England) Award for Clinical Research
2014-2014 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma: 1st Prize Regional (New England) Award for Basic Science Research
2014-2014 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma: 1st Prize State (Massachusetts) Award for Basic Science Research
2012-2012 Consumers’ Research Council of America: America’s Top Surgeons
2012-2012 USCIS: O1A Award for extraordinary ability in the sciences
2011-2011 American Medical Association: Physician’s Recognition Award
2010-2010 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma: 1st Prize Regional (New England) Award for Clinical Research
2010-2010 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma: 1st Prize Regional (Massachusetts) Award for Clinical Research
2009-2009 American College of Surgeons: Resident Essay Competition Award
2008-2008 American Medical Association: Physician’s Recognition Award
2008-2008 Consumers’ Research Council of America: America's Top Surgeons
2007-2007 Consumers’ Research Council of America: America’s Top Surgeons
2006-2006 Consumers’ Research Council of America: America’s Top Surgeons



Bovine versus Porcine Acellular Dermal matrix for Abdominal Wall Bridging
10/13/2017 - 10/13/2020 (PI)
Integra Life Sciences Corp



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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Kasotakis G, Sarkar B, Kunitake H, Kissane-Lee N, Dechert T, McAneny D, Burke P, Doherty G, Lakha A. Response to "Is Trainee Participation Really Associated With Adverse Outcomes in Emergency General Surgery?" Ann Surg. 2017 08; 266(2):e36-e37.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26445476; DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001472;.
  2. Kasotakis G, Galvan MD, Osathanugrah P, Dharia N, Bufe L, Breed Z, Mizgerd JP, Remick DG. Timing of valproic acid in acute lung injury: prevention is the best therapy? J Surg Res. 2017 Dec; 220:206-212.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29180183.
  3. Sarosiek S, Rybin D, Kasotakis G. Inferior Vena Caval Filter Insertion in Trauma Patients-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2017 Jul 01; 152(7):707.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28384679; DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0474;.
  4. Rios-Diaz AJ, Herrera-Escobar JP, Lilley EJ, Appelson JR, Gabbe B, Brasel K, deRoon-Cassini T, Schneider EB, Kasotakis G, Kaafarani H, Velmahos G, Salim A, Haider AH. Routine inclusion of long-term functional and patient-reported outcomes into trauma registries: The FORTE project. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul; 83(1):97-104. PMID: 28426563; DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001490;.
  5. Kasotakis G, Galvan M, King E, Sarkar B, Stucchi A, Mizgerd JP, Burke PA, Remick D. Valproic acid mitigates the inflammatory response and prevents acute respiratory distress syndrome in a murine model of Escherichia coli pneumonia at the expense of bacterial clearance. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Apr; 82(4):758-765.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28099388; DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001389;.
  6. Kasotakis G, Lakha A, Sarkar B, Kunitake H, Kissane-Lee N, Dechert T, McAneny D, Burke P, Doherty G. Trainee Involvement in Emergency General Surgery: Is It the Team, or the Players? Ann Surg. 2017 04; 265(4):e45-e46.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28266987; DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001282;.
  7. Peponis T, Kasotakis G, Yu J, Alouidor R, Burkott B, Maung AA, Johnson DC, Saillant N, Walden H, Salim A, Bryant E, Dorfman JD, Klein EN, Elefant R, Tabrizi MB, Bugaev N, Arabian SS, Velmahos GC. Selective Nonoperative Management of Abdominal Gunshot Wounds from Heresy to Adoption: A Multicenter Study of the Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma (ReCoNECT). J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Jun; 224(6):1036-1045. PMID: 28259545; DOI: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.12.055;.
  8. Kasotakis G, Hasenboehler EA, Streib EW, Patel N, Patel MB, Alarcon L, Bosarge PL, Love J, Haut ER, Como JJ. Operative fixation of rib fractures after blunt trauma: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Mar; 82(3):618-626. PMID: 28030502; DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001350;.
  9. Eikermann M, Schaller SJ, Kasotakis G, Anstey M, Houle T. Early goal-directed mobilisation after surgery - Authors'' reply. Lancet. 2017 Feb 18; 389(10070):695-696. PMID: 28229868; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30334-3;.
  10. Maung AA, Johnson DC, Barre K, Peponis T, Mesar T, Velmahos GC, McGrail D, Kasotakis G, Gross RI, Rosenblatt MS, Sihler KC, Winchell RJ, Cholewczynski W, Butler KL, Odom SR, Davis KA. Cervical spine MRI in patients with negative CT: A prospective, multicenter study of the Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma (ReCONECT). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Feb; 82(2):263-269. PMID: 27893647; DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001322;.
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