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George Kasotakis, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentSurgery
DivisionTrauma & Critical Care
Phone(617) 414-5204
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7630-0742
 Awards and Honors

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

 NIH RePORTER Grants
 Publications
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  1. Brady MT, Patts GJ, Rosen A, Kasotakis G, Siracuse JJ, Sachs T, Kuhnen A, Kunitake H. Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery for IBD: A Common but Rarely Addressed Problem. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 Jan; 60(1):61-67. PMID: 27926558.
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  2. 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. 2016 Dec 23. PMID: 28030502.
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  3. 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. 2016 Nov 23. PMID: 27893647.
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  4. Sarosiek S, Rybin D, Weinberg J, Burke PA, Kasotakis G, Sloan JM. Association Between Inferior Vena Cava Filter Insertion in Trauma Patients and In-Hospital and Overall Mortality. JAMA Surg. 2016 Sep 28. PMID: 27682367.
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  5. Kasotakis G, Lakha A, Sarkar B, Kunitake H, Kissane-Lee N, Dechert T, McAneny D, Burke P, Doherty G. Reply to Letter: Trainee Involvement and Outcomes in Emergency General Surgery: Smoke With No Fire? Ann Surg. 2016 Jan; 263(1):e12-3. PMID: 25719807.
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  6. Kasotakis G, Sarkar B, Kunitake H, Kissane-Lee N, Dechert T, McAneny D, Burke P, Doherty G, Lakha A. Trainee Participation in Emergency General Surgery: Is It Associated With Adverse Outcomes? Ann Surg. 2015 Oct 01. PMID: 26445476.
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  7. 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. 2015 Jun 15. PMID: 26079920.
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  8. Kasotakis G, Doherty G. Trainee Participation in Emergency Surgery: What Are the Consequences? Adv Surg. 2015; 49:131-41. PMID: 26299495.
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  9. Kasotakis G, Lakha A, Sarkar B, Kunitake H, Kissane-Lee N, Dechert T, McAneny D, Burke P, Doherty G. Trainee participation is associated with adverse outcomes in emergency general surgery: an analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Ann Surg. 2014 Sep; 260(3):483-90; discussion 490-3. PMID: 25115424.
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  10. Kasotakis G. Spontaneous hemoperitoneum. Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Feb; 94(1):65-9. PMID: 24267498.
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  11. Kasotakis G. Retroperitoneal and rectus sheath hematomas. Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Feb; 94(1):71-6. PMID: 24267499.
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  12. Kasotakis G, Sideris A, Yang Y, de Moya M, Alam H, King DR, Tompkins R, Velmahos G. Aggressive early crystalloid resuscitation adversely affects outcomes in adult blunt trauma patients: an analysis of the Glue Grant database. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 May; 74(5):1215-21; discussion 1221-2. PMID: 23609270.
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  13. Kasotakis G, Duggan M, Li Y, O'Dowd D, Baldwin K, de Moya MA, King DR, Alam HB, Velmahos G. Optimal pressure of abdominal gas insufflation for bleeding control in a severe swine splenic injury model. J Surg Res. 2013 Oct; 184(2):931-6. PMID: 23545409.
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  14. Jin G, DeMoya MA, Duggan M, Knightly T, Mejaddam AY, Hwabejire J, Lu J, Smith WM, Kasotakis G, Velmahos GC, Socrate S, Alam HB. Traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock: evaluation of different resuscitation strategies in a large animal model of combined insults. Shock. 2012 Jul; 38(1):49-56. PMID: 22575994.
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  15. Kasotakis G, Michailidou M, Bramos A, Chang Y, Velmahos G, Alam H, King D, de Moya MA. Intraparenchymal vs extracranial ventricular drain intracranial pressure monitors in traumatic brain injury: less is more? J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jun; 214(6):950-7. PMID: 22541986.
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  16. Kasotakis G, Schmidt U, Perry D, Grosse-Sundrup M, Benjamin J, Ryan C, Tully S, Hirschberg R, Waak K, Velmahos G, Bittner EA, Zafonte R, Cobb JP, Eikermann M. The surgical intensive care unit optimal mobility score predicts mortality and length of stay. Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr; 40(4):1122-8. PMID: 22067629.
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  17. Kasotakis G, Roediger L, Mittal S. Rectal foreign bodies: A case report and review of the literature. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2012; 3(3):111-5. PMID: 22288061.
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  18. Garzon-Serrano J, Ryan C, Waak K, Hirschberg R, Tully S, Bittner EA, Chipman DW, Schmidt U, Kasotakis G, Benjamin J, Zafonte R, Eikermann M. Early mobilization in critically ill patients: patients' mobilization level depends on health care provider's profession. PM R. 2011 Apr; 3(4):307-13. PMID: 21497316.
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  19. Kasotakis G, Mittal SK, Sudan R. Combined treatment of symptomatic massive paraesophageal hernia in the morbidly obese. JSLS. 2011 Apr-Jun; 15(2):188-92. PMID: 21902973.
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  20. Sudan R, Kasotakis G, Betof A, Wright A. Sleeve gastrectomy strictures: technique for robotic-assisted strictureplasty. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 6(4):434-6. PMID: 20655029.
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  21. Kasotakis G. Requiem for the general surgeon: the end of an era (Who will repair that hernia now?). Bull Am Coll Surg. 2009 Oct; 94(10):20-2. PMID: 21452785.
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  22. Kasotakis G, Pipinos II, Lynch TG. Current evidence and clinical implications of aspirin resistance. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Dec; 50(6):1500-10. PMID: 19679423.
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  23. Kasotakis G, Sudan R. Retrograde intussusception after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Obes Surg. 2009 Mar; 19(3):381-4. PMID: 19067088.
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  24. Velmahos GC, Constantinou C, Kasotakis G. Safety of repair for severe duodenal injuries. World J Surg. 2008 Jan; 32(1):7-12. PMID: 17952703.
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  25. Brown CV, Zada G, Salim A, Inaba K, Kasotakis G, Hadjizacharia P, Demetriades D, Rhee P. Indications for routine repeat head computed tomography (CT) stratified by severity of traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2007 Jun; 62(6):1339-44; discussion 1344-5. PMID: 17563645.
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  26. Puapong D, Brown CV, Katz M, Kasotakis G, Applebaum H, Salim A, Rhee P, Demetriades D. Angiography and the pediatric trauma patient: a 10-year review. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Nov; 41(11):1859-63. PMID: 17101359.
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  27. Markogiannakis H, Sanidas E, Messaris E, Michalakis I, Kasotakis G, Melissas J, Tsiftsis D. Management of blunt hepatic and splenic trauma in a Greek level I trauma centre. Acta Chir Belg. 2006 Sep-Oct; 106(5):566-71. PMID: 17168271.
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  28. Salim A, Martin M, Constantinou C, Sangthong B, Brown C, Kasotakis G, Demetriades D, Belzberg H. Acute respiratory distress syndrome in the trauma intensive care unit: Morbid but not mortal. Arch Surg. 2006 Jul; 141(7):655-8. PMID: 16847235.
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  29. Brown CV, Kasotakis G, Wilcox A, Rhee P, Salim A, Demetriades D. Does pelvic hematoma on admission computed tomography predict active bleeding at angiography for pelvic fracture? Am Surg. 2005 Sep; 71(9):759-62. PMID: 16468513.
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  30. Brown CV, Weng J, Oh D, Salim A, Kasotakis G, Demetriades D, Velmahos GC, Rhee P. Does routine serial computed tomography of the head influence management of traumatic brain injury? A prospective evaluation. J Trauma. 2004 Nov; 57(5):939-43. PMID: 15580014.
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  31. Sanidas E, Kafetzakis A, Valassiadou K, Kassotakis G, Mihalakis J, Drositis J, Chalkiadakis G, Tsiftsis D. Management of simple thoracic injuries at a level I trauma centre: can primary health care system take over? Injury. 2000 Nov; 31(9):669-75. PMID: 11084152.
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  32. Lionis C, Sasarolis S, Kasotakis GI, Lapidakis GM, Stathopoulos AI. Investigation of accuracy of death certificate completion and implications on mortality statistics in Greece. Eur J Epidemiol. 2000; 16(11):1081. PMID: 11421480.
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