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Emmanouil Giorgakis Joins UAMS As Transplant Surgeon


Emmanouil Giorgakis

A new surgeon recently joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Emmanouil Giorgakis, M.D., M.Sc, has joined UAMS as a liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon. In addition to liver, kidney and pancreas transplants, he will also perform hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.

Giorgakis will also serve as an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.


“We are lucky to hire a surgeon like Dr. Giorgakis,” said Lyle J. Burdine, M.D., Ph.D., director of solid organ transplantation. “He is an internationally trained transplant/hepatobiliary surgeon who came out of what I consider one of the most cutting-edge fellowship programs — the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Many people are in need of these lifesaving transplants in Arkansas, and we are working hard to make them accessible to more people.”

Giorgakis obtained his medical degree from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He also earned a Master of Science from University College London. He started his general surgery training in Greece. He advanced his surgical training initially at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York and then in London, where he trained in major trauma/ emergency, metabolic, hepatobiliary and transplantation surgery. Giorgakis received fellowship training in liver transplantation at King’s College Hospital in London and completed a multi-organ abdominal transplantation surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

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