George Arnaoutakis, MD

George J Arnaoutakis, MD

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George J. Arnaoutakis, MD, is an associate professor in the division of cardiovascular surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is also the director of the physician assistant residency program, surgical director of the transcatheter valve program and the associate director of the UF Health Aortic Disease Center.

Dr. Arnaoutakis earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from the UF College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency and a postdoctoral research fellowship in cardiac surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also served as administrative chief resident.

Additionally, he completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery and advanced aortic procedures at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Dr. Arnaoutakis’ clinical interests include coronary artery bypass graft, aortic valve repair, bicuspid aortic valve syndrome, valve-sparing root replacement, aortic arch disease, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. His research interests cover cardiac surgery-related acute kidney injury, cerebral protection in aortic arch reconstruction, biomarkers for organ injury after cardiac surgery, bicuspid aortic valve repair, and national databases in cardiothoracic surgery.

He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, or STS, and the STS Database Task Force on Longitudinal Follow-up and External Linkages.

Additionally, Dr. Arnaoutakis has presented at national meetings and authored 130 peer reviewed journal articles and over a dozen book chapters.


Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania

General Surgery Resident
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Medical Degree
University of Florida

Columbia University