George Kasotakis, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery

George Kasotakis
(617) 414-5204
840 Harrison Ave

Biography

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.

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 8/1/2017

    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 Aug; 266(2):e36-e37. PMID: 26445476.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Sarosiek S, Rybin D, Kasotakis G. Inferior Vena Caval Filter Insertion in Trauma Patients-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2017 Jul 01; 152(7):707. PMID: 28384679.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    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. PMID: 28099388.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    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 Apr; 265(4):e45-e46. PMID: 28266987.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 2/17/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 2/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    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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