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 7/17/2018

    Herrera-Escobar JP, Apoj M, Weed C, Harlow AF, Al Rafai SS, Lilley E, Kasotakis G, Brasel K, Kaafarani HM, Velmahos G, Salim A, Haider AH. Association of Pain after Trauma with Long-term Functional and Mental Health Outcomes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jul 17. PMID: 30020227.

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  • Published on 5/21/2018

    Dijkink S, Krijnen P, Hage A, Van der Wilden GM, Kasotakis G, Hartog DD, Salim A, Goslings JC, Bloemers FW, Rhemrev SJ, King DR, Velmahos GC, Schipper IB. Differences in Characteristics and Outcome of Patients with Penetrating Injuries in the USA and the Netherlands: A Multi-institutional Comparison. World J Surg. 2018 May 21. PMID: 29785695.

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  • Published on 4/20/2018

    Arinze N, Farber A, Sachs T, Patts G, Kalish J, Kuhnen A, Kasotakis G, Siracuse JJ. The effect of statin use and intensity on stroke and myocardial infarction after carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Apr 20. PMID: 29685507.

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  • Published on 4/7/2018

    Kasotakis G, Starr N, Nelson E, Sarkar B, Burke PA, Remick DG, Tompkins RG. Platelet transfusion increases risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome in non-massively transfused blunt trauma patients. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2018 Apr 07. PMID: 29627883.

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  • 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 08; 266(2):e36-e37. PMID: 26445476.

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  • Published on 7/31/2017

    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. PMID: 29180183.

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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 04; 265(4):e45-e46. PMID: 28266987.

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