Alexandros N Karavas, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Alexandros Karavas
72 E. Concord Street


Dr. Karavas earned his medical degree from Charité – Humboldt Universität in Berlin, Germany. He received his training in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Germany and Vanderbilt University. He received additional training in Aortic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.


  • Published on 2/6/2024

    Karavas AN, Olia K, Scantling D, Nudel J, Kriegel J, Edwards NM. Management of penetrating cardiac injury and tricuspid regurgitation with extracorporeal-membrane oxygenation (ECMO): a case report. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024 Feb 06; 19(1):64. PMID: 38321531.

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  • Published on 1/26/2024

    Ortoleva J, Shapeton AD, Riley W, Karavas A. Surgical and Transcatheter Approaches to Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis: Much to Consider. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2024 Apr; 38(4):868-870. PMID: 38350742.

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  • Published on 5/7/2020

    Karavas A, Downing S. COVID-19 in Cardiac Surgery: A Proposed Prioritization Framework. 2020; (

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  • Published on 9/1/2011

    Karavas AN, Deschner BW, Scott JW, Mettler BA, Bichell DP. Three-region perfusion strategy for aortic arch reconstruction in the Norwood. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep; 92(3):1138-40. PMID: 21871325.

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  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Antevil JL, Karavas AN, Byrne JG, Riedel BJ, Petracek MR. Pulmonary artery catheter deviation on chest roentgenogram after cardiac operation: a sign of tamponade. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jan; 89(1):281-3. PMID: 20103257.

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  • Published on 9/26/2009

    Antevil JL, Karavas AN, Selby JH, Byrne JG. Use of a hybrid operating room to diagnose and treat delayed coronary spasm after mitral valve repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 140(2):e25-7. PMID: 19783013.

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  • Published on 5/8/2009

    Fotopoulou C, Karavas A, Trappe R, Chekerov R, Lichtenegger W, Sehouli J. Venous thromboembolism in recurrent ovarian cancer-patients: A systematic evaluation of the North-Eastern German Society of Gynaecologic Oncology Ovarian Cancer Study Group (NOGGO). Thromb Res. 2009 Nov; 124(5):531-5. PMID: 19427025.

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  • Published on 4/3/2009

    Barrios L, Tsuda S, Derevianko A, Barnett S, Moorman D, Cao CL, Karavas AN, Jones DB. Framing family conversation after early diagnosis of iatrogenic injury and incidental findings. Surg Endosc. 2009 Nov; 23(11):2535-42. PMID: 19343426.

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  • Published on 6/1/2008

    Fotopoulou C, duBois A, Karavas AN, Trappe R, Aminossadati B, Schmalfeldt B, Pfisterer J, Sehouli J. Incidence of venous thromboembolism in patients with ovarian cancer undergoing platinum/paclitaxel-containing first-line chemotherapy: an exploratory analysis by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynaekologische Onkologie Ovarian Cancer Study Group. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jun 01; 26(16):2683-9. PMID: 18509180.

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  • Published on 2/1/2005

    Byrne JG, Karavas AN, Leacche M, Unic D, Rawn JD, Couper GS, Mihaljevic T, Rizzo RJ, Aranki SF, Cohn LH. Impact of concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting on hospital survival after aortic root replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):511-6. PMID: 15680825.

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