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George Palatianos

George M. Palatianos, MD, FACS

Athens Euroclinic
9 Athanasiadou Street
Athens  115 21
210 9681000 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University of Athens Medical School (M.D. 1971, Ph.D. 1998) Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, General Surgery Residency (1976-1980) University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgical Research (1980-1981) University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital Cardiothoracic Residency (1981-1983) University of Miami Division of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Faculty (1983-1999) Univerity of Miami, Associate Professor of Surgery (1991-1999) University of Miami, Voluntary Associate Professor of Surgery (since 1999) Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery Miami VA Medical Center (1989-1993) Chief, 3rd Dept of Cardiac Surgery, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece (1993-2013) Surgical Sector Coordinator Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center (2009-2012, 2013) Cardiac Surgeon, Private Practice, Athens Euroclinic, Athens, Greece (2013- Present)

Other Interests

Blood-Surface Interactions Coronary Artery Bypass Postgraduate Training Cardioplegia Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Ischemic Mitral Insufficiency Reperfusion Injury Aortic Surgery Aortic Valve 


Thromboresistant surfaces. Platelet preservation during extracorporeal circulation. Leukodepletion for myocardial and pulmonary preservation during open-heart surgery. Iloprost use for safe heparinization of patients with HIT undergoing open-heart surgery. Safety and effectiveness of new prosthetic cardiac valves.

Additional Educational Information

University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece, MD, 1965-1971.

Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Residency in Surgery, 1976-1980.

University of Pennsylvania, Harrison Department of Surgical Research, Philadelphia, PA, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1980-1981.

University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami FL, Residency in Thoracic Surgery, 1981-1983.

University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, Clinical Fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 1983-1984.


Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Cardiac
  • Professional Affairs
  • Coronary disease
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Critical Care
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Valve disease