K. Dean J. Arnaoutakis, MD, MBA is an Associate Professor of Surgery joining the USF Health Division of Vascular Surgery in January 2021. He was also appointed as Vice Chair of Clinical Research for the USF Department of Surgery as well as the Associate Director of the Aortic Center at Tampa General Hospital. Previously, Dr. Arnaoutakis served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Associate Director of the Aortic Disease Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Dr. Arnaoutakis maintains a broad vascular surgery practice with a clinical focus in the endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms and dissections using fenestrated/branched endografts. He is the PI for several clinical device trials for the treatment of aortic arch and thoracoabdominal aortic pathology. His research interests relate to improving outcomes after complex endovascular procedures, namely stent-graft patency, spinal cord ischemia, renal failure, and predictive modeling of survival. In addition, he is studying the interaction between the intestinal microbiome in those with chronic mesenteric ischemia.
Dr. Arnaoutakis is originally from the Tampa Bay area. He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York City and his medical and business administration degrees from Cornell University. He completed his general surgery residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Subsequently, he completed fellowships in vascular surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard University in Boston and complex endovascular aortic surgery at Hôpital Cardiologique in Lille, France.