Georgios Karagkounis, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
He specializes in colon and rectal cancer, with a focus on adults under age 50; liver malignancies; and peritoneal surfaces malignancies. He has advanced training in minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery; cytoreductive surgery; and regional therapies, including hepatic artery infusion pump chemotherapy and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).
Dr. Karagkounis earned his medical degree with honors at the University of Athens School of Medicine in Greece and gained advanced training in surgical oncology through a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He completed his general surgery residency and a cancer biology research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and, following that, a clinical fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.
Dr. Karagkounis is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
His research in gastrointestinal oncology has been presented at national and international meetings and published in several journals.