Dr. Gregory D. Trachiotis is a thoracic surgeon at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as a professor of surgery and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at George Washington University Medical Center. He is also the chief of cardiac surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is board certified in general surgery, cardiovascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Trachiotis practices out of MFA CardioThoracic Surgery in Washington, D.C. He is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center and George Washington University Hospital.
His clinical interests include end-stage heart and lung disease, video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung cancer, coronary artery disease, aortic valvular disease, mitral valve disorders, off-bypass coronary revascularization, mini-pump technology, surgery for heart failure, mechanical assist devices, esophageal cancer, motility disorders and transcatheter valve replacement.
Dr. Trachiotis earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, where he went on to complete residencies in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He earned the positions of chief resident and instructor of surgery at George Washington University, as well as chief resident of vascular surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Trachiotis also completed a fellowship in heart and lung transplant surgery at Emory University and affiliated hospitals in Atlanta, Ga.
Dr. Trachiotis is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the American Heart Association Council on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Dr. Trachiotis has earned numerous awards, including being named a Top Doctor and Top Cardiothoracic Surgeon by Washingtonian Magazine and a Regional Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. He has also earned the Outstanding Chief of Surgery Resident Award from George Washington University; the Chest Foundation’s American College of Chest Physicians Young Investigator Award; and the Alley-Sheridan Scholar Harvard Health Policy and Secretary of Veterans Health Affairs Hand and Heart Award.
Dr. Trachiotis has contributed to numerous clinical trials, publications and presentations. He runs a cardiothoracic surgery clinical research program for surgical residents from Georgetown University and George Washington University. Dr. Trachiotis' research interests include outcome analysis utilizing cardiac imaging for identifying prognostic risk factors in cardiac surgery; AIDS-related thoracic and cardiac disease; cardiovascular disease in sleep apnea and right heart dysfunction; donor heart and lung preservation; imaging and revascularization for LV dysfunction and valvular heart surgery; and cancer and tumor markers in esophageal and lung cancer.