Nana Palaitsaki meets Dr. Georgios Vrakas, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Consultant Transplant Surgeon. Greek surgeon, Dr. Georgios Vrakas has been awarded the Young Investigator Award by The Transplantation Society (TTS).
Born and raised in Drama, grandson of Greek migrants from Smyrna and Crete became a migrant himself when he left Greece to pursue his dream; he is today, in the department at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Becoming a consultant transplant surgeon at 34 years of age and worked with exceptional mentors to whom he owes the greatest of respect and gratitude for believing in him and providing the knowledge and skills needed for this role. Dr. Vrakas is an exceptional, extraordinary Greek scientist.
He performs simultaneously, kidney, pancreas, intestinal and abdominal wall transplants. Ηe and his team leading a busy department that holds the worldwide record for the most significant number of pancreas transplants performed annually.
The British Transplantation Society nominating him for the Medawar Medal in February 2014, which was a great honor, and he have been asked to be a guest speaker at the prestigious Stanford Medicine X conference.
Dr. Vrakas talks to Nana Palaitsaki about his extraordinary career to date, and his life mission to save lives of others.