Christodoulos Kaoutzanis, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

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Medical School:
  • MBBS, St. George's University of London (2008)
Residencies:
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program, Plastic Surgery (2018)
  • St Joseph Mercy Hospital Program, Surgery (2015)
Fellowships:
  • New York University School of Medicine Program, Microsurgery (2019)
Languages: English, Greek
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Research Interests

I have a special interest in clinical outcomes research aiming to improve safety, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction.

Publications

  • Kaoutzanis C, Yu JW, Lee ZH, Davary A, Fleisher KE, Levine JP. Mandibular Reconstruction with Free Fibula Flap for Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Patients with Multiple Myeloma. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Oct;8(10):e3186. PubMed PMID: 33173694
  • Freedman J, Peredo A, Rosser J, Christian N, Kaoutzanis C. Biopsy Results Are Not Sufficient to Exclude Breast Implant-associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: A Case Mistaken for Disseminated Silicosis. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020 Sep;8(9):e3153. PubMed PMID: 33133985
  • Salibian AA, Bekisz JM, Frey JD, Nolan IT, Kaoutzanis C, Yu JW, Levine JP, Karp NS, Choi M, Thanik VD. Comparing outcomes between stacked/conjoined and non-stacked/conjoined abdominal microvascular unilateral breast reconstruction. Microsurgery. 2020 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32997369
  • Colazo JM, Farinas AF, Leonhard V, Valmadrid A, Kaoutzanis C, Thayer WP. Reconstruction of Upper Third Ear Defects: Utility of a Limited Tanzer Reduction. World J Plast Surg. 2020 May;9(2):179-185. PubMed PMID: 32934930
  • Valmadrid AC, Kaoutzanis C, Wormer BA, Farinas AF, Wang L, Al Kassis S, Perdikis G, Braun SA, Higdon KK. Comparison of Telfa Rolling and a Closed Washing System for Autologous Fat Processing Techniques in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Sep;146(3):486-497. PubMed PMID: 32842097
  • Dy GW, Kaoutzanis C, Zhao L, Bluebond-Langner R. Technical Refinements of Vulvar Reconstruction in Gender-Affirming Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 May;145(5):984e-987e. PubMed PMID: 32332553
  • Farinas AF, Manzanera Esteve IV, Pollins AC, Cardwell NL, Kaoutzanis C, Nussenbaum ME, Does MD, Dortch RD, Perdikis G, Thayer WP. Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predicts Peripheral Nerve Recovery in a Rat Sciatic Nerve Injury Model. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Apr;145(4):949-956. PubMed PMID: 32221212
  • Kaoutzanis C, Schneeberger SJ, Wormer B, Song H, Ye F, Al Kassis S, Winocour J, Higdon K, Perdikis G. Current Perceptions of the Aesthetically Ideal Position and Size of the Male Nipple-Areola Complex. Aesthet Surg J. 2020 Apr 14;40(5):NP228-NP237. PubMed PMID: 31606742
  • Kaoutzanis C, Wormer BA, Perdikis G. Chapter 17: Non-Light-Based Skin Resurfacing. In Nahai F, Nahai F (eds) The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Techniques, 3rd edition. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc, New York, 2020. ISBN: 978-1-68420-034-4.
  • Tokin CA, Kaoutzanis C, Higdon KK, Grotting JC. Chapter 4: Patient Safety in Aesthetic Surgery. In Nahai F, Nahai F (eds) The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Techniques, 3rd edition. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc, New York, 2020. ISBN: 978-1-68420-034-4.
  • Kaoutzanis C, Winocour J, Unger J, Gabriel A, Maxwell GP. The Evolution of Breast Implants. Semin Plast Surg. 2019 Nov;33(4):217-223. PubMed PMID: 31632203
  • Kaoutzanis C, Schneeberger SJ, Wormer B, Song H, Ye F, Al Kassis S, Winocour J, Higdon K, Perdikis G. Current Perceptions of the Aesthetically Ideal Position and Size of the Male Nipple-Areolar Complex. Aesthet Surg J. 2019 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31606742
  • Harriott MM, Bhindi N, Kassis S, Summitt B, Perdikis G, Wormer BA, Rankin TM, Kaoutzanis C, Samaha M, Stratton C, Schmitz JE. Comparative Antimicrobial Activity of Commercial Wound Care Solutions on Bacterial and Fungal Biofilms. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Oct;83(4):404-410. PubMed PMID: 31524733
  • Wormer BA, Valmadrid AC, Ganesh Kumar N, Al Kassis S, Rankin TM, Kaoutzanis C, Higdon KK. Reducing Expansion Visits in Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: A Comparative Study of Prepectoral and Subpectoral Expander Placement. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Aug;144(2):276-286. PubMed PMID: 31348326
  • Rankin TM, Wormer BA, Tokin C, Kaoutzanis C, Al Kassis S, Wellons JC 3rd, Braun S. Quadruple Perforator Flaps for Primary Closure of Large Myelomeningoceles: An Evaluation of the Butterfly Flap Technique. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Jun;82(6S Suppl 5):S389-S393. PubMed PMID: 31085942
  • Kaoutzanis C, Ganesh Kumar N, Winocour J, Hood K, Higdon KK. Surgical Site Infections in Aesthetic Surgery. Aesthet Surg J. 2019 Sep 13;39(10):1118-1138. PubMed PMID: 30892625
  • Farinas AF, Pollins AC, Stephanides M, O'Neill D, Al-Kassis S, Esteve IVM, Colazo JM, Keller PR, Rankin T, Wormer BA, Kaoutzanis C, Dortch RD, Thayer WP. Diffusion tensor tractography to visualize axonal outgrowth and regeneration in a 4-cm reverse autograft sciatic nerve rabbit injury model. Neurol Res. 2019 Mar;41(3):257-264. PubMed PMID: 30582740
  • Kaoutzanis C, Winocour J, Gupta V, Yeslev M, Ganesh Kumar N, Wormer B, Grotting JC, Higdon KK. The Effect of Smoking in the Cosmetic Surgery Population: Analysis of 129,007 Patients. Aesthet Surg J. 2019 Jan 1;39(1):109-119. PubMed PMID: 29659716
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Practice Locations

CU Plastic Surgery
12348 E. Montview Blvd
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, 2nd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-8700

CU Breast Surgery - Cherry Creek Medical Center
100 Cook Street
Suite 210
Denver, CO 80206
720-516-9402

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0800

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Plastic Surgery, Board Certification
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Free flaps and limb salvage
  • Surgery - Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Transgender Health
  • Surgery - Breast Surgery
  • Cancers - Breast Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Failed Prior Surgery
  • Surgery - Gender Affirmation Surgery
Clinical Interests
I perform both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. My clinical areas of interest include breast reconstruction, aesthetic surgery, transgender surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery including the surgical management of lymphedema. Using the most advanced techniques I reconstruct oncologic, traumatic, and congenital defects throughout the body. I also perform cosmetic surgery of the face, eyes, neck, breasts, abdomen, body, and genitalia. In addition, I work very closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide the whole spectrum of gender-affirming surgeries (both feminizing and masculinizing).

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide safe, compassionate, comprehensive, and state of the art care in the most comfortable environment possible. It is important to treat all patients with dignity and respect, and recognize they are unique individuals with physical, psychosocial, and philosophical differences that may affect treatment choices. Working very closely with every patient to establish the best plan allows me to deliver exceptional personalized results that will meet each patient’s goals and expectations.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MBBS, St. George's University of London (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program, Plastic Surgery (2018)
  • St Joseph Mercy Hospital Program, Surgery (2015)
Fellowships:
  • New York University School of Medicine Program, Microsurgery (2019)
Languages: English, Greek
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
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