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

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

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive
  • 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.


  • 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

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

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

UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Lone Tree Surgery Center
9218 Kimmer Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Lone Tree Breast Center
9544 Park Meadows Dr
Suite 100
Lone Tree, CO 80124

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Body Contouring and Liposuction
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Free flaps and limb salvage
  • Surgery - Limb Salvage
  • Surgery - Nerve surgery
  • Surgery - Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Surgery - Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) for chronic pain
  • Transgender Health
  • Cancers - Breast Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Melanoma
  • Cancers - Sarcoma
  • Cancers - Skin Cancer
  • Cancers - Head and Neck Cancer
  • Blood / Lymphatic System
  • Failed Prior Surgery
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Skin, Hair and Nails - Biopsies and Excisions
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Skin, Hair and Nails - Burns
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Facial Plastics and Cosmetics
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital 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

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)
Languages: English, Greek
Department: Surgery-Plastic/Reconstructive