Georgios Vrakas is a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at the Oxford Transplant Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He performs Renal (live donor and cadaveric), Pancreas and Intestinal (Isolated bowel and Modified multi-visceral) Transplants. He is part of the Oxford National Organ Retrieval Service team and performs multi-organ retrievals. Georgios is also interested in Renal Auto-transplants following ex vivo resection of complex renal tumours and reconstruction of the remnant kidney, a highly specialised service that he provides for all the UK.
His research projects are mainly focused on intestinal and vascularized composite allograft (VCA) transplantation. His studies look into the role of the VCA as a surrogate marker for visceral allograft rejection. In August 2016, Georgios was awarded the “Young Investigator Award” by The Transplantation Society for his research on the development of donor specific antibodies after combined intestinal and vascularized composite allograft transplantation.