Fellowship-Trained Surgical Oncologist Michail Mavros, M.D., Joins UAMS

By Susan Van Dusen

Mavros holds accredited subspecialty training in complex general surgical oncology and in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery, a complex surgery for treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts.

He also is trained in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery and is an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Division of Surgical Oncology.

Mavros received his medical degree from the University of Athens School of Medicine in Athens, Greece, and served his residency in general surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital-Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He completed his oncology training at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Mavros also is a prolific researcher and has completed postdoctoral research fellowships at the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Athens, Greece; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston.

He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, contributed chapters in several textbooks and regularly presents his research findings at national and international conferences.

Mavros is a member of the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the International and Americas Hepato-Pacreato-Biliary Associations, among others.

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