Faculty Profile

George Skardasis, MD

George M. Skardasis, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine






General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. George Skardasis received his MD degree at the Medical School of Athens, Greece, in 1959. He completed his residency in general surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in 1967 and his fellowship in vascular surgery at Northwestern University, Chicago, in 1968. His primary clinical specialties are aneurysm repair, carotid artery disease, portal hypertension, laser surgery, and venous diseases.

Dr. Skardasis opened the first vascular laboratory in the Atlanta metro area at Crawford Long Hospital and served as its medical director for 40 years (Crawford Long was renamed Emory University Hospital Midtown in 2009). He also served as chief of the section of vascular surgery at the hospital until 2010.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of Athens, Greece, Class of 1959

  • General Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 1962-1967

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1967-1968

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • Charter Member, Atlanta Surgical Society

  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

  • Society for Vascular Surgery

Special Interests

  • Aneurysm repair

  • Carotid artery disease

  • Portal hypertension

  • Laser surgery

  • Venous diseases