Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, MD, FACS — Academic Profile

  • Chair, Department of Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division (news article)
  • Director, Vascular Center
  • Director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
  • Co-Director, Aortic Center

Board Certifications


Medical School
  • Aristotle University Medical School (1989)
Residency Training
  • General Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Fellowship Training
  • Vascular Surgery, Loyola University

Affiliated Specialty Centers

Clinical Interests/Expertise

Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos

Contact Information

Division of Vascular and
Endovascular Surgery
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T19-090
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Patient appointments: 631-638-1670
Academic Office Tel: 631-444-2683
Academic Office Fax: 631-444-8988

For patient care information, including insurance participation and practice locations, click here.
  • Honors
  • Publications
  • Additional
  • Elected president of the New York Society for Vascular Surgery (2018)
  • Distinguished Service Honoree, Hamptons Heart Ball, American Heart Association (2018)
  • Recipient of Long Island Business News' Achievement in Healthcare Award (2017)
  • iCARE Award for Excellence ("for significantly improving quality of patient care"), Stony Brook University Hospital (July 2016)
  • Selected for inclusion on New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" list, representing the top 2% of physicians in the greater New York metropolitan area
  • Selected for inclusion in the Castle Connolly Guide, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area
  • Recipient of Long Island Business News' Achievement in Healthcare Award (2021)
  • > Click here to see abstracts/full text of Dr. Tassiopoulos's journal articles presented in reverse chronological order, starting with most recent, on PubMed (National Library of Medicine).
  • Adrahtas D, Jasinski P, Koullias G, Fiorella D, Tassiopoulos AK. Endovascular treatment of a complex renal artery aneurysm using coils and the pipeline embolization device in a patient with a solitary kidney. Ann Vasc Surg 2016;36:291.e5-9.
  • Brewster LP, Brey EM, Tassiopoulos AK, Xue L, Maddox E, Armistead D, Burgess WH, Greisler HP. Heparin-independent mitogenicity in an endothelial and smooth muscle cell chimeric growth factor (S130K-HBGAM). Am J Surg 2004;188:575-9.
  • Chung CT, Bogart JA, Adams JF, Sagerman RH, Numann PJ, Tassiopoulos A, Duggan DB. Increased risk of breast cancer in splenectomized patients undergoing radiation therapy for Hodgkin's disease. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 1997;37:405-9.
  • Coselli JS, Tassiopoulos AK, Aponte LA. Total occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA): an approach to treatment. In: Bernstein EF, Callow AD, Nicolaides AN, Shifrin EG, editors. Cerebral Revascularization. 1st ed. Nicosia, Cyprus: Med Orion, 1993: 601-12.
  • Gao Y, Tassiopoulos AK, McGraw DJ, Hauser MC, Camporesi EM, Hakim TS. Segmental pulmonary vascular responses to changes in pH in rat lungs: role of nitric oxide. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 1999;43:64-70.
  • Gasparis A, Kokkosis A, Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos A, Ricotta J. Venous outflow obstruction with retroperitoneal Kaposi's sarcoma and treatment with inferior vena cava stenting. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2009;43:295-300.
  • Gasparis AP, Labropoulos N, Kontothanassis D, Tassiopoulos AK. Are there any veins which should be excluded from endovenous ablation? In: Becquemin JP, Alimi YS, Gérard JL, editors. Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery. Torino, Italy: Edizioni Minerva Medica, 2009: 447-9.
  • Gasparis AP, Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK, Phillips B, Pagan J, Lo C, Ricotta J. Midterm follow-up after pharmacomechanical thrombolysis for lower extremity deep venous thrombosis. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2008;43:61-8.
  • Gasparis AP, Noor S, Da Silva MS, Tassiopoulos AK, Semel L. Distal venous arterialization for limb salvage — a case report. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2002;36:469-72.
  • Gasparis AP, Tassiopoulos AK. Mediastinal fibrosarcoma. Surg Rounds 2001;24:186-91.
  • Gasparis AP, Tassiopoulos AK. Nutritional support in the patient with HIV infection. Nutrition 2001;17:981-2.
  • Gavalas M, Meisner R, Labropoulos N, Gasparis A, Tassiopoulos A. Renal infarction complicating fibromuscular dysplasia. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2014;48:445-51.
  • Gelfand DV, Tassiopoulos AK, Wilson SE. Surveillance, revision, and outcome of vascular access procedures for hemodialysis. In: Wilson SE, editor. Vascular Access: Principles and Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010: 150-4.
  • Jain V, Gruberg L, Bilfinger TV, Tassiopoulos AK, Loh SA. Coil embolization of an aortic pseudo-aneurysm post open repair of type A aortic dissection. Ann Vasc Surg 2014;28:1312.
  • Jasinski PT, Adrahtas D, Monastiriotis S, Tassiopoulos AK. Early and late endograft limb proximal migration with resulting type 1b endoleak following an EVAR for ruptured AAA. Case Rep Vasc Med 2017;2017:4931282.
  • Kim PS, Gasparis AP, Probeck K, Elitharp D, Tassiopoulos A, Labropoulos N. Accuracy of venous thromboembolism assessment and compliance to prophylaxis in a tertiary care center. Phlebology 2016;31:541-5.
  • Labropoulos N, Bishawi M, Gasparis A, Tassiopoulos A, Gupta S. Great saphenous vein stump thrombosis after harvesting for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Phlebology 2014;29:215-9.
  • Labropoulos N, Gasparis AP, Kontothanassis D, Tassiopoulos AK. Hemodynamic patterns of the saphenofemoral junction: does location of terminal or preterminal valve incompetency change the mode of treatment? In: Becquemin JP, Alimi YS, Gérard JL, editors. Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery. Torino, Italy: Edizioni Minerva Medica, 2009: 399-401.
  • Labropoulos N, Gasparis AP, Pefanis D, Leon LR Jr, Tassiopoulos AK. Secondary chronic venous disease progresses faster than primary. J Vasc Surg 2009;49:704-10.
  • Labropoulos N, Gasparis AP, Tassiopoulos AK. Prospective evaluation of the clinical deterioration in post-thrombotic limbs. J Vasc Surg 2009;50:826-30.
  • Labropoulos N, Leon L, Kwon S, Tassiopoulos A, Gonzalez-Fajardo JA, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Littooy FN. Study of the venous reflux progression. J Vasc Surg 2005;41:291-5.
  • Labropoulos N, Patel PJ, Tiongson JE, Pryor L, Leon LR Jr, Tassiopoulos AK. Patterns of venous reflux and obstruction in patients with skin damage due to chronic venous disease. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2007;41:33-40.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. Chronic venous ulcers. Hawaii Med J 2000;59:246-7.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. Clinical and hemodynamic correlations in chronic venous insufficiency. In: Cairols MA, editor. Insuficiencia venosa crónica: epidemiología, investigación, diagnóstico y tratamiento. Barcelona: Viguera, 2002: 73-80.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. The effect of pregnancy in the development of lower extremity varicosities. In: Cairols MA, editor. Insuficiencia venosa crónica: epidemiología, investigación, diagnóstico y tratamiento. Barcelona: Viguera, 2002: 129-32.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. Etiology and anatomic distribution of venous disease in patients with venous ulcers. Perspect Vasc Surg 2000;12:117-29.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. Non-invasive diagnostic evaluation of peripheral arterial disease. In: Caralis DG, Bakris GL, editors. Lower Extremity Arterial Disease. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2005: 23-38.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK. Vascular diagnosis of venous thrombosis. In: Mansour MA, Labropoulos N, editors. Vascular Diagnosis. Philadelphia: Elsevier-Saunders, 2005: 429-38.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK, Bhatti AF, Leon L. Development of reflux in the perforator veins in limbs with primary venous disease. J Vasc Surg 2006;43:558-62.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK, Gasparis AP, Phillips B, Pappas PJ. Veins along the course of the sciatic nerve. J Vasc Surg 2009;49:690-6.
  • Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos AK, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Littooy FN, Baker WH. Prevalence of deep venous reflux in patients with primary superficial vein incompetence. J Vasc Surg 2000;32:663-8.
  • Labropoulos N, Tiongson J, Pryor L, Tassiopoulos AK, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Baker WH. Definition of venous reflux in lower-extremity veins. J Vasc Surg 2003;38:793-8.
  • Labropoulos N, Tiongson J, Pryor L, Tassiopoulos AK, Kang SS, Mansour MA, Baker WH. Nonsaphenous superficial vein reflux. J Vasc Surg 2001;34:872-7.
  • Lemmon GW, Neal D, DeMartino RR, Schneider JR, Singh T, Kraiss L, Scali S, Tassiopoulos A, Hoel A, Cronenwett JL. Variation in hospital costs and reimbursement for endovascular aneurysm repair: a Vascular Quality Initiative pilot project. J Vasc Surg 2017;66:1073-82.
  • Malgor RD, Bilfinger TV, McCormack J, Shapiro MJ, Tassiopoulos AK. Trends in clinical presentation, management, and mortality of blunt aortic traumatic injury over an 18-year period. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2013;47:19-23.
  • Malgor RD, Bilfinger TV, McCormack J, Tassiopoulos AK. Outcomes of blunt thoracic aortic injury in adolescents. Ann Vasc Surg 2015;29:502-10.
  • Malgor RD, Bilfinger TV, McCormack J, Tassiopoulos AK. The impact of blunt thoracic aortic injury on patients aged 80 years or older. Acta Chir Belg 2015;115:208-11.
  • Malgor RD, Bilfinger TV, Tassiopoulos AK. Reversed sequence arch debranching for treatment of a ruptured juxta-innominate artery saccular aneurysm. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2013;47:151-4.
  • Monastiriotis S, Gonzales C, Kokkosis A, Labropoulos N, Bilfinger T, Tassiopoulos AK. The use of AngioVac for symptomatic aortic thrombus complicated by mesenteric ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg 2016;32:129.e1-6.
  • Murphy TP, Cutlip DE, Regensteiner JG, et al.; CLEVER Study Investigators [member, Tassiopoulos AP]. Supervised exercise versus primary stenting for claudication resulting from aortoiliac peripheral artery disease: six-month outcomes from the claudication: exercise versus endoluminal revascularization (CLEVER) study. Circulation 2012;125:130-9.
  • Papaziogas T, Tassiopoulos A, Papaziogas B, Koutsias S, Alexandrakis A, Sakellaridis D, Galanis N. Surgical management of short bowel syndrome by construction of an isoperistaltic intestinal valve: an experimental study in dogs. Eur J Surg 1999;165:796-800.
  • Pasklinsky G, Gasparis AP, Labropoulos N, Pagan J, Tassiopoulos AK, Ferretti J, Ricotta JJ. Endovascular covered stenting for visceral artery pseudoaneurysm rupture: report of 2 cases and a summary of the disease process and treatment options. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2009;42:601-6.
  • Pedoto A, Caruso JE, Nandi J, Oler A, Hoffmann SP, Tassiopoulos AK, McGraw DJ, Camporesi EM, Hakim TS. Acidosis stimulates nitric oxide production and lung damage in rats. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1999;159:397-402.
  • Pedoto A, Tassiopoulos AK, Oler A, McGraw DJ, Hoffmann SP, Camporesi EM, Hakim TS. Treatment of septic shock in rats with nitric oxide synthase inhibitors and inhaled nitric oxide. Crit Care Med 1998;26:2021-8.
  • Pedoto A, Wang J, Tassiopoulos AK, Hakim TS, Yang ZJ, Camporesi EM. Hypotension during septic shock does not correlate with exhaled nitric oxide in anesthetized rat. Shock 2002;17:427-32.
  • Pisano P Jr, Mazzola JG, Tassiopoulos A, Romanos GE. Electrosurgery and ultrasonics on patients with implantable cardiac devices: evidence of side effects in the dental practice. Quintessence Int 2016;47:151-60.
  • Tassiopoulos AK. Nutritional support of the patient with severe burn injury. Nutrition 1999;15:956-7.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Baker WH. When should carotid endarterectomy be combined with any other procedure? In: Yao JST, Pierce WH, editors. Current Techniques in Vascular Surgery. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001: 259-69.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Baum G, Halverson JD. Small bowel fistulas. Surg Clin North Am 1996;76:1175-81.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Carlin RE, Dibos L, McGraw DJ. Cardiac rupture due to blunt trauma. South Med J 1997;90:740-2.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Carlin RE, Gao Y, Pedoto A, Finck CM, Landas SK, Tice DG, Marx W, Hakim TS, McGraw DJ. Role of nitric oxide and tumor necrosis factor on lung injury caused by ischemia/reperfusion of the lower extremities. J Vasc Surg 1997;26:647-56.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Golts E, Oh DS, Labropoulos N. Current concepts in chronic venous ulceration. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2000;20:227-32.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Greisler HP. Angiogenic mechanisms of endothelialization of cardiovascular implants: a review of recent investigative strategies. J Biomater Sci Polym Ed 2000;11:1275-84.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Greisler HP. Management of an infected vascular graft. In: Cameron JL, editor. Cameron's Current Surgical Therapy. 7th ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 2001: 921-7.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Hakim TS, Finck CM, Pedoto A, Hodell MG, Landas SK, McGraw DJ. Neutrophil sequestration in the lung following acute aortic occlusion starts during ischaemia and can be attenuated by tumour necrosis factor and nitric oxide blockade. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 1998;16:36-42.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Kokkosis AA. A guide to endovascular simulators. In: Tsuda ST, Scott DJ, Jones DB, editors. Textbook of Simulation: Skills and Team Training. Woodbury, CT: Ciné-Med, 2012: 205-17.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Kwon SS, Labropoulos N, Damani T, Littooy FN, Mansour MA, Kang SS, Baker WH. Predictors of early discharge following open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Vasc Surg 2004;18:218-22.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Labropoulos N. Echolucent carotid plaques carry increased neurologic risk [commentary]. Vasc Surg Outlook 2000;13:19-20.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Labropoulos N. The role of duplex scanning ultrasound in the follow-up of patients with deep vein thrombosis. Vasc Ultrasound Today 2001;6:47-54.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Labropoulos N. Use of duplex ultrasound for improving the outcome of hemodialysis access procedures. Vasc Ultrasound Today 2002;7:101-20.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Monastiriotis S, Jordan WD, Muhs BE, Ouriel K, De Vries JP. Predictors of early aortic neck dilatation after endovascular aneurysm repair with EndoAnchors. J Vasc Surg 2017;66:45-52.
  • Tassiopoulos AK, Nadalin BA, Labropoulos N, Egofske P, Keen RR. Endovascular repair of a symptomatic subclavian artery aneurysm in a patient with marfan syndrome: a case report. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2006;40:409-13.
  • Ventarola DJ, Labropoulos N, Landau DS, Tassiopoulos AK, Loh SA. Tibioperoneal trunk aneurysm resulting in compartment syndrome with associated aneurysms of the popliteal and dorsalis pedis arteries. Ann Vasc Surg 2016;35:207.e11-6.
  • Xenos M, Karakitsos D, Labropoulos N, Tassiopoulos A, Bilfinger TV, Bluestein D. Comparative study of flow in right-sided and left-sided aortas: numerical simulations in patient-based models. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin 2015;18:414-25.
  • Xenos M, Labropoulos N, Rambhia S, Alemu Y, Einav S, Tassiopoulos A, Sakalihasan N, Bluestein D. Progression of abdominal aortic aneurysm towards rupture: refining clinical risk assessment using a fully coupled fluid-structure interaction method. Ann Biomed Eng 2015;43:139-53.
  • Xue L, Tassiopoulos AK, Woloson SK, Stanton DL Jr, Ms CS, Hampton B, Burgess WH, Greisler HP. Construction and biological characterization of an HB-GAM/FGF-1 chimera for vascular tissue engineering. J Vasc Surg 2001;33:554-60.
  • > Click here to see abstracts/full text of Dr. Tassiopoulos's journal articles presented in reverse chronological order, starting with most recent, on PubMed (National Library of Medicine).