Dimitrios Virvilis, MD, FACS — Academic Profile

Board Certifications


Medical School
  • National and Kapodistrian University, Athens (2004)
Residency Training
  • General Surgery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY (2008)
Fellowship Training
  • Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (2016)

Affiliated Specialty Centers

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • All areas of arterial and venous pathology.
  • Complex Aortic Cases (open/endovascular) 
  • Abdominal Aneurysms 
  • Thoracic Aneurysms 
  • Aortic Dissection 
  • Carotid Disease (open, endovascular) 
  • Trans- Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Limb Salvage Interventions
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Complex Venous Cases 
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Hemodialysis Access (creation and maintenance)


Dr. Dimitrios Virvilis

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: 631-444-8114
Academic Office Fax: 631-444-8988

For patient care information, including insurance participation and practice locations, click here.
  • Personal Statement 
  • Honors
  • Publications
  • Additional
  • I grew up in Athens, Greece and completed my medical education in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. After completing my mandatory military training I moved to United States in order to pursue my surgical training at Stony Brook University Hospital.

    Following my general surgery residency, I moved to Cleveland, Ohio where trained at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) in both complex open procedures and innovative endovascular therapies in one of the largest vascular surgery training programs in the country.

    Prior to coming back to Stony Brook, I practiced in both private practices and academic settings, joined busy and well-respected established vascular practices in the Gulf Coast area and South Carolina. In my last position, I served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina and obtained leadership positions in the same organization as an Interim Chief of the Vascular Division. In addition, I have been involved in creating and promoting multiple quality of care initiatives in the underserved communities.

    Outside the operating room, I enjoy spending time with my wife and my two beautiful kids and travelling the United States.

    I am extremely honored and thrilled of being back ‘’home’’ and serving the community of Long Island.

  • Intern of the Year 2008’, Stony Brook University, Department of Surgery
  • Highest performance during In-service Examinations (ABSITE) during five consecutive years (Upper 5th percentile)
  • Castle Connolly top Doctor since 2019’
  • Gulf Coast top Doctor: 2019’
  • > Click here to see abstracts/full text of Dr. Virvilis's journal articles presented in reverse chronological order, starting with most recent, on PubMed (National Library of Medicine).

    Klein SJ, Gasparis AP, Virvilis D, Ferretti JA, Labropoulos N. Prospective determination of candidates for thrombolysis in patients with acute proximal deep vein thrombosis. Journal Vascular Surgery. 2010 Apr; 51(4): 908-912.

    Virvilis D, Koullias G, Labropoulos N. Bilateral retroesophageal carotid arteries. Journal Vascular Surgery. 2013 May; 57(5):1395-7
    Pagkratis S, Virvilis D, Phillips BT, Bao PQ, Khan SU, Ganz JC, Watkins KT. Creation of gastric conduit free-graft with intraoperative perfusion imaging during pancreaticoduodenectomy in a patient post esophagectomy. International Journal Case Reports.2015 Feb 19;9C:39-43.doi: 10.1016

    Dimitrios Virvilis, MD, Matthew Eagleton, MD. Endovascular treatment of the aortic arch. Interventional Cardiology (2015)7(4),369-377
  • Talebagha S, Virvilis D, Clair D. Giant Subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm. Journal Vascular Surgery. 2021. PII S0741-5214(21)00158-0

  • Poster Presentations
    Christopher Smolock, MD, Jeanwan Kang, MD, James F. Bena, MS, Nayara Cioffi Batagini, MD, Dimitrios Virvilis, MD, Rebecca Kelso, MD, Daniel Clair, MD. Drain Placement Confers No Benefit Following Carotid Endarterectomy in the Vascular Quality Initiative.
    Poster Presented at 2016’ Vascular Annual Meeting; Washington, DC

    Virvilis D, O’Neil M, Park W, Bena J, Smolock CJ. Temporary Vacuum Drainage After Carotid Endarterectomy: A Single Institution Experience.
    Poster Presented at 2015’ Vascular Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL
    Dimitrios Virvilis, MD, Robert J Meissner, MD, George J. Koullias, MD, Apostolos Tassiopoulos, MD. (2013’, March).Combining different device components during EVAR: A technique to achieve fixation and seal in high risk hostile aortic neck anatomies.
    Poster  presented at 41st Annual Symposium of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery; Miami, FL.

    Conference Presentations

    Dimitrios Virvilis, MD, Matthew Eagleton, MD (2016, February). Endovascular Repair of Complex Aortic Arch Pathology. Case Presentation
    Oral presentation at: Critical Issues of America 2016, Coral Gables, FL

    George Koullias, MD, Dimitrios Virvilis, MD, Rafael Demarchi Malgor, MD, Apostolos Tassiopoulos, MD, Thomas Bilfinger, MD (2013, February). Early and Mid Term results of endovascular treatment of pseudoaneurysms after remote surgery for aortic coarctation.
    Oral presentation at: iCON 2013 Scottsdale, AZ


  • Clinical Studies
    PivotaL Investigation of saFety and Efficacy of BRS Treatment-Below The Knee Randomized Controlled Trial (LIFE-BTK), A Pre-market clinical evaluation of the everolimus eluting Esprit™ BTK System for the planned treatment of narrowed infrapopliteal lesions. Clinical Protocol NCT04227899, Role: Sub-Investigator

    The PROMISE II Trial, Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization for the Treatment of Late-Stage Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia (PROMISE). LimFlow System is intended for endovascular, minimally invasive procedures in patients who have a clinical diagnosis of chronic limb-threatening ischemia and who have been determined to have no surgical or endovascular treatment option. Clinical Protocol NCT03970538, Role Principal-Investigator

    Outcomes of blunt cerebrovascular injuries: endovascular vs open surgery. Evaluation of management and outcomes of blunt cerebrovascular injuries with special attention to Grade II injuries at 30 days and 3 months. Pro00112395, Role: Principal Investigator

    Outcomes of blunt thoracic aortic injuries: endovascular vs open surgery vs conservative management. Evaluation of management and outcomes of blunt thoracic aortic injuries with special attention to Grade II aortic injuries at 30 days and 3 months. Pro00112401. Role: Principal Investigator

    Outcomes of penetrating upper extremities injuries: endovascular vs open surgery. Evaluation of management and outcomes of penetrating upper extremities injuries, with special interest to vascular injuries, at 30 days and 3 months. Pro00112404. Role: Principal Investigator

    Peripheral Arterial Disease in End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Hemodialysis and factors related to limb salvage vs limb loss. The objective of this study is to compare the limb salvage rates on ESRD patients on hemodialysis after intervention vs those who progress to limb loss. Pro00112169. Role: Sub-Investigator.

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS) – Fellow

  • Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) - Fellow

  • South Carolina Chapter, American College of Surgeons

  • Gulf Coast Vascular Society (GCVS)

  • Cleveland Clinic Alumni Society