Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Dr. Kougias 

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Panagiotis Kougias, M.D.
Listed as one of the best doctors in the nation in the field of vascular surgery, Panagiotis Kougias, M.D. is the Vascular Surgery Section Chief at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Above, Kougias is pictured with one of his patients, Medal of Honor Recipient David McNerney. Board certified in surgery and vascular surgery, he has special expertise in carotid artery surgery, endovascular surgery, stroke, and vascular reconstruction. Kougias received his medical degree from the University of Athens in Greece. He subsequently served his residency in general surgery at the East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. He completed his vascular surgery fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine. Kougias is also associate professor of surgery of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Kougias has contributed more than 40 articles to scholarly and professional journals such as Surgical Forum, Journal of Surgical Research, Atherosclerosis, Vascular Surgery, Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, Journal of Endovascular Therapy, and Journal of Vascular Surgery. He has authored or co-authored more than 10 book chapters. His research interests have focused on a range of subjects including endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms, venous disease, and endovascular treatment of lower extremity occlusive disease. Kougias is committed to providing superior care to patients with vascular disease and preparing the next generation of surgeons to meet the highest standards of excellence. This vision is based on a dedication to advance research using the evolving technology and to improve treatment outcome