George Pliagas

George Pliagas, M.D.  FACS FRCSC  is a board-certified general  vascular surgeon. His vascular interests include hybrid techniques to facilitate peripheral revascularizations and endovascular treatment strategies for critical limb ischemia and pedal access.  His three decades of expertise extends across the field of endovascular abdominal aneurysm repair to peripheral endovascular experience which stems back to 1992 . His first endovascular aneurysm repair was performed in 1999.
Dr. Pliagas earned his medical degree at University of Patras, Greece, and completed his  general surgery and vascular surgery training at University of Western Ontario, Canada. In 1989 he completed an additional year of vascular training at U.W.O. 
Throughout his career Dr. Pliagas, has trained fellow colleagues and industry partners and  served as course director, faculty member for many courses in the United States and Europe. He has served as principal investigator for  clinical trials and has authored  publications. In addition, he has presented his work at national and international symposia including VIVA, and  the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care where he helps organize the peripheral vascular program, AMP ,  the European Endovascular & Interventional Cardiology Conference and a course co-director  for the 2nd Interventional Cardiology Skills Enhancement.
His commitment and passion for limb salvage  and his ongoing interest in the development of endovascular and hybrid techniques to battle critical limb threatened ischemia has led Dr. Pliagas  to join Advanced Cardiac and Vascular Centers for Amputation Prevention founded in Grand Rapids Michigan by Dr. J. Mustapha and Dr. F.Saab.