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Andreas Karachristos, MD, PhDandreas karachristos, md, phd


Associate Professor, Clinical Surgery

Telephone:  215-707-3626

Email: andreas.karachristos@tuhs.temple.edu



Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation




Educational Background:


MD, University of Crete School of Medicine, Greece


Residency, General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


Fellowship, Organ Transplantation/Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio


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clinical and research Interests:

  • Laparoscopic liver surgery
  • Molecular analysis of liver lesions
  • Abdominal organ transplantation
  • Surgical therapy for benign and malignant diseases of the liver and bile ducts

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board certification(s):


  • American Board of Surgery


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25285953. Jain A, Constantinescu S, Maloo M, Mukerji AN, Karachristos A, Lau K, Di Carlo A, Delayed introduction of tacrolimus postliver transplant with intravenous mycophenolate mofetil preserves renal function without incurring rejection. Transplantation 98:7(e68-70)2014 Oct 15

25064316. Karachristos A, Esnaola NF, Surgical management of pancreatic neoplasms: what's new? Curr Gastroenterol Rep 16:8(397)2014 Aug

24917126. Mukerji AN, Karachristos A, Maloo M, Johnson D, Jain A, Do postliver transplant patients need thromboprophylactic anticoagulation? Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 20:7(673-7)2014 Oct

26281139. Rao S, Ghanta M, Lee IJ, Gillespie A, Parekh HK, Geier SS, Zeng X, Karachristos A, Lau KN, Karhadkar S, Di Carlo A, Sifontis NM, Constantinescu S, Impact of Donor Specific HLA Antibody Monitoring After Kidney Transplantation. Clin Transpl :(143-51)2014

24344945. Singhal A, Mukerji AN, Thomaides A, Karachristos A, Maloo M, Sanchez B, Keresztury M, Santora TA, Jain A, Chronotropic incompetence on dobutamine stress echocardiography in candidates for a liver transplant. Exp Clin Transplant 11:6(546-53)2013 Dec

23688335. Mukerji AN, Tseng E, Karachristos A, Maloo M, Jain A, Chylous ascites after liver transplant: case report and review of literature. Exp Clin Transplant 11:4(367-74)2013 Aug

22503913. Singla S, Warner AH, Jain A, Thomas RM, Karachristos A, Oriental cholangiohepatitis masquerading as cholangiocarcinoma: A rare presentation that surgeons need to know. Int J Surg Case Rep 3:7(235-7)2012

22496089. Singhal A, Karachristos A, Bromberg M, Daly E, Maloo M, Jain AK, Hypercoagulability in end-stage liver disease: prevalence and its correlation with severity of liver disease and portal vein thrombosis. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 18:6(594-8)2012 Nov

22467099. Singhal A, Lander E, Karachristos A, Daly E, Dowling P, Patel V, Maloo M, Jain A, Elevation of CA 125 and CA 19-9 in patients with end-stage liver disease. Int J Biol Markers 27:2(e147-51)2012 Jul 19

21860837. Bhavsar T, Wang C, Huang Y, Karachristos A, Inniss S, Littoral cell angiomas of the spleen associated with solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas. World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol 2:3(53-6)2011 Jun 15

21475067. von Vital JM, Karachristos A, Singhal A, Thomas R, Jain A, Acute amiodarone hepatotoxicity after liver transplantation. Transplantation 91:8(e62-4)2011 Apr 27

20189598. Karachristos A, Herrera A, Sifontis NM, Darrah J, Baribault C, Lee I, Leech SH, Constantinescu S, Gaughan J, Jain A, Silva P, Daller JA, Outcomes of renal transplantation in older high risk recipients: is there an age effect? J Surg Res 161:2(173-8)2010 Jun 15

21696057. Lee I, Constantinescu S, Gillespie A, Rao S, Silva P, Birkenbach M, Leech S, Karachristos A, Daller JA, Sifontis NM, Targeting alloantibody production with bortezomib: does it make more sense? Clin Transpl :(397-403)2010

20524309. Lee I, Constantinescu S, Gillespie A, Swami A, Birkenbach M, Leech S, Silva P, Karachristos A, Daller JA, Sifontis NM, Bortezomib as therapy for mixed humoral and cellular rejection: should it be first line? Clin Transpl :(425-9)2009

18277297. Karachristos AI, Seamon MJ, Bradley KM, Pathak AS, Santora TA, Goldberg AJ, The incidental Meckel's diverticulum in trauma: a case report and literature review. J Trauma 67:1(E22-4)2009 Jul

17256756. Jafri MA, Tevar AD, Lucia M, Thambi-Pillai T, Karachristos A, Trumbull L, Buell JF, Thomas MJ, Hanaway MJ, Woodle ES, Rudich SM, Temporary silastic mesh closure for adult liver transplantation: a safe alternative for the difficult abdomen. Liver Transpl 13:2(258-65)2007 Feb

16332484. Karachristos A, Scarmeas N, Hoffman JP, CA 19-9 levels predict results of staging laparoscopy in pancreatic cancer. J Gastrointest Surg 9:9(1286-92)2005 Dec

12209975. Xinarianos G, Liloglou T, Prime W, Sourvinos G, Karachristos A, Gosney JR, Spandidos DA, Field JK, p53 status correlates with the differential expression of the DNA mismatch repair protein MSH2 in non-small cell lung carcinoma. Int J Cancer 101:3(248-52)2002 Sep 20

12022923. Mouzas IA, Fragkiadakis N, Moschandreas J, Karachristos A, Skordilis P, Kouroumalis E, Manousos ON, Validation and results of a questionnaire for functional bowel disease in out-patients. BMC Public Health 2:(8)2002 May 21

10662591. Karachristos A, Liloglou T, Field JK, Deligiorgi E, Kouskouni E, Spandidos DA, Microsatellite instability and p53 mutations in hepatocellular carcinoma. Mol Cell Biol Res Commun 2:3(155-61)1999 Sep-Dec

9543567. Voulgarelis M, Chorti M, Kittas C, Karachristos A, Ikonomopoulos G, Skopouli FN, Fever and abdominal pain in a 45-year-old woman with cutaneous necrotising vasculitis. Clin Exp Rheumatol 16:1(72-6)1998 Jan-Feb

7752217. Karachristos A, Linardopoulos S, Ergazaki M, Spandidos DA, Detection and analysis of hepatitis C virus by a combined RT-PCR method: variation in the 5' non-coding region of the viral genome. J Med Microbiol 42:5(367-71)1995 May

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