Miller School Transplant Surgeon Awarded Prestigious Honorary Degree

Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of the Liver/GI Transplant Program at the Miller School of Medicine, received a Doctor of Science honoris causa from The American College of Greece during commencement on June 26 in Athens. Each year the institution selects honorary degree recipients who have contributed significantly to their field of expertise.

Previous recipients include such notables as U.S. Senators George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe and His Eminence Demetrios, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church in America. The American College of Greece was founded in 1875 and is Europe’s oldest and largest U.S.-accredited academic institution.

“I am humbled and honored to be added to the impressive list of recipients of this Honorary Degree at The American College of Greece,” said Dr. Tzakis. “The American College has a long tradition of excellence and has educated many thousands of students in Greece, including members of my family. This honor is truly special.”

A native of Greece, Dr. Tzakis is a world-renowned transplant surgeon. He is best known for his work in intestinal and multivisceral transplantation and has pioneered many techniques in abdominal transplants for both children and adults.

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