Leonidas G. Koniaris

Leonidas G. Koniaris, MD

Professor of Surgery


Dr. Leonidas Koniaris is a general surgeon with advanced training in cancer surgery, particularly of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas. In addition, he has developed advanced experience in the management of soft tissue sarcomas. Dr. Koniaris is a professor of surgery and also serves as vice chair for research.

Dr. Koniaris is a graduate of The John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He did his surgical training and two advance fellowships at The John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has also presented and published many of the largest surgical series in the world for treating these cancers. Overall, Dr. Koniaris has published almost 200 peer-reviewed articles in the field of surgery and cancer.

Key Publications

Zimmers, T.A., Davies, M., Koniaris, L.G., Haynes, P., McPherron, A.C., Wolfman, N., Lee S.-J. Induction of cachexia in mice by systemically administered myostatin. Science (2002) 296:1486-8. Zimmers, T.A., McKillip, I.H., Pierce, R.H., Yoo, J.-Y., Koniaris, L.G.

Massive liver growth induced by systemic administration of interleukin-6. Hepatology (2003) 38(2) 326-34.

Senn, J.J., Klover, P.J., Nowak, I.A., Zimmers, T.A., Koniaris, L.G., Furlanetto, R.W., Mooney, R.A. Suppressor of cytokine signaling-3: a potential mediator of interleukin-6 dependent insulin resistence in hepatocytes. J Biol Chem (2003) 18:13740-6.

Sitzmann, J.V., Koniaris, L.G. Intra-arterial hepatic catheterization and pump placement.
Op Tech Gen Surg (2002) 4(1):99-110.

Cirillo, R, Koniaris, L.G. Dectecting Blunt Pancreatic Injury. J GI Surg (2002) 6:587-98.


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