Chris K. Rokkas, MD, PhD, MBA


  • Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery


  • MD, National University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1984
  • PhD, National University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1999
  • MBA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2021

Recent Publications

  • Rare and complicated functional posterior mediastinal paraganglioma.
    SenthilKumar G, Rokkas CK, Sheinin YM, Linsky PL
    BMJ Case Rep 2022 Jun 07; 15(6)
    [PubMed ID: 35672059]

  • Integrated cardiothoracic surgery match: Trends among applicants compared with other surgical subspecialties.
    Bougioukas L, Heiser A, Berg A, Polomsky M, Rokkas C, Hirashima F
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2022 Mar 22;
    [PubMed ID: 35461707]

  • Recombinant activated factor VII for hemostasis in patients undergoing complex ascending aortic surgery: A single-center, single-surgeon retrospective analysis.
    Hang D, Koss K, Rokkas CK, Pagel PS
    J Card Surg 2021 Dec; 36(12): 4558-4563
    [PubMed ID: 34608671]

  • Primary Lymphoma Presenting in an Ascending Aortic Aneurysm: A Case Report.
    Schurman AM, Mendoza D, Rokkas CK
    Aorta (Stamford) 2020 Apr; 8(2): 38-40
    [PubMed ID: 32736403]

  • Calcified Homograft With Aortic Insufficiency: A Hybrid Alternative Approach to Clamping.
    Konz MG, Rossi PJ, Rokkas CK
    Ann Thorac Surg 2021 01; 111(1): e51-e53
    [PubMed ID: 32682758]

All Publications on PubMed