Banner Good Samaritan Orthopedic Surgery Residency  

Kostas Economopoulos, MD   Graduate 2011

Kostas Econompoulos MD

 

 

Fellowships:

  1. Sports Medicine, 8/2011 - 8/2012 
    Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
    Program Director: M Miller MD
  2. Hip Arthroscopy, 1/2013 - 6/2013
    Melborne Australia
    Program Director: J O'Donnell MD,  

Graduate Medical Education:
General Surgery, Phoenix Integrated Surgery Residency, 6/2002- 6/2007

Medical School:   
University of Arizona,  College of Medicine, Tucson AZ

Undergraduate:
University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Career Interests: 
Sports Medicine/ Arthroscopy

Personal Interests: 
triathlons, cycling, scuba diving, snow skiing, golf

Publications:

  1. Economopoulos K, Barker L, Beauchamp C, Claridge R. Reconstruction of the distal tibia with porous tantalum spacer after resection for giant cell tumor. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Jun; 468(6):1697-701.
  2. McLaren AC, Nugent M, Economopoulos KJ, Kaul H, Vernon B, McLemore R; Hand-mixed and Premixed Antibiotic-loaded Bone Cement Have Similar Homogeneity. Clin Orthop & Rel Research 2009, 467(7):1693-8.
  3. Economopoulos KJ, Copeland JG, McDonagh PF; Platelet-Neutrophil Conjugates and Neutrophil CD11b Expression are Persistently Elevated in Patients Implanted with Mechanical Assist Devices. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2000; 49: 501.
  4. Economopoulos KJ, Gentile AT, Berman SS; Comparison of Carotid Endarterectomy Using Primary Closure, Patch Closure and Eversion Techniques. Am J Surg. 1999; 178:505-510.
  5. Economopoulos KJ, Gentile AT, Berman SS. Comparison of Carotid Endarterectomy Using Primary Closure, Patch Closure and Eversion Techniques. Am J Surg. 1999; 178: 505-510.

Book Chapters: 

  1. Nugent M, Kweon C, Economopoulos K, Chhabra A. Chapter 11: Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction. Bach B, Provencher M. ACL Surgery: How to Get it Right the First Time and What to Do When it Fails. SLACK Incorporated 2010
  2. Beauchamp C, Economopoulos KJ; Enchondromas, in Aboulafia A, Cheng E (ed) Musculoskeletal Oncology: Benign Tumors. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009.
  3. Economopoulos K, Carter T, Chhabra A:  Meniscus Allograft Transplantation.  In Insall and Scott (eds), Surgery of the Knee (5th ed), Elsevier Publishing, Philadelphia, PA. In press.

Presentations:

  1. Carter T, Economopoulos K. Meniscal Allograft Shrinkage - MRI Evaluation. Paper presented at: Banner Orthopaedic Research Symposium; Phoenix, Arizona. June, 2011.
  2. Economopoulos K, McLemore R, McLaren A. Retention of Biomotor Skills Learned from a Haptic Arthroscopic Knee Simulator. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Podium presentation. San Diego, CA. February 2011
  3. Economopoulos K, McLemore R, McLaren A. Biomotor Skills Learned from a Virtual Reality Trainer are Retained Over a Six Week Period. 2nd Annual OREF/ORS Southwest Regional Resident Research Competition. Podium presentation. San Diego, CA. May 2010.
  4. Economopoulos K, Rhorer A, Miller B, Ortega G. Staged Treatment of High-Energy Tibial Plateau Fractures. Paper presented at:
    • Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium. Podium presentation. Phoenix, AZ. June 2009.
    • Arizona Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Podium presentation. Phoenix, AZ. May 2009.
  5. Economopoulos K, Ortega G. Complications Associated with External Fixation of the Knee. University of Arizona College of Medicine Academic Excellence Day. Poster presentation. Phoenix, AZ.  May 2009.
  6. Economopoulos KJ, Copeland JG, McDonagh PF. Platelet-Neutrophil Conjugates and Neutrophil CD11b Expression are Persistently Elevated in Patients Implanted with Mechanical Assist Devices. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2000; 49: 501.
  7. Nugent M, Kohl H, McLemore R, Economopoulos K, McLaren A, Vernon B. Compression Strength of Surgeon-Mixed and Commercially Pre-Mixed Low Dose Antibiotic Loaded Bone Cement. Paper presented at:
    • University of Arizona College of Medicine Academic Excellence Day.  Phoenix, AZ. May 2009.
    • Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting.  Las Vegas, NV. February 2009
  8. Nugent M, Kohl H, McLemore R, Economopoulos K, McLaren A, Vernon B. Elution Performance of Surgeon-Mixed and Commercially Pre-Mixed Low Dose Antibiotic Loaded Bone Cement. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. Podium presentation. Las Vegas, NV. February 2009.
  9. Economopoulos KJ, A McLaren , H Kaul , R McLemore , B Vernon. Comparison of Surgeon-Mixed and Commercially Pre-Mixed Antibiotic Loaded Bone Cement. Podium Presentation. Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Meeting, Lake Tahoe. CA , August 2008.
  10. Economopoulos KJ, H. Kaul, R. Miller, B. Vernon, A. McLaren; Antibiotic Release from Surgeon-Mixed Antibiotic Loaded Bone Cement Is Greater than that from Commercially Pre-Mixed Antibiotic Loaded Bone Cement. Academic Day of Excellence.Phoenix, AZ  April 2008.
  11. Economopoulos KJ, Berman SS, Gentile AT, Sippel PJ. Infrainguinal Revascularization in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: Impact of Graft Selection. Podium presentation. The Western Vascular Society. Santa Fe, New Mexico. September 2001.
  12. Economopoulos KJ, Copeland JG, McDonagh PF; Platelet-Neutrophil Conjugates and Neutrophil CD11b Expression are Persistently Elevated in Patients Implanted with Mechanical Assist Devices. Podium presentation. Western Medical Student Research Forum.Carmel, CA. February 2001. 
  13. Economopoulos KJ, Copeland JG, McDonagh PF. Neutrophil Activation Profile in Patients Implanted with CardioWest Total Artificial Heart. Poster presentation. First Conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.  Denver, Colorado. May 2000.
  14. Tuttle HH, Economopoulos KJ, Copeland JG, McDonagh PF. Increased Platelet and Neutrophil Activation in Type II Diabetic Women with Ischemic Heart Disease. Poster presentation. American Diabetes Association National Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.April 2000.
  15. Economopoulos KJ, Gentile AT, Berman SS. Comparison of Carotid Endarterectomy Using Primary Closure, Patch Closure and Eversion Techniques. Platform presentation. The Southwestern Surgical Congress. Coronado, California. April 1999.
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