Anastasios Polimenakos


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Get to Know Dr. Polimenakos

Dr. Anastasios C. Polimenakos is a highly accomplished and board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon with expertise in congenital heart surgery and vascular interventions. He has held prestigious academic positions, authored numerous publications, and received numerous honors and awards for his contributions to medicine and surgical innovation. His extensive training and experience span multiple renowned institutions across the United States and Europe.

After an illustrious career focused on heart surgery, Dr. Polimenakos has now applied his surgical expertise to vein and vascular interventions at Center for Vein Restoration. He specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of venous and lymphatic disorders using advanced and minimally invasive outpatient techniques.

“Under my care, patients will receive a high-quality, customized vein care plan. We are accessible to patients and provide them peace of mind so that they can entrust themselves and their family members to our services.” – Dr. Anastasios Polimenakos

Dr. Polimenakos's Credentials

  • Diplomate, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Medical Degree: National University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece (Top 10 Class Rank)
  • Residency: General Surgery, Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH, and St. Louis University School of Medicine, MO
  • Fellowship: St Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO (Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery), University of Southern California Keck Medical School, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Pediatric Congenital Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Transplantation)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA): Executive Healthcare for Physicians, Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University, Boston, MA
  • American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons Society
  • American Association for Physician Leadership
  • European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association
  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Varicose Veins
  • Spider Veins
  • Phlebology
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Radiofrequency & Laser Ablation
  • Lymphedema
  • Varithena
  • English
  • German
  • Greek

More About Dr. Polimenakos

During his remarkable career, Dr. Polimenakos has held leadership roles at renowned medical centers and has been actively involved in clinical research, investigating topics such as preoperative adrenal response in congenital heart surgery, progenitor cell differentiation, and thromboembolic events in neonates.

In addition to his clinical and research endeavors, Dr. Polimenakos has made significant contributions to medical education. He has served on various academic boards and committees, mentored medical students and undergraduate scholars, and taught in medical school curricula.

His dedication to advancing the field of cardiothoracic surgery is further exemplified by his involvement in numerous professional societies, including the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society, the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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