Iraklis Pipinos, MD, FACS

Iraklis Pipinos, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Division of General Surgery
983280 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3280, USA
Phone: 402-559-7300
Fax: 402-559-8985

Curriculum Vitae


University of Crete, School of Medicine, Crete, Greece, MD


Henry Ford Hospital, Dept. of Surgery, Detroit, Michigan

Fellowship: Vascular Surgery: Henry Ford Hospital, Division of Vascular Surgery
Endovascular Surgery: Stanford University, Division of Vascular Surgery, Stanford, CA
Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery Vascular Surgery

Academic Appointment:

Professor of Surgery


Vascular Surgery
Endovascular Surgery
Complex Aortic Surgery

Research Interests: Open versus endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms, Mitochondrial dysfunction in chronically ischemic skeletal muscle, Carotid stenting, Walking impairment in claudication.


  • Wurdeman SR, Myers SA, Johanning JM, Pipinos II, Stergiou N. External work is deficient in both limbs of patients with unilateral PAD. Med Eng Phys. 2012 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract
  • Gupta PK, Mactaggart JN, Natarajan B, Lynch TG, Arya S, Gupta H, Fang X, Pipinos II. Predictive factors for mortality after open repair of paravisceral abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract
  • Kamenskiy AV, Dzenis YA, Mactaggart JN, Lynch TG, Jaffar Kazmi SA, Pipinos II. Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior of The Human Common, External, and Internal Carotid Arteries In Vivo.J Surg Res. 2011 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract
  • Tu H, Liu J, Zhu Z, Zhang LB, Pipinos II, Li YL. Mitochondria-derived superoxide and voltage-gated sodium channels in baroreceptor neurons from chronic heart failure rats. J Neurophysiology. 2011 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract
  • Gupta PK, Gupta H, Sundaram A, Kaushik M, Fang X, Miller WJ, Esterbrooks DJ, Hunter CB, Pipinos II, Johanning JM, Lynch TG, Forse RA, Mohiuddin SM, Mooss AN. Development and validation of a risk calculator for prediction of cardiac risk after surgery. Circulation. 2011 Jul 26;124(4):381-7. Epub 2011 Jul 5. Abstract
  • Arya S, Pipinos II, Garg N, Johanning J, Lynch TG, Longo GM. Carotid Endarterectomy is Superior to Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting for Perioperative and Long-Term Results. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Aug;45(6):490-8. Epub 2011 Jun 5. Abstract
  • Kamenskiy AV, Dzenis YA, Mactaggart JN, Desyatova AS, Pipinos II. In vivo three-dimensional blood velocity profile shapes in the human common, internal, and external carotid arteries. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Oct;54(4):1011-20. Epub 2011 May 28. Abstract
  • Pankajakshan D, Makinde TO, Gaurav R, Del Core M, Hatzoudis G, Pipinos I, Agrawal DK. Successful Transfection of Genes Using AAV-2/9 Vector in Swine Coronary and Peripheral Arteries. J Surg Res. 2011 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract
  • Myers SA, Pipinos II, Johanning JM, Stergiou N. Gait variability of patients with intermittent claudication is similar before and after the onset of claudication pain. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011 Aug;26(7):729-34. Epub 2011 Mar 29. Abstract
  • Pankajakshan D, Jia G, Pipinos I, Tyndall SH, Agrawal DK. Neuropeptide Y receptors in carotid plaques of symptomatic and asymptomatic patients: Effect of inflammatory cytokines. Exp Mol Pathol. 2011 Feb 23;90(3):280-286. Abstract
  • Gupta PK, Pipinos II, Miller WJ, Gupta H, Shetty S, Johanning JM, Longo GM, Lynch TG. A Population-Based Study of Risk Factors for Stroke after Carotid Endarterectomy Using the ACS NSQIP Database. J Surg Res. 2011 May 15; 167(2):182-91. Epub 2010 Nov 11. Abstract
  • Tran TP, Tu H, Pipinos II, Muelleman RL, Albadawi H, Li YL. Tourniquet-induced acute ischemia-reperfusion injury in mouse skeletal muscles: Involvement of superoxide. Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 Jan 10;650(1):328-34. Epub 2010 Oct 29. Abstract
  • Huisinga JM, Pipinos II, Stergiou N, Johanning JM. Treatment with pharmacological agents in peripheral arterial disease patients does not result in biomechanical gait changes. J Appl Biomech. 2010 Aug;26(3):341-8. Abstract
  • Myers SA, Stergiou N, Pipinos II, Johanning JM. Gait variability patterns are altered in healthy young individuals during the acute reperfusion phase of ischemia-reperfusion. J Surg Res. 2010 Nov;164(1):6-12. Epub 2010 May 18. Abstract
  • Longo GL, Pipinos II. Endovascular techniques for arch vessel reconstruction, Accepted J Vasc Surg June 2010. Abstract
  • Koutakis P, Johanning JM, Myers SA, Stergiou N, Longo GM, Pipinos II. Abnormal joint powers before and after the onset of claudication symptoms, Accepted J Vasc Surg March 2010 Abstract
  • Huisinga JM, Pipinos II, Johanning JM, Stergiou N. The effect of pharmacological treatment on gait biomechanics in peripheral arterial disease patients. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2010 Jun 7;7(1):25. Abstract
  • Pisimisis GT, Kantor B, Kalra M, Pipinos II. Thrombus of the internal carotid artery: the contribution of computed tomographic angiography to clinical management. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2010 May;44(4):302-4. Abstract
  • Lederle FA, Freischlag JA, Kyriakides TC, Padberg FT Jr, Matsumura JS, Kohler TR, Lin PH, Jean-Claude JM, Cikrit DF, Swanson KM, Peduzzi PN; Open Versus Endovascular Repair (OVER) Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study Group. Outcomes following endovascular vs open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2009 Oct 14;302(14):1535-42.

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