Dr. James P. Sellas
University of Southern California 1983-1986
Certificate of Completion, Residency Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Emphasis on Facial Trauma, Orthognathic Surgery and Anesthesia
University of Southern California School of Dentistry
Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Loma Linda University of School of Dentistry 1979-1983
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Graduated Cum Laude Top 5%
Board Certified State of California 1983
Cal State University 1978-1980
University of California, Irvine BS in Biology 1974-1978
Marsh Robinson Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Speaker: “Total TMJ Reconstruction” Resident Presentation
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Speaker Award Presented June 1983
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award 1983
Preclinical Basic Science Award: Recognition for Outstanding Achievement, Excellent Motivation and Attitude Toward Learning
Demetria Skiada, MD
Dr. George K. Spanos
While I was born in Austin, Texas, my family is originally from Athens, Greece. I spent the majority of my childhood in Athens, and I am fluent in Modern Greek. After finishing at an American high school in Athens, I came back to the United States for college at Duke University. I returned to Texas for medical school, where I met my wonderful wife. We moved to California, where I attended residency and fellowship at USC, specializing in breast and body imaging. We have been happily enjoying the weather here ever since.
My personal philosophy is to deliver high-quality care to members as if they were part of my family.
I absolutely love to play the electric guitar, particularly the blues. I also enjoy live music and traveling. Most importantly, I enjoy spending time with my wife and family.
Medical school Description: The name and location of the university where the practitioner received medical education and a degree.
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical training Description: The residency, internship, and other programs the practitioner has completed.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
LAC+USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
LAC+USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Board certification Description: A specialist who has completed an approved residency program in an approved specialty.
American Board of Radiology
Dr. Nick M. Spirtos
Nick M. Spirtos, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada, the largest group of gynecologic oncologists in the state. Dr. Spirtos is one of 18 physicians in his family and did his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Stanford University. He remained on the full-time and clinical faculty at Stanford from 1987 until he moved to Las Vegas in 2005. He served as the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine from 2005 until 2010 and now is an Adjunct Clinical Professor there.
Dr. Spirtos has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and has written numerous chapters in internationally renowned textbooks. He serves on many editorial boards and was recently named the first American Editor of Bonney’s Textbook of Gynaecologic Surgery, which has been in continuous publication since 1911.
The Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada is also the only full-member institution in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) in Nevada and has been one of the leading institutions in this co-operative group. Dr. Spirtos serves as the Chairman of the Gynecologic Oncology Committee in the GOG as well as being a member of the Uterine Corpus Committee. He has previously served on the Ovarian Cancer Committee as well as the Membership Committee. On behalf of the GOG, Dr. Spirtos authored or co-authored almost every article in the field of minimally invasive surgery. He has developed many of the procedures used today in minimally invasive surgery and was one of the first gynecologic oncologists certified in robotic surgery. Along with Dr. Scott Eisenkop, Dr. Spirtos has written many of the landmark papers regarding the role of surgery in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer.
Recently he was named to the University Medical Center Advisory Board. He and the Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada were featured on 60 minutes due to their commitment to the care of patients who had lost their ability to be cared for by the County Hospital (UMC).
Dr. Spirtos has twins, Alexandra and Michael who are studying Medicine and Law respectively. Dr. Spirtos spends most of his time off writing, lecturing, or traveling with his family.