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.
Sotiris Tetradis DDS
Sotirios Tetradis, D.D.S., Ph.D. is a professor and the chair of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in the Division of Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He also serves as an advisor to the combined D.D.S./Ph.D. program in oral biology. “To create knowledge, educate bright students, participate in patient care, and be in the forefront of technologic advances are exciting qualities of an academic career. UCLA offers the perfect combination of all in my clinical and research interest areas
Christos E. Thanos DDS
Dr. Thanos was born in Athens, Greece. His first visit to the United States was in 1964 when he was invited as an American Field Service Exchange Student. He went on to attend Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as a Fulbright Scholar, one of the highest academic honors a student can earn.
In 1971, Dr. Thanos received his dental degree from the University of Athens, Greece. For the next two years he continued advanced studies at the University of London, England where he specialized in pediatric dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital. In 1973, Dr. Thanos was a postdoctoral scholar at the UCLA School of Dentistry where he furthered his studies in biomaterials science and pediatric dentistry. He completed his fellowship and received certificates in both pediatric dentistry and cranio-facial genetics at UCLA Harbor Hospital.
In 1977, Dr. Thanos joined the faculty of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He served as a chairman of the department of Advanced Pediatric Dentistry from 1979 to 1985. During that period, he initiated the Specialized Clinic of Esthetic Dentistry where he served as director until 1992.
Dr. Thanos is not only a gifted dentist, he is also a respected scientist in his field and has published numerous research monographs. He is considered a pioneer in the field of esthetic dentistry. He has been participating in the Torrance community for over thirty years.
Dr. Nicholas J. Thanos
Dr. Nicholas Thanos, “Dr. Nick” to his patients, has been working in the women’s health field for over 30 years. As a Board Certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Nick has lived and worked in Orange County since he established Center for Women’s Health in 1983. His strong interest in teaching still regularly draws him back to U.S.C. where he is a former Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. His interest in issues affecting women’s health has taken on speaking engagements throughout the country. He has done extensive research in the area of minimally invasive surgery leading him to be among the first physicians in the country to be certified in this specialized field of Gynecology. Dr. Nick currently resides in Fullerton with his lovely wife, Victoria and their adorable daugther. He credits his father, John Thanos, M.D., for teaching him the “art” of medicine. “As a country doctor from Wisconsin, Dad taught me how to take care of people, not diseases. These were the kind of things no one told you about in medical school.”
Areti Tillou MD
UCLA General Surgery Suite 200
UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 214
Los Angeles, CA 90095
MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2003, 2011
Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery, 2003
Trauma, LAC + USC Medical Center, 2001 – 2003
Surgical Critical Care, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2000 – 2001
Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 1996 – 2000
Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 1995 – 1996
Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 1994 – 1995
MD, University of Athens Medical School, 1989
Nick J. Tripodes, DDS
Dr. Nicolas Vardiabasis
E Mike Vasilomanolakis MD, FACC, FACP
E. Mike Vasilomanolakis MD, is a past president and current secretary of the Hellenic-American Medical and Dental Society of Southern California.
He is an Interventional Cardiologist in Long Beach. Dr Vasilomanolakis trained at the University of Illinois Medical School with residency training in Internal Medicine at Rush Presbyterian-St Lukes Medical Center. His cardiology training was at the University of California Irvine.
He is currently Chief of Staff and Director of Cardiology at the Community Hospital of Long Beach. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Western University of Health Sciences. Dr “Mike” is a serial recipient of the “SuperDocs” designation in the Los Angeles Magazine.
He is a Grammy Winning Executive Music Producer.
Dr. Nicolas Vlachakis
No Photo Available
Dr. Nicolas Vlachakis is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) specialist in Altadena, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine.
Clinical Specialties & Interests
- Podiatrist: General Podiatric Practice
Education & Medical Training Mount Sinai School of Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine
- University of Athens Medical School
Certifications & Licensure
- CA State Medical License1977 – 2015
- American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
Dr. Katrina Vlachos
Dr. Katrina M. Vlachos is a board certified doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation who specializes in preventative orthopedic health and rehabilitation. She focuses on a conservative, non-surgical treatment of orthopedic and neurological disorders with an emphasis on exercise-based approaches. In addition, she offers patients who suffer from chronic tendonitis and other musculoskeletal injuries the treatment of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy) that use platelets, which are naturally found in blood, to help speed up tissue healing.
Dr. Vlachos also employs alternative techniques and medications to restore function and improve quality of life. She has over 10 years of experience working closely with orthopedic and neurological surgeons.
At the University of California, Irivne, Dr. Vlachos was a member of the Women’s Division I volleyball team for four years. She graduated in 1991 with a B.S. in biological sciences and subsequently attended the St. Louis University School of Medicine. In 1995, she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was nominated to the prestigious Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Following an internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, she completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Health Systems.
As a former scholar-athlete, Dr. Vlachos is dedicated to alleviating pain brought about by any sports-related injury. She emphasizes preventative orthopedic health programs embracing a multi-disciplinary approach to treat pain and educate on body mechanics and strengthening to maintain a pain-free status.