Attending Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

Pediatric Heart Transplant Team - Attending Surgeon

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center


Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Medical School

University of Oxford School of Medicine, Oxford, UK

Postgraduate Education

Doctorate in Medicine, University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Board, Oxford, UK, 2015

Oral Roberts University, Graduate School of Business, Tulsa OK Master Business Administration (MBA), 2018

Harvard Business School Online, Cambridge MA, 2019

Brandeis University School of Business, Waltham, Massachusetts Physician Executive MBA, 2021

Board Certification

American Board of Thoracic Surgery- Congenital Heart Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

American Board of Surgery

Royal College of Surgeons of England, Diplomate (M.R.C.S.)


General and Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Internal Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow


Resident and Chief Resident, General Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2002-2005

Intern and Resident, Preliminary General Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1999-2001



Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 2002


Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA Research Fellow in Cardiac Surgery – Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Research Fellow, Pediatric Surgery/Developmental Biology

Awards and Honors

Oklahoma Magazine June 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 – Recognized among Top Doctors in Oklahoma for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Cardiac Surgery (chosen by peers) by using Castle Connolly Medical Ltd list of Top Doctors.

2019 - STS Advocacy Scholarship Recipient to attend the 2019 Legislative Flyin Washington, DC, July 15-16, 2019.

2018 - present - Quest Whole Person Scholarship, Oral Roberts University MBA Program

2018 - present - Academic Scholarship, Oral Roberts University MBA program.

2013 - Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

1990 – 1993 - Commonwealth Scholarship, University of Oxford School of Medicine - Awarded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities in the UK

1991 - Sir Geoffrey Hill Spray Prize in Clinical Biochemistry, University of Oxford

1990 - Bachelor of Science degree awarded with Honors in Medical Biochemistry, University of Manchester School of Medicine

19891990 - Holborn Goulborn Holt Scholarship and Special Exhibition in Medicine, University of Manchester School of Medicine

1989 - Distinction in Biochemistry, Honors in Physiology, University of Manchester School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

Western Thoracic Surgical Association

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons – FACS 2012 - Society of Thoracic Surgeons

European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Royal College of Surgeons of England: Member and Diplomate

Massachusetts Medical society

2013-2014, President elect and Member of Executive Board and Board of Directors of the Hellenic American Professional Society (HAPS) of California

Selected Research

Completed publications in peer reviewed scientific journals:

Karamichalis JM, Aguib H, Anastasopulos A, Yacoub M. Surgical relief of left ventricular outflow obstruction in pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the need for a tailored approach. – invited commentary – J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018;156(6):2283-2284.

Karamichalis, JM and Peter Hammer. “Innovation and Science: The Future of Valve Design” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018;156(4):1641.

Karamichalis, JM and Peter Hammer. “Designing Valves: An Art or Science?” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018;155(2):775-776.

Karamichalis JM, Aguib H, Anastasopulos A, Yacoub M. Design, Dynamism and Valve Repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017;153(2):396-398.

Karamichalis JM. Can we prevent poor outcomes for children who require long intensive care unit stay or early reoperations? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016;152(4):1113-4.

Karamichalis JM. The right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction: A challenge in Tetralogy of Fallot repair. Is there a right way of doing it? An art or a science? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Summer;28(2):471-472.