George D Politis

George D Politis, MD

Division:
General Anesthesiology Appointment
Department:
Anesthesiology
Call 434.924.2283
Primary Location:

PO Box 800710

Charlottesville, VA 22908-0710

Directions
Phone:
434.924.2283
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Anesthesiology; Pediatrics
Research Interests:

Pediatric intubation without neuromuscular blockade, anesthesia during short-term surgical missions in the developing world

Clinical Practice:
Anesthesiology - child, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Languages:
Spanish
Appointment:

Co-Director of the University of Virginia Outpatient Surgical Center

About
Title:
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Biography

George Politis, MD, is an associate professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics with a special interest in global health. He serves as the co-director of the UVA Outpatient Surgical Center. 

Dr. Politis attended Stanford University for his undergraduate education and earned his medical degree from Cornell. While in medical school, he traveled to Quito, Ecuador, for a pediatric sub-internship at Baca Ortiz Children’s Hospital. After graduation, he completed his pediatrics residency at the Oakland Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California and then earned a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of California Berkeley. He then came to UVA for a residency in anesthesiology, and completed a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 1995, he returned to UVA and joined the faculty as an assistant professor. 

Since 1997, Dr. Politis has participated in regular medical missions with Operation Smile, providing anesthesia and perioperative care to children and training anesthesia providers in less developed and low-resource nations. He is a member of Operation Smile’s Quality Improvement Committee and has chaired its Anesthesia Council since 2000.

Awards
  • 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Best Doctors in America® List
Education
Primary:
Cornell University Medical College, 1985
Residency:
Pediatrics, Oakland Children's Hospital, Anesthesiology, University of Virginia
Fellowships:
Pediatric Anesthesia, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia