Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He was recruited to Columbia University as a Division-I athlete where he played Varsity soccer for four years and graduated Cum Laude. He then returned home where he received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine with Honors in Research. As a third year medical student, he was awarded a highly competitive Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, which allowed him to dedicate a year to clinical research in head and neck cancer reconstruction at the world renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He also served as Chief Resident at Parkland Memorial Hospital, one of the best and busiest facial trauma centers in the country. Afterwards, he moved to Los Angeles for a highly coveted fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Andrew Frankel at the Lasky Clinic Surgery Center in Beverly Hills, CA.
Dr. Arnaoutakis is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He frequently travels to attend national conferences to perpetually advance his education and present his research, to date he has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.
Outside of the operating room, Dr. Arnaoutakis is an avid Tampa Bay sports fan and enjoys running, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. For insight into his professional and personal life, follow him on Instagram: @DrDemetri.