George Christoudias M.D., PRESIDENT

gccDr. George Christoudias is a specialist trained in the practice of general surgery and surgical oncology,  practicing at Holy Name Hospital from 1979 through 2015. Dr. Christoudias was instrumental in facilitating the development of the Peritoneo-Venous Shunting procedure to remove excess fluid from the abdominal cavity, which is now performed worldwide.

Following the development of laparoscopic surgery in the early 1990’s, he became a strong enthusiast of non-invasive procedures. In addition, Dr. Christoudias has obtained 18 patents that have impacted laparoscopic surgical procedures.

Dr. Christoudias has been featured in northern New Jersey’s img_0160-copyThe Record, The Star Ledger, General Surgery & Laparoscopy News, and Health Watch section of New Jersey’s Bergen Health & Life. He was also named one of the “Top 100 Minimally Invasive Surgeons” of the New York metropolitan area by New York Magazine. New Jersey’s NJ Monthly Magazine recognized Dr. Christoudias as one of New Jersey’s top surgeons in 2003, and he was also listed as a “Top Doctor” by the Castle Connelly Guide every year between 2002-2015.

Dr. Christoudias has been published in The Archives of Surgery, The Annals of Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, and The American Journal of Surgery, along with other professional journals. He has presented at national and international meetings, including the international American Hernia Society, the Biomedical Congress Diaspora in Nicosia, Cyprus, and the international meeting of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

After his retirement from surgery in 2016, Dr. Christoudias has focused on Apollo and his clinical work, and also enjoys spending more time with his five young grandchildren.


Dr. Christoudias taking his Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm” in the 1970s