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Dimitrios Moris, MD, MSc, PhD

House Staff
Start Year: 
2017
College/University: 
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Medical School: 
School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

MD, MSc, PhD

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Transplantation
  • Surgical Oncology 

What were you looking for in a residency program?

  • Best possible training combining high volume and wide spectrum of surgery
  • Research
  • Mentorship

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • High volume of cases
  • State-of-the art Research
  • World-class mentorship

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

  • Work hard
  • Take advantage of the opportunities

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

  • Quiet
  • Mostly nice weather

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Reading
  • Spending time with wife and friends

Honors and Awards

  • Moris D, Atia A, McRae M, Song M, Stempora L, Leopardi F, Williams K, Kwun J, Parker W, Cardones AR, Kirk AD, Cendales LC. Th17 Cell Inhibition in a Costimulation Blockade Based Regimen for Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Using a Non-Human Primate Model. ATC 2020, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Moris D, Shaw BI, Ong C, Connor AA, Samoylova ML, Kesseli SJ, Abraham N, Gloria J, Schmitz R, Fitch ZW, Clary BM, Barbas AS. A Simple Scoring System to Estimate Perioperative Mortality Following Liver Resection for Primary Liver Malignancy - The Hepatectomy Risk Score (HeRS). AHPBA 2020, Loews Hotel, Miami, FL, USA
  • Moris D, Lim J, Shah KN, Blazer D, Lidsky M, Allen P, Zani S. Empiric nasogastric decompression after pancreaticoduodenectomy is not necessary. AHPBA 2019, Loews Hotel, Miami, FL, USA
  • 2019 ASTS Resident Scientist Scholarship
  • Scholarship of ‘’Alexander S. Onassis’’ Foundation for postgraduate (MSc level) studies.
  • Scholarship of Thorax Foundation for postdoctoral research
  • Scholarship of Petros Markides’ Endowment (4th round) for postgraduate (PhD level) studies
  • Scholarship of Foundation for Education and European culture (IPEP) for postgraduate (PhD level) studies
  • Scholarship of ‘’Alexander S. Onassis’’ Foundation for postgraduate (PhD level) studies
  • ''Handedness, anatomical variations of cerebrovascular blood flow and strokes. Is there any correlation? Moris D, Bonatsos V, Georgopoulos S. 1st prize in 16th Scientific Meeting of Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students in Aegli Zappeion, Athens, Greece
  • Prone positioning in ARDS. Bonatsos V, Moris D, Mentzelopoulos S, Roussos C. 1st prize as oral presentation in 16th Scientific Meeting of Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students in Aegli Zappeion, Athens, Greece
  • Magna Cum laude ’’EXELLENT’’ 9.3/10 (1% in class-chosen to recite the oath at the graduation ceremony as the valedictorian of his class)
  • Gold Medal in the 14th Olympiad of Medical Knowledge in the 4th International Forum of E.E.F.I.E
  • Scholarship from the Greek National Scholarship Foundation (IKY) for excellence in Medical School in the season 2007-2008
  • Honor in the National Contest of Mathematics of Greek Mathematic Society
  • Scholarship of Petros Markides’ Endowment (3 rounds)

Publications

Tsilimigras, Diamantis I., J Madison Hyer, Anghela Z. Paredes, Adrian Diaz, Dimitrios Moris, Alfredo Guglielmi, Luca Aldrighetti, et al. “A Novel Classification of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Phenotypes Using Machine Learning Techniques: An International Multi-Institutional Analysis.” Annals of Surgical Oncology 27, no. 13 (December 2020): 5224–32. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08696-z.

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Schmitz, Robin, Dimitrios Moris, John H. Strickler, and Dan G. Blazer. “ASO Author Reflection: Postoperative Chemotherapy for Nonmetastatic, Poorly Differentiated Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinomas.” Ann Surg Oncol 27, no. Suppl 3 (December 2020): 804–5. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-020-08802-1.

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Tsilimigras, Diamantis I., Dimitrios Moris, Rittal Mehta, Anghela Z. Paredes, Kota Sahara, Alfredo Guglielmi, Luca Aldrighetti, et al. “The systemic immune-inflammation index predicts prognosis in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: an international multi-institutional analysis.” Hpb : The Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association 22, no. 12 (December 2020): 1667–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2020.03.011.

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Moris, Dimitrios, Brian I. Shaw, Lisa McElroy, and Andrew S. Barbas. “Using Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Burden Score to Stratify Prognosis after Liver Transplantation.” Cancers (Basel) 12, no. 11 (November 14, 2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12113372.

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Tsilimigras, Diamantis I., J Madison Hyer, Adrian Diaz, Demetrios Moris, Fabio Bagante, Francesca Ratti, Hugo P. Marques, et al. “Impact of time-to-surgery on outcomes of patients undergoing curative-intent liver resection for BCLC-0, A and B hepatocellular carcinoma.” Journal of Surgical Oncology, November 11, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.26297.

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Halpern, Samantha E., Dimitrios Moris, Brian I. Shaw, Madison K. Krischak, Danae G. Olaso, Samuel J. Kesseli, Kadiyala Ravindra, Lisa M. McElroy, and Andrew S. Barbas. “The Systemic Immune-Inflammation Index Predicts Clinical Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Recipients.” In Vivo 34, no. 6 (November 2020): 3349–60. https://doi.org/10.21873/invivo.12173.

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Papadopoulou, Anna-Maria, Nikolaos Bakogiannis, Ioanna Skrapari, Dimitrios Moris, and Chris Bakoyiannis. “Thyroid Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis: A Systematic Review.” In Vivo (Athens, Greece) 34, no. 6 (November 2020): 3127–36. https://doi.org/10.21873/invivo.12147.

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Schizas, Dimitrios, Spyridon Peppas, Stefanos Giannopoulos, Vasiliki Lagopoulou, Konstantinos S. Mylonas, Spyridon Giannopoulos, Dimitrios Moris, Evangelos Felekouras, and Konstantinos Toutouzas. “The Impact of Cirrhosis on Pancreatic Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” World Journal of Surgery, October 18, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-020-05821-7.

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Kole, Christo, Nikolaos Charalampakis, Sergios Tsakatikas, Michail Vailas, Dimitrios Moris, Efthymios Gkotsis, Stylianos Kykalos, Michalis V. Karamouzis, and Dimitrios Schizas. “Immunotherapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A 2021 Update.” Cancers 12, no. 10 (October 4, 2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12102859.

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