Dr. Vrahas is the Levin-Gordon Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedics, and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedar-Sinai. He graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he also completed his orthopaedic residency. During residency he took a year off for a post doc research fellowship at the University of Iowa in biomechanics. Following residency he completed a fellowship in trauma and joint reconstruction under Dr. Marvin Tile at the University of Toronto. After fellowship, he visited Europe on an AO Fellowship spending one month with Reinhold Ganz in Bern, two months with Harold Tscherne in Hannover, and one month with Emile Letournel in Paris. He took his first faculty position at Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center, and in 1992 moved to New Orleans to become the Chief of orthopaedic Trauma at Charity Hospital. In 1999 he moved to Boston to start the combined orthopaedic trauma services at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his tenure in Boston as the Robert W. Lovett Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Harvard Medical School, the Chairman of the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Initiative, and the Vice Chairman of Orthopaedics at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Vrahas is a internationally recognized expert in the management of orthopaedic trauma in general, and pelvic and acetabular fractures in particular. His current research interests are in Health Services Research and outcome assessment.