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M. Gregory Bourdakos, MD

M. Gregory Bourdakos, MD
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Department Intensive Care and Resuscitation
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Treatment & Services

  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Critical Care Medicine
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About M. Gregory Bourdakos, MD

Gregory Bourdakos, MD, is a cardiac anesthesiologist in the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine.

A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Bourdakos received his medical degree from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine in Athens, Greece. He completed his internship in family medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, and his residency in internal medicine at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

He took his anesthesiology residency and clinical training in advanced pain management and advanced cardiovascular anesthesia at Meridia Huron Hospital in Cleveland, where he received the Rolland J. Whitacre Award. This was followed by a Critical Care Anesthesia Fellowship from Cleveland Clinic, where he became Chief Resident in Anesthesiology. Dr. Bourdakos was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic in 1999 as a staff anesthesiologist in the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.

Prior to his appointment at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Bourdakos was an emergency room physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center and South Side Hospital in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. He also served as a staff anesthesiologist at St. Alexis Hospital Medical Center and Meridia Huron Hospital, both in Cleveland.

Dr. Bourdakos co-authored a chapter on “The association between postoperative hypothermia and adverse outcome following CABG” in a medical textbook on coronary artery disease, and he has published several articles/abstracts on his specialty interests.

Dr. Bourdakos is a member of the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, the International Trauma and Critical Care Society, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the American Medical Association.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Critical Care Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Huron Hospital - CCHS
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Saint Francis Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Internship - Saint Elizabeth Health Center
Family Medicine
Youngstown, OH

Medical Education - National and Capodistrian University of Athens

Undergraduate - University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Interests

cardiothoracic anesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesiology, cardiovascular critical care, critical care medicine, fellow and resident education, resident teaching

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/22/2024, Dr. Bourdakos has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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