George Kessaris was a well-known figure within the medical community as an expert on transplant surgery.
He is a consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, specialising in renal, pancreas transplantation as well as vascular access and peritoneal dialysis. Additionally, he performs hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic live donor nephrectomy procedures.
Early Life and Education
Kessaris was born in Greece around 1890 and later immigrated to the United States, where he settled with his wife and two sons.
He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and also obtained a master’s from Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Steven Liberatore had no idea what it would take to parent a child with autism until he and his wife, Dr. Lisa Liberatore, experienced it firsthand when they welcomed their son Michael into the world. No amount of education or training could ever have prepared him for what parenting a child with this disability entailed – something both he and Dr. Lisa Liberatore quickly discovered after welcoming Michael into their lives.
Thankfully, they found support and resources through organizations like AHRC New York City and Brookville Academy in Massachusetts. These institutions helped shape a life for their son which ultimately enabled him to attend a special school in Brookville.
Kessaris is an accomplished surgeon, but has also found his calling in culinary arts. His parents, Dimitri and Lisa, recognized his talent when he was young and decided to support him in this pursuit.
He excelled at measuring, weighing and mixing with precision; so his parents hired a chef to teach him this art form.
He became a certified professional chef and has since volunteered his time to assist those on the autism spectrum with developing cooking skills. His passion for food industry led him to found Luv Michael, a nonprofit organization producing premium organic granola. All proceeds from sales go towards programs providing employment and training opportunities for those with autism.
Achievements and Honors
Kessaris has earned numerous prestigious honors, including the President’s Award for his work in transplant surgery. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and member of the British Transplantation Society.
His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, he has served as a UEMS examiner in transplant surgery since 2014.
He founded two nonprofit organizations, Luv Michael and US Autism Homes, to aid children and adults with autism. As a board certified urologist, his expertise and empathy are invaluable assets in his non-profit work.
He was a dedicated philanthropist and respected community figure. He served on the board of trustees at Kimisis Church, was a trustee at Holy Trinity Parish, and generously contributed his time and talent to many local charities.
George Kessaris is a renowned figure in the world of autism. He founded an organic and gluten-free granola production company to provide employment for autistic young adults.
He previously worked as a public servant for the Department of Corrective Services (DCCS) in WA, and was accused of leaking an internal memo to the media in 2016.
He is a master storyteller, bringing the universal Montreal immigrant experience to life with wry humor and meticulous precision. His works capture moments from childhood with longing innocence and an intense sense of shared history.