Dr. Frank Vrionis is a leading spine surgeon recognized for his expertise in benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord. He is chief of neurosurgery at Moffitt Cancer, as well as director of Moffitt’s Complex Spine and Skull Base Surgery Program and the Spine Research Laboratory. Dr. Vrionis received is MD at the Univeristy of Athens School of Medicine, his Master's of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health and his PhD from Duke University.
In addition to his commitment to patient care and research, Dr. Vrionis is a professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery within the Department of Oncology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He is the founder and director of Moffitt’s Spine Oncology Fellowship Program for physician-scientists pursuing advanced education in this medical specialty.
On a national level, Dr. Vrionis serves as a scientific advisor for several orthopedic companies, including Orthofix-Blackstone, Kyphon, Stryker-Spine, AO North America and Synthes.
Prior to coming to Tampa, Dr. Vrionis was at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, where he was an assistant professor in neurosurgery, anatomy and neurobiology, as well as founder and director of the college’s Human Brain Tumor Research Laboratory. In addition, Dr. Vrionis was in private practice as a neurosurgeon with the renowned Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute.
Dr. Vrionis is native of Greece and is fluent in Greek and English.