Vasiliki Karlis, DMD, MD, FACS

Dr. Karlis’ specialty focus areas include: pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery including general anesthesia/conscious sedation, and dentofacial deformities including orthognathic surgery and cleft lip and palate surgery.


Dr. Vasiliki Karlis is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at New York University Medical Center. She received her D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and her certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery from NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Karlis completed her M.D. at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana and her general surgery internship at NYU Medical Center.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Karlis was appointed to their Examination Committee in 2003 and served as Co-Chair of the Section in Medicine and Anesthesia for 2007-2009. She was appointed on the Board of Regents for the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health from 2003-2007. Dr. Karlis was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons in 2008, this Fellowship is a highly selective process and only given to individuals who meet stringent requirements and high professional ethics.

Dr. Karlis is well recognized nationally and internationally and has authored multiple manuscripts, book chapters, and publications in peer reviewed journals. She is an active member in numerous committees at Bellevue Hospital Center and nationally has completed her tenure on the Committee on Residency Education and Training of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Karlis lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband and son and enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. She has a medical staff appointment at Greenwich Hospital, as well as NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center.