2004 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society,Inductee as 3rd year medical student;
2004 Distinguished Service Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society;
2006-2007 Intern of the Year, Department of General Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago;
2010 Roy and Joan Kroc Academic Scholar Award, University of Illinois at Chicago;
2010 Best Basic Science Presentation, Association of VA Surgeons;
2011 Lloyd Rogers Award – Best Overall Presentation, Association of VA Surgeons;
2011 Research Resident of the Year, General Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago;
2012 Olga Jonasson Symposium – Basic Science Presentation Department of General Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago;
2015 Best Quick-Shot Presentation, Association of VA Surgeons.
Liu KJ, Havelka G, Khadra S. Peri-Operative Myocardial Infarction in a Patient with Metabolic Syndrome. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. 2007; 21(6): 350- 352.
Novis SJ, Havelka GE, Ostrowski D, Levin B, Blum-Eisa L, Prystowski JB, Kibbe MR. Prevention of Thromboembolic Events in Surgical Patients Through the Creation and Implementation of a Computerized Risk Assessment Program. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2010; 51(3): 648-654.
Ashley K Vavra, MD; George E. Havelka, MD; Janet Martinez, AAS; Vanessa R Lee, BS; Bo Fu, BS; Qun Jiang, MD; Larry K Keefer, PhD; Melina R Kibbe, MD. Insights into the Effect of Nitric Oxide and its Metabolites Nitrite and Nitrate at Inhibiting Neointimal Hyperplasia. Nitric Oxide. 2011; 25(1): 22-30.
George E. Havelka MD, Melissa E. Hogg MD, Janet Martinez AAS, Monisha N. Banerjee BS, Qun Jiang MD, Melina R. Kibbe MD. Adventitial Contributions of the Extracellular Signal-regulated Kinase and Akt Pathways to Neointimal Hyperplasia. American Journal of Surgery. 2011; 202(5): 515-519.
Elaine K. Gregory, MD; Ashley K. Vavra, MD; Edward S. Moreira, PhD; George E. Havelka, MD; Qun Jiang, MD; Melina R. Kibbe, MD. Antioxidants Modulate the Antiproliferative Effects of Nitric Oxide on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Adventitial Fibroblasts: Role of Oxidative Stress. American Journal of Surgery. 2011; 25(1): 536-540.
George E. Havelka, MD; Nick D. Tsihlis, PhD; Edward S. Moreira, PhD; Monica Rodriguez, MD; Zheng Wang; Janet Martinez, AAS; Joe Hrabie, PhD; Larry K. Keefer, PhD; Melina R. Kibbe, MD. Nitric Oxide Delivery via a Permeable Balloon Catheter Inhibits Neointimal Growth after Arterial Injury. Journal of Surgical Research. 2013 Mar; 180(1): 35-42.
Edward SM Bahnson, Nathaniel Koo, Nadiezhda Cantu-Medellin, Aaron Y. Tsui, George E. Havelka, Janet M. Vercammen, Qun Jiang, Eric E. Kelley, Melina R. Kibbe. Nitric Oxide Inhibits Neointimal Hyperplasia Following Vascular Injury via Differential, Cell-specific Modulation of SOD-1 in the Arterial Wall. Nitric Oxide. 2015; 44:8-17.
Rommel C. Morales, Edward S.M. Bahnson, George E. Havelka, Nadiezhda Cantu-Medellin, Eric E. Kelley, Melina R. Kibbe. Sex-based differential regulation of oxidative stress in the vasculature by nitric oxide. Redox Biology. 2015 Apr; 4:226- 233.
George E. Havelka, Karen J. Ho. (2014). Angiosome-Directed Lower Extremity Revsacularization. In Current Vascular Surgery (pp. 193-200). Shelton, CT: People’s Medical Publishing House.