Curriculum Vitae

He was born in Athens, Greece, in 1955. He graduated from the Athens German High School (Dorpfeld Gymnasium) in 1972. He studied Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Athens and graduated in 1978. He trained in General Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Universities of Leiden (the Netherlands) and Nijmegen (the Netherlands).

He served in the Greek Navy as a recruit with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. During that period he held the position of registrar at the department of Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, Athens Naval Hospital.

He successfully defended his PhD Thesis on the Intraarticular Cartilage Transplantation in 1987 and was appointed Assist. Prof. at the University of Nijmegen. He further trained in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and the University College London (Great Britain). He specialized in Head and Neck Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery. He was appointed Assoc. Prof. of Surgery (Head and Neck Surgery) at the University of Leuven and later Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital (UCLH NHS Trust) and the Whittington Hospital (London, Great Britain). Since 2003 he practices Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Athens, Greece, where he is with the IASO Group of Hospitals.

He is, or has been, a member of the following international scientific societies and associations.

  1. American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
  2. Belgian Medical Society (Orde der Geneesheren)
  3. British Association of Plastic Surgeons (applied)
  4. British Society of Head and Neck Oncologists
  5. Dutch Association of Cleft Lip and Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies
  6. Dutch Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  7. European Association of Cranio-Maxiillofacial Surgery
  8. European Society of Surgical Oncology
  9. Hellenic Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
  10. Athens Medical Society
  11. New York Academy of Sciences
  12. Royal Society of Medicine (section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
  13. World Hellenic Biomedical Diaspora
  14. Hellenic Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  15. Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trial Group
  16. He is also a Fellow of the newly founded (1996) European Board of Maxillofacial Surgery.

He has participated in numerous national and international congresses and conferences were he has presented more than one hundred presentations. He has published more than seventy papers in peer reviewed national and international journals, as well as two books. He has also published articles on Plastic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Breast Pathology, Facial Traumatology etc. in newspapers and magazines. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (since 1989). He has also served as a reviewer for various other national and international surgical journals.

In 1988 he was awarded the Leibinger Price of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery for his work on cartilage transplants.

His CV is listed in Marquis’ Who is Who in Science and Engineering (4th Ed., 1998-1999), Marquis’ Who is Who in Medicine and Healthcare (2nd Ed., 1998), Marquis’ Who is Who in the World (10th Ed., 1999) and Hübners Who Is Who in Greece (1st Edition, 2006).

He speaks English, Dutch, German, French and a little Italian. Among his general interests are painting, sports and oenology.