Born on the 19th May 1972 at Chania, Crete, Greece.
Raised in Volos city, Greece, where he graduated from primary, secondary and high school having been graduated with countless golden academic medals and scholarships at school.
Graduated from Pharmaucetical School, Aristotle University Thessaloniki with scholarship for 2 years, then passed with "Excellent" degree 1st in Medical School, University of Ioannina, Greece.
Graduated from Medical School of University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece after total 6 years in the Medical School, where he had the honor to study and work under the guidance of famous late Professor Panayotis Spyrou.
Started his fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital of Larissa, Greece, under Prof. Spyrou and then he was Resident of General Surgery for 3 years in total, at General Hospital of Lamia and Volos, Greece. Then 2 more years of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital of Larissa, Greece with extra training of Cardiothoracic ITU at Onassis Cardiothoracic Centre, Athens, Greece.
In 2007, after being nominated twice with the Golden Medal in EACTS courses in Bergamo, Italy, he decided to continue his Residency abroad, starting in MST Spectrum Twente, Enscede, Netherlands.
In 2008 he applied for a Residency Post in Cardiothoracic Surgery in the UK, and he was succesfully interviewed by a panel which was chaired Professor Magdi Yacoob, at notorious Harefield Hospital.
He finished his training as Cardiothoracic Surgeon at St. Thomas’s Hospital, London, UK, and succesfully passed his specialty exams and becomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
He was employed as Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at Harefield hospital where he worked for 3 years, where he performed more than 1.000 thoracic procedures, with excellent outcomes. He was trained and established VATS Lobectomies as standard practice for Curative Lung Resections and delivered more Cryotherapy treatment than anyone else in the UK.
In September 2014 he works as a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the John Radcliffe University Hospital of Oxford, which is the centre with the highest rate of VATS Lobectomies in the UK. On top of that, he operates on Sarcoma patients, as Oxford University Hospital is the bigest Sarcoma Centre in the UK and on of the biggest in the world.
On February 2016 he moves to Cyprus where he has already performed the whole spectrum of Thoracic procedures for first time ever, either thoracoscopic or robotic.
He remains Honorary Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at Harefield Hospital (Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
The highest honor and worldwide recognition comes in February 2020 when the world-renowned medical journal CTSnet publishes an innovative robotic surgery performed last summer and presented for the first time in medical journals!
You can watch the video on CTSnet webpage here.
And that was only the beginning. Until now, four innovative (three of them are Robotic) and exceptionally difficult procedures have already been published by CTSnet magazine. That is an unique achievement, and speaks volumes about his medical experience and surgical efficiency.
He is an Associate Clinical Professor at University of Nicosia, Medical School.
MD, MD ph, FRCS ea
Reward at EACTS Thoracic I
Reward at EACTS Thoracic II