Orthopaedic Surgeon:  

  • Graduated from Medical School Athens University, 1978;  
  • Specialization in Orthopaedics  in Athens University (1980–84);  
  • PhD Thesis:  Athens Medical School 1988;  
  • Postgraduation Training as an Orthopaedic registrar in Nottingham (UK). (Queen’s Medical Centre), (May 1984 – July 1987).  

Academic carrier: 

  • Lecturer – Ass Prof. – Ass Prof. in Orthopaedic Dept Patras University (1990-2006);  
  • Professor in Orthopaedic Dept Patras University, 2006-2020;  
  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Dept Patras University, 2010–2016;  
  • Founder and Chairman of the Rehabilitation Dept Patras University 2011–2020.
  • Supervisor in 22 PHDs. 

Administrative Positions:

  • Deputy CEO in University Hospital of Patras Greece 2012-2014
  • Founding President of FFN Gr (President 2017 -2021 https://ffngr.eu )
  • Chair of Global RegCom of FFN and Elected Board Member of FFN Global  

Publications and citations as appeared in scientific data bases:





Research Focus:

  • Mechanics of Bone Healing, OP and Bone biology;
  • Hip and Knee reconstruction surgery;
  • Healthy Aging – Fragility Fractures Holistic Care (Integrated Care)

Research Grants as Principal Investigator in 12 National and European Projects:

1.EU FUNDING 15 Mio €

  • SMART BONE REGENERATION   European Commission  874896—SBR — H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020/H2020-SC1-2019: 874896 Coordinator  
  • «H 2020 -HP ADHOC (724009)- ADVANTAGE Managing Frailty A comprehensive approach to promote a disability-free advanced age in Europe: the ADVANTAGE initiative» E.775European Commission 
  • «Rapid Detection of Bacterial Infection in Prosthetic Joint Implants and Osteosynthesis Material using Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) on a Chip»   AO RESEARCH COMMISSION. Res. Grant Application 02-P41.


  • «Optimazation of the sliding osteosynthesis plate ».  G.R.I Greek Ministry of Research and DevelopmentΝο. 91ΕΔ813, / 6018 /01.06.1993.   
  • «Developmennt of non-destructive methods for measuring bone integrity» Greek Ministry of Research and Development No: 01ΕΔ377 
  • «Expadable intramedullary nailing with use Shape Memory Alloys » Greek Ministry of Research and Development: No: 01ΕΔ404   
  • «Development of Artificial Intelligence Methods for the Rehabilitation of lower leg diseases » Greek Ministry of Research and Development.No:  3.4/  ΔΕΛ 
  • Charitable Support for the Rehabilitation Department on Spinal Cord Injuries No 52800000 Stavros Niarchos and Andreas Mentzelopoulos Foundations and Mr Sficas,  
  • Efficiency of Holistic care in Spinal Cord Injured patients.  Greek Ministry of Research and DevelopmentMIS 5005958, No80493 
  • Integrated Care of Fragility Fracture. Greek Ministry of Research and Development No 81133  


  • Sliding Plates for Osteosynthesis of Fractures and Osteotomies (100131/15.10.1990.(IntCl): A61 B17/58);  
  • Intramedullary long bone lengthening with the use of smart memory implants 4452/2006;

Member of Scientific Societies:

  • Hellenic Orthopaedic Association
  •  International Society for Fracture Repair
  •  British Orthopopaedic Association and British Medical Council
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroskopy [ESSKA]
  • ASAMI international
  • European Society of Biomechanics



  • Musculoskeletal – Orthopaedics in Pre- and Post- Graduate Students in  Medical school of Patras University for 30 years
  • Spinal Cord Injuries Rehab for 10 years  
  • ATLS Instructor and PHTLS Director for Medical Doctors and other Health Care Professionals for 10 years 
  • Hands-on Training in Surgical techniques Orthopaedic Residents for 30 years (12.000 surgical procedures in Trauma and Elective Orthopaedics) 

2.Research and Innovations 

  • More than 100 papers in peer review journal, with 3.300 citations in Scholars-Google with 31 h-index   
  • 19.4 Mio € in comprehensive research projects (European and National) 
  • Two patents  

3.Social Awareness  and Solidarity – Support Handicapped and Aged Individuals 

  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehab Clinic from Concept to Establish-ment (10 years) and 10 years Operation as first Director  
  • Healthy Aging with focus on Fragility Fractures (Founding President of FFN GR and Board member of Global FFN)