Biography

  • Born in Thessaloniki (1958).
  • Graduated from the 5th (E’) men’s high school of Thessaloniki (1976).
  • Married to Vasiliki Papanikolaou (dentist), and father of two children.
  • Speaks English and French.
  • Certified Physiotherapist from TEI of Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki (1979).
  • Admitted to Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1979).
  • Military service as cadet assistant surgeon , and accepted to specialize in orthopaedic surgery for 424 General Army Hospital (1988).
  • Participation in Rouling Council of the Orthopaedic Assossiation of Northern Greece (1991-1992).
  • Member in the publishing committee of “Orthopaedics” magazine (1991-1993).
  • Certified specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery from the University Clinic of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Papanikolaou hospital (1992).
  • Representative of Orthopaedic Specialists and participant in the council of the Orthopaedic Assossiation of Northern Greece (1992).
  • Received scholarship (IKY) for the Henry Mondor hospital, Paris (1992).
  • PhD Thesis (Dissertation) in Univercity of Athens (2015).
  • Works privately in his office (Aegeou 47), Kalamaria, Thessaloniki (1992-Present).
  • Collaborator orthopaedic surgeron of the Bioclinic (former Galinos Clinic) (1992-1997).
  • Employed for IKA as a therapist doctor (1993-2014).
  • Scientific collaborator of the orthopaedic clinic of Panagia Hospital (1996).
  • Holds office in Euromedica Clinic (Blue Cross), collaborator orthopaedic surgeon with a specialist team of orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons.
  • Scientific collaborator of the C’ (3rd) university orthopaedic clinic in Papageorgiou hospital (2006-2007).
  • Member of the Counsil EEXXOT (2012-2014).
  • Representative of ELIOS for northern Greece (2015-Present)
  • Active member of OTEMATH, ELIOS, EEMMO, EEXOT, ISMNI, AAOS, Sports Medicine Assossiation of Greece.
  • Participant in events of the aforementioned assossiations as a president, speaker and teacher.
  • Publications in national and international magazines.
  • Translation of the book “Right in the middle”, by P. Davis, for orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists.εννήθηκε στην Θεσσαλονίκη (1958).


Occupational Fields

  • General Orthopaedics and Trauma (fractures and soft tissues injuries, tendons and ligaments with internal and external fixation  and intramedullary nailing).
  • Sports Medicine (ruptures of muscles and tendons ,dislocations and strains).
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (meniscal tears, ruptures of anterior and posterior crusiate ligaments and osteochondral  lessions).
  • Orthopaedics (total knee and hip arthroplasties, corrective osteotomies).
  • Spine Surgery ( discektomy, kyphoplasty).
  • Entrapment syndromes of peripheral nerves (carpal and ulnar tunnel syndromes).
  • Osteoporosis and Osteoporotic fractures (spinal,wrist and hip και ισχίου ).
  • Orthopaedic Pathology and Metabolic Diseases.