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  • Medical degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1990

  • Residency training in Otorhinolarygnology at Fulda, Germany in 1996

  • PhD from the Medicine Department of Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany 1996

  • Assistant professor of ENT at the Erlangen-Nurnberg University in 2002

  • Professor of ENT at the Erlangen- Nurnberg University in 2008

  • Professor of ENT at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009

  • Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon by the German Medical Association, Munich 2000

  • Delegate of Greece in the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (since 2009)

  • Diploma of endoscopic Skull Base Surgery in 2017

  • President of European Rhinologic Society (ERS), 2018-2021
  • President of Hellenic Society of ORL, Head&Neck Surgery, 2019-2021
  • Member of Collegium ORL Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS), since 2014

Surgical and academic information

  • 1991 - 1996

    Specialty training at the Department of ENT Diseases, Head, Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery, Communication Disorders of the Municipal Hospital of Fulda (Marburg University), under the guidance of the prestigious Prof. Wolfgang Draf.  

  • 1996 - 2003

    Attending ENT specialist in the ENT-Department of Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, Germany. Afterwards, served as an Assistant Professor in the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, Head and Throat Surgery of the Erlangen- Nurnberg University Hospital, under Prof. Iro, who took over the direction of the Clinic from Prof. Wigand, an ENT Prof of international reputation.  During this period, I vigorously emphasized on my surgical training in endonasal, endoscopic surgery of the nose and paranasal sinuses, otosurgery, surgical ongology, trauma surgery of the Head and Neck, facial plastic and cosmetic surgery as well as in skull base surgery. Additionally, I was in charge of the clinical and surgical training of 16 interns in the ENT Department of Saarland University and 21 interns in the Erlangen- Nurnberg University Hospital ENT Department and I served as an active member in various University Committees.

  • 2003 - 2011

    I was elected Assistant Prof of the 1st ENT Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) Medical School. I served the AHEPA University hospital where I was actively involved in treatment of patients in the 1st ENT Department, performing the whole spectrum of ENT surgery including ear, nose and throat surgery, surgical oncology, as well as skull base surgery in collaboration with the AUTH Neurosurgery Department.

  • 2011 - 2016

    I was elected Professor and Director of the 2nd AUTH ENT Department in Papageorgiou Hospital, where I reformed and organized the department, setting the ground for future clinical and basic research and innovation. 

  • 2016 - today

    I was elected Director of the 1st ENT Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) Medical School in AHEPA hospital. I continue to serve as a Visiting Professor in the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, Head and Throat Surgery of the Erlangen- Nurnberg University Hospital, where I annually give lectures on Otorhinolaryngology for students of Medical School and additionally I participate in the annually held operative courses in facial plastic surgery with international participation that I first organized as a consultant in 1996.

Awards and memberships

International committees

  1. Deutsche Gesellschaft fur HNO-Krankheiten, Kopf- und Halschirugie
  2. Deutsche Rhinologische-Gesellschaft
  3. Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie (D G Ρ W)
  4. European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (Joseph Society, Delegate for Greece)
  5. American Rhinologic Society
  6. Αmerican Academy o Facial Plastic Surgery

National Societies

  1. Panhellenic ENT Society
  2. Otorhinolaryngologic Society of Northern Greece
  3. President of the Panhellenic Rhinologic Society
  4. General Secretary of the Hellenic Society of Facial Plastic Surgery