I studied medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. I spent my residency in Cardiovascular Surgery at Hannover Medical School (Professor Haverich) and the University Clinic of Muenster (Professor Torsello). I completed my research fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the Dept. of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Professor Marin). In October 2014, I submitted my habilitation about the prevention and treatment of vascular graft infections at the University of Muenster and became Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery. In 2015, I received the Vascular Career Advancement Award from VIVA/LINC symposia.
I served the European Society of Vascular Surgery as representative of all German vascular trainees and I was the Secretary-General of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Vascular Surgery in September 2015. Today, I work as consultant for the aortic and peripheral endovascular programme at Franziskus Hospital Muenster. I am an active researcher and my topics of interest are the peripheral arterial disease and the complex aortic interventions. Finally, I am a certifed Endovascular Specialist and Phlebologist.
Conflicts of interest: Consultancy for Medtronic, Boston Scientific, COOK Medical, Penumbra
Advisory Board: Boston Scientific, BARD