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Dimitrios Ntourakis
Assistant Professor, General Surgery
The School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
Postgraduate Doctoral Degree (PhD) 2015 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medicine Study on the effect of anti-adhesive barriers on experimental intestinal anastomoses
University Diploma (DU) of Colorectal and Anal surgery 2013 University Paris-Diderot – Paris VII Medicine Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision – PROGRESSS technique
University Diploma (DU) of Hepatibiliary Surgery 2012 University of Paris XI Medicine
Inter-University Diploma (DIU) of Ultrasound Techniques 2011 Universities of Paris, Nancy & Strasbourg Medicine
University Diploma (DU) of Laparoscopic Surgery 2010 University of Strasbourg, France Medicine
Medical Degree (Ptychion Iatrikis) 2002 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medicine
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2016 Active European University Cyprus Cyprus Lecturer of Surgery
2015 Active Athens Medical Group Greece Chief Surgeon of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Clinic
2010 2014 University of Strasbourg France Chef de Clinique de Chirurgie
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2018 Arc of Bühler: the surgical significance of a rare anatomical variation. Michalinos A, Schizas D, Ntourakis D, Filippou D, Troupis T. Surg Radiol Anat. 14
2017 Pocket endoscopic submucosal dissection with countertraction and partial full-thickness excision as salvage therapy for advanced colonic adenoma with severe fibrosis Mavrogenis G, Ntourakis D, Tsevgas I, Kaklamanis L, Zachariadis D VideoGIE; Elsevier
2017 Submucosal pocket-assisted enucleation of gastric submucosal lesions. Mavrogenis G, Ntourakis D, Tsevgas I, Zachariadis D. Annals of gastroenterology; The Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology 30 466
2016 Augmented reality guidance for the resection of missing colorectal liver metastases: an initial experience. Ntourakis D, Memeo R, Soler L, Marescaux J, Mutter D, Pessaux P World journal of surgery; Springer International Publishing 40 419-426
2015 Cooperative laparoscopic endoscopic and hybrid laparoscopic surgery for upper gastrointestinal tumors: current status. Ntourakis D, Mavrogenis G World journal of gastroenterology; Baishideng Publishing Group Inc 21 43
2015 Robotic spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy: how I do it (with video). Ntourakis D, Marescaux J, Pessaux P World journal of surgery; Springer US 39 292-296
2013 Identification and validation of risk factors for postoperative infectious complications following hepatectomy. Pessaux P, van den Broek MAJ, Wu Tao, Damink Olde SWM, Piardi T, Dejong CHC, Ntourakis D, van Dam RM Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery; Springer US 17 1907-1916
2011 Robotic left pancreatectomy for pancreatic solid pseudopapillary tumor Ntourakis D, Marzano E, De Blasi V, Oussoultzoglou E, Jaeck D, Pessaux P Annals of surgical oncology; Springer-Verlag 18 642-643
2011 Splenic Vein–Inferior Mesenteric Vein Anastomosis to Lessen Left-Sided Portal Hypertension After Pancreaticoduodenectomy With Concomitant Vascular Resection, Ferreira N, Oussoultzoglou E, Fuchshuber P, Ntourakis D, Narita M, Rather M, Rosso E, Addeo P, Pessaux P,  Jaeck D. Archives of Surgery; American Medical Association 146 1375-1381
2011 Subclinical activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Do risk factors exist? International Ntourakis D, Sergentanis TN, Georgiopoulos I, Papadopoulou E, Liasis L, Kritikos E, Tzardis P, Laopodis V Journal of Surgery; Elsevier 9 374-377
2010 Robotic distal splenopancreatectomy: bridging the gap between pancreatic and minimal access surgery. Ntourakis D, Marzano E, Penza Lopez PA, Bachellier P, Jaeck D, Pessaux P Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery; Springer-Verlag 14 1326-1330
Date Topic International / Local Location* Role in Exhibition
2019 Educa – Educational Congress International Helsinki / Finland Invited speaker
2018 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons International Boston / USA Congress participant / New fellow
2018 44th Panhellenic Medical Congress National Athens / Greece Invited speaker
2018 31st Panhellenic Congress of Surgery and International Surgery Forum International Athens / Greece Scientific communication presenter / Invited speaker
2018 New techniques in Hepatobiliary Surgery International Strasbourg / France Invited faculty member – lab trainer
2017 Exploring the Brain public outreach activity at SNFCC National Athens / Greece Activity lead / invited speaker
2016 XIII Congress of the National Ukrainian Oncologic Society International Kiev / Ukraine Invited speaker
2012 10th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association International Paris / France Scientific communication presenter
2012 ILTS 18th Annual International Congress International San Francisco / USA Scientific communication presenter
2011 9th Congress of the EHPBA International Cape Town / South Africa Research team member
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2011-2014 French Colorectal Liver Metastases Working Group. Association Française de Chirurgie (AFC) Researcher
2011-2014 Image Guided Surgery protocols IRCAD / University of Strasbourg Researcher
2011-2014 Transanal Mesorectal Excision (eProgress protocol) IRCAD / University of Strasbourg Researcher
2017 – active Ambulatory surgery in private practice Athens Medical Group – Paleo Faliro Clinic Scientific Coordinator
2018 – active Digital Enhanced Learning in Higher Education European University Cyprus Research team member
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2010 – active IRCAD research lab and University of Strasbourg Laparoscopic Surgery Expert / lab trainer Training consultant surgeons το new laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques.
2017 – active European University Cyprus Simulation program lead Organization, planning and applying simulation in medical teaching.
2018 – active European University Cyprus Structure and Function committee chair Assessment and organization of the EUC School of Medicine Structure & Function program.
2018 – active ELPEN research center Joint Steering committee with EUC. Supervision and planning of the joint research activity between the ELPEN research center and EUC School of Medicine.
2018 – active Hellenic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Society (ΕΕΚΑΑ) Chair of the Trauma committee Coordination and organization of training, research and social activities for the improvement of Trauma care.
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
1996 Scholarship “Arapaki” for excellence during all years of medical studies at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
2017 1ο prize for the activity “Exploring the brain” at the Nicosia Researcher’s Night. Research Promotion Foundation (RPF)
Other Achievements
Date Title Key Activities:
Active Ad Hoc reviewer for The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery. ISSN: 1478-596X. Wiley Scientific journal peer-reviewer
Active Ad Hoc reviewer for the World Journal of Surgical Oncology. ISSN: 1477-7819. BioMed Central. Scientific journal peer-reviewer
Active Ad Hoc reviewer for the Medical Science – Monitor. ISSN: 1234-1010. International Scientific Information, Inc. Scientific journal peer-reviewer
Active Ad Hoc reviewer for the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. ISSN: 2221-1691. Elsevier Scientific journal peer-reviewer
Active Ad Hoc reviewer for the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. ISSN: 1948-9366. Baishideng Publishing Group. Scientific journal peer-reviewer
Active Ad Hoc reviewer for the Journal of Investigative Surgery. ISSN: 0894-1939. Taylor & Francis Group Scientific journal peer-reviewer
Active Ad Hoc reviewer for the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. ISSN: 1861-6410. Springer Scientific journal peer-reviewer
Active Ad Hoc reviewer for Medicine. ISSN: 0025-7974. Wolters Kluwer Scientific journal peer-reviewer