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Iakovos Nomikos
Adjunct Assistant Professor, General Surgery
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
MD 1975 University of Athens Medical School
PhD 1980 University of Athens Medical School   Peritoneal  lavage with or without chloramphenicol in the treatment of diffuse peritonitis.  A prospective clinical  trial. Doctorate thesis. Medical School of Athens University, Athens, 1980. Published in : Surgery 1986; 99: 20-25
Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS) 1990 American College of Surgeons
Assistant Professor 1994 University of Athens
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
Jan 2019 September 2019 Currently Currently Private Practice
  1. Metropolitan Gen Hospital
  2. Rea Maternity Hospital
European University Cyprus
Athens, Greece Nicosia Cyprus Collaborator Scientific Collaborator
Jan 2004 Dec 2018 “METAXA Cancer Memorial Hospital Piraeus, Greece Director & Chairman Department of Surgery
May 1987 Jan 2004 “Tzanion” General Hospital Piraeus, Greece Associate Director, Department of Surgery
1989 1994 1994 2001 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens “”     “” Athens, Greece “”             “” Lecturer in  Surgery Assistant Professor of Surgery
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference
2020  Iakovos N. Nomikos    Surgical Volunteerism Hell Cheirourgike. 2020; 92(1): 3–6. Published online 2020 May 27. doi: 10.1007/s13126-020-0533-z PMCID: PMC7251047 . (Published by Springer)
Iakovos N Nomikos Surviving the COVID - 19 Pandemic Resurgence: Not Easy but Achievable. Hell Cheirourgike. 2020;92(5):155-158. doi: 10.1007/s13126-020-0567-2. Epub
2020  Iakovos N Nomikos  What Else but Covid-19 Pandemic? Lessons Learned Hell Cheirourgike. 2020; 92(2): 41–45. Published online 2020 Jul 11. doi: 10.1007/s13126-020-0544-9PMCID:  PMC7352083
2020  Iakovos N. Nomikos The Importance of Resilience and Resolution in the COVID-19 Era. A             Surgeon’s View Hell Cheirourgike. 2020; 92(3): 97-99. Published online 2020 Oct. doi: 10.1007/s13126-020-            0554-7 PMCID: PMC7569354
2019 , Nomikos IN  Social media networking in Medicine and Surgery Hellenic Journal of      Surgery 2019; 91 (3): 115-118.  
2019  Nomikos IN   Surgery at the end of life. Is it necessary?   Hellenic Journal of Surgery 2019; 91 (2):  62-64. (Published by Springer)
2019 Nonikos IN. Personalized Medicine, Precision Surgical Oncology and the Surgeon’s Role.   Hellenic  Journal of Surgery 2018; 90 (4):169-171 Published by Springer
Karapanos Konstantinos, Nomikos Iakovos. Current Surgical Aspects of Palliative Treatment for Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer.  Cancers: 3, 636-651, 2011
Nikolaos Perrakis, Evangelos Athanassiou, Dimitra Vamvakopoulou, Maria Kyriazi, Haris Kappos, Nikolaos C Vamvakopoulos, Iakovos Nomikos  Practical approaches to effective management of intestinal radiation injury: Benefit of resectional surgery  World J Gastroenterol 2011 September 21; 17(35): 4013-4016
I N Nomikos, Y Wang, K J Lafferty: Involvement of O2 radical in “autoimmune” diabetes.  Immunology and Cell Biology 67: 85-87, 1989 ( Pt1)(1).DOI:10.1038/icb.1989.12
I N Nomikos, S J Prowse, P Carotenuto, K J Lafferty: Combined Treatment With Nicotinamide and Desferrioxamine Prevents Islet Allograft Destruction in NOD Mice. Diabetes 135: 1302-1305, 1986 2/1986; 35(11). DOI:10.2337/diabetes.35.11.1302
I N Nomikos: Is sepsis the only possible harmful consequence of splenectomy?. New England Journal of Medicine 311: 198, 1984 08/1984; 311(3). DOI:10.1056/NEJM198407193110323
Topic International / Local Location* Role in Exhibition
Papaioannou AN, Nomikos IN. Complete axillary dissection may be detrimental to the host.  73rd Congress of American College of Surgeons. International  San Francisco, October 1987 Co-Investigator
Omar Rawhi, Nomikos IN, Piccorelli G, Savino JA, Agarwal N. Prevention of post ischemic liver cell injury by iron chelation.  III International Resuscitation Days - Survival Under Critical Life Conditions. International Rome, Italy,1989. Principal Investigator (PI)
Nomikos IN, Notis F, Kyriakou K. Intra-abdominal approach for complicated hernias of the inguinal region.  78th Annual Congress of American College of Surgeons. Iternational   New Orleans, October 1992. PI
Nomikos IN, Notis F, Kyriakou K.  Surgical treatment of gynecomastia. 82nd Annual Congress of American College of Surgeons. International San Francisco, October 1996.
. Nomikos IN, Notis F, Kyriakou K. Acute pancreatitis.  Where we are?  79th Annual Congress of American College of Surgeons. International San Francisco, October 1993. PI
Nomikos IN, Stratigos P, Farmakis N, Chimona Th, Papatheofanis J.  Conditions affecting the delivery dependent oxygen consumption in critical illness.  XXXIIIrd Congress of European Society of Surgical Research, Posters and Videos Book, edited by P. Rigotti, p. 56. International Padua, Italy, April 1998. PI
Nomikos IN, Vamvacopoulos NK. Need for functional and specific treatment-responsive staging of acute surgical illness. 6th World Congress on Trauma, Shock,  Inflammation and Sepsis – Pathophysiology,  Immune Consequences and Therapy. International Munich, Germany,  March 2004. PI
Perrakis N, Athanasiou A, Ntatsis K, Kyriazi Maria, Kappos Th, Boudouris J, Nomikos IN.   The changing template of retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in germ cell tumors. 96th Annual Congress of American College of Surgeons.  . International Washington DC, October 3-7, 2010 Co-Investigator
Georgopapadakos N, Kalatzis Ch, Manoli Arezina, Papakitsou Fotini, Kokkinos Ch, Perakis N, Nomikos IN. Neuroendocrine tumors. Quality of life and quantity of survival. 29th Panhellenic Congress of Surgery and International Surgical Forum. Local / International November 12-15, 2014, Athens Greece PI
Kontis El. Perrakis N, Politidis V, Maniatis Ch, Ntatsis K, Nomikos IN Right-Sided temporary loop colostomy. A simple and safe alternative to protective loop ileostomy after low anterior resection.    American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress 2015 International Chicago, October 4-8 2015 Co - investigator
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
1985-1990 1986-1987
Basic Research
Transplantation Biology Pancreatic Islet Transplantation for IDDM (mechanisms of graft destruction) Ischaemia - reperfusion  injury
University of Colorado HSC, Denver CO New York Medical College New York, NY Research Team Research Team
1980 1980 2005 -currently 1987 2000
Applied Research
Peritoneal infections Neo adjuvant chemotherapy of solid tumors Metabolism of critically ill surgical Patient Functional staging of acute surgical illness
Evangelismos Medical Ctr, Athens, Gr Evangelismos Medical Ctr Metaxa Cancer Memorial Hospital Dpt of Surgery, New York Medical College University of Athens, University of Thessaly Principal Investigation Research Team Research team Principal investigator
 Pre and postoperative chemotherapy with or without anticoagulation for colorectal cancer. Clinical Oncology Vol. 5: 189-190, 1979. Chemotherapy as the Initial Management of patients with Colorectal Cancer.  In "International Symposium of Chemotherapy Preceeding Surgery or Irradiation in Cancer Medicine". DJ. Wagener (Ed.) Alan R. Liss, Inc, New York. Primary Chemotherapy in Cancer Medicine p. 317-338, 1985. Chemotherapy with or without anticoagulation as initial management of patients with operable colorectal cancer:  A prospective study with at least five years follow-up. Recent Results in Cancer Research Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Vol. 103. 135-141, 1986. Chemotherapy as the Initial Management of Patients with Οperable Gastric Cancer.  A Πrospective Study.  In "Recent Results in Cancer Research" First International Symposium on Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.  J. Ragaz, E.A. Golden (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.  Recent Results in Cancer Research, Vol. 103 : 142-147, 1986. Research Team ( Α.Ν. Papaioannou, J.N. Nomicos, G. Stathopoulos, A. Avgoustis, J. Olympitis) Research Team (Papaioannou AN, Polychronis A, Plataniotis G, Tsamouri M, Kozonis J, Nomikos J) Research Team (AN Papaioannou, A Polychronis, JA Kozonis, IN Nomikos, M Tsamouri, GA Plataniotis, GK Papageorgiou) Research Team (Papaioannou AN, Kozonis J, Polychronis A, Nomikos J, Plataniotis G, Papageorgiou GK)
2005 Neo-adjuvant chemo-irradiation in the trreatment of rectal cancer “Metaxa” Cancer Memorial Hospital, Piraeus Greece Co-investigator
1986   Effect of Cyclosporine on immunologically mediated diabetes in NOD mice. Transplantation 46: 101S-106S, 1988. . University of Colorado HSC, Denver USA Co- investigator (Wang Yi, McDuffie M, Nomikos IN, Liming Hao, Lafferty KJ)
1987  Involvement of O2 radicals in  Autoimmune Diabetes. Immunol Cell Biol 67: 85-87, 1989. University of Colorado HSC, Denver USA Principal Investigator (Nomikos IN, Wang Yi, Lafferty KJ)
1987 Prevention of postischemic lipid peroxidation and liver cell injury by iron chelation. Gut 1989; 30(4): 510-514. New York Medical College New York Co-investigator (R Omar, I Nomikos, G Piccorelli, J Savino, N Agarwal)
1980 Washing with or without chloraphenicol in the treatment of peritonitis.  A prospective clinical trial. Surgery.  99 : 20 - 25, 1986. Evangelismos Medical Ctr, Athens, Greece Principal Investigator (Nomikos IN, Katsouyianni Kl., Papaioannou AN)
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
April 2016- December 2018 -
Greek Ministry of Health Examining Committee for the specialty of General Surgery Examiner Boards in Surgery
Since 2017   Journal of International Surgery and Surgical Procedures Member of Editorial Board
Since 2017 Hellenic Journal of Surgery Editor -in- Chief  
Since 2010 American College of Surgeons (Greek Chapter) Officer Treasurer
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
1970-1976  Scholarship: Medical School of Athens University National Foundation of Scholarships of Greece
1986-1988 Scholarship :Transplantation of solid organs National Foundation of Scholarships of Greece
Since 1990 Recognition: Data from my curriculum have been published in “Who's Who in the World” and “Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care” Marquis Who's Who
2014 Award: for my voluntary contribution in the care of patients and suffering people. The Holy Metropolis of Syros and other Cycladian Islands
2015 Award : for my medical services provided to our community and my stable performance in athletics as a  long distance runner (marathon  race finisher 45 times) The Piraeus Runners Club
2020 Associate Member of the Academy of Master Surgeon  Educators American College of Surgeons
Other Achievements
Date Title Key Activities:
1987 -currently Long distance runner (Marathon runner) Finisher in  52  national and international marathon races (up to October 2021)
1996 - currently Pilot in command, single engine land
2011 Byzantine music (ptychion)