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Athanasios Papas
Adjunct Assistant Professor – Plastic Surgery
School of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
Fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2012 European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Certified Specialist in Plastic Surgery 2012 Hellenic Ministry of Health General Directorate of Public Health and Social Welfare
PhD in Medicine 2011 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Medicine Epidemiological Study of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Northern Greece
Ptychio” Iatrikes (MBBS equivalent) 2001 Democritus University of Thrace School of Medicine
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
08/02/2019 today European University of Cyprus Department of Medicine Scientific Collaborator
(a)02/2018 (b)08/2012 (c)07/2015 (a)03/2018 (b)04/2015 (c)09/2015 St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London Department of Plastic Surgery (a)Locum Consultant (b)(c) Specialist Registraar
03/2016 06/2016 Coupure Centre for Plastic Surgery, Ghent Plastic Surery Fellow in Aesthetic Surgery
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2020 Evolution and refinements of a dorsal adipofascial digital artery perforator flap D Dionyssiou, A Pagkalos, A Papas, L Pavlidis, GA Spyropoulou, E. Demiri Injury 51 S48-S53
2020 Aesthetic surgery of the lower limb Α. Papas, M. Soldin Simon Kay, David McCombe, Daniel Wilks «Oxford Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery» ISBN: 978-019-9682-87-4 OUP Oxford 12.26 1557-1565
2020 Cutaneous melanoma in a 9-year-old girl: case report and review of literature A Papas, P Chitiroglou, E Demiri Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 21.2 81
2018 Aesthetic Training for Plastic Surgeons: Are Residents Getting Enough? Papas A, Montemurro P, Hedén P. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 42 327-330
2018 Urinary Excretion of MicroRNA-126 Is a Biomarker for Hemangioma Proliferation Pavlidis L, Spyropoulou G, Papas A, Demiri E. Plast Reconstr Surg 141(2) 319e-320e.
2017 Is Rotation a Concern with Anatomical Breast Implants? A Statistical Analysis of Factors Predisposing to Rotation Montemurro P, Papas A, Hedén P Plast Reconstr Surg 139 (6) 1367-1378
2017 Axillary Reconstruction for Hidradenitis Suppurativa with an Inner-Arm Transposition Flap Creating a Brachioplasty Effect Ching DL, Mughal M, Papas A, Soldin M. Arch Plast Surg 44(3) 228-233
2016 The BODY-Q: A Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Weight Loss and Body Contouring Treatments Klassen AF, Cano SJ, Alderman A, Soldin M, Thoma A, Robson S, Kaur M, Papas A, Van Laeken N1, Taylor VH, Pusic AL Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 4(4) e679
2013 Combined Use of Isolated Limb Infusion and Electrochemotherapy for Metastatic Melanoma Deposits in the Upper Limb Papas, A. Odilli, J J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 11 16
2013 A rare case of metaplastic carcinoma in an immunocompromised patient Papas, A. Clarke AS, Cook M, Barry P J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 11 111-112
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2017 Clinical study of the prognosis of cutaneous melanoma compared to localization Assistant Researcher
2016 Clinical study of predisposing factors that increase the risk of anatomical implants rotation in augmentation mammoplasty Researcher
2015 Quantifying the impact of Complex Trauma on Plastic Surgery Service (clinical audit) Researcher
2015 Comparison study of Fat Repositioning Versus Onlay Segmental Fat Grafting in Lower Blepharoplasty Assistant Researcher
2014-2016 Clinical study of the quality of life and impact of the rehabilitation process of patients after bariatric surgery, (BODY-Q), Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR Assistant Researcher
2013 Review of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma Assistant Researcher
2010 - 2012 Clinical study in the defect overage of hand deficits with loco-regional flaps Assistant Researcher
2009 Clinical study of the application of synthetic skin substitutes for skin defects coverage Assistant Researcher
2008 - 2011 "Practical Exercise in Microsurgery" in rats, for training-learning microsurgery techniques (experimentation facility with number 19EP 21). Research Team Member
2005-2011 Clinical study of malignant melanoma, in terms of predisposing factors occurrence and its epidemiological characteristics, in the population of Northern Greece Researcher
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
10/2019 – present Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Treasurer Oversight of the management of the financial affairs of the organization (reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow) based on the obligations of the Company
2018-present International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Member Providing interchange of ideas and knowledge for the advancement of aesthetic plastic surgery and continuing education to its members
2018-present Hellenic Society for Surgery of the Hand & Upper Extremity Member Development and promotion of the subjects of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, the continuous education and training of our members, and the promotion of communication between Greek and foreign Hand Surgeons, through seminars, conferences, training courses and webinars. It is also our aim to support the education and training of younger colleagues, promoting scholarships, and helping in fellowships.
2016 – present PRS Open Global Reviewer Evaluation of submitted papers based on the requirements of that journal, predefined criteria, and the quality, completeness and accuracy of the research presented. Provision of feedback on the paper, suggestion of improvements and recommendation to the editor about whether to accept, reject or request changes to the article.
2004-2012, 2012- present Hellenic Society for Melanoma Research 2004 – 2012: Associate member 2012 – present: Member Research and knowledge of the epidemiology, biology and natural history of melanoma in the Greek population. Conducting scientific events to better inform the medical and paramedical world about melanoma. Raising public awareness and educating the public on early diagnosis and prevention of the disease.
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
10/2013 Best poster presentation: Combined use of Isolated Limb Infusion and Electrochemotherapy for metastatic melanoma deposits in the upper limb. Papas A, Odilli J Hellenic Society of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Other Achievements