Apostolou Thomas

 

City of Residence:

Thessaloniki, Greece

Address:

POB 831 Panorama 55236 Thessaloniki

Telephone numbers:

+306973213000, +302310400367

Email:

apostolouthomas@hotmail.com

Fax number:

+302310213000

 

 

CURRENT POSITION

-Lecturer specialised in Spinal surgery, 1st Orthopaedic University Clinic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

-Orthopaedic surgeon, Interbalkan Medical Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

EDUCATION

Year

Degree

(Honors)

Fields of Study
(Thesis advisor for doctoral research degrees)

Institution

2011-onwards

 

 

1999-2003

 

 

 

1988-1994

 

 

Master in Health Care Management, Hellenic Open University, Greece

 

PhD in “Morphometric characteristics of the pedicles in thoracic and lumbar spine in Greek population”, Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Degree of Medicine, Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

           

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 

Formal Teaching of Residents, Clinical Fellows and Research Fellows

            Post-graduate level

  • 2005-Onwards: Master learning tutorials of specialized orthopaedic surgeons, Medical School, University of Thessaly
  • 2012: Master class tutorials of AO Trauma “Fractures’ management rules”
  • 2009: Master class tutorials of Greek Neurosurgery Society
  • 2008: Master class tutorials of “European Spine Review and Cadaver Hands-On Course”
  • 2008: Master class tutorials of  “Advances in spinal surgery”

 

            Under-graduate level

  • 2005-Onwards: Associate Professor Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki
  • 2004-2005: Associate Professor of Technological Institute of Lamia

 

Clinical Supervisory and Training Responsibilities

  • 30 invited trainer in International and Greek Conferences
  • 54 invited lectures in International and Greek Conferences

 

Laboratory and Other Research Supervisory and Training Responsibilities

Year(s)

Academic Title

Department

Academic Institution

 

  • 28 invited trainer in International and Greek Conferences’ Workshops
  • Head Researcher of National Metsovion Polytechnio, School of Applied Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Mechanic department
  • Coordinator Researcher to European multicenter study, Smith+Nephew, Inc., Orthopaedic Division
  • Coordinator Researcher to INSIDE program of TIDE of European Union
  • Coordinator Researcher to MOVAID program of TIDE of European Union
  • Coordinator Researcher to TREAD program of HUMAN CAPITAL AND MOBILITY of European Union
  • Coordinator Researcher to RAFT program of BIOMED I of European Union
  • Coordinator Researcher to TWIN program of RACE of European Union
  • Coordinator Researcher to MO.RE.program of COMAC of European Union

 

 

 

APPOINTMENTS AT HOSPITALS/AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS

Year(s)

Position Title

Department (Division, if applicable)

Institution

 

Current Licensure and Certification

  • 1996: Orthopaedic specialization medical licence, obtained by Hellenic Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

 

Practice Activities

  • 2003-Today:    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Interbalkan Medical Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2014-Today: Specialised in Minimally Invasive Techniques of spinal surgery, percutaneously discectomy and spinal fusions
  • 2013-Today: Specialised in Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS) of Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • 2009-Today: Lecturer in, Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2007:   Visitor Orthopaedic surgeon, “Baguuera” traineeship program, Collmar, France
  • 2005:   Visitor Orthopaedic surgeon, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
  • 2000:   Visitor Orthopaedic surgeon in Spinal Unit of Kantonspital, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 1999:   Visitor Orthopaedic surgeon in Spinal Unit of Queen’s Medical Center, Nottingham U.K.
  • 1998:   Visitor Orthopaedic surgeon in Spinal Unit of Klinikum, Karlsbad–Langensteinbach Germany
  • 1997:   Visitor Orthopaedic surgeon in Orthopaedic Surgery Unit of Brno, Czech Republic
  • 1996:   Visitor Orthopaedic surgeon in Spinal Unit of Parc, Casteluan-le-lez, France
  • 1996-2003:      Orthpaedic surgeon in private clinics “Galenos” and “Saint Louka”, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

 

 

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

 

Journals for which you serve as a reviewer

 

 

Publications

  • 14 reseach articles in foreign journals (peer-reviewed)
  • 4 research articles in greek journals (peer-reviewed)
  • 7 articles in greek journals (no peer reviewing)
  • Doctoral thesis “Morphometric characteristics of the pedicles in thoracic and lumbar spine in Greek population”, Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1 monograph
  • 3 chapters in academic books

 

Presentations

  • 57 invited lectures in International and Greek Conferences
  • 26 poster presentations

 

 

Conferences

  • 98 greek seminars/conferences
  • 67 international seminars/conferences

 

 

Year

Name of Honor/Prize

Awarding Organization

Achievement for which awarded

(if unclear from award title)

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Year

Name of Honor/Prize

Awarding Organization

Achievement for which awarded

(if unclear from award title)

 

Scientific Associations Member

  • Greek Medical Society
  • Medical Society of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia and Thrace
  • Hellenic spine society
  • Hellenic association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Affiliate)

 

Editorial/ Administrative Work

  • Editorial Board of “Focus” magazine, Temporary Medical Knowledge, MEDK Publications
  • Member of scientific committees of greek congresses 13 times
  • Member of organising committees of greek congresses 12 times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Title(s) or topic(s) or talks

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