Christos J. Markopoulos is Professor of Surgery in the faculty of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and director of the Breast Unit at Athens Medical Centre in Greece.
He qualified from Athens University Medical School in 1979 and he specialized in general surgery (1985). He received his PhD from Athens University, Greece, in 1985 and his MPhil degree in oncology - breast cancer from University of London - United Kingdom, in 1988.
He specialized in breast cancer management working as senior registrar in surgery at the Breast Unit of St George’s Hospital and Medical School and at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London (1985-1988). He has also been research fellow at Ludwing Institute for Cancer Research at Sutton, United Kingdom.
Professor Markopoulos has published over 350 scientific papers in international and Greek medical journals having over 4,500 citations and has also authored several books on breast disease. He is a member of several medical associations and societies including the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO), Association of Breast Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons (ABS), American College of Breast Surgeons (ACBS), European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO).
He is the current President of UEMS – EBS - Division of Breast Surgery and head of the exams for the European Board of Surgery Qualification (EBSQ) in Breast Surgery. He was an elected member of the EUSOMA Executive Committee from 2010 to 2016.
In 2000, he founded "The Hellenic Society of Breast Surgeons - HSBS" (he was the President of the society from 2000 to 2015) and he is responsible of the education, training and clinical trials section of the society. He is the responsible professor of the elective course on Breast Disease for the final year students of Athens University Medical School. He is national coordinator for various international trials and president or member of the scientific committees of Greek breast cancer advocacy groups and Europa Donna Hellas.
Professor Markopoulos has organized a large number of national and international postgraduate courses and meetings on breast cancer over the last 30 years and he has lectured extensively as an invited speaker at national and international congresses.