Dr. Achilles Ploumidis, MD, BSc, MSc, PhD, FEBU, Urologist


Doctor In Philosophy (PhD) degree                                                        2013

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Medical School

Grade: Excellent                    

Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU)                                2011

Written examination, Grade: 8

Oral examination, Grade: 9

CID: 7946

Certificate of completion of Speciality in Urology                                2011

Specialty Committee, University of Athens

Master Degree (MSc) (2 years) in                                                             2010                                                              

Minimal Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery and Telesurgery

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens                                 

Grade: “Excellent”

Registration number: 805

Certificate of Laparoscopic Surgery                                                      2008

Diplome d’ Universite de Chirurgie Laparoscopique Strasburg University of Strasburg

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens                                   2007

Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science (BSSc) (4 years)

Grade: “Very good”

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens                                   2003

Medical School (MD) (6 years)

Grade: “Very good”

Registration number: 25232/30-07-2003


Consultant                                                                           (9/2013 – up today)

Department of Urology

Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece

Clinical Fellowship in Endourology and Laparoscopy            (4/2013 – 8/2013)

(Scholar of the European Urologic Association – EUSP)

Department of Urology

Prof. Olivier Traxer

Université Pierre et Marie Curie,

Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France

Clinical Fellowship in Robotic Urology                                   (8/2012 – 2/2013)

(Scholar of the European Robotic Urologic Society) 

Department of Urology

Prof. Alexander Mottrie

University of Ghent

OLV Robotic Surgery Institute (ORSI)

Onze-Lieve-Vrouwziekenhuis (OLV) Hospital, Aalst, Belgium

Clinical Fellowship in Uro-oncology and Robotic Urology     (9/2011 – 5/2012)

(Scholar of the Hellenic Urologic Association)

Department of Urology

Prof. Peter Wiklund                     

Karolinska University Hospital, Solna

Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Extended Training period, Urology,                                      (7/3/11 – 25/6/11)

Asklepeion Voulas General Hospital,

Voula, Athens, Greece

Resident, Urology,                                                                   (7/3/07 – 7/3/11)

Asklepeion Voulas General Hospital,

Voula, Athens, Greece

Resident in department of pediatric urology                            (3/5/10-2/11/10)

General Hospital “Agia Sofia”

Athens, Greece

Resident in department of gynecology                                   (16/9/09-15/3/10)

General Hospital “G. Gennimatas”

Athens, Greece

Resident, General Surgery,                                             (24/11/05 – 12/11/06)

Asklepeion Voulas General Hospital,

Voula, Athens, Greece

Medical Sub-officer in the Hellenic Air Force                      (07/04/04 - 20/1/05)

350 Guided Missile Wing

251 Air Force General Hospital                                       (24/02/04 – 29/03/04)

Department of Surgery

Internal Assistant


  • Best poster in poster session:                                                        3/2013

Surgical approaches for prostate cancer 

28th Annual EAU Congress, Milan, 2013

«Impact of length of positive surgical margins (PSM) on biochemical recurrence (BCR) after robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), in a single center series with a minimum follow-up of five years»

Achilles Ploumidis1, Prasanna Sooriakumaran1, Leif Haendler1, Tommy Nyberg2, Mats Olsson1, Stefan Carlsson1, Gunnar Steineck2, Peter Wiklund1

1.Department of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

2.Department of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

  • European Urological Scholarship Programme (EUSP)              11/2012

Clinical Visit                                                                                                               

Fellowship training in Endourology and Flexible Ureteroscopy

(From April 2013 till August 2013)

Department of Urology

Tenon Hopital, Paris, France

Prof. Olivier Traxer

  • First Prize for Best poster presentation                                       10/2011

Junior European Robotic Urologic Symposium (ERUS) 2011

Prize: Scholarship for fellowship at a European robotic training

center of preference                                                                                               

«Comparing the minilaparotomy radical retropubic prostatectomy to the robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy by measuring proinflammatory cytokines. Challenging the concept of minimal invasiveness during the learning curve»

Ach. Ploumidis, N. Nikiteas, D. Perrea, P. Pavlakis, Ant. Ploumidis, D. Delakas

European Urology Supplemets (vol 10, Issue 8, October 2011)

European Robotic Urology Symposium 2011, Hamburg, Germany

  • «Apostolos Deliveliotis» Travelling Scholarship                         12/2010

awarded by the Hellenic Urological Association  

(After written examinations)

  • Second Place                                                                                     3/2010

5th Educational week for Greek Urology residents

Organized by the Hellenic Urological Association

  • Highest score among Greek residents                                           3/2010

2010 European Board of Urology In-Service Assessment


  •  Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS),
    American College of Surgeons Hellenic Chapter
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS)
    251 General Air force Hospital
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    Hellenic Society of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate
    Hellenic Society of First Aid
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    3rd Seminar of emergency medicine

Member of

  • Athens Medical Association
  • Hellenic Urologic Association
  • Hellenic Association of Surgery
  • Hellenic Scientific Society of Robotic Surgery
  • Hellenic Association of trauma
  • American Urological Association
  • European Association of Urology
  • European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
  • General Medicine Council
  • European Robotic Urologic Society
  • European Society of Sexual Medicine
  • Society of Robotic Surgery


  • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic ureterolysis for the management of ureteric obstruction due to retroperitoneal fibrosis: a minimal invasive option.

A. Ploumidis, G. Athanasiadis, P. Sooriakumaran, M. Thanou, I. Katafigiotis, Ant. Ploumidis

Case Reports in Urology


  • Metastasis to Sartorius muscle from a muscle invasive bladder cancer.A Case report and review of the literature.

I. Katafigiotis, A. Athanasiou, P. Levis, E. Fragkiadis, S. Sfoungaristos, A. Ploumidis, A. Michalinos, C. Alamanis, E. Felekouras, C. Constantinides

Case Reports in Urology


·    Sequential robot-assisted radical right nephrectomy and cholecystectomy: a safe combined procedure.

AF Spinoit, K Stravodimos, N Nikiteas, Ant Ploumidis, N Lumen, A. Ploumidis

The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery 


  • Robot-assisted excision of pararectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in a patient with previous ileal neobladder. A case report.

Α. Ploumidis, Α. Mottrie, F. Spinoit, M. Gan, V. Ficarra, R. Andrianne

Journal of Laparoendoscopic and advances surgical techniques.


  • The role of virtual cystoscopy, after multidetector computed tomography imaging reconstruction without the use of contrast medium, in the diagnosis and evaluations of bladder tumors.

K. Kalokairinou, A. Ploumidis, T. Kalogeropoulos, L. Vlachos, K. Stringaris, A. Tavernaraki, A. Thanos, X. Papacharalampous, V. Koutoulidis, J. Letendre, O. Traxer, A. Gouliamos

Advances in Urology

  • Combined robotic-assisted pyelolithotomy and Holmium laser lithotripsy for the management of staghorn calculi: a novel technique

A. Ploumidis, P. Philippou, A. Skolarikos, G. Athanasiadis, S. Raina, Ant. Ploumidis

JSLS. 2013


  • Linking pre-diabetes with benign prostate hyperplasia. IGFBP-3: A conductor of benign prostate hyperplasia development orchestra?

Protopsaltis I., Ploumidis A., Sergentanis NT, Constantoulakis P., Tzirogiannis K., Kyprianidou C., Papazafiropoulou A., Melidonis A., Delakas D.

PLoS One. 2013 Dec 19;8(12):e81411. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081411. eCollection 2013.

Impact Factor: 3.730

  • Expression Profile of CYP1A1 and CYP1B1 Enzyme in Colon and Bladder Tumors

V. Androutsopoulos, I. Spyrou, A. Ploumidis, A. Papalampros, M. Kyriakakis, D. Delakas, S. Sifakis, D. Spandidos, A. Tsatsakis

PLoS One. 2013 Dec 16;8(12):e82487. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082487. eCollection 2013.

Impact Factor: 3.730

  • The impact of length and location of positive margins in predicting biochemical recurrence after robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy with a minimum follow-up time of five years

P. Sooriakumaran, A. Ploumidis, T. Nyberg, M. Olsson, O. Akre, L. Haendler, L. Egevad, A.Nilsson, S. Carlsson, M. Jonsson, C. Adding, G. Steineck, P. Wiklund
BJU Int. 2013 Oct 4. doi: 10.1111/bju.12483. [Epub ahead of print]

Impact Factor: 3.046

  • Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage (Wunderlich syndrome) due to large upper pole renal angiomyolipoma. Does Robotic – assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy have a role in primary treatment?

A. Ploumidis, I. Katafigiotis, M. Thanou, N. Bodozoglou, L. Athanasiou, Ant. Ploumidis

Case Rep Urol. 2013;2013:498694. doi: 10.1155/2013/498694. Epub 2013 Sep 11.

  • IMAC fractionation in combination to LC/MS reveals H2B and NIF-1 peptides as potential bladder cancer biomarkers
    M. Frantzi, I. Zoidakis, T. Papadopoulos, P. Zürbig,  I. Katafygiotis, K. Stravodimos, A. Lazaris, A. Giannopoulou, A. Ploumidis, H. Mischak, W. Mullen, A. Vlahou

Journal of Proteome Research 2013 vol.12(9) pp 3969-79

Impact Factor: 5.056

  • Robot-assisted Sacrocolpopexy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Surgical Technique and Outcomes at a Single High Volume Institution

A. Ploumidis, AF Spinoit, GD Naeyer, P. Schatteman, M. Gan, V. Ficarra, A. Volpe, A. Mottrie

Eur Urol. 2013 Jun 11[Epub ahead of print]

Impact Factor: 10.476

  • Tumor seeding incidentally found two years after robotic – assisted radical nephrectomy for papillary renal cell carcinoma. A case report and review of the literature

A. Ploumidis, T. Panoskaltsis, T. Gavresea , P. Yiannou, N. Yiannakou,K. Pavlakis

Int J Surg Case Rep. 2013 (Accepted manuscript - available online: 29/3/2013)

  • Sequential robotic-assisted bladder diverticulectomy and radical prostatectomy. Technique and review of the literature.

A. Ploumidis, A. Skolarikos, O. Sopilidis, D. Chalikopoulos, P. Wiklund, G. Alivizatos

Int J Surg Case Rep. 2013;4(1):81-4

V. Ficarra, A.Ploumidis, N. Lumen

Eur Urol. 2013 Feb;63(2):281-2

Impact Factor: 10.476

  • Radical surgery for treatment of primary localized bladder amyloidosis. Can Prostate-sparing robot-assisted cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion be an option?

A. Hosseini, A. Ploumidis, C. Adding, P. Wiklund

Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2012 Jul 2

  • Biochemical recurrence after robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy in a European single-centre cohort with a minimum follow up time of five years

P. Sooriakumaran, L. Haendler, T. Nyberg, H. Gronberg, A. Nilsson, S. Carlsson, A. Hosseini, C. Adding, M. Jonsson, A. Ploumidis, L. Egevad, G. Steineck, P. Wiklund

Eur Urol. 2012 Nov;62(5):768-74.

Impact Factor: 10.476

  • Robotic- assisted laparoscopic vesiculectomy for lower urinary tract obstruction by a large seminal vesicle cyst

A. Ploumidis, P. Sooriakumaran, P.Philippou, P. Wiklund

Int J Surg Case Rep. 2012;3(8):375-8

  • Plasmacytoid Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder : A Rare Malignancy
    P. Phillipou, I. Kariotis, D. Volanis, A. Ploumides, D. Delakas
    Urologia Internationalis 2011;86(3):370-2.


  • Partial Nephrectomy of large (>4cm) Benign Tumors
    E. Serafetinidis, P. Philippou, D. Volanis, A. Ploumidis, I.Kardakos, D. Delakas
    Hellenic Surgical oncology 2010, 1:34-39
  • Ureteroinguinal hernia: A rare cause of ureteral obstruction
    A. Ploumidis, I. Boulalas, N. Tzanakis, D. Delakas
    Hellenic Urology 2009, 21: 62-67


  • Robotic Urology(2nd Edition)

Editors: Hubert John & Peter Wiklund

Publishing: Springer 2013

  • Chapter 8: «Robotic-Assisted Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection»
    Abolfazl Hosseini, Achilles Ploumidis, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Martin N. Jonsson, Christofer Adding, and N. Peter Wiklund
  • Chapter 11: «Robotic-Assisted Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer in the Female»
    Achilles Ploumidis, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Abolfazl Hosseini, Martin N. Jonsson, and N. Peter Wiklund
  • Chapter 13: «Robotic-Assisted Intracorporeal Urinary Diversion»
    Abolfazl Hosseini, Achilles Ploumidis, Prasanna Sooriakumaran, Martin N. Jonsson, Christofer Adding, and N. Peter Wiklund


  • British Journal of Urology International
  • Canadian Journal of Urology
  • Journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery
  • International Journal of Urology
  • The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Asian Journal of Andrology Journal


  • Guest Editor for special issue of Biomed Research International Journal (IF: 2.880)

Title: Nonsystemic Treatment of Metastatic Urologic Malignancies: Basic and Clinical Research


Telephone: (+ 30) 210 8985140

Mobile Phone: (+30) 6944298138

Emails: aploumidis@yahoo.grploumidis.urology@gmail.com