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Apostolou Thomas

CURRENT POSITION

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

 

EDUCATION

2011-onwards - Master in Health Care Management, Hellenic Open University, Greece
1999-2003 - PhD in “Morphometric characteristics of the pedicles in thoracic and lumbar spine in Greek population”, Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
1988-1994 - 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: Masterlearning 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

  • 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

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

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

 

MEMBERSHIPS

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