I graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). I obtained the specialty of Pediatrics in Thessaloniki (D Paediatrics Clinic of AUTh) in January 1991. I was awarded a Ph.D. of the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in October 1995 with a doctoral thesis entitled "Clinical Application of Immune Indicators in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Enteropathy From hypersensitivity to childhood gluten ".
From 1991 to 1994 I was trained in the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of problems in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis in the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Cystic Fibrosis of the Pediatric Clinic of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 1994 to 1998 I worked as a curator of the National Health System, responsible for pediatric gastrointestinal nutrition and cystic fibrosis in the Pediatric Clinic of the University of Crete. During this time I have been trained in the endoscopy of the digestive tract of children and adults in the Gastroenterology Clinic of the University of Crete. From 1998 to 2002, I served as a B C-Coordinator at the Pediatric Clinic of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2001 I was trained in the modern diagnostic methods of the digestive tract (esophageal permeability, esophagus and rectum manometry, exhalation tests) in the gastroenterological department of the Reine Fabiola University Hospital of the Free University of Brussels. In December 2002, he was elected Professor of Pediatric-Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I serve at the post of Deputy Professor since July 2014 and I am in charge of the Cystic Fibrosis Unit of the Interdisciplinary Center of Cystic Fibrosis of the Medical School of AUTh at Papageorgiou Hospital.
As a faculty member I teach the courses of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and cystic fibrosis to students in the IA and IB semester of undergraduate studies, in specialized doctors and postgraduate students. I am a coordinator of the postgraduate course entitled "Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition" of the postgraduate program of AUTh and I teach in the postgraduate program of the University of Thessaly. I participate with postgraduate courses in the educational program of the Hellenic Gastroenterological Society (Department of Northern Greece) and the Hellenic Society for the Study of the Liver.
My research work focuses on Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis. I am in charge of doctoral theses and diploma theses and research programs. I have always been involved in many Greek and international conferences with announcements. I have published more than 60 papers in international and Greek magazines after a crisis. I have also written 20 chapters in textbooks, a doctoral dissertation and more than 100 published summaries in volumes of Greek conferences and international journals.
I am a speaker or co-ordinator on many roundtables on hepatology, nutrition (normal diet and problems such as undernutrition or obesity), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, abdominal pain, food allergy Cow's milk allergy, eosinophilic oesophagitis), stagnation in body development, gastroesophageal reflux, vomiting, constipation, Several speeches have been made to clubs of celiac patients in Greece and Cyprus as well as to associations of parents or patients with Cystic Fibrosis and inflammatory bowel disease.
I am a member of seven Greek and two European Scientific Societies. I am the chair of the Hellenic Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology of Hepatology and Nutrition, of which I am a founding member and I have been Vice-President and Secretary-General. I was eleven years member of the Editorial Committee of the journal Paediatrics of Northern Greece. I am a reviewer in many international journals and thematic editor at Annals of Gastroenterology. I have organized five conferences and I have been a member of an organizing committee of twelve conferences (including two international ones). I was 2 times a member of the KESY working group (each time with a six-month term) to recognize the specialization of Pediatric Gastroenterology. I am a member of the Greek Working Group on Celiac Disease and the Scientific Advisory Group of Cystic Fibrosis Patients.