I graduated from the Medical School of Crete and completed my specialist surgical training with honors at the Deanery of Athens, Greece. I subsequently undertook specialty oncoplastic breast training at the North West of England, including an Advanced Fellowship in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Liverpool University Hospitals.
I completed my PhD in surgery with honors and was later awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Oncoplastic breast surgery from the University of East Anglia.
I hold advanced qualifications in medical education and I am actively involved in the training of medical students, general surgical trainees and breast surgical fellows. I am an examiner in medical student exams and an instructor in the preparatory course for the surgical training exit exams.
I am currently leading innovation and technology projects in Cambridge Breast Unit by initialising new techniques for localisation of non-palpable breast lesions. The aim is to implement the internationally used new breast localisers as an adjunct to the traditional wire localisation of impalpable breast lesions, in order to improve patient experience and precision of excisions.
I have published several peer reviewed articles and have presented my research work nationally and internationally. I have been an editor in the British Medical Journal and participate on multiple trials on breast cancer treatment and breast reconstruction. I have participated and locally led many national projects on breast disease and breast reconstruction always being focused on delivering high quality services to breast patients.
I have a drive for quality improvement and have already been involved in multiple quality improvement projects and audits in the breast unit with an aim to standardise patient pathways and improve patient experience and outcomes throughout their journey.