Director, Cardiac Surgery Department

Specialty Areas & Research Interest

Specialty Areas

  • Cardiac Valve Surgery
  • Aortocoronary Bypass Surgery
  • Surgery of the Aorta and Great Vessels
  • Surgery of Congenital Disease in Adulthood

Research Interest

  • Bioprosthetic valves
  • Anticalcification treatment of implantable biological devices

Professional Experience

  • March 2015-present, Director, Cardiac Surgery Euroclinic of Athens
  •  Oct. 1999-March 2015, Director, Cardiac Surgery, Athens Medical-Psychico Clinic, Athens Medical Center
  •  Oct. 1995-Sept., Director Cardiac Surgery, General Clinic of Athens and «Ygeia» Hospital

Medical Degree

Medical School, University of Patras, 1984

PhD, University of Athens 1988

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery 1991, University of London, UK

Feb. 1995-Sept. 1995:  Clinical Associate Cardiac Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, Tuffts Medical School

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

April 1993-March 1995:  Fellow Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical

School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Jan. 1992-March 1993: Visiting Professor Cardiothoracic Surgery, Albert Starr Academic Center for

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Portland, Oregon, USA

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  •         1984       MD                     Medical Degree, University of Patras, Greece
  •         1991       PhD                    PhD, University of Athens
  •         1991       FRCS                  Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  •         1995       FICS                   Fellow of International College of Surgeons (US section)
  • .      2000       FETCS                Fellow of European Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  •         2001       FACS                   Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  •         2002       LFIBA                 Life Fellow International Biographical Association
  •         2002       DG                     Deputy Governor, American Biographical Institute
  •         2002       DDG                   Deputy Director General, International Biographical Αssociation
  • 2014   ATLS (Advanced Trauma and Life Support), American College of Surgeons, Issued by University of


  • 2004    Master Diploma in Cardiothoracic Surgery by World Academy of Letters
  • 2002    Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute
  • 1998    Active Member of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery-European Chapter
  • 1997    Active Member of the European Association For Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • 1996    Active Member of the Hellenic Cardiological Society
  • 1995    Active Member of the Hellenic Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • 1988    Associate Member of the Hellenic Vascular  Surgical Association
  • 1984    First Class Honors in MD, University of Patras
  • 1978-1984  Four Scholarships by the Greek National Grant Organization during MD studies

Patents with Industrial Applications
• 2021 US Patent, No 16/117,413
“Anticalcification Treatment for Implantable Biological Tissues Using Calcitonin”
• 2010 World Patent: PCT/GR2010/000050
“Support System of Bioprosthetic Valves with a Heart Shape Commissural Post”
• 2010 Greek Patent, No 1007028
“Support System of Bioprosthetic Valves with a Heart Shape Commissural Post”
• 2009 Greek Patent, No 1006462
“A Novel Bioprosthetic Trachea Derived From Seal Trachea”
• 2007 Greek Patent, No 1005718
“Human Cardiac Valve Replacement with Seal Cardiac Valve (Aortic or Pulmonary)”
• 2000 US Patent, No 6,165,216, Dec. 26, 2000
“Human Cardiac Valve Replacement with Marine Mammal Ventricular Outflow (aortic
Or pulmonary) Valve
• 1. AGATHOS EA “The Role of Calcitonin and Parathormone During the Transient Hypocalcemia Following Total Thyroidectomy” University of Athens; 1988: 1-58

• 2. AGATHOS EA, Lianis P, Chanoun G, Kontaxakis K “Ectopic Gastric Tissue in a Young Adult” Iatrika Chronika; Vol 11.11, Nov 1988: 949-51

• 3. AGATHOS EA, Pappa M, Papadopoulos O, Kontaxakis K“Ring Type Adenocarcinoma of Small Intestine. Case Report and Bibliographic Reference” Iatrika Chronica; Vol 11.9, Sept 1988: 867-71

• 4. AGATHOS EA, Starr “Mitral Valve Replacement” Current Problems in Surgery; Vol XXX, June 1993: 481-600

• 5. AGATHOS EA, Starr A “Aortic Valve Replacement” Current Problems in Surgery; Vol XXX; July 1993: 601-720

• 6. AGATHOS EA, Hussein A, Trehan H, Trenholme S, Floten S “Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of Left Internal Mammary Artery Graft” Ann Thorac Surg 1993; 56: 966-8

• 7. AGATHOS EA, King D, Starr A “Valve Repair for Mitral Insufficiency in the Aging Population” Greek Journal of Clin Pathology; Vol 9-11, No 39-41, Dec 1994: 8-11

• 8. ΑGATHOS EA, Torchiana DF, Buckley MJ, Daggett WM, Vlahakes G, Hilgenberg A, Austin G. “Mitral Valve Replacement for Postinfarction Papillary Muscle Rupture” Acta Chirurgica Hellenica 1996,68:600-605

• 9. AGATHOS EA, Moran M, Mangion J, Engelman RM, Rousou JA. “Diverticula” of Anterior Mitral Valve Leaflet as a Cause of Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis J Heart Valve Dis 1996:Vol.5, No3, 309-11

• 10. J Rousou, R Engelman, J Flack III, D Deaton, A AGATHOS, J Garb, S Owen “Does the presence of carotid disease predispose to stroke during normothermic coronary revascularization?” Cardiovascular Surgery vol. 4 issue 5 October, 1996. p. 665

• 11. AE Petropoulos, ML Cheney, EA AGATHOS, A Lamothe «A Peripatetic Pancreatic Pseudocyst in the Neck» J of Otolaryngology 2000: Vol 29, No 4, 247-250

• 12. EA AGATHOS, GP Hatziantoniou, GI Kontogiannis, GT Mastrokostopoulos, BI Michalev, PN Petropoulakis «Giant Chronic Dissecting Aneurysm of the Ascending Aorta Type II Following Multiple Open Heart Operations» Hellenic J Cardiology 2001: Vol 42, 48-52

• 13. K Vourdami, L Stergiou, C Priftis, J Ziotis, B Lepenos, G Kontogiannis, EA AGATHOS, D Papantonatos «A Study of Factors Influencing the Duration of Mechanical Ventilation Following CABG» Nosokomiaka Chronika 2002: Vol 64, 283

• 14. EA AGATHOS, P Siderakis, G Kontogiannis, B Lepenos, J Boulgaris, L Stergiou, D Papantonatos «Total Hypothermic Arrest for Redo Tricuspid Valve Replacement» Syghroni Iatriki Enimerosi 2002: Vol 8, 65-67

• 15. C Priftis, L Stergiou, EA AGATHOS, D Papantonatos «Pulmonary Embolism» Syghroni Iatriki Enimerosi 2003: Vol 10, 29-38

• 16. EA AGATHOS «Developments in Cardiac Surgery» Syghroni Iatriki Enimerosi 2003: Vol 10, 45-51

• 17. Stergiou L, AGATHOS EA, Priftis C, Papantonatos D “Surgical treatment of infective endocarditis” Medical Annals 2004: Vol 27, 558-560

• 18. EA AGATHOS, S Fregoglou, A. Katsianis, P. Siderakis, N, Drakopoulou “ Chronic Pulmonary Embolism” Journal of Cardiac Surgery; Vol 24, issue 3, pp 317-8, April 2009

• 19. EA AGATHOS, P Tomos, E. Lachanas. H Gakiopoulou, A Pantopoulou, D
Perrea “Experimental replacement of pig trachea with novel bioprosthesis from Harp Seal”
Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals; Vol. 18, No. 6, pp 557-562, Dec. 2010
• 20. P Tomos, G Karagkiouzis, P Paraskeva, E Spartalis, E Lachanas, TP
Vassilakopoulos, EA AGATHOS “Three-Dimensional Imaging of a
Ductus Arteriosus Aneurysm in an Adult” Ann Thorac Surg 2011; 91:931

• 21. EA AGATHOS, M Shen, Μ Katsiboulas, P Koutsoukos, G Gloustianou
“In vivo calcification of glutaraldehyde fixed cardiac valve and
pericardium of Phoca Groenlandica” ASAIO Journal; 57(4):328-332,
July/August 2011

• 22. EA AGATHOS, E. Lachanas, G. Karagiouzis, E. Spartalis, P. Tomos
“Cardiopulmonary bypass-assisted resection of mediastinal masses” Journal of Cardiac Surgery; Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 338–341, May 2012

• 23. EA AGATHOS, M Shen, W Styrc, S Giannakopoulou, E Lachanas, P Tomos “Hydrodynamic performance of a prototype bioprosthetic valve derived from the pulmonary valve of Phoca Groenlandica”
ASAIO Journal; 58(5):535-539, September/October 2012.

• 24. P Tomos, E Lachanas, EA AGATHOS, L Grigorakos “Pulmonary
aspergillosis in chronic Leflunomide treatment” Surgical Infections.
August 2012, 13(4): 282-283

• 25. C Markakis, P Tomos, E Spartalis, P Lampropoulos, L
Grigorakos, D Dimitroulis, E Lachanas, EA AGATHOS
“The Belsey Mark IV: an operation with an enduring role in the
management of complicated hiatal hernia” BMC Surgery 2013, 13:24

• 26. EA AGATHOS, D Tafralis, G Kafetsis, G Gloustianou, E Lachanas
“Local Cardiac Recurrence of Intravenous Leiomyomatosis”
Ann Thorac Surg 2014; 97 (3), p.1084

• 27. EA AGATHOS “Support System of Bioprosthetic Valves With A Heart
Shape Commissural Post” J Am Coll Cardiol Intv. 2015;8(2_S):S55-S55

• 28. E Spartalis, C Markakis, D Moris, E Lachanas, EA AGATHOS, A
Karakatsani, G Karagkiouzis, A Athanasiou, D Dimitroulis, P Tomos
“Results of the modified bi-pectoral muscle flap procedure for
post- sternotomy deep wound infection” Surgery Today, May 2015, 1-6

• 29. EA AGATHOS “Bioprosthetic Valves With A Novel Support System With
Heart Shape Commissural Posts” SM J Cardiolog and Cardiovasc
Disord. 2015;1(1):1002

• 30. EA AGATHOS, A Katsianis, A Saridaki, D Katritsis “A Neglected Case of
Pacing Wire Endocarditis” Surg Infect (Larchmt), Jul 2016, 17(4): 499

• 31. EA AGATHOS “The use of a second arterial conduit does not improve
The long-term survival in patients after coronary artery bypass: a
Swedish nationwide registry study” hellenicjcardiol, [S.l.], v. 59, n. 4, p.
326, Oct. 2018.

• 32. EA AGATHOS, P. Tomos, N. Kostomitsopoulos, P. Koutsoukos “
Sodium Bisulphite as an anticalcification treatment for implantable
biological tissues” Chirurgia 2019 December;32(6):313-7

• 33. EA AGATHOS, P. Tomos, N. Kostomitsopoulos, P. Koutsoukos
“Calcitonin as an anticalcification treatment for implantable biological
tissues” Journal of Cardiology Vol. 73, Issue 2, Feb.2019, pp 179-182

• 34. EA AGATHOS, P. Tomos, N. Kostomitsopoulos, P. Koutsoukos
“A Novel Anticalcification Treatment Strategy for Bioprosthetic Valves
And Review of the Literature” Journal of Cardiac Surgery Vol. 34, Issue 10, pp 895-900, October 2019

• 35. EA AGATHOS, G. Anastasiadis, A. Saridaki “Pseudoaneurysm
formation of the ascending aorta” J Cardiothorac Surg Ther 2020:4(1):57

• 36. EA AGATHOS, E. Lachanas, S. Agathos, P. Tomos, N.
Kostomitsopoulos, P. Koutsoukos “A comparison between Therma-fix
And Bisulphite anticalcification Treatments for Implantable Biological
Tissues” Paper accepted for publication at Chirurg