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Current Titles

  • General Surgeon
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Vice-Chair of the School of Medicine, European University Cyprus
  • Ancien Chef de Clinique des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
  • Laparoscopic Surgery Expert at IRCAD, University of Strasbourg

Specialty Areas & Research Interest

Specialty Areas

  • ­    Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
  • ­    Colorectal surgery
  • ­    Minimally Invasive Surgery


Research Interest

  •  Protocols for enhanced recovery after surgery
  • ­    Image guided surgery
  • ­    Combined laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques
  • ­    Surgical education and simulation

Professional Experience

  • Head of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Clinic at the Medical Center of Paleo Faliro (2015 – 2021).
  • Chef de Clinique de Chirurgie Digestive, Nouvel Hôpital Civil, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France (2010-2014).
  • Faisant Fonctions d’Interne, Hôpital de Hautepierre, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France (2009-2010).

Medical Degree

School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2002).

General Surgery – Korgialeneio – Benakeio Hospital of the Hellenic Red Cross, Athens (2010).

Doctoral Thesis

«The effect of anti-adhesion barriers on experimental intestinal anastomoses».
PhD thesis awarded Suma Cum Laude from the 3rd Surgical Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2015).

  • Diplôme Inter-Universitaire, Chirurgie Coloproctologique, Université de Paris Diderot – Paris VII, France (2012-2013).
  • Diplôme Universitaire, Chirurgie Hépatobiliaire, Université Paris XI – Faculté de médicine Paris sud, France (2011-2012).
  • Diplôme Inter-Universitaire, d’Echographie et techniques ultrasonores – Module d’Echographie abdominale et digestive, Conseil Nationale Pédagogique, France (2010-2011).
  • Diplôme Universitaire, Chirurgie Laparoscopique, Université de Strasbourg – IRCAD/EITS, France (2009-2010).


  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Membre de l’Association Française de Chirurgie
  • Member of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Member of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Member of the Hellenic Surgical Society
  • Member of the Hellenic Coloproctology Society
  • Greek (mother language)
  • English (C2)
  • French (C2)
  • Portuguese (A2)
  • 1st prize, Researcher’s Night for the project “Exploring the Brain”, Nicosia (2017).
  • Scholarship for undergraduate studies in medicine. Scholarship Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1997-2002).

53 publications with 579 citations. h-index: 14, i-10 index: 15 (Google Scholar).

List of published papers:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hz3lIncAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao  https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36187152600

Select publications:

  • Ntourakis, D., Michalinos, A., Schizas, D. (2020). Hybrid Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Partial Gastrectomy for Ulcerated GIST: Surgical Technique with Video. World J Surg, 44(1), 202-206. doi:10.1007/s00268-019-05192-8
  • Ntourakis, D., Katsimpoulas, M., Tanoglidi, A., Barbatis, C., Karayannacos, P. E., Sergentanis, T. N., Kostomitsopoulos, N., Machairas, A. (2016). Adhesions and Healing of Intestinal Anastomoses: The Effect of Anti-Adhesion Barriers. Surg Innov, 23(3), 266-276. doi:10.1177/1553350615610653
  • Ntourakis, D., Memeo, R., Soler, L., Marescaux, J., Mutter, D., Pessaux, P. (2016). Augmented Reality Guidance for the Resection of Missing Colorectal Liver Metastases: An Initial Experience. World J Surg, 40(2), 419-426. doi:10.1007/s00268-015-3229-8
  • Ntourakis, D., Marescaux, J., Pessaux, P. (2015). Robotic spleen preserving distal pancreatectomy: how I do it (with video). World J Surg, 39(1), 292-296. doi:10.1007/s00268-014-2784-8
  • Ntourakis, D., Mavrogenis, G. (2015). Cooperative laparoscopic endoscopic and hybrid laparoscopic surgery for upper gastrointestinal tumors: Current status. World J Gastroenterol, 21(43), 12482-12497. doi:10.3748/wjg.v21.i43.12482


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