The University of Athens
Konstantinos Pantos was awarded his medical degree from the University of Athens in 1981. He specialized in Obstetrics-Gynecology at the University of Athens and in 1988 he was awarded the Doctorate in Medicine (Ph.D.), University of Athens, Greece. He specialized in the field of medically assisted reproduction technology as a senior registrar in the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia (1987-1989).
With nearly thirty years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology and as an infertility specialist, Konstantinos Pantos is expert in all aspects of assisted reproduction treatment and technology. He is internationally renowned for its high quality of care and efficiency in proving patient care and couples seek for his service from 65 countries around the globe, including Europe, Australia and the United States. His is dedicated on research that has lead to successfully incorporating novel and pioneering technologies in patient care providing the best treatment, using custom-tailored
technologies to optimize results for each individual. In addition to his extensive experience in practice, Dr. Pantos is the author or co-author of peer reviewed publications and a welcome speaker at numerous conferences reporting on his successful advances in the assisted reproduction field. He a member of international societies, including the
European Society of Human Reproductions and Embryology (ESHRE), Fertility Society Australia (FSA), New York Academy of Science, American Society Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), as well as national scientific committees including the Hellenic Society of Reproductive Medicine where he serves as the Secretary in the board. He is a member at the sector of Medical Tourism of the Institute of Scientific Research and member at the steering committee Greek Medical Tourism Council (Elitour). He also serves as a Vice President on the Board of Directors of International Health Tourism Center aiming at the organization, administration and efficient management of the high quality Health and Safety certified health product for all the stakeholders of its member countries. Currently, he is a Vice President of the Global Greek Doctors Institute with the scope to facilitate interconnection of all Greek physicians and Greek medical associations around the world for exchange of expertise, co-operation, professional development and creation of career opportunities and incentives for the physicians to return and work at their home country.
Athens Medical School
Dr. Shaheen was born in Syria. He graduated from 1st High School of Damascus and Medical School of Athens University with a Scholarship. He was a Lecturer at Athens University Medical School (MD Thesis) In 1981 . He became a professor of surgery at the technical school in Crete (Greece) In 1984. He was a Director of the Surgical Clinic in Athens Medical Center. The department that he established and continues to direct provides Greek and International patients such as laparoscopic surgery and surgical oncology In 1990. He was a Visit professor of surgery at Damascus University In 1993 and also a Senior Registrar, Surgical Clinic, Evangelismos Medical Center in Athens and Director of Intensive Care Section for patients with Necrotic Pancreatitis. He was a Director of the Educational Program at Athens Medical Center. He was a Member of the Education Committee Hellenic Surgical Society. He became Senior Consultant-International Clinical Relations in Athens Medical Group In 2010 – 2012.
The University of Athens
Having over 30 years of experience as a gynecologist, Dr Giakoumakis studied in the Medical department of the University of Athens, specializing in Obstetrics / Gynecology. He completed his internship at the hospital ‘Krankenhaus Holweide’ in Koln, Germany. He completed his specialty in the University Hospital Alexandra in Athens. He took the position of head of the gynecological department in the General Hospital of Chania and continued his career as Director of the Gynecological department at a private hospital in Chania. Just in 1992 he made his dream come true by founding the Mediterranean Institute of Fertility in Chania and has since helped hundreds of couples (and non couples) to achieve their own dream! His personal pursuit does not stop here. Wanting to constantly develop his knowledge in the field of IVF, actively participates in conferences every year and is a member of: – European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) – American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) – Mediterranean Society of Reproductive Medicine (MSRM ) – Middle East Fertility Society (MEFS) – He was President of the Medical Association of Crete.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School
Dr. Nikos Naoum has been practicing in Athens for 25 years as a member of the Hellenic Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society. After many years in the OB/GYN field, he began to pursue his second passion of aesthetic gynecology. Dr. Nikos Naoum opened the expansion of his practice, Ananeosi Medical Center, in 2011. He specializes in cosmetic-plastic gynecology and cosmetic surgery of the female patient. Dr. Nikos Naoum is also the President of the Greek Association of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Gynecology.
After being ranked 1st in Athens Medical School, Dr. Nikos Naoum performed his residency in three Hospitals where he received national recognition. His reputation for excellence can be experienced in all aspects of his practice.
Dr. Doxakis Anestakis has a University Degree in Medicine from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.TH) and a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratories from the Technological Institute of Thessaloniki (T.E.I.TH). Also, he has a Master's Degree in Health Care Management from Open University of Cyprus and a Ph.D. in Medicine from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (I was taken a scholarship to undertake the Ph.D. thesis of the "Heraclitus II - Funding for doctoral research. NSRF 2007 – 2013"). He is a specialist in Pathology and also in the operation of Biobanks. From January 2014 I am a Chairman of the Management Board of the Panhellenic Biobank from Neurological Diseases (Hellas Neuro-Bio) after elections. The purpose of the Association is 1) support and promote scientific and research activity in the field of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. 2) The organization and function in cooperation with other universities, hospital, research, and scientific institutions PanHellenic biobanks neurological diseases that will include: • Department of brain tissue • Department of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) • Department of Blood • Department of Genetics (DNA-RNA) for use and assistance of medical and general scientific and research community. 3) The promotion of the posthumous donation of body organs for research purposes. 4) promotion of cooperation between scientific and research organizations in the field of neurodegenerative and neurological diseases in general. 5) The humanitarian, social, voluntary support of mental health and dementia and in particular those suffering from degenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Frontotemporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Dementia with particles Lewy, dementia in Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative and neurological diseases in general). From 2009 until today he was a Research Associate in the Laboratory of Medical Biology of School of Medicine in A.U.TH., where he train the students of Medicine and Dentistry School, in Biology and Genetics (438 hours). From 2014 until today he was a salaried Post-doctoral Associate at the Medical School of A.U.TH. In the organization and operation of biobanks. Also, from September 2014 until September 2015 he was a Research Associate in the Laboratory of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology in Medical School in A.U.TH. where he train the students of Medicine School, in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (10 hours). From July 2015 until today he was a Teaching & Research Fellow in the Laboratory of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of Medical School in A.U.TH. He has participated in 200 National and International Congresses and he had announced 190 abstracts in International and Greek Conferences. He had published 31 Scientific Papers, 30 in Internationally Recognized Journals and 1 in Greek Journals (Total IF 32,668 – Citations: 181).
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Iakovos was an Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow: FRCOG from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He completed his Master's Degree, Anatomy from The University of Glasgow and Doctor of Medicine from Ethnikon Kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion Athhinon. Iakovos Soussis is a Consultant Obstetrician-Gynaecologist, Fertility and IVF Specialist. Offering cutting edge technology treatments, he combines excellence in science with a human approach. He worked for 12 years as an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist in British hospitals, including Hammersmith Hospital (London) and Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge). As a Research Fellow to Professors Lord Robert Winston and Raul Margara, he worked on all aspects of diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including tubal microsurgery and IVF. He was the clinician responsible for coordinating the assessment and the treatment of patients with genetic disease in the first worldwide Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), at the Hammersmith Hospital. Returning to Greece, he founded the “IVF&Genetics” Institute of Gynaecology and Assisted Reproduction and was the Clinical Director for 18 years. He has participated in collaborative international trials of IVF drugs and co-authored the relevant scientific article, published in the journal Human Reproduction.
His team was awarded the Medal for Research by the Athens Medical Association, for the first PGD of b-thalassemia in Greece. He gained his membership in the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of London in 1993 and he was elevated to the status of Fellow in 2007. He is a founding member of the Greek branch of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of London (Greece-Cyprus). He qualified from the Medical School of the University of Athens and obtained his MSc degree from the University of Glasgow.
University of Essen
Director Institute for Medical Research and Education, Essen and Guest Professor Krasnojarsk State Medical University. Dr. h.c. Krasnojarsk State Medical University, Former chairman Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Essen, Author and co-author of more than 600 peer-review publications. Editor and Editorial board member of 7 national and international journals. His Five honorary memberships. President European Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology German-French language. Co-founder and President German-Egyptian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Founder and President European Progestogen Club
He was a Cofounder and President Endometriosis Research Foundation (SEF) and Cofounder, Vice-President and member European Endometriosis League (EEL) as well as Board member International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology. He was a Founding member International Menopause Society (IMS). He was awarded Life Fellow ACOG and Emeritus Member Endocrine Society, Life Member ASRM. He was an Advisor for the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD
University of Athens Medical School
Ioannis G Papanikolaou was born in Athens in 1985. In 2009 he takes the Medical Degree with excellent votation. Afterward, he was selected to participate in the two years Postgraduate program in Robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and Telesurgery, at the University of Athens, Medical School, Greece. In 2011 he was distinguished again with excellent votation and obtains the title of “Master of Science” from the Athens Medical School in “Robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and Telesurgery. He was distinguished with the Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) from Athens Medical School, Greece with Excellent votation in 2018. He has gained the First Prize in “Robotic Surgery Marathon”, as well as the First Prize in the “Laparoscopic Simulation Cup”. He is the author of many publications in national and international journals and he is also selected as reviewer for many journals such as The British Medical Journal, Stem Cells International, Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, The International Journal of Medical Robotics & Computer Assisted Surgery, The European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Currently, he works in the 1st Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of the University of Athens, Medical School in Greece, in “Alexandra” Hospital.
He was a Medical Doctor expert in Premature Ovarian Failure (POF), Early Menopause, Fertility Preservation and Restoration. He was a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He was a Head at the Gynecologic Endocrinology Unit, Civitanova Marche (MC), 62012 Italy. His Most relevant scientific contributions at Physiology of Reproductive Neuroendocrine System ( Melatonin); Polycystic Ovary (1987 Insulin Metabolism); identification of some important risk factors for Early Menopause and Ovarian Reserve damage (2003 cigarette smoke, 2008 Laparoscopy in Ovarian Endometriosis). He was a Member of ISGE, ESHRE, AOGOI, SIFIOG, ISDSP. He was an Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics, and Gynecology; Obstetrics and Gynecology International Journal. His Current projects are Oncofertility Center to preserve fertility in cancer patients, even with ovarian transplant techniques.
Dr. Abdelmonem A. Hegazy is currently working as Professor of Human Anatomy and Embryology Department in Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University (Egypt); as well as he is a Consultant of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility. He is the former chairman of the Anatomy and Embryology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University (Egypt); and Professor in King Saud and Majmaah Universities (KSA) 2009-2013 and Misurata, Faculty of Medicine (Libya) 2000. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the following international journals: International Journal of Human Anatomy (USA); Journal of Experimental Medicine and Biology (Singapore)&Women Health and Complications (UK). He is the Former Editor-in-Chief of Zagazig University Medical Journal (Egypt). Dr. Hegazy is also a referee member of scientific research submitted promotion of professors in Egyptian Universities. Dr. Hegazy participates in Zagazig University academic, scientific, educational and professional development activities in the fields of medical sciences development, including basic and clinical research, policy implementation, design programs, set coursework plans, curricula, syllabi, scientific conference paneling, as well as designing and delivering a wide scope of continuous professional development programs, including training, strategic planning, research methodology, scientific thesis and dissertation writing; research proposal, medical ethics, organization’s behavior issues, all with emphasis on system and staff development. Dr. Hegazy is a member of the Institutional Research Board (IRB) unit, Egyptian Medical Syndicate, Egyptian Society of Anatomy, and Postgraduate and Scientific Research Affairs Committee, Faculty of Medicine. His pool of academics consists of original research articles/books/book chapters in various national and international accredited publishing houses. Dr. Hegazy has plenty of scientific publications and projects with many citations. He has got many national and international honors and awards. Dr. Hegazy has been supervising postgraduate students in their thesis works. He is also a well-known reviewer/referee/editorial board member in more than 120international indexed journals. Prof Hegazy is a Global Goodwill Ambassador (GGA). He is also an Advisory Board Member "Motherhood and Childhood of Arab-African Union for Sustainable and Integrated Development; & in Supreme Council for the Defense of Child Rights Egypt.
- Basic medical sciences, Anatomy, Embryology, Neonatology, Trauma, Emergency, Osteology, Neuroanatomy, Histology, Histopathology, Infections, Infertility, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Genetics and congenital anomalies.
Sarem Women’s Hospital
Dr. AboTaleb Saremi is the Founder of the first Iranian IVF center and Sarem women hospital with more than 40 years of expertise.As the pioneer of ART in Iran, is the first Iranian whose works lead to the birth first Iranian assisted reproduction technology (ART) child in 1989. He collaborated on the establishment of at least fifty infertility centers in Iran.
Now, he is the president of the Sarem Women’s Hospital, which he founded in 2006, and also Sarem Research Centers, a center of training and research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and infertility. He has more than 100 publications and books in English and Persian language to his credit and is the reviewer of several International Journals.
D'Youville College School of Pharmacy
Abdalla Abo Taleb is one of the most profound experts in healthcare policy and regulations in the MENA region His expertise extends from HTA & Reimbursementpolicies to regulatory and supply chain strategies in the public sector. He has been involved in the fields of health economics, outcomes research, Health policy reforming, and reimbursement policies within the healthcare industry for 15 years, with experience across the pharmaceutical, biologicals, and vaccines. And now works for WHO as a project manager at the health care reforming area. He graduated in the faculty of pharmacy then obtained a post-graduate in health economics followed by a Ph.D. in Health Economics & Policy from York University. He also has a degree in Project management professional (PMP), Pharm. D certificate and a Master of business administration (MBA). He, in addition to being a committee member and project manager in several national projects in many countries including Germany. United Kingdom, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Russia, UAE, Morocco, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, KSA, GULF, USA and Poland. He is a very active researcher with tens of publication across different well-recognized organizing including ISPOR, ESMO, ASCO, ECCO, iHEA. HTAI and EuHEA. He has been a true contributor to several public and industrial projects in Egypt and the MENA region of his homeland. He committedly changed the landscape of the healthcare policy there.A few examples to mention are his contributions to the establishment of the NORCB (national organization for control and research of biologics), Egyptian Biosimilars guidelines cancer and MS registry & guidelines. Establishing stroke units & guidelines, hospital-based HTA and Health economic unit at the ministry of health in Egypt’s different sectors. Multiple engagement efforts are well recognized in his research by introducing concepts of stakeholder engagement. He also does that by being an active member of many research organizations internationally and locally like the ISPOR. He remains a very rich source of developmental initiatives having been a hands-on experts across different sectors of the healthcare systems and a visionary for healthcare reform.
University of New England
Michael J Sinosich has completed his Ph.D. on Trophoblast Physiology and PAPP-A. His research interests include non-invasive assessment of fetomaternal wellbeing. His research and clinical themes in Development and validation of immune- and molecular assays and Complement Activation, Management of human infertility, Pre- and post-implantation embryo viability, Reproductive immunology, Non-invasive and invasive prenatal testing, Immunological contraception, Implantation and placental physiology, Physiology and clinical application of trophoblast transcriptomics, Clinical application of extracellular and genomic nucleic acids, Technology and clinical application of rare cell genomics, Point of Care testing - Qualitative and quantitative applications
He is the Director of Prenatal Testing (DHM Pathology) and serves as a Consultant at Pictor Ltd, A developer, and manufacturer of multiplexed micro ELISA assay platform. He has published/presented numerous papers in reputed journals and holds several patents.