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Professor of Surgery, Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece).
Christos J. Markopoulos is Professor of Surgery at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). He is also the Director of both the Breast Unit at ‘Laiko’ University Hospital of Athens and Athens Medical Centre (Greece).
He graduated from Athens Medical School in 1979. Specialized in general surgery, he received his PhD degree from Athens University in 1985. He also holds an MPhil degree in Oncology–Breast Cancer from the University of London, UK (1988).
He specialized in breast cancer management while working as senior registrar in surgery at the Breast Unit of St George’s Hospital and Medical School and at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London (UK) (1985–1988). He has also worked as a research fellow at the Ludwing Institute for Cancer Research in Sutton, UK.
Markopoulos has published over 350 scientific papers in international and Greek medical journals with over 3000 citations and also authored several books on breast disease. He is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA) and he is Vice-President of the UEMS-European Board of Surgery – Division of Breast Surgery and examiner of the European Breast Surgery Qualification (EBSQ) exams. He is also member of several medical associations and societies including the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO), Association of Breast Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons (ABS), American College of Breast Surgeons (ACBS), European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). Since 2000, he has been chair of The Hellenic Society of Breast Surgeons (HSBS) and responsible for the education, training and clinical trials section of the Society. He has created the elective course on Breast Disease for the final year students of Athens Medical School. He is the national coordinator for various international trials, president or member of scientific committees of Greek breast cancer advocacy groups and Europa Donna Hellas. Markopoulos has organized a large number of national and international postgraduate courses and meetings on breast cancer over the last 30 years and has lectured extensively as an invited speaker in national and international congresses.