Graduated from Athens, Greece in 2007 and then moved to the UK to undertake a Master’s Degree in Cancer Therapeutics at Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University. This was followed by his foundation and core surgical training years. In 2015 he has completed a PhD at Imperial College London. His thesis involved analysis of body composition for patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer and its relationship with the systemic and local immune response and outcomes. He has also been a teaching fellow for surgery at Imperial College London based at Northwick Park Hospital side.
He subsequently commenced his higher surgical training and completed it in North West London. George's training included broad general surgical training with a focus on gastrointestinal surgery in busy district general hospitals as well as in London tertiary centres of excellence ,like the Royal Marsden and St Mark's hospital. As such he has a wide range of experience in gastrointestinal surgery (cancer, inflammatory bowel disease , pelvic floor), emergency and elective general surgery as well as hernia surgery. He is considered an expert in both minimally invasive and open surgery.
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