Meet the team

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The ESMSC Marathon Course was established in 2013 by Michail Ch. Sideris and Apostolos E. Papalois. Our vision is to provide cutting edge surgical education and inspire the new generation of surgeons. Our faculty is International and meets the highest standards.

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Harvard Medical School

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George C. Velmahos is the John F. Burke Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Velmahos has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles, over 50 books and book chapters, scores of abstracts, editorials, clinical communications and online educational modules. He has a strong interest on trauma research and is committed to the education of the new generation of surgeons. 



PROFESSOR @ University of Athens

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George Zografos is a Professor of Surgery at Medical School in University of Athens as well as the Depury Dean of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is the lead of Breast Unit in the 1st Department of Propaedeutic Surgery at Hippokratio Hospital in Athens. His activity in research, writing and editorial work is really huge, as he has more than 300 publications in international refereed journals.





ESMSC Marathon Course

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Our vision

Built on the strongest foundation, the ESMSC course was developed by Michail Sideris and Apostolos Papalois. AP who is the director of the Experimental Educational and Research Centre ELPEN lab supervised MS in setting up one of the biggest and most exciting educational events in Europe. Our vision is to stay on the cutting edge and provide excellence in surgical education via a novel course blueprint. 




PROFESSOR @ Imperial College London

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Professor Vassilios Papalois is professor of transplantation surgery and consultant transplant and general surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital. He leads a Transplant Centre of Excellence focusing on high risk and extended criteria kidney and pancreas transplantation. He is the Secretary General of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), the Secretary General of the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT), a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), a member of Council of the British Transplantation Society (BTS) and the European Society of Surgery (ESS). 





King's College London

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Mr Savvas Papagrigoriadis has been a Consultant in Colorectal Surgery at King's College Hospital London and also a Senior Lecturer in Surgery of King's College London (2001-2015). He works as a medicolegal expert witness to the courts for the UK and other countries and he is a Member of the Expert Witness Institute. disease. He is currently the Director of the Colorectal Surgery Department at Metropolitan General Hospital.