Karkos, Christos

Karkos Christos
Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery

5th Department of Surgery


Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 09:00 – 10:00


Vascular Surgery

Undergraduate Studies

M.D., 1991, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

PhD Studies

PhD, 2002, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

Title: “The role of MUGA scanning (technetium-99m resting radionuclide ventriculography) in the preoperative cardiac risk assessment of patients undergoing elective abdominal aortic reconstruction”

Post-graduate & Post-doctoral Studies/Training/Fellowships

• General Surgery residency, Karditsa & Thessaloniki, Greece (1992-1993)

• Basic surgical training (Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, UK, 1993-1997)

• Higher surgical training (Manchester, UK, 1998-2001)

• Travelling fellowship in Endovascular Surgery, Utrecht, The Netherlands (August-September 2001)

• Out-of-program experience, Research Fellow, University of Thessaly, Greece (2001-2003)

• Lecturer in Surgery & Senior Vascular SpR, Department of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (2003-2006)

Professional Career Milestones & current post

Since my return from the UK (1993-2006), I have been working as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in the same vascular unit (5th Department of Surgery, Hippocratio Hospital, Thessaloniki) (1-2-2006 to date). My initial appointment was in the National Health Service (2006-2010) and was then appointed as a Lecturer (2011-2014), as an Assistant Professor (2014-2018) and as an Associate Professor in Vascular Surgery (2018-to date) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. My clinical interests include endovascular surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease & stroke prevention, diabetic foot, subintimal angioplasty, risk stratification in vascular surgery, venous disease.