Pitoulias, Georgios

PITOULIAS GEORGIOS
Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery

Sector of Surgery

gpitouli@auth.gr

Discipline

Vascular Surgery

Undergraduate Studies

1986 DDS, School of Dentistry of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

2001 MD, School of Medicine of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

PhD Studies

Doctorate studies in School of Medicine of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from 1997 – 2003.

Elaboration of PhD thesis with title: “Treatment of the acute intestinal ischemia with intraluminal

intestinal administration of oxygenated fluorocarbons (experimental study in rabbits).” and

acquirement of PhD title in 2003.

Residency Programs

Residency in General Surgery: 1992 – 1993 and 1994 – 1996 in 2nd Department of Surgery of

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Residency in Vascular Surgery: 1997 – 2001 2nd Department of Surgery of Aristotle University of

Thessaloniki – Division of Vascular Surgery

Postdoctoral Studies/Fellowships

2003 Endovascular surgery at Department of Vascular Surgery of Porz am Rhein Hospital. (Director:

Professor Svante Horsch, University of Cologne, Germany).

2008 Advanced endovascular and hybrid vascular surgery at Department of Vascular Surgery of St

Franziskus Hospital (Director: Professor Giovanni Torsello, University of Münster, Germany).

Main research activities

1. Research fellow from 2003 – 2007 at Center for Vascular Surgery, Hospital Porz am Rhein,

Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Cologne, Cologne – Germany (Director: Professor

Svante Horsch).

2. Research fellow from 2008 – 2019 at Center for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,

Muenster University Hospital and St Franziskus Hospital, Muenster – Germany (Director: Professor

Giovanni Torsello).

3. Research topics include a broad spectrum of clinical applications in vascular and

endovascular surgery as well in basic science of vascular diseases. Particular interest in clinical

investigation at the fields of arterial occlusive disease and aneurysmatic disease, with special focus

in aortic endovascular surgery and chimney technique.

Professional Career Milestones

1. 2003 – 2011, Consultant of Vascular Surgery in 2nd Department of Surgery of Aristotle

University of Thessaloniki – Division of Vascular Surgery.

2. 2009 election as Lecturer of Vascular Surgery of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

3. January 2011 – May 2014, Lecturer of Vascular Surgery in 2nd Department of Surgery of

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Division of Vascular Surgery.

4. May 2014 – September 2018, Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery in 2nd Department of

Surgery of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Division of Vascular Surgery.

5. October 2018 – May 2020, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery in 2nd Department of

Surgery of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Division of Vascular Surgery.

6. May 2020 – today, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery in Department of Vascular

Surgery of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

7. 31/12/2019 – today Director of Postgraduate Studies Program (M.Sc.) of School of

Medicine – Faculty of Health Sciences of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with title “Treatment

options and management of vascular surgery emergencies”.

8. Principal Investigator of eight Funded Research Programs through A.U.TH. Research

Committee and sub-investigator in one Funded Research Program. Funded Research Programs

include 3 international multicentre and 6 national or institutional clinical studies.

9. Invited Faculty and speaker at 46th Annual Symposium on Vascular and Endovascular Issues

(VeithSymposium 2019), with topic: “A Propensity Matched Comparison Of Paclitaxel Coated DCBs

Versus POBA In Patients With Intermittent Claudication: 5-Year Results Show No Increased

Mortality Signal For DCBs”