PROFESSOR MICHAEL KANTARTZIS
Τel. +30 210 6862534, +30 210 6862532
Tel. - Fax +30 210 6125751 | Mob. +30 6944 587388, +30 6972 20301
I was born in Karditsa, Greece in 1951.After having completed my medical studies in Thessaloniki Greece and Paris France, I went to Germany to become a Surgeon. During my twenty year stay I successfully passed through all the scales of the German Cardiothoracic Surgery hierarchy system. First as a staff Surgeon then as a lecturer and then as a full Professor at the Medical University of Dusseldorf, with numerous international publications and teaching experience.
Since 1996 I moved to Greece having taken the decision to continue my career in my home country. I was offered the chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Athens Medical Centre, where I operate until present. I have practiced all kinds of General Surgery Vascular Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery operations, having operated on more than 5000 patients. Aortic aneurysm operations, multiple graft bypasses, complex valve replacements and plasties, combined cardiac and vascular cases have been on my everyday practice with excellent outcomes.
“In order to have the best international results, one needs to have excellent technique combined with an essential trustworthy and warm Doctor’s-patient’s relationship”. This has been my personal Moto, empowering my team to perform same ways.