Dr. med. ELENI NTOUVALI
MD, PhD, FEBOT, FEBHS
CONSULTANT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY & TRAUMATOLOGY
Subspecialty: Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery & Microsurgery
Scientific Associate, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Center of Athens “HYGEIA” S.A.
Nikis 27 St. Filothei, Maroussi,151 23, Athens
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Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali was born on 20/03/1976 in Athens, Greece. She attended “Lycée Léonin de Patissia” and, subsequently, Anavryta Experimental Lyceum in Athens, from which she graduated in 1993 with honors (“Excellent” - 20/20). From 1993 to 1999, she studied Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Health Sciences, from which she graduated on 16/07/1999 with honors (“Excellent”-8.65/10), thus ranking 1st amongst her civilian colleagues and 2nd in the total number of civilian and military doctors. After having completed her Mandatory 3-month Hospital Training and Rural Service as General Practitioner (GP) in Arcadia, where she was raised as a child, Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali was further trained for 1 year as a Resident in General Surgery at the 1st Department (Dept.) of General Surgery of the General Hospital of Athens (GHA) “I ELPIS”. Her subsequent 6-month collaboration as Attending Physician at the Private General Clinic of Athens “Galinos” was anteceded by her 5-year Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology at the 5th Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery & Microsurgery Unit of the GHA “Asclepeion Voulas”. The latter included Rotations in Plastic Surgery (6 months); Sports Medicine (6 months); and Paediatric Orthopaedics (12 months) at the corresponding Depts. of GHA “6th IKA Hospital Alexandras”; General Hospital of Attica “KAT”; and GHA “P. & A. Kyriakou” Paediatric Hospital, respectively.
After having obtained her Title as “Consultant of Orthopaedic Surgery & Trau- matology” on 16/01/2008, Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali was employed in Germany (Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Johanna - Etienne Krankenhaus, Neuss) for 6 months and, thereafter, in the US (Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO) for 15 months. During her Service in the aforementioned, world - renowned, highly - specialized Treatment Centers, Dr. Ntouvali has had the unique opportunity to delve into the philosophy and practical details of the various operative tech- niques regarding the entire spectrum of Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery (Endoprothetik) under the guidance of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. J. Jerosch in Germany, as well as in advanced Wrist and Hand Flexor Tendon Surgery under the guidance of Prof. R. H. Gelberman, MD in the US.
After her return to Greece in October 2010, Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali was employed as Attending Physician at the Dept. of Sports Medicine and the Dept. of Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery & Microsurgery of the General Hospital of Attica “KAT” (2011-2012). Since the end of 2012, Dr. Ntouvali has been running a Private Practice as Scientific Associate of the Diagnostic & Therapeutic Cen- ter of Athens “Hygeia” S.A. Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali obtained her degree as “Doctor of Medicine” (Dr. med.) on 05/11/2002 at the University of Saarland in Germany. She has also completed a second Doctoral Thesis at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (1st Dept. of Orthopaedic Sur- gery, Prof. Dr. P. N. Soucacos). More recently, Dr. Ntouvali completed the 19th MSc - equivalent, 1-year Postgraduate Course in Emergency Medicine (2013- 2014), hosted by the Hellenic National Instant Aid Center (“EKAB”), after her successful participation in written and oral examination (“Skills Stations”) on 29/10/2014 & 31/10/2014, respectively.
Moreover, after successful participation in the corresponding written and oral examinations, Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali has obtained the Titles: “Fellow of the European Boards of Orthopaedics & Traumatology” (FEBOT, 2010) and “Fellow of the European Boards of Hand Surgery” (FEBHS, 2013). In fact, Dr. Ntouvali is the first and, to date, the only one amongst her Greek colleagues to have obtained both of the aforementioned Titles, which also constitute Professional Training Certifications currently acknowledged throughout Europe.
On the other hand, in terms of the Continuing Medical Education (C.M.E.), which she enthousiastically supports, Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali has thus far participated in 77 Congresses with Oral Presentations and Posters, as well as in 75 Seminars with Lectures and “Hands - On” Training Workshops on simulators; animal models; and human cadavers. In parallel, as part of her ongoing educational work, Dr. Ntouvali has repeatedly participated as an Invited Lecturer and Trainer in Microsurgery and Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Seminars and has been listed amongst the Instructors for “EKAB” Paramedics since 2013.
Under her dual capacity as Clinician and Researcher, Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali has very actively participated in Scientific and Organizing Committees of the various Depts. of the Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (HAOST) over the past 12 years and has also served as an ad hoc Member of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Awards & Recognition Committee (2012-2014). At present, Dr. Ntouvali is an active Member of 12 Hellenic and International Scientific Associations of great stature and unques- tionable impact.
With regard to her work as an Author, Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali is currently Co-Author in 4 scientific articles published in peer - reviewed journals and Primary Author in 10 articles under review. Furthermore, several of the Abstracts of her Oral Presentations and Posters in International Congresses have been published in peer - reviewed journals. On the other hand, Dr. Ntouvali has been offering her services as a Reviewer herself for the “Journal of Angiology” of the Hindawi Group since 03/11/2013, in response to its Editor’s honorary invitation.
Last but not least, since 16/01/2014, Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali has been serving as Deputy Chair of the Scientific Protocol Evaluation Committee of the Experimental - Research Center of ELPEN Pharmaceuticals (Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Biol. A. Papalois, PhD).
In terms of her routine clinical practice, Dr. med. Eleni Ntouvali is actively involved in the diagnosis and the conservative, minimally - invasive and operative treatment of the entire spectrum of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders, particularly emphasizing on traumatic, inflammatory and degenerative disorders of the Upper Extremity, including the following:
Regenerative Medicine - Clinical applications of the principles of Tissue Regeneration in the treatment of nerve, tendon, cartilage, osteochondral and bone defects using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or scaffolds, growth factors, mesenchymal cells, etc., in conjunction with the application of microsurgical techniques.
Minimally - invasive treatment of Dupuytren’s disease through the administration of Collagenase injections.
Use of hyperbaric oxygen and VAC in combination with operative treatment of severe and/or fulminant bone and soft tissue infections (e.g. necrotizing fasciitis), wounds and burns.
Arthroscopic treatment of musculoskeletal disorders of the Upper Extremity (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder).
Arthroplasties of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder joints.
Damage - Control Orthopaedics, focused on addressing the treatment of severe Upper Extremity injuries, including burns.
State - of - the - Art prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ￼￼￼￼￼￼Osteoporosis, based on the internationally applied Guidelines.