Dr. IOANNIS M. VARKARAKIS
MD, PhD, ECFMG, FEBU
Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Athens
Mob. +30 6976 809609
He was born in London in 1968 and he is a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Athens (1993). During his residency he served at Evgenideion Hospital and at 401 General Military Hospital of Athens (General Surgery). He completed his residency in Urology at the 2nd University Clinic at “SISMANOGLEIO” Hospital and in 2001 he was awarded his specialty title and received his PhD from the University of Athens, his thesis being on the topic of clinically localised prostate cancer.
In July 2001 he started his post-graduate training at the Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USA. He was employed there as resident staff in Urology; this gave him the opportunity to work with eminent Urology figures, such as Professors P. Walsh, LR Kavoussi, and A. Partin. He specialized in radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic/robotic urology and minimally invasive treatment of kidney tumors with the use of RF and cryotherapy.
Consequently, in July 2002 he went to Innsbruck, Austria, as a Clinical Fellow in Advanced Laparoscopy, under the super- vision of Professors Bartsch and Peschel, where he continued his training in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
In June 2003 he returned to Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USA, where, as a Research fellow, he was given the opportunity to undertake research in various aspects of urological oncology.
In March 2005 he was elected as lecturer of the Second University Urologic Clinic, where he works till today.
Since December 2008 he has been serving as an As. Professor at the 2nd University Clinic of the Medical School of Athens, at Sismanogleio Hospital. He is a Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU-2001) and holder of the United States Medical License Certification (ECFMG).
Since 2012 he is an elected member of the section of Endourology, laparoscopic/robotic surgery and urotechnology of the Hellenic urological association (HUA); where after acting as general secretary for 2 years he is currently acting as pres- ident of this section. He is a competent user of the English language and a holder of GCE-O level and TOEFL.
He is a member of the Hellenic, European and American Urological Association.
He is a reviewer for acclaimed journals such as the Journal of Urology and Urology. He has published 10 papers in Greek and 87 in international journals on PubMed with more than 1500 citations. He has participated in authoring one textbook in Greek and 6 chapters in international textbooks.
Radical nephrectomy - Partial nephrectomy
Transurethral bladder tumor resection
Transurethral prostate laser ablation / resection (TURIS)
Cryotherapy and RF ablation of renal tumors
Ureterolithotripsy and percutaneous laser kidney lithotripsy