Dr Athanasios A, Papathanasopoulos, MD, Ph.D, FEBGH




Dr Papathanasopoulos was born in Ioannina, Greece. He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Ioannina (1997). He was trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University Hospitals of Patras, Greece (2001-2003) and Ioannina (2005-2009), respectively. He submitted his Ph.D thesis in the field of anorectal motility disorders in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at the School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, and received his Ph.D. diploma Summa Cum Laude (2010).

As postgraduate scholar of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology, Dr Papathanasopoulos was appointed Clinical Research Fellow in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA (2008-2009), and in University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium (2010-2011). His field of training encompassed Neurogastroenterology and the functional GI disorders, with a focus on GI manometry and relevant diagnostic techniques, dysphagia & esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia and the irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, pelvic floor dysfunction and fecal incontinence.

Upon returning to Greece Dr Papathanasopoulos launched his private gastroenterology practice in Ioannina (2012). Since then he has been following patients with the gamut of GI diseases. His practice provides diagnostic endoscopic procedures (upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoanal ultrasound) and endoscopic polypectomy. Exclusively for Western Greece he provides the advanced diagnostic services of high resolution esophageal manometry (HRM), anorectal manometry and 24-hour ambulatory esophageal pH monitoring.

Apart from his clinical work, Dr Papathanasopoulos has contributed educational work as invited speaker in postgraduate courses. Furthermore, he has a rich research curicullum with publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, participation in research projects, and presentations in international and greek medical congressess, having received awards and distinctions. He is also a reviewer for international journals. Finally, he regurarly attends local and international conventions following the recent developments of his specialty.



Αγγλική: Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge,the PALSO Examinations Higher Certificate in English, Άδεια Επάρκειας Αγγλικής Γλώσσας, Υπουργείο Εθνικής Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων, Διεύθυνση Ιδιωτικής Εκπαίδευσης.

Γαλλική: Certificat de la Langue Française, Institut Français D’Athènes.



1991-1997: School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Greece.

1995: Clinical Clerkship in Cardiology, Central University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

1997: Clinical Clerkship in Nephrology, Salgrenska University Hospital, Götenburg, Sweden.

11/1997: MD, University of Ioannina, Greece.

2001-2003: Clinical Fellow in Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Patras, Greece, Prof. Dr. Vagenakis.

2003-2009: Associate Clinical Fellow, Laboratory of GI Motility & Transrectal Ultrasound, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece, Prof. Dr. Kappas, Prof. Dr. Tsianos.

2005-2009: Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece, Prof. Dr. Tsianos.

9/2008-3/2009: Clinical Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, USA, Prof. Dr. Michael Camilleri. Specialized training in Neurogastroenterology & motility disorders, with a focus on gastric & bowel disorders.

8/2009: Board Certification in Gastroenterology (Prefecture of Ioannina, Directorate of Public Health).

2005-2010: Ph.D Thesis: Morphological and Functional Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in the Anorectal Area. School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ph.D Diploma Summa Cum Laude (7/2010).

4/2010-6/2011: Clinical Research Fellow, Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Diseases (TARGID), University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium, Prof. Dr. Jan Tack. Specialized training in Neurogastroenterology & motility disorders, with a focus on esophageal, gastric & pelvic floor disorders.

2010: Arrête de reconnaissance en tant que médecin spécialiste en Gastro-enterologie, Bruxelles, Belgique (Board certification in Gastroenterology in Belgium).

2/2011: Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, EUMS.