Faculty

Hakki Tankut Akay

Hakki Tankut Akay

Professor, MD, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, TURKEY

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Miguel Amore

Miguel Amore

MD, FACS, Phlebology and Lymphology Unit, Cardiovascular Surgery Division, Central Military Hospital, Lymphology Unit, Favaloro Foundation, University Hospital, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

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Mauro Andrade

Mauro Andrade

Associate Professor of Surgery, University of São Paulo, Past President of the ISL, BRAZIL

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Nikolaos Arkadopoulos

Nikolaos Arkadopoulos

MD, PhD, Professor & Chairman, 4th Department of Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, GREECE

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Rudiger Baumeister

Rudiger Baumeister

MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Microsurgery, Consultant in Lymphology, Former Head of Plastic-Hand-Micro-Surgery Ludwig Maximilians University Munich Campus Grosshadern, Muenchen, GERMANY

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Jean-Paul Belgrado

Jean-Paul Belgrado

Lymphology Clinic of Brussels - Université libre de Bruxelles -CHU St. Pierre, France
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Michael Bernas

Michael Bernas

MS, Associate Professor of Medical Education, TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Tobias Bertsch

Tobias Bertsch

MD, PhD, Senior Consultant for Internal Medicine at the Foeldi Clinic, European Centre of Lymphology, GERMANY

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Francesco Boccardo

Francesco Boccardo

MD, PhD, FACS, Associate Professor, General Surgery, Chief of Unit of Surgical Lymphology, Department of Cardio-Thoracic, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, S. Martino University Hospital, President of European Society of Lymphology, Genoa, ITALY

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Pinar Borman

Pinar Borman

MD, PhD, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), Ankara City Hospital Complex, Rehabilitation Hospital &University of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine Department of PMR, Ankara, Turkey

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Pierre Bourgeois

Pierre Bourgeois

MD, PhD, MCU-PH, Professeur de l’Université, Maître de conférences (honoraire), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Chef de Clinique consultant, Clinique Multi-disciplinaire de Lymphologie, Service de Dermatologie, Hôpital Erasme, Services de Chirurgie Vasculaire et de Médecine Nucléaire, Hôpitaux HIS-IZZ, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Eleftherios Bournousouzis

Eleftherios Bournousouzis

Physiotherapist, MSc, PhDcand, President of the Regional Department of Attica & Public Relations of the Panhellenic Association of Physiotherapists, Member of  Advocacy & EU Matters WG ER WPT, Head of Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of Injuries, Directory of Epidemiology and Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases and Injuries, National Public Health Organisation

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Benjamin Brenner

Benjamin Brenner

Dr. Benjamin Brenner is Emeritus Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel). He is a former Director of the Institute of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation and Chair of Division of Internal Medicine at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel.

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Hakan Brorson

Hakan Brorson

Professor Hakan Brorson, MD, PhD is Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden. He is Professor of plastic surgery at Lund university, Lund, Sweden and Professor at Esculera de Graduados, Asociación Médica Argentina (EGAMA), Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received his Medical Degree and PhD at Lund University.

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Corradino Campisi

Corradino Campisi

MD, PhD, FACS, Honorary Fellow of Italian Society of Surgery, Full Professor of General Surgery, Vascular Surgery & Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences & Integrated Diagnostics - DISC, Center & Scientific Research Section of Clinical Lymphology, Lymphatic Surgery & Microsurgery, School of Medical Sciences & Pharmaceutics, University of Genoa, Genoa, ITALY

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Corrado Campisi

Corrado Campisi

MD, PhD, MRM, Medicine and Surgery, MD - University Campus Biomedico, Rome, Italy, University of Genova, Italy

Mayo Medical Program in Vascular Surgery - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Columbia University - Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery - New York, NY, USA

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Mariella Catalano

Mariella Catalano

Professor Mariella Catalano is the Director of the Inter-University Research Center on Vascular Disease & Angiology Unit - Department of Biomedical Science, L. Sacco University Hospital-Milan (IT). She founded the European WG on Angiology/Vascular Medicine, the first organization on European Education and in Angiology/Vascular Medicine, then of VAS. She is President of the VAS-European Independent Foundation in Angiology/Vascular Medicine

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Marina Cestari

Marina Cestari

MD, O.U. Territorial Rehabilitation - NHS Umbria2-Terni, Pianeta Linfedema Study Centre, Terni, ITALY

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Pedro Ciudad

Pedro Ciudad

MD, PhD, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Surgery, Arzobispo Loayza National Hospital, Lima, Peru, Division of Plastic Surgery, China Medical University Hospital,Taichung, Taiwan, PERU

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Sara Dessalvi

Sara Dessalvi

MD, University of Genoa, Lymphatic Surgery and Microsurgery, Unit of Surgical Lymphology
Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, S. Martino University Hospital, Genoa, ITALY

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Michael Detmar

Michael Detmar

Michael Detmar obtained his M.D. degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1984. He performed his clinical training in dermatology at the Free University of Berlin where he was appointed Assistant Professor of Dermatology in 1991. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School from 1993 to 2006. In 1998, he was appointed as an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

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Dimitrios Dionysiou

Dimitrios Dionysiou

Dr. Dimitrios Dionysiou is Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has a main interest in Lymphedema microsurgery, in Breast and Lower Limb Reconstruction.

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Dilek Erer

Dilek Erer

MD, Phd, Professor, Gazi University Medical Faculty, Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Gazi Hospital, Ankara TURKEY
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Anna Falanga

Anna Falanga

Anna Falanga, MD, is full professor of Hematology at University of Milan Bicocca and Chief of the Department of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine and the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Center, at the Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, in Bergamo, Italy. She has authored more than 300 publications and is guest editor of 21 volumes. She is an expert in the field of cancer and thrombosis.

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Isabel Forner-Cordero

Isabel Forner-Cordero

MD, PhD,Doctor Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, Associate Professor, University of Valencia, President of the Spanish Group of Lymphology, SPAIN

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Etelka Földi

Etelka Földi

Professor, MD, Földiklinik, Medical Center of Lymphology, Germany

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Georgios Geroulakos

Georgios Geroulakos

FRCS, FRCS(Ed), DIC, PhD Professor of Vascular Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Chairman, Department of Vascular Surgery, Attikon University Hospital, Athens Visiting Professor, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London

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Petros Grigoropoulos

Petros Grigoropoulos

MD, PhD, Head of the 1st Surgical Clinic, GONK "Agioi Anargyroi", Athens, GREECE

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Amer Hamade

Amer Hamade

Amer Hamadé, MD, Chief of department of Vascular Medicine, GHR Mulhouse et Sud-Alsace, Emile Muller Hospital, Mulhouse-France

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Sandi Hayes

Sandi Hayes

Professor Sandi Hayes is a Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, with expertise in epidemiology and exercise science. Dr Hayes leads a cancer survivorship program of research which seeks to explore cancer survivorship concerns, with a focus on lymphoedema, and to evaluate the role of physical activity, including exercise, post-cancer. To date, she has conducted prospective, longitudinal cohort studies in breast and gynaecological

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David Jackson

David Jackson

B.A. (Mod.) Nat. Sciences, PhD. Biochemistry, Professor of Human Immunology, University of Oxford, MRC Human Immunology Unit, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford, UK

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Karin Johansson

Karin Johansson

RPT, PhD, Associate Professor, Lunds University, Department of Health Sciences, Lund, SWEDEN

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Ioannis Karaitianos

Ioannis Karaitianos

Professor of Surgery, University of Athens, Chairman of 8th Surgical Department, Henry Dunant Hospital Center, Athens, President of the Hellenic Society of Sugical Oncology, President of the Hellenic Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, President of Society of Medical Studies

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Andreas Karakatsanis

Andreas Karakatsanis

MD, PhD, FEBS-Breast, Senior Consultant, Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon, Clinical Lead, Section for Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Department for Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Associate Editor, European Journal for Surgical Oncology (EJSO), SWEDEN

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Isao Koshima

Isao Koshima

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Kyriaki Krousaniotaki

Kyriaki Krousaniotaki

Kyriaki Krousaniotaki is physiotherapist specialized in lymphatic diseases. She graduated in 2001 and she certified as lymphedema  therapist at Foeldi Clinic, Germany in 2006. 

She has also attended the Advance and Review Course at Foeldi Clinic in 2007. She is one of the founding members of Greek Society of Lymphology in 2008.

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Olivier Leduc

Olivier Leduc

P.T., PhD, Full Professor, Haute Ecole Bruxelles Brabant, Coordinator Lympho-Phlebology Unit, Brussels, BELGIUM

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Stanley Leong

Stanley Leong

Stanley P. Leong, MD, is Chief of Cutaneous Oncology at the California Pacific Medical Center and a Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. Dr. Leong is also the President of Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation. His specialty is in surgical oncology. He is an expert in melanoma and breast cancer sentinel lymph node surgery.

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Ningfei Liu

Ningfei Liu

MD, PhD, Professor of Plastic Surgery, Dept. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, CΗΙΝΑ

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Alberto Maccio

Alberto Maccio

MD, General Surgeon, Lymphology and Microsurgery, President LymphoLAB, Vice-President Italian College of PhleboLymphology, Fellow of Italian Academy of Medical Art History, Savona, ITALY

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Gurusamy Manokaran

Gurusamy Manokaran

Prof Dr. GURUSAMY MANOKARAN

MB, MS, MCh, FICS, FRCS (Glasgow), Professor, Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Lymphology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Past President ISL, INDIA

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Hugh McGregor

Hugh McGregor

MD, Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology, University of Arizona, USA

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Sandro Michelini

Sandro Michelini

Michelini Sandro, Chief of Diagnostic and Vascular Rehabilitative Unit, S. Giuseppe Hospital Marino - Rome

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Christine Moffatt

Christine Moffatt

Christine Moffatt is Clinical professor of skin integrity at Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham, UK and visiting professor at the Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Giovanni Moneta

Giovanni Moneta

PhD, Physiotherapist, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Rome, ITALY

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Peter Neligan

Peter Neligan

MB, FRCS(I), FRCSC, FACS, Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Washington, USA

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Steve Norton

Steve Norton

Steve Norton, CLT-LANA. Steve is an instructor of Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy located in New Jersey, USA. As former Chief Therapist of several Lerner Lymphedema Services clinics Steve helped establish the reputation of these pioneering clinics, and of the CDT methodology, as the gold standard of lymphedema care in the United States starting in 1993.

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Eikichi Okada

Eikichi Okada

Eikichi Okada, MD, PhD, Director of the Department of Clinical Pathology, Toyama City Medical Association Health Control Center, Toyama, Japan.

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Pia Ostergaard

Pia Ostergaard

Professor of Human Genetics & Head of Genetics Research Centre, Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, St George's University of London, London, UK

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Nikolaos Papadopulos

Nikolaos Papadopulos

Professor and Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery & Burns, Democritus University of Thrace, Invited Professor, School of Medicine, University of Athens

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Cristobal Papendieck

Cristobal Papendieck

Acad. Prof., FACS, Angiopediatría, Caba, ARGENTINA

USAL  Univ. del Salvador. Buenos Aires 1967

PhD. USAL 1987.Pediaric Surgeon, Certif. 1987. SAP. SACI. Children Hospital R.Gutiere, Buenos Aires. Emeriturs member Argentine Academy of Surgery, 1998. -2016. Member Acad.CD Buenos Aires.-  Member of the CAEEM of the Nat. Acad. of Medicine

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Neil Piller

Neil Piller

Professor Neil Brenton Piller, BSc(hons), PhD, FACP. Neil is a Lymphologist. He was Vice-Chair and Board Member of the International Lymphoedema Framework until 2019, the International Society for Lymphology and the Australian College of Phebology until 2020. He is an advisory committee member of ENCORE and a board member of the SA Health Compression Garment Scheme and a member of the Australasian Lymphoedema Association Research Committee.

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Alexandre Pissas

Alexandre Pissas

MD, Phd, Surgeon, Visceral and Oncologic Surgery

Chief of department of digestive surgery Hospital center of Bagnols sur Cèze

Associated professor of anatomy Faculty of medicine of Montpellier

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Isabelle Quéré

Isabelle Quéré

Professor, Head of the Departement of Vascular Medicine, National Reference Centre for Rare Lymphatic and Vascular Diseases, EA 2992 Research Team - University of Montpellier, ILF Board member, FAVA-Multi Vasc-Ern affiliated, LERN Comprenhensive Center of Excellence, University Hospital of Montpellier, Montpellier, FRANCE

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Sam Schulman

Sam Schulman

Sam Schulman graduated from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden in 1977 and has worked with coagulation disorders since 1984. His major research activities have been clinical studies in venous thromboembolism, in hemophilia and its complications. He is currently involved in studies of new antithrombotic agents, and management of bleeding.

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Yukio Seki

Yukio Seki

MD, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, JAPAN

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Alex Spyropoulos

Alex Spyropoulos

Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, NM. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

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Sathish Srinivasan

Sathish Srinivasan

PhD, Associate Member, Cardiovascular Biology Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, USA

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Konstantinos Syrigos

Konstantinos Syrigos

MD, PhD, FCCP, Professor of Medicine & Medical Oncology, Head of 3rd Department of Medicine, Sotiria General Hospital, Athens School of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University, GR, Adj. Professor of Medicine, Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA, Vis. Professor of Thoracic Oncology, Yale School of Medicine, USA

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Andrzej Szuba

Andrzej Szuba

Prof. Andrzej Szuba MD, PhD, Department of Angiology, Hypertension and Diabetology, Wroclaw University of Medicine, Wrocław, Poland

Dr Andrzej Szuba is currently Professor of Medicine and head of the Department of Angiology, Hypertension and Diabetology at Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.

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Saskia Thiadens

Saskia Thiadens

Saskia R.J. Thiadens, RN, received her nursing degree from the University of Utrecht in Holland. After immigrating to the United States, she worked at Cornell University in NY. Ms. Thiadens founded and operated the first post-operative care facility in San Francisco and, at that time, became intrigued by a patient with lymphedema who had been told that nothing could be done for her swollen limb.

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Miikka Vikkula

Miikka Vikkula

MD, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics, Co-Director, de Duve Institute, Human Molecular Genetics, de Duve Institute, University of Louvain (UCLouvain), Brussels, Belgium.  

Prof Vikkula obtained the M.D. degree at the University of Helsinki in 1992 and Ph.D. in molecular genetics, in 1993. He was a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School

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Martin Wald

Martin Wald

Associate Professor, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague,
CZECH REPUBLIC

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Marlys Witte

Marlys Witte

Marlys H. Witte, MD, UA Professor of Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics, Director of Student Research, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Secretary-General of the 42-nation International Society of Lymphology. She is a world-recognized pioneer in clinical and basic lymphology – the study of lymphatics, lymph, lymphocytes, and lymph nodes in health and disease.

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Takumi Yamamoto

Takumi Yamamoto

MD, PhD, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Yamamoto is a chief in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM).

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Marzanna Zaleska

Marzanna Zaleska

PhD, DSC, Department of Applied Physiology, Mossakowski Medical Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Vascular Surgery, Central Clinical Hospital of Internal Affairs, Warsaw, POLAND

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Georgios Zografos

Georgios Zografos

Professor of Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Hippocratio Hospital, Athens, Greece

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