Konstantinos Syrigos

Konstantinos Syrigos

Konstantinos N. Syrigos, MD, PhD, FCCP

Professor of Medicine & Medical Oncology

Head, 3rd Department of Medicine, Athens School of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), GR.

Visiting Professor of Thoracic Oncology, Yale School of Medicine, CT, USA. Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PENN, USA.

Professor Kostas Syrigos graduated from Athens School of Medicine in 1988. He was trained in Internal Medicine at the Laikon University Hospital (Athens School of Medicine, NKUA) and in Medical Oncology at the Hammersmith Hospital (Imperial College of Medicine, Sciences & Art, London University). He got his M.D. thesis with distinction, from the Athens School of Medicine, in 1995 and his Ph.D. thesis on Immuno-Oncology, from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London University, in 2000. He worked as Medical Oncologist Senior Registrar at the Hammersmith and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals, in London and as Consultant of the 3rd Department of Medicine, Athens School of Medicine, at the “Sotiria” General Hospital, in Athens.

In 2002 he was appointed Associate Professor of Oncology in Medicine and Head of the Sotiria Oncology Unit. From 2008 he is Visiting Professor of Thoracic Oncology, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Cancer Center & Smilow Cancer Hospital, CT, USA. From 2012 he is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA. His main fields of interest are clinical research, drugs development, immuno- oncology, as well as thoracic and Head & Neck oncology.

Since 2014 he is Head of the 3rd Department of Medicine and of the Oncology Unit of Athens School of Medicine, NKUA, at “Sotiria” General Hospital.

Since 2019 he is Chair of the Faculty of Medicine, Athens Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), GR.

He is the Director and Scientific Chair of two Postgraduate Programs of Studies leading to a Master degree:

  • New Drugs Development: Research, Approval & Access.
  • Thoracic Oncology: Current Clinical & Laboratory Approach and research

Dr Syrigos participated in several (>200) international clinical trials Phase I-IV in lung, head & neck, colorectal, breast and pancreatic cancer. He has served as Global Principal Investigator and member of the Scientific Steering Committees of multiple international clinical trials. He is a member of numerous scientific societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), the European Respiratory Society (ERS), and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). He has served as co-editor of the Oncology Research journal, he is sitting on the editorial board of >25 scientific journals and reviewer for >100 scientific journals. He is the editor of 14 International Scientific Volumes. He is the author of >900 peer-reviewed, international full articles and book chapters, with > 26.000 citations and an h-index >72. He is currently sitting as member of the ESMO Translational Research Group, of the IASLC Education Committee and of the ESMO Lung Cancer Faculty.

In 2020 he founded and runs the Infectious Diseases Department, at “Sotiria” Hospital, dedicated to the treatment of patients with COVID-19.

Since Mars 2018, Professor Syrigos is sitting as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOS Children’s Villages Greece.