Fellowships in Collaboration with EU and US centers

We give incentives to those residents who have completed or are about to complete their training at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the University of Thessalia by offering them the opportunity to pursuit their high educational goals becoming fellows, either clinical or research, at top-level Universities of Europe and the United States. The clinical and research fellows seek to develop their expertise in areas of recognized practice within the orthopaedic specialty and its subspecialties with the ultimate goal of obtaining the best skills through international learning and information sharing. It is expected that our country will benefit from the broadened knowledge they will have acquired upon completion of the fellowship and return to Greece. Moreover, the theoretical and practical knowledge training in the specialized centres will be beneficial to their scientific and professional, as well as their personal development. The fellows are offered the unique opportunity to act in an international arena and exchange knowledge and experiences in established networks, which opens up new horizons, enhances their perception and contributes to their maturation both as scientists and as individuals.

The ultimate aim of the concept of fellowship is to enhance innovative thinking and promote patient health care outcomes to standards approved by the international community of the Orthopaedic field.

The Universities that have accepted our residents and registrars who have completed or are currently attending a fellowship programme abroad, are the following (13):

  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
    • Ioannis Gelalis, MD
    • Vasilios Zachos, MD
    • Nikolaos Rigopoulos, MD
    • Lazaros Poultsides, MD [in two rotations]
    • Efthymios Papasoulis, MD
    • Apostolos Lagaras, MD
  2. Duke University Medical Centre, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Durham, NC, USA
    • Apostolos Dimitroulias, MD 
    • Nikolaos Rigopoulos, MD
    • Loukia Papatheodorou, MD
  3. Pennsylvania State University, Ms Hersey Medical Center, PA, USA
    • Aristidis Zibis, MD
  4. Allegheny General Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    • Konstantinos Bargiotas, MD
    • Apostolos Dimitroulias, MD
    • Aaron Venouziou, MD
    • Loukia Papatheodorou, MD
  5. Department of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, ST. Joseph Hospital, Kupherdreh, Essen, Germany
    • Athanasios Papachristos, MD
  6. Orthopaedic Research Foundation of Southern Illinois, Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA
    • Athanasios Papachristos, MD
  7. Institut de l’Αppareil Locomoteur Nollet, Paris, France
    • George Basdekis, MD
  8. CCST Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Surrey & Frimley Park Hospitals Oxford University, UK
    • Nikolaos Gougoulias, MD
  9. Heart of England, NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    • Nikolaos Roidis, MD
  10. Hospital for Special Surgery – Cornell Univesity, New York, USA
    • Lazaros Poultsides, MD
  11. Spine Unit, Orthopaedic Department, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
    • Sotirios Michalitsis, MD
  12. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Gӧteborg, Sweden
    • Nikolaos Karamanis, MD
  13. The Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby, UK
    • Petros Mikalef, MD

 2019 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Trauma, University of Thessalia

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