Historical Flashback

The Department was establihed at the Medical School in 1993 (FEK/181/6-10-93 volume Α). It started providing undergraduate training in September 1995.

Dr K.N. Malizos assumed his duties as Professor at the Orthopaedic Department of the University of Thessalia and the Chair’s duties on the 5/11/1998. 
Dr Th. Karachalios was elected Assistant Professor in 1998 (15/3) and he assumed his duties on the 15/11/1998.
In the last 3 months of the year 1999, Dr Th. Moraitis and Dr I. Gelalis joined the department, as Senior Consultant (19/10/1999) and Consultant (29/11/1999), respectively. In 2000, Dr S. Varitimidis joined the faculty team as Lecturer and Dr K. Bargiotas as Consultant. One year later, in 2001, two more nominations were at play: Dr Z. Dailiana and Dr M. Hantes joined the Department as Consultants. Later on, in 2007 Dr G. Basdekis and in 2011 Dr V. Kontogeorgakos came to the Department as Consultants, too.

The outpatients clinic started its function on the 27/9/1999 and the first orthopaedic patients initially were hospitalized at the Neurosurgery wards.
The first eight patients were admitted in the wards of the Orthopaedic Department on the 3/2/2000 and the first on-call duties were started on the 22/3/2000.

In January 2000 the first two residents, Drs. A. Papachristos and S. Lazaridis, joined the Department during their training as residents.

In the middle of 2000, Drs. P. Kitsoulis, I. Sarris, I. Gelalis, S. Lazaridis, and Dr I. Tsionos (consultant) were employed as clinical fellows for 6 months.


Donations and the University Library of the Orthopaedic Department

Ex-Director, Orthopaedic Dpt General Hospital of Larissa

The university library of the Orthopaedic Department was inaugurated on the 29 September 2000. It is located in the premises of the Orthopaedic Department (3rd floor of the 2nd tower of the University Hospital of Larissa) and is open to every scientist and researcher. The library was given the name of the biggest and first benefactor K. Houliaras (ex-Head of the Orthopaedic Department of the General Hospital of Larissa), who donated a scientific compilation of 20 series of journals and about 400 books. The inauguration was preceded by a ceremony honouring the donator, which took place at the Amphitheatre of the University Hospital of Larissa. Books and journals were donated by Dr. Giotis, Prof Hartofilakidis, Dr Tsemanis, Dr S. Theodorou, and Dr N. Triantafyllou.



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