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Nikolaos Karmiris MD, PhD

Vice president of ZAEMA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department

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Education

  • 2020: Candidate Doctor of Philosophy (PhDc) at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in: The Omental Flap and its role in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (Experimental Prospective Study). 

  • 2017: Fellow of Microsurgery. Breast Reconstruction and Trauma. (6 months post-graduate post). Salisbury, Odstock Centre, Oxford Deanery.

  • 2014: Fellow of European Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FEBOPRAS).

  • 2013: CCT equivalent of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

  • 2006: Diploma of hyperbaric medicine (Athens Naval Hospital). Duration: 5 weeks.

  • 2005: Diploma of Aviation Medicine (Centre of Aviation Medicine, Hellenic Air Force-Athens, Greece for 10 weeks) accompanied by flying experience with jet aircraft.

  • 2005: Exams in Plastic Surgery (under the auspices of Greek Army) where I was selected among other candidates to become a resident in Plastic Surgery (MRCS Equivalent).

  • 2004: Diploma of Aeromedical Evacuation School (Practicing Medicine School of Hellenic Army-Athens for 2 months).

  • 2003: Diploma on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Weapons of Army Forces School (Duration: 1 month).

  • 2003-2004: Practicing Medicine School in 401 General Army Hospital of Athens. Duration: 1 year. Graduated 2nd with a degree of 19,44/20.

  • December 2003: Medical Degree (M.D.) (MB BS Equivalent), Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Graduation Degree: 6,4/10.

  • December 2003: Military School of Corps Officers, (Simultaneous attendance with Medical School). Sworn in as Officer (Second Lieutenant) in the Hellenic Army.

  • 1991-1997: 2nd Ag. Paraskevi High school, all classes finished with distinction from the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Greece

POSTS HELD

  • December 2013-Today: Consultant at 401 General Army Hospital, Athens, Greece

  • July 2017-Jan 2018: Fellow of Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgery at Odstock Centre, Oxford Deanery, UK

  • April 2014-Today: Head of Plastic Surgery Department of “Ananeosis” Aesthetic Group Ltd., Athens, Greece

  • June 2016-Jan 2018: Head of Plastic Surgery Department of  “Santorini Medlife Clinic”, Santorini, Greece

  • April 2013-December 2013: Specialist Registrar at 401 General Army Hospital. Athens, Greece

  • August 2012-April 2013: Specialist Registrar at Derriford University Teaching Hospital, Plymouth, UK

  • April 2009-August 2012: Senior SHO at Salisbury District Hospital, Oxford Deanery, UK

  • February 2007-February 2009: Residence in General Surgery at 417 NIMTS Veterans Hospital, Athens (Core training equivalent).

  • January 2005-February 2007: Head of Medical Emergency Services at Army Helicopter Base Hospital of Megara, Athens (SHO equivalent).

  • January 2004-January 2005: Rotation at several clinics and practicing physician at the 401 General Army Hospital, Athens (SHO equivalent).

ADDITIONAL COURSES

  • 3-5 June 2019: Instructor at Basic Principles of Microsurgery Workshop (Organised by ELPEN)

  • 19-21 April 2018: Instructor at Basic Principles of Microsurgery Workshop (Organised by ELPEN)

  • 5-7 November 2016: Instructor at Basic Principles of Microsurgery Workshop (Organised by ELPEN)

  • 20-22 April 2016: Instructor at Advanced Microsurgery Workshop (Organised by ELPEN)

  • 30 Sep-2 Oct 2015: Instructor at Basic Pinciples of Microsurgery Workshop (Organised by ELPEN)

  • December 2014: Special Forces Parachute Training School (Parachutist School), Duration: 5 weeks

  • October 2014: Health Services Management (National Center for Public Administration and Local Government), Duration: 1 week

  • April 2012: Oxford Flap Course on Upper Limb Flaps, Duration: 1 Day

  • October 2011: BAPRAS advanced educational Courses. Reconstructive Limb Surgery, Manchester, Duration: 2 Days

  • August 2011: Flap Dissection Course for Reconstructive Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, USA, Duration: 2 Days

  • June 2011: 20th Annual Course of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, NHS Foundation Trust, Duration: 1 Day                 

  • July 2010: Northwick Park Microsurgical Workshops, UCL (Department of Surgical Research), Duration: 5 Days

  • May 2010: 5th Wessex Instructional Hand Course (Flexor and Extensor Tendon Injuries), Southampton General Hospital, Duration: 1 Day

  • November 2009: Emergency Management of Severe Burns Course (EMSB), British Burn Association, Duration: 1 Day

  • August 2009: Acute Intervention and Management at Salisbury (A.I.M.S) Course, Salisbury District Hospital, Duration: 1 Day

  • November 2008: Immediate Life Support Course (ILS), European Resuscitation Council (ERC), Duration: 1 Day.                     

  • November 2008: Basic Life Support Course (BLS), European Resuscitation Council (ERC), Duration: 1 Day.

  • December 2007: Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS), American College of Surgeons (Hellenic Chapter), Duration: 2 Days.

  • July 2007: 23rd Course of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Duration: 3 Days.

  • December 2006: 9th Course of flap confection on live tissue, Hellenic Association of Reconstructive Microsurgery,  Duration: 3 Days. 

PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES

  • 16-19 October 2019: Greek National Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

  • 19-21 October 2017: Greek National Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

  • 5-7 November 2015: Greek National Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

  • 23-27 March 2015: Assessor of the Nursing School of Combat NATO at the International Centre of Special Forces (Special Operations Combat Medics), Pfullendorf, Germany

  • 10-14 November 2014: “Essential Skills in the Management of Surgical Cases-ESMSC”, Compartment Syndrome (Presenter)

  • 9-13 September 2012: 16th Congress of International Society of Burns Injuries (Presenter)

  • 11-13 July 2012: BAPRAS Summer Scientific Meeting (Presenter).

  • 5-7 April 2012: 11th Congress of the European Federation of Society of Microsurgery (Presenter)

  • 23-25 March 2011: British Burn Association Annual Meeting

  • 2-4 December 2010: BAPRAS Winter Scientific Meeting (Presenter)

  • 21-23 November 2009: 2nd International Symmetria Meeting.

  • 24-26 June 2007: IV Congress of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

CONGRESS ORGANIZATION

  • October 2019: Member of Scientific Committee of the 12th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Athens 10/2017

  • October 2017: Member of Scientific Committee of the 12th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Athens 10/2017

  • November 2003: Member of the organizing committee of the 1st Student Training Course in AXEPA Hospital (Department of Surgery)

WRITING

  • 2020: S. Ayman, N. I. Karmiris, N. Narayan, L.Troisi, Mycobacterium Szulgai Infection after Carpal Tunnel Release requiring extensive debridement and ALT Flap Reconstruction. Journal of Hand and Micrsurgery, Accepted, in print

  • 2015: P. K. Spyriounis, N. I. Karmiris, Lumbar BCC Removal and Reconstruction with a Perforator plus flap. European Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:503–506.    

  • 2014: N. I. Karmiris, M. Nicolaou, M. S. Khan, PRIMARY THINNING OF THE ANTEROLATERAL THIGH FLAP IN CAUCASIANS. European Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:437-442.

  • 2011: N. I. Karmiris: Patient Information Leaflet for Thumb Arthritis, Salisbury District Hospital

  • 2011: Petros K. Spyriounis, N. I. Karmiris, Partial penile reconstruction following fat augmentation with anterolateral thigh perforator flap. JPRAS; Received 6 February 2011; Accepted 14 July 2011. Available online 27 August 2011

  • 2011: W. A. Townley, E. C. Royston, N. Karmiris, A. Crick, R.L.R. Dunn, Critical assessment of the anterolateral thigh flap donor site

  • JPRAS, 2011, Vol. 64: 1621-1626.

  • 2008: N. I. Karmiris, S. A. Vourtsis, C. M. Assimomitis, P. K. Spyriounis, The role of microsurgical free flaps in distal tibia, ankle and foot reconstruction. A 6-year experience. EEXOT, Volume 59, (4): 223-229, 2008.

  • 2007: P. K. Spyriounis, N. I. Karmiris, D. Tentis, Salvage of a below-knee amputation stump with a free vastus lateralis muscle flap

  • Iatriki Epitheorisis Enopleon Dynameon, 41: 117-120, 2007.

ROUND TABLES

  • PLASTIC SURGERY: SURGICAL ONCOLOGY IN COVID-19 ERA.

  • Developments and Challenges in Oncology. Athens, 7th October 2020

 

HAND EMERGENCIES

N.I.Karmiris

19th Scientific Congress of the Hellennic Medical Students.

7th International Forum of Hellenic Medical Students and Junior Doctors

Patra,2013

 

'Hyperbaric Medicine and other specialties to present

SOFT TISSUE INJURIES AND HYPERBARIC OXYGEN TREATMENT. CASE REPORT AND DISCUSSION.

N.I.Karmiris

23rd Armed Forces Medical Congress, Thessaloniki 2010

PRESENTATIONS

  • Facial Nerve Palsy- Dynamic Reconstruction with temporalis lengthening technique on a single stage.

N. I. Karmiris, L. Papaioannou, S. Vourtsis, K. Benetatos, A. Tsakiris

13o Panhellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Athens, 2019

  • Peroneus Brevis Muscle. Its use in reconstruction of lower third of the tibia defects.

N. I. Karmiris, M. Nikolaou, S. Vourtsis, C. Asimomitis, A.Tsakiris

13o Panhellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Athens, 2019

  • Replantation following complete amputation of finger at the level of zone 2. Actions and thoughts.

S. Vourtsis, C. Asimomitis, D. Tentis, N. I. Karmiris, A. Tsakiris

13o Panhellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Athens, 2019

  • Extended Posterior Compartment Separation Technique for severe hernias.

S. Vourtsis, N. I. Karmiris, K. Benetatos, D. Daskalakis, A. Tsakiris

13o Panhellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Athens, 2019

  • New era with 3D printing at preoperative planning of composite osseocutaneous free flaps for Head & Neck Reconstruction.

K. Benetatos, C. Asimomitis, S. Vourtsis, N. I. Karmiris, A. Tsakiris

13o Panhellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Athens, 2019

  • Delayed seroma following immediate reconstruction of bilateral mastectomy with the use of “Braxon”. Salvage with bilateral Latissimus Dorsi musculocutaneous flaps and exchange of implants.

K. Benetatos, A. Tassos, C. Asimomitis N. I. Karmiris, A. Tsakiris

13o Panhellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Athens, 2019

  • MALIGNANT MELANOMA. THOUGHTS & CONCERNS ON DIFFICULT CASES.

N.I.Karmiris, S. Vourtsis, H.Stamatogianni, C. Asimomitis, A.Tsakiris

Free Paper

Pan-Hellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery,

Athens, Oct.2017

  • PERFORATOR & FREE STYLE PERFORATOR FLAPS. CLASSIFICATION. CLINICAL APPLICATIONS & SURGICAL TECHNIQUE.

S.Vourtsis, N.Karmiris, D.Tentis, C. Asimomitis, A.Tsakiris

Free Paper

Pan-Hellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery,

Athens, Oct.2017

  • PERFORATOR PLUS FLAPS. OUR EXPERIENCE.

N.I.Karmiris, S.Vourtsis, P.K.Spyriounis

Free Paper,

Pan-Hellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery,

Nov. 2015​

  • CLINICAL TRIAL FOR MANAGEMENT OF SSG DONOR SITE HEALING. A PILOT PROSPECTIVE STUDY WITH LASER DOPPLER EVALUATION.

N.I.Karmiris, M.Nicolaou, S.Rahman, K.Toulis, E.Tiernan, M.S.Khan

Free Paper,

17th IPRAS World Congress,

Chile 2013

  • HOLT ORAM SYNDROME. DIAGNOSING THE WHOLE FAMILY

N.I.Karmiris, R.Exton, R.L.Dunn

Poster,

17th IPRAS World Congress

Chile 2013.

  • CLINICAL TRIAL FOR MANAGEMENT OF SSG DONOR SITE HEALING. A PILOT PROSPECTIVE STUDY WITH LASER DOPPLER EVALUATION.

N.I.Karmiris, M.Nicolaou, S.Rahman, K.Toulis, E.Tiernan, M.S.Khan

Free Paper,

16th Congress of International Society of Burns Injury,

Edinburgh 2012.

  • PRIMARY THINNING OF THE ANTEROLATERAL THIGH FLAP IN CAUCASIANS.

N.I.Karmiris, M.Nicolaou, M.S.Khan

Free Paper,

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Summer Meeting,

Newcastle 2012.

  • PRIMARY THINNING OF THE ANTEROLATERAL THIGH FLAP IN CAUCASIANS. A SAFE TECHNIQUE.

N.I.Karmiris, M.Nicolaou, M.S.Khan

Free Paper,

11th Congress of the European Federation of Society of Microsurgery,

Paris 2012.

  • CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE ANTEROLATERAL THIGH FLAP DONOR SITE.

W.A. Townley, E.C. Royston, N. Karmiris, A. Crick, R.L.R. Dunn

Free paper,

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Winter Meeting, London 2010.

  • OUR EXPERIENCE IN LOWER THIRD OF TIBIA, ANKLE AND FOOT RECONSTRUCTION.

N.I.Karmiris, D.Tentis, C.Assimomitis, S.Vourtsis, D.Mixelakis, P.K.Spyriounis,

Free paper,

8th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,

Halkidiki 10/2007.

  • BENIGN OBSTRUCTIVE JAUNDICE.

N.I.Karmiris

Free paper,

1st Student Training course of Surgery,

Thessaloniki 2003.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of Hellenic Medical Association, since 2004. 

  • Member of English Medical Association with full registration (GMC reference number: 7014591), since 2008.

OTHER INTERESTS

  • Sports: Scuba diving (Graduate of the Naval School of Diving), parachuting,

  • Tae Kwon Do, Skiing, Tennis, Music, Computers, Kick Boxing 

  • Flight:  Number of flights with fighter aircrafts as co-pilot (T-6, T-2)

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