Christos D. Liapis
Athens University, Greece
Christos Liapis’s 35-year career in Vascular Surgery spans major academic and clinical posts from the US to Europe. He is currently the Director of the Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Clinic at Athens Medical Center, Associate Researcher at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens and is involved in several ongoing national and international studies. He has written over 300 articles and a number of books and he has served as Editor and Member of the Editorial Board in several journals related to Vascular Diseases. During his term as Secretary-General of the UEMS Division and Board of Vascular Surgery from 1999-2004, he played a key role in the Board Examinations, European Vascular CME and the establishment of Vascular Surgery as an independent Specialty Section in Europe. He served as President of European Society of Vascular Surgery from 2004-2005, and as Secretary General of ACS Greek Chapter from 2002-2006. He has served as President of the Hellenic Society for Vascular Surgery, President of the Hellenic Angiological Society and President ACS Greek Chapter. He is currently the Immediate Past President of ISVS (International Society for Vascular Surgeons) and Chairman of the Committee on Endovascular Surgery of the IUA.