I was born in 1967 in the city of Thessaloniki. In September 1985 I was admitted to medical school after passing the Greek exams for admission to university schools upon completion of my basic education in the 3rd High School of Veria with honors. I graduated from the medical school of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1992. Following completion of my military service (mandatory for Greek citizens).
I served my rural practice which is a prerequisite for obtaining medical specialty in Greece. I started my residency in Otolaryngology at the General Hospital of Veria from 1995-1998. I passed the USMLE/ECFMG exams and I worked as a surgical resident at Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, USA until 2001. I completed my training in Otolaryngology in Papaniklaou General Hospital in 2004.
After completion of my residence I was trained in Phoniatrics (voice care) and nasal surgery in Graduate Hospital and Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA. In order to complete my Ph.D Thesis I worked at Zentrum Anatomie of the University of Cologne intermittently from 2003-2007. In 2007 I was awarded the Ph.D degree in the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
In 2011 I was elected Lecturer of Anatomy at the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I translated Ellis’ Clinical Anatomy into Greek and I also participated in the translating team of Dorland’s medical dictionary. I have attended many conferences and seminars and many of my research papers have been published in international peer review journals.