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Elias P. Fotopoulos


Personal Information
  • Nationality: Greek
  • Date of birth: 29-07-1971
  • Place of birth: Athens
  • Address: A. Papandreou –Mpotsari 1, Glyfada
  • Postal code: 16674
  • Tel.: 210-8947444,6944413208
  • Ε-mail: info@drfotopoulos.grΜ
Education
  • 1989: Graduation with distinction from the Leonteio Lyceum of Nea Smyrni.
  • 1990: 7th to get admitted to the Faculty of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • 1996: Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine (degree: very good).
  • 2002: Started working on his dissertation at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Α΄ Propaedeutic Pathology Clinic) entitled: "Comparative efficacy of Moxifloxacin and Levofloxacin in patients with acute exarcebation of chronic sinusitis".
  • 2005: Successfully passed the exams and was awarded the ENT specialty degree.
  • 2009: Defense of his doctoral thesis before the 7-member Board of Professors, and was unanimously promoted with HONOURS to Doctor of Medicine (MD) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Work experience
  • 1997-98: Worked as primary care physician at Gouras Health Centre in the prefecture of Korinthia.
  • March 1998: Started his specialisation in general surgery at the University Hospital of Western Attica.
  • May 1998: Began his military service at the Hellenic Air Force.
  • August 1998- March 1999: Served as Unit medical practitioner at Air Force Basic Military Training Ward 124 in Tripoli.
  • March 1999-January 2000: Served as intern at the Neurosurgical Clinic of the Hellenic AirForce General Hospital (251 ΓΝΑ) with the rank of a sergeant.
  • March 2000- January 2001: Worked as general surgery intern at the A’ Surgical Clinic of Konstantopouleio Hospital Aghia Olga in Nea Ionia.
  • October 2001 to October 2005: Worked as an intern at the Otorhinolaryngology Clinic of the General Regional Hospital of Asklipieio Voulas.
  • March-May 2006: Worked at the Emergency room of the outpatient hospital services of the "Aglaia Kyriakou" Children Hospital ENT Clinic.
  • September 2006-June 2009: Worked as scientific ENT partner at Athens Medical Center – Clinic of P. Faliro.
  • September 2006-today: Keeps a consulting room as Otorhinolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon (ENT) in Glyfada, at A. Papandreou and Mpotsari 1.
  • April 2010-today: Has been working as scientific associate at IASO – General.
Scientific activities
  • 1992: As university student he presented his project as part of the lesson of Enzyme Kinetics entitled "Pharmacokinetics of 2-chloro-2-deoxyadenosine to humans".  
  • June-August 1998: During his service at the AirForce he successfully attended the educational seminars of the AirForce Health Center (ΚΕΥΠΑ) / Siakoleio Health Training Center (ΣΕΚΥ) at the AirForce General Hospital 251 ΓΝΑ.
  • November 2000: As a specialized general surgery intern he attended the 22nd Surgical Congress at Hilton where he participated in the presentation of the project entitled "Randomized study of preventive administration of antibiotics in Leichtenstein inguinal hernia repair". Within the same Congress he presented his comments about “Postoperative hernia after laparoscopic cholecystectomy”.
  • December 2001: Gave two lectures about "Swimmer’s ear" and "Sinusitis" to the 4th year students of Physical Education of the University of Athens as part of the module Functional Anatomy and Sports Medicine. 
  • January 2002: As ENT surgeon he attended the 13th Posteducational Seminar organised by the Hellenic Medical Society of Audiology-Neurootology about the clinical-laboratory investigation of patients with vertigo.
  • February 2002: Attended the works of the 7th ENT postgraduate seminar of Allergy, Immunology and Rhinopathy held at the University of Piraeus. 
  • During the seminar he learnt about endodermal and laboratory diagnosis techniques of the ENT allergy medical conditions and the methods to diagnose the causes of snoring as well as the ways of tackling it.
  • March 2002: Attended the activities of the "2nd Course on Advances in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery" held at Mykonos.
  • October 2002: Started his research at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Α΄ Propaedeutic Pathology Clinic) entitled "Comparative efficacy of Moxifloxacin and Levofloxacin in patients with acute exarcebation of chronic sinusitis" in the framework of his doctoral dissertation.
  • November 2002: Participated in the presentation of the project entitled "alternative conservative treatment of the middle ear barotrauma with the use of the Pulse Jet Steam Generator" within the 19th Congress of Military Medicine in Thessaloniki.
  • April 2003: Successfully attended the activities of the 15th Seminar of the Panhellenic ENT Society.
  • May 2003: Attended the activities of the 7th ENT Seminar of the Nikaia General Hospital at the educational center of the National Bank of Greece.
  • June 2003: Participated at the Seminar of Face Plastic Surgery about "Core techniques in facial plastic surgery with practical application”.
  • June 2003: Within the 6th Congress of Plastic Surgery and Reform he participated at the presentation of the works: "Simultaneous Functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty” and “Plastic surgery at the top of the nose. Open or closed procedure?”
  • October 2003: Participated in the project presentation: "Rhinoplasty, historical retrospective and contemporary opinions" as well as in the project about "restoration of the nasal valve with rhinoplasty" wihin the 12th Panhellenic ENT Congress in Thessaloniki. 
  • May 2004: Participated in the ESPO 6th International Paediatric ENT Congress at HILTON.
  • September 2004, Rhodes: Presented a poster entitled "Surgical reconstruction of large hemangioma of the auricle" within the 5th European ENT – Head and Neck Surgery Congress.
  • Within the same Congress, he participated in the project presentation about "The verrucous carcinoma of the larynx”.
  • October 2004: Presented a poster entitled "Clinical value of Fluocinolones for the treatment of patients with acute exacerbation of chronic sinusitis" within the Panhellenic Congress of Radiology at Hilton.
  • April 2005: Attended the activities of the 10th International Congress on oral cancer in Hersonissos, Crete.
  • October 2005: Participated in the project presentation entitled: "Vertigo as first manifestation in patients with HIV" at the Panhellenic ENT Congress at Hilton.
  • January 2007: Attended the workshop entitled "aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty" that took place at the National Research Foundation and trained on fresh cadavers.
  • March 2007: Attended the workshop entitled "Ear plastic surgery" organised by the Panhellenic ENT Society at Evangelismos Hospital and trained on fresh cadavers.
  • September 2007: Trained the scientific staff of a private clinic (Iaso General) providing them with English Medical terminology.
  • October 2007: Attended the works of the Panhellenic Society of Allergy Congress in Alexandroupoli.
  • November 2007: Presented his dissertation "Comparative efficacy of Moxifloxacin and Levofloxacin in patients with acute exarcebation of chronic sinusitis" within the 14th Panhellenic ENT Congress in Thessaloniki.
  • Since November 2007 he has been writing articles for a high circulation local newspaper in Glyfada, on a regular basis, presenting interesting ENT topics.
  • February 2008: Attended the activities of the 8th Panhellenic Nasal Seminar organised in Delphi.
  • February 2008: Presented the topic "The problem of snoring and its treatment with the modern method of ultrasound" on a high rated television show.
  • March 2008: Participated actively in the practical training of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (F.E.S.S) and surgical treatment of snoring on fresh frozen cadavers within the Workshop of Surgical Ablations in Head and Neck at Evangelismos Hospital.
  • April 2008: Published an article about the modern treatment options for snoring with ultrasound in a high circulation afternoon newspaper.
  • May 2008: Attended the activities of the seminar entitled "Roncopathy and Sleep Apnea", held at Holiday-Inn.
  • June 2008: Wrote an article on a topic relative to his specialty in a local newspaper in Alimos.
  • July 2008: Attended the activities of the 2nd seminar of KARRAS ENT Clinic in Ikaria.
  • December 2008: Attended a one-day conference about "Technology in Otolaryngology" at the INTERCONTINENTAL.
  • January 2009: Writes an article for a highly visited website-men’s magazine (MEN 24) about a topic relevant to his specialty.
  • January 2009: Writes an article to the embedded magazine LIFE & DIET (ΥΓΕΙΑ & ΔΙΑΤΡΟΦΗ) of Eleftherotypia newspaper entitled: Tonsils surgery and diaphragm treatment with ultrasound.
  • May 2009: Actively participated at the practical seminar of palatoplasty – excisional removal of the uvula on frozen cadavers held at Evangelismos Hospital.
  • July 2009: Defended successfully his doctoral thesis about "Comparative efficacy of Moxifloxacin and Levofloxacinin patients with acute exarcebation of chronic sinusitis" before a 7-member committee of professors at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Athens.
  • April 2010: Actively participated in the practical stage of the seminar entitled "Endoscopic access to rhinoplasty" on fresh cadavers, in the framework of the Workshop of Surgical Ablations in the Head and Neck, held at Evangelismos Hospital.
  • June 2010: Attended the activities of the EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY CONGRESS that took place in London.
  • June 2011: Actively participated in the activities of the French – Greek ENT Congress that took place at Lefkada.
  • November 2012: Participated in the round table discussion about "SleepApnea – Ways of reliable diagnosis" which took place at the Hilton Hotel within the Panhellenic ENT Congress.
  • April 2013: Actively participated in the activities of the Panhellenic Congress of Rhinology that took place at Papageorgiou Hospital from the 19th to 21st April 2013 in Thessaloniki.
  • September 2014: Attended the 2nd Paediatric ENT Symposium that took place at the Athens Voice and Swallowing Center.
  • April 2015: Attended the Panhellenic Congress of Rhinology held in Larisa.
  • December 2015: Actively participated in the educational seminar of ENT Academy of Allergy, with the aim to establish an Allergy center in the ENT consulting room, and to execute intradermal tests (Skin Prick Tests) to patients with allergies.
  • December 2015: Presented his research work on Diagnosis and Treatment of Halitosis at a Southern Suburbs Dental – Stomatological Study Club.
  • November 2016: Took part in the works of the Panhellenic Congress of Rhinology at XENIA Hotel in Volos.
  • December 2016: Was awarded of a Certification of Therapeutic and Aesthetic Botox in the Head and Neck.
  • January 2017: Wrote an article on the problem of snoring and its treatment with the use of ultrasound for ΒHMAdonna magazine.
  • February 2017: Presented the modern treatment option for snoring with surgical ultrasound as a guest to the show "Proti Grammi (First Line) " on SKY TV channel.
  • March 2017: Became founder member of ENT Botox Company.
  • April 2017:Wrote an article for MEN'S HEALTH magazine about "Treating obstructive sleep apnea with ultrasound".
  • May 2017: Took part in the activities of the ENT Academy of Clinical Immunology and Rhoncopathy Congress in Nauplio.
Knowledge of Foreign Languages -PC
  • He has a very good knowledge of English (Certificate of Proficiency) and French (Diplome de Langue et de Civilisation Sorbonne I).
  • He successfully attended seminars at Computer International (March- May 2001) and he can use Windows-Word-Excel-Internet.