Prof. Ioannis Iatrou, PhD

Dr. I. Iatrou was elected Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Dental School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2012. His academic career started in Athens in 1985 as Lecturer. He was Head of the Department 2014-2016. During the years 1999-2016 he was Director of the OMFS University Clinic at the “A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital of Athens. He studied both Dentistry (1967-72) and Medicine (1977-83), and became PhD (1985) at the University of Athens-Greece. His post doctoral studies took place at the OMFS Clinic, University of Cologne, Germany (1987-89, Head: Prof. H.D. Pape). He was Director of the post-graduate program on ”Dentoalveolar Surgery”, Dental School, University of Athens (2012 – 16). He has been also President of the Hellenic Association of OMFS (2006-08 and 2014-17). 2017 HE was nominated Professor Emeritus, University of Athens. In 2018 he was nominated Doctor Honoris Causa “Carol Davila” Medical University of Bucharest Romania.

He is member of the European Association for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Councilor for Greece (2010-2016), member of the Editorial Board and reviewer of its official Journal. He has organized several OMFS Congresses and Seminars in Greece and abroad and has been honorary guest speaker in 14 European countries and Saudi Arabia. His PhD Dissertation was about «Anaerobic bacteria in jaw cysts» (1985). He is the writer of a clinical research study entitled «The contribution of small plates in Surgery of Facial bones» (2000) and two chapters (Maxillofacial Traumatology and OMFS for Children) at the Textbook «Current OMF Surgery» (2010). His 50 publications in peer reviewed Journals as shown at the Pubmed have been cited 800 times (till 15.01.2020). His main fields of interest are maxillofacial traumatology and oncology, maxillofacial surgery for children, orthognathic surgery, clefts, distraction osteogenesis, jaw reconstruction and implantology and oral surgery.


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