Dr. Petrou Athanasios, M.D.

Dr. Petrou Athanasios, M.D.

General Surgeon, Director of the Department of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology and Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery


Dr. Petrou Athanasios completed his Higher Surgical Training in the First Department of Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, LAIKO University Hospital in 2009.

During his surgical training at the First Department of Surgery of LAIKO Hospital and his internship at the Department of HPB Surgery – Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, NHS Trust, he was actively involved in the field of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgery as well as in surgical oncology. He completed his specialisation in Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic surgery as well as in surgical oncology during his fellowships and post-graduate training from 2009 to 2012 at the Department of Academic Surgery – The Royal Marsden Hospital, Imperial College, London, NHS Trust, and the University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, NHS Trust – HPB/UGi & Transplant Center.

In 2009, he received his Master’s Degree in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery from the Faculty of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace. In 2010, after completing his research in hepatocellular cancer surgery, he was declared a Doctor of Medicine at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens.

In addition to specialising in surgical treatments and managing the whole spectrum of HPB diseases, Dr. Petrou is also specialised in Surgical Oncology. His specialties include the treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies (esophageal and gastric cancer, etc.), as well as surgery for sarcoma, retroperitoneal tumours, adrenal and peritoneal malignancies.

Dr. Petrou is the founder and head surgeon of the Nanoknife Program (Irreversible Electroporation – IRE) in Cyprus established in 2016, while since June 2017 hw has been leading the team of the newly established Department of Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at AIMIS.

Dr. Petrou is a member of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also a member of the European and International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Associations (E-AHPBA, I-HPBA), and the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). He has recently been selected to become a member of the E-AHPBA Education Committee.

His academic background is considered outstanding with more than 100 articles, abstracts, clinical and experimental papers published in prestigious international scientific journals, while dozens of studies have been presented at international surgical meetings and conferences.

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