Dr Petrou S. Athanasios
Head of the Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic (HPB) and Surgical Oncology Services
Dr Petrou S. Athanasios is the Head of the Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic (HPB) and Surgical Oncology Services, at the AIMIS (American Institute of Minimal Invasive Surgery), at the American Medical Center, and, Associate Consultant HPB Surgeon, at Nicosia Teaching Hospital, Department of Surgery/Div. HPB, Cyprus, EU. He completed his Higher Surgical Training in the First Department of Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, LAIKO Teaching Hospital, Greece in 2009. During his Higher Surgical Training, he trained extensively in HPB Surgery along with Surgical Oncology. His expertise in HPB and Surgical Oncology was further enhanced during his Fellowships at The Royal Marsden NHS Trust - Department of Academic Surgery (HPB & Surgical Oncology), and, at the University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, NHS Trust - HPB/UGi & Transplant Center. He gained a Master of Science (MSc in HPB Surgery), in 2009 from the University of Thrace, and a PhD in Medicine, (Liver Surgery) in 2010 from the University of Athens. Dr Petrou deals with Surgical Treatments and Management for the whole spectrum of HPB diseases. He is also specialized in Surgical Oncology. The treatment of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract malignancies (Oesophageal & Gastric Cancer), as well as, the Abdominal and Retroperitoneal Sarcomas are integrated in his proficiency. Since 2016, Dr Petrou is the Clinical Lead for the Nanoknife program (Irreversible Electroporation - IRE) in Cyprus, and for the recently established Advanced Laparoscopic HPB, & HIPEC surgical programs, at the American Medical Center. Dr Petrou is a member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also a member of the International & European Hepato – Pancreato - Billiary Association (E-AHPBA and I-HPBA) & European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), and, Member of Subcommittee on educational activities for the E-AHPBA.
He has a strong academic background with more than 80 publications in international peer reviewed journals and decades of studies presented in international surgical meetings and conferences. The main field of research and clinical studies remains the Liver - Pancraetic and the Surgical Oncology.