About Athanasios Kirgidis
PhD with distinction, emergency medicine, specialized in facial cancer
I graduated from Medical Department of Health Science School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ,where I was admitted after admission exams, with general grade of 8.27, in 2002.
I graduated from Dentistry Department of Health Science School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where I was admitted after admission exams, with general grade of 7.46 in 2009.
Regarding my master studies I graduated from Master Programme Medical Department of Health Science School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ,where I was admitted after admission exams, with general grade of 9.71, in 2008, while in 2011 I graduated from Retraining Doctor Center of National Direct Help Centre (ΕΚΑΒ) for Emergencey Prehospital Medicine, where I was admitted by interview and resume criteria, according to number Υ4β/5747/Φ3/31-10-1996 «Terms of operation of Retraining Doctor Centre at NDHC (ΕΚΑΒ)for Emergencey Prehospital Medicine ».
Ι was proclaimed as Doctor of Medical School of A.U.T.H. at 3-6-2013 (Excellency with Distinction).
I received the Mouth & Maxillofacial Surgery specialization title at 19-01-2012. Specialization at Kavala’s General Hospital, Theageneio Hospital and Papanikolaou Hospital (Mouth and Maxillofacial Surgery) and AXEΠΑ Hospital (Otorinolaryngology). Since 2008 I have been a scientific collaborator, Doctor candidate and postdoctoral scholar of excellency at 1st Otorinolaryngology Clinic of A.U.T.H., at Mouth and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic of A.U.T.H. and at Clinical Pharmacology laboratory of A.U.T.H.
Since 2011 I have been a scientific collaborator of Dermatology Clinic of University of Dessau in Germany. Since 2013 I have been a university scholar at Skin Cancer Unit at Italy’s University Hospital Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova IRCCS, Reggio Emilia.
I participate in Cachrane Collaboration (Skin Group, Oral Health Group), where I have written 2 for reviews concerning melanoma as first and second writer respectively. I have published over 100 international scientific papers, I have written chapters for 4 international books ( including Evidence Based Dermatology, basic writing in most Medical Schools of the U.S.A.).
My papers have received more than 1000 references and my resonance indicator as a writer is over 500. I am a critic of scientific papers for over 100 international magazines (including JAMA and JNCI). I am a member of the writing committee of 6 international scientific magazines and I am an Associate Editor for Hippokratia magazine.
I have been responsible for teaching first aid and rescue of “ Anorthodox War Training Center” and I am a teacher for the elective intersectoral course of 7th semester «Principles of Clinical Nutrition and Nutritional Therapeutics» of Medical School A.U.T.H., the 2nd semester course «Clinical Trials» of Master Program «Medical Research Methodology» of Medical School A.U.T.H., the 3rd semester course «Digital Educational Technology» of Master Program «Medical Research Methodology» of School of Medicine Α.U.T.H., the program of continuous training of General Practitioners Greek Union, «Fillipion Laboratory of Research», the educational program of intern doctors of General Practitioners Greek of Master Program of Sleep Disorders of School of Medicine A.U.T.H. Ι conduct a clinical research in scientific fields of head and neck cancer, bone metabolism and skin cancer.
My cooperation in clinical incidents, both therapeutic and researching with professors (including Dr. Maybach, professor at UCLA and San Fransisco and Prof. Argenziano, dermatology professor at University of Napoli and Rezzio) in Greece and abroad, has enriched my experience and knowledge regarding managing patients having morbidity to the head and neck area.
In total I have studied and I have been occupied thoroughly with thousands of patients with head or neck cancer, skin cancer and jaw bone damage.