Dr. Vasileios Sakellariou is an orthopaedic surgeon with significant contributions in the major fields of orthopaedics: adult reconstruction surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, metabolic bone diseases and biomechanics.
Dr Sakellariou Vasileios
Dr. Sakellariou graduated from the Medical School of National and Kapodestrian University of Athens in 2002 with honors. He qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon after completing a 6-year competitive residency program at the First Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, ATTIKON University General Hospital in 2011. During his residency training, Dr. Sakellariou participated in all clinical and scientific activities, and demonstrated outstanding skills as a clinician and scientist. Dr. Sakellariou has practiced on numerous hip and knee reconstruction surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal tumor cases. In the short time frame of six years, Dr. Sakellariou completed his Master of Science degree in Metabolic Bone Diseases (Thesis title: Strontium Ranelate and its Bimodal Action) and Ph.D. degree in Orthopedics (Thesis title: Reconstruction of Diaphyseal Bone Defects of Long Bones, Comparative Biomechanical Study using Metallic Titanium Endoprostheses versus Allografts), which was sponsored by a scholarship from the University of Athens Medical School, with honors. Dr. Sakellariou has distinguished himself from his peers through his leadership skills, extraordinary talent, and remarkable work in the field.
Dr. Sakellariou, is currently appointed as the Chief of the Hip & Knee Unit at the Mediterraneo Hospital, Glyfada, Greece. He has also served as a fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY two of the top ranked hospitals in the United States.
Dr. Sakellariou provides his patients with a myriad of the most effective solutions to restore to bones and joints their functionality and structure. He demonstrates excellent surgical skills, and combines his professionalism with the use of modern methods in surgery to achieve guaranteed results.
Dr. Sakellariou has done extensive efforts towards improving orthopaedic training. He has significantly contributed as course administrator or member of the organizing committee in thirteen domestic and international congresses and workshops, and has joined the education program of 3 institutions as a lecturer during the past five years. He was invited to give 32 lectures on different topics of Orthopaedics, mainly in the field of adult reconstruction surgery, musculoskeletal oncology and biomechanics.
His publications in international peer reviewed journals and textbooks along with several lectures and presentations in world meetings are the best evidence of his high quality research and clinical experience. Dr. Sakellariou is the author of 25 papers, and over 30 papers published in Greek journals, which are also cited by other authors in many prestigious orthopaedic journals (Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery –American and British volumes-, the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, the Journal of Arthroplasty etc). He has also authored 8 book chapters in significant international and greek editions. He has more than 110 podium and 110 poster presentations in very significant orthopedic congresses, including the AAOS, the EFORT, the MSTS, the ISOLS congresses. He has an exceptional passion in improving and keeping up to date knowledge by participating in more than 80 Greek and 23 International Meetings, and 26 Courses & Workshops during the past 5 years.
Dr. Sakellariou is an active member of the following scientific societies:
- Club des AMIS – Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Hellenic Association of Studying the Bone Metabolism
- AO Trauma Member
- General Medical Council
- Greek Foundation of Osteoporosis
- Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
- Athens Medical Association
Moreover, he is the recipient of several awards and honors as a result of his scientific work and outstanding skills in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. Specifically, he has been awarded with Scholarships by (1) the Hellenic Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology after competitive written exams, (2) the University of Athens, (3) the Hellenic Study Group of Metabolic Bone Diseases, and has been honored with the Jacques Duparc Award during the 11th EFORT Congress (2010_Madrid).