Dr. Panagiotis I. Kontovazainitis is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, hip and knee reconstruction, as well as orthopaedic consultancy. He has extensive experience abroad and his work has been presented in several medical international conferences.
Dr. Kontovazainitis Panagiotis
Dr. Kontovazainitis has studied medicine at the Medical School of the University of Athens, from where he graduated in 1999. During the whole duration of his studies, he was awarded the Papadakis Foundation Scholarship (by examination). He pursued with post-graduate studies and a PhD at the University of Athens Medical School, researching the transcription factor E2F1 in osteosarcoma, which he completed in 2006. He earned his Orthopaedic Specialization degree with honors in 2009, whereas in December 2002, he earned his Diploma of Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
Dr. Kontovazainitis started working as an Assistant in Anatomy, while he was still a student at the Medical School of the University of Athens in the year 1995. Later, from November 1999 till January 2000, he spent three months as a Physical in the Orthopaedic Section of Lamia Hospital. He served his rural duty as a Rural Physician at the Regional Clinic of Molos, in Fthiotida from February 2000 to February 2001. Shortly after that, he was for nine months a Trainee Physician of General Surgery in Penteli’s 1st Social Insurance Institute, Papadimitriou Hospital, and afterwards he became Instructor at the Public VTI of Lamia in the Nursing-Traumatology Department, where he spent one and a half years (September 2001 - February 2002). During his military service, he was a Sergeant Doctor in the Hellenic Air Force, from March 2002 till October 2003, spending eight months as an Orthopedic Trainee at 251 HAF Hospital in the Department of Sports Injuries and Arthroplasty. In addition, he specialized in hip and knee arthroplasty and injury and in sports injuries at the Athens Medical Center Hospital, and in microsurgery at the KAT Research Center. From 2004 till 2009, he was a Resident in Orthopaedics at the 1st University Orthopaedic Clinic of KAT Hospital, where he spent three years in the Sports Injury and Arthroplasty Department.
Dr. Kontovazainitis has extensive experience abroad gained through his cooperation with the Orthopaedic Department of St. Mary's Hospital in London (U.K.), the Orthopaedic Department at the Avon Orthopaedic Center in Bristol(U.K.), the Orthopaedic Clinic of the Houston-TexasMedical Center (U.S.A.) and the Sports Medicine Institute at the University of Baylor (U.S.A.).
Since 2009, maintains a private practice in Athens, specializing in sport injuries, trauma and hip-knee arthroplasty.
Dr. Kontovazainitis has participated in numerous Greek, European, American academy and international conferences and meetings, where he has presented his work, whereas he was an Instructor at the 2nd Educational Seminar for Emergency Sports Medicine, held in Aretaeio Hospital, in Athens in April2005
Dr. Kontovazainitis is a member of the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and the Hellenic Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society.