Dimitrios Oikonomou (Economou)

Surgical Pulmonologist

EDUCATION

3/2010-2/2011: Worked and trained in Pleural Disease (Medical Thoracoscopy and Chest Ultrasound) and Bronchoscopy, under the supervision of Dr. G.F Tassi and Dr. Pierfranco Foccoli, Ospedaliero Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy

30/09/2009: Official license for practicing the profession of Pulmonologist after written and oral exams

13/01/2005-17/07/2009: Trainee in Pulmonary Medicine in “Amalia Fleming” General Hospital, Athens, Greece, Department of Pneumonology (including 6 months of training in Intensive Care Unit, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece)

1993-2000: Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

PRESENTATIONS

09-11/10/2009: Vibration response imaging, “Recent developments in clinical medical practice”, Drama, Greece

20-24/05/2008: Poster presentation entitled “Pulmonary embolism and patients with COPD exacerbation”, 34th annual Panhellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Greece

20-24/05/2008: “Eosinophilic pleural effusions in patients with peripheral blood eosinophilia”, 34th annual Panhellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Greece

06-07/12/2007: Poster presentation entitled “The diagnostic role of minithoracoscopy in pleural effusions”, 16th annual Panhellenic Congress on Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece

06-07/12/2007: “Advantages and disadvantages of minithoracoscopy”, 16th annual Panhellenic Congress on Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece

06-07/12/2007: “Risk factors for COPD exacerbations”, 16th annual Panhellenic Congress on Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece

01-04/12/2005: “Epidemiological data of lung cancer in patients over 70 years old”, 14th annual Panhellenic Congress on Chest Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece

01-04/12/2005: “Microbiological investigation in community acquired pneumonia at patients over 65 years old”, 14th annual Panhellenic Congress on Chest Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece

Currently in preparation: Presentations for the 18th annual Panhellenic Congress on Chest Diseases, November 2009, Thessaloniki, Greece

“The diagnostic value of TBNA in direct endoscopic endobronchial . findings.”

“The contribution of interventional bronchoscopy and surgery in cases of airway stenosis.”

“Mediastinal tumors – A 1998-2008 retrospective study.”

“Modern treatment of haemoptysis with intraarterial embolization.”

PARTICIPATION IN CONGRESSES AND SEMINARS

06-09/12/2007: 16th annual Panhellenic Congress on Chest Diseases – Hellenic Thoracic Society, Athens Greece

02-05/11/2006: 15th annual Panhellenic Congress on Chest Diseases – Hellenic Thoracic Society, Heraklion, Greece

01-04/12/2005: 14th annual Panhellenic Congress on Chest Diseases – Hellenic Thoracic Society, Thessaloniki, Greece

PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS

15-17/10/2009: Postgraduate European Respiratory Society (ERS) seminar on Medical Thoracoscopy – Hands-on-course – Prof. Paolo Palange, Prof Gilbert Massard, Prof. Demosthenes Bouros, Prof. Marios Froudarakis, Alexandroupolis, Greece

13-15/6/2006: 3rd Teaching Seminar “Bronchoscopy: Science, Technique & Art” organized by the Hellenic Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians– Hands-on-course – P.A. Kvale, U. Prakash , N. Siafakas, Nest. Angomachalelis, Athens, Greece

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

10/2009-present Pulmonologist

Interbalkan Medical Center, Department of Pneumonology

10 Asklipiou Street, 57001 Pylaia, Thessaloniki, Greece

11/2003-12/2004: Assistant pulmonologist

Interbalkan Medical Center, Department of Pneumonology

Head of Department: Dr. H. Titopoulos

10 Asklipiou Street, 57001 Pylaia, Thessaloniki, Greece

05/2002-9/2003: Military doctor in the Hellenic Air Force

02/10/2000-18/01/2002: General practitioner Accident-Emergency Ward Ierapetra General Hospital-Health Centre, Crete, Greece

IN PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Number of bronchoscopies performed: >500

Number of thoracoscopies performed: >90

LANGUAGES

English Fluent (University of Cambridge First Certificate in English (grade A)

German Fair (Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache – Goethe Institute)

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

10/2009 Member of European and Greek Respiratory Society