Christos D. Lionis
Dr. Lionis Christos (http://www.lionis.gr) is an Associate Professor of Social and Family Medicine at the Department of Social Medicine, University of Crete. In 2001 he was elected as a Deputy General Director of the Regional Health and Welfare System (Pe.S.Y.P.) of Crete, a position from which he resigned in May 2004. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Primary Health Care journal, edited by the Greek Association of General Practice (ELEGEIA) and the European Section of the International Journal of Remote and Rural Health. He is also a member of the editorial and advisory boards including Family Practice, European Journal of General Practice and Quality in Primary Care. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the European Section of the International Journal of Rural and Remote Health, a Medline-cited e-journal. In 1995 he was nominated as national representative of Greece in the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN), a European Network Organisation of the European Society of General Practice/Family Medicine and he was elected as an Executive Board member in 1998 and as Vice President since 2004. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA) and the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology (ESPCG) as well as of various Greek and foreign networks. Since May 2001, he is an elected member of the Executive Board of the European Society of General Practice/Family Medicine (WONCA Europe), where he completed his service in 2007. He has published more than 140 (120 Pub Med/Med line) cited original papers in international and European journals and 72 in Greek journals. Some of the most recent papers he has published are of direct relevance to family medicine and primary health care. He is also the author of various books and chapters in Greek and foreign books.
Biography Updated on 12 April 2011