Vlassis Grigoropoulos was born in Athens and obtained his Medical degree at the Medical School of the University of Athens. He specialized in ophthalmology at Charing Cross Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, Hastings Hospital in East Sussex in UK, and at the Ophthalmology Department of the University of Athens. He did his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Cheltenham Hospital (Cheltenham, UK), St. Thomas’ Hospital, and Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK). He was also Consultant Ophthalmologist at Kent County Ophthalmic & Aural Hospital in Maidstone, UK. He is currently Consultant Ophthalmologist at Henry Dunant Hospital in Athens. In 2008, he obtained his Ph.D. in ophthalmology. He was involved in the training program of St. Thomas’ Hospital in London and he is currently involved in the training program of the Greek Ophthalmological Society and the program of the Ophthalmology Department of the University of Patras, Greece. He is a member of many scientific organizations such as the Greek Ophthalmological Society, the Greek Vitreoretinal Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the European Society of Retina Specialists. He has a large experience in vitreoretinal diseases such as retinal detachment, full thickness macular hole, epiretinal membrane, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration. He speaks 5 languages and has received many distinctions such as the open category prize of the Glasgow Conference, the first prize of the 11th Greek Internal Medicine Conference, and the prize for the best talk of the 7th Greek Vitreoretinal Conference. He has taken part as trainer in many conferences. He has given many talks in conferences in Greece and abroad. He has published papers in international peer review medical journals and has contributed in authoring several books.
Biography Updated on 22 December 2013