School of Medicine
University of Patras
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Sector: Division of Surgery

Clinic/Laboratory: Department of Vascular Surgery

Knowledge Subject: Abdominal aortic aneurysmatic disease, Thoracic aortic aneurysmatic disease, Type B Dissection, Carotid disease, Peripheral artery disease, Vascular Access, Vein diseases

Research Area: Arterial stiffness after EVAR and TEVAR, Inflammatory response following endovascular repair of aortic pathology, Management of infections and aortoenteric fistula after EVAR and open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms

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Summary of Curriculum Vitae


Konstantinos G. Moulakakis, MD, PhD, MSc, FEBVS, is an Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, MD, PhD, MSc, FEBVS, in the Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Patras, University of Patras, Greece (since January 2020). He graduated in 1997 from the University of Patras-Greece and he completed his Thesis at the University of Athens in 2007. He has completed a 5-year residency in General Surgery and a 4-year residency in vascular surgery. He is a board-certified vascular surgeon (Hellenic Board Certification for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2008, German Board Certification for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2009, European Board Certification for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2011). He has worked in the past in the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Clinic of Cologne, Germany and he has successfully graduated from the postgraduate Program “Endovascular Techniques” (organized by the Department of Vascular Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Milano - Bicocca, Monza). He has worked for approximately 10 years as a consultant of Vascular Surgery in the Department of Vascular Surgery, Athens University Medical School, “Attikon” University Hospital, Athens, Greece.

             He has more than 180 international publications, Google Scholar Citation Index: 5360h- Index: 41, he has participated in unfunded and funded clinical studies (GALA Trial, STRATO, ACST II, RECOVERY) and protocols and he was the principal Investigator in Greece in the OVATION Post Market Registry. He is a member of the Collaborative Research (CORE) Group, Sydney, Australia (International Advisory Committee), and also a member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery.  He has received several honors, praises, and awards in Greece and Europe and an educational grant from the European Society of Vascular Surgery. He is a member of the Editorial Board of International peer-reviewed journals and a reviewer in Annals of Vascular Surgery, Journal of Vascular Diseases (VASA), Journal of Endovascular Therapy (JEVT), Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery (ACS), Vascular and Endovascular, Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (Torino), International Journal of Angiology, European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, PlosOne.


Board Certifications


  • Hellenic Medical Board Certification (1997)
  • Hellenic Board Certification for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (2008)
  • German Medical Board Certification (2009)
  • German Board Certification for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (2009)
  • European Board Certification for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (2011)
  • Hellenic Board Certification for Vascular Ultrasound (2013)


Doctorate Thesis (Ph.D.): “Histological structure and mechanical properties of the descendent aorta in experimental hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism” the University of Athens, Laboratory of Experimental Surgery and Surgical Research, 2002-2007

MSc Postgraduate Program “Endovascular techniques”, Athens University Medical School, Milano Biccoca, 2010-2011


Research Activity


Some of the ongoing funded studies or research that I am currently involved in:

  1. VicToRiA Multicenter study: Real World data on VTE treatment in Greece - (Venous Thromboembolism Real‑
  2. VERN COVER Multicenter Study, Sponsored by University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. financial grant support, Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  3. PERCEIVE Study : PrEdiction of Risk and Communication of outcome following major lower limb amputation- a collaborative study. Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Wales. Public Benefit (RfPPB) program, Health, and Care Research Wales
  4. Two Bull Study. Greek Funded study
  5. Member of the Greek Registry on GORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Graft
  6. Sub Investigator in RECOVER-II. Characterization of patients following acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) and assessment of safety and effectiveness of dabigatran etexilate (DE) in the treatment and secondary prevention of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in comparison to vitamin K antagonist (VKA) in routine clinical practice - RE-COVERY DVT/PE»
  7. ACST ΙΙ Trial, (
  8. Xeltis Hemodialysis Access graft: aXess Pivotal study
  9. VLFDC (Vascular Low-Frequency Disease Consortium) Collaborator
  10. PATENT Study Consensus on Preventing Thrombosis After Infrainguinal Arterial Bypass Surgery with Antithrombotic Agents
  11. Academic Research Consortium of Infective Native Aortic Aneurysm (ARC of INAA)




Scopus Metrics

183 publications, h-Index 30, Citations: 3962


Google Scholar Metrics

h-Index 41, Citations: 5360

Undergraduate Courses

Selected Publications     Number of publications:180

1: Moulakakis KG, Kakisis J, Gonidaki E, Lazaris AM, Tsangaris S, Geroulakos G, Manopoulos C. Comparison of Fluid Dynamics Variations Between Chimney and Fenestrated Endografts for Pararenal Aneurysms Repair: A Patient Specific Computational Study as Motivation for Clinical Decision-Making. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2019 Oct;53(7):572-582.

2: Moulakakis KG, Karaolanis G, Antonopoulos CN, Kakisis J, Klonaris C, Preventza O, Coselli JS, Geroulakos G. Open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in experienced centers. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Aug;68(2):634-645.e12.

3: Moulakakis KG, Klonaris C, Kakisis J, Antonopoulos CN, Lazaris A, Sfyroeras GS, Mantas G, Vasdekis SN, Brountzos EN, Geroulakos G. Treatment of Type II Endoleak and Aneurysm Expansion after EVAR. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb;39:56-66.

4: Moulakakis KG, Kadoglou NPE, Antonopoulos CN, Mylonas SN, Kakisis J, Papadakis I, Karakitsos P, Liapis CD. Changes in Arterial Stiffness and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide Levels after Endovascular Repair of Descending Thoracic Aorta. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan;38:220-226.

5: Moulakakis KG, Sfyroeras GS, Papapetrou A, Antonopoulos CN, Mantas G, Kakisis J, Alepaki M, Mylonas SN, Karakitsos P, Liapis CD. Inflammatory response and renal function following endovascular repair of the descending thoracic aorta. J Endovasc Ther. 2015 Apr;22(2):201-6.

6: Moulakakis KG, Kakisis J, Dalainas I, Smyrniotis V, Liapis CD. Endovascular management of secondary aortoduodenal fistula: the importance of gut restoration. Int J Angiol. 2015 Mar;24(1):55-8.

7: Moulakakis KG, Sfyroeras GS, Mylonas SN, Mantas G, Papapetrou A, Antonopoulos CN, Kakisis JD, Liapis CD. Outcome after preservation of infected abdominal aortic endografts. J Endovasc Ther. 2014 Jun;21(3):448-55.

8: Moulakakis KG, Alepaki M, Sfyroeras GS, Antonopoulos CN, Giannakopoulos TG, Kakisis J, Karakitsos P, Liapis CD. The impact of endograft type on inflammatory response after endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Mar;57(3):668-77.

9: Moulakakis KG, Mylonas SN, Avgerinos ED, Kakisis JD, Brunkwall J, Liapis CD. Hybrid open endovascular technique for aortic thoracoabdominal pathologies. Circulation. 2011 Dec 13;124(24):2670-80.

10: Moulakakis KG, Matoussevitch V, Borgonio A, Gawenda M, Brunkwall J. Evidence that statins protect renal function during endovascular repair of AAAs. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;40(5):608-15.