Douvetzemis Stergios E.

Douvetzemis Stergios E. General Surgeon

Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon

Education & Academic Qualifications

Academics

  • 2012 – up to date: Research Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Surgical Anatomy, Athens Medical School, Greece
  • 2017 – up to date: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
  • 2018: Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS). Qualification in Breast Surgery
  • 2017 – 2019: Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Medicine, King’s College London, United Kingdom
  • 2019: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Athens Medical School, Greece
  • 2019 – up to date: Senior Lecturer in the Division of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Medicine, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Education

  • 2001 – 2007: Medical Student, Athens Medical School
  • 2007: Degree in Medicine, Athens Medical School
  • 2008 – 2009: Navy as a medical doctor
  • 2009 – 2010: Rural Medical Service, General Hospital of Sparta, Lakonia
  • 2011 – 2016: Specialty Training post. Resident/Chief Resident in the 4th Department of General Surgery at General Hospital of “Evangelismos”, Athens
  • 2016: Title of Medical Speciality of Surgery (CCT). Republic, Region of Attica, General Directorate of Public Health and Social Care, Greece

SPECIALIZATION IN ONCOPLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE BREAST SURGERY IN LONDON

  • 2015: Honorary Clinical Fellow in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
  • 2016 – 2018: Senior Clinical Fellow in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
  • 2018: Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS). Qualification in Breast Surgery
  • 2019 – up to date: Consultant Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
  • 2019: Clinical Governance Lead for Breast Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION IN BREAST ULTRASOUND

  • 2017: IBUS – Multimodality Breast Imaging & Image-Guided Interventions Course, Detection, Diagnosis, Management, Eugenides Foundation, Athens, Greece
  • 2019: IBUS – Multimodality Breast Imaging & Image-Guided Interventions Course, Detection, Diagnosis, Management, Iaso Hospital, Marousi, Athens, Greece
  • 2020: Breast Ultrasound Course of the Hellenic Surgical Society, Athens, Greece

PhD/ Thesis

Accessory muscles of the anterior thoracic wall and axilla. Cadaveric, surgical and radiological incidence and clinical significance during breast and axillary surgery

Board Member

  • 2018 to present: Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS). Qualification in Breast Surgery

  • 2017 to present: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)

  • 2017 to present: Association of Breast Surgery (ABS)

  • 2016 to present: European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists (EUSOMA)

  • 2016 to present: European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)

  • 2016 to 2017: European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)

  • 2015 to present: General Medical Council (GMC)

  • 2015 to present: Hellenic Surgical Society

  • 2015 to present: Hellenic Society of Breast Surgeons (HSBS)

  • 2015 to 2018: European Society of Colo-Proctology (ESCP)

  • 2013 to present: European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)

  • 2008 to 2018: European Digestive Surgery Society (EDS)

  • 2010 to present: Athens Medical Association

  • 2009 to 2010: Sparta Medical Association

  • 2008 to 2009: Athens Medical Association

  • 2001 to present: American College of Greece (ACG) Alumni

Editorial Boards

2020: Guest Editor for the 10th issue of the journal of the Hellenic Society of Breast Surgeons

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Governance Lead for Breast Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

  • Consultant Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

  • Director Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon at Metropolitan General Hospital of Athens

Education Experience

  • 30/09/2019 – up to date Lecturing to the MRes post-graduate teaching program, King’s College London, School of Life Sciences and Medicine, United Kingdom.

  • 27/08/2019 – up to date Lecturing to the 4th year medical students for the under-graduate teaching program, King’s College London, School of Life Sciences and Medicine, United Kingdom.

  • 13/05/2019 Consultant Interview Preparation and Practice Course, School of Improvement, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

  • 01/06/2019 – up to date Research and Postgraduate teaching activity as Senior Lecturer, King’s College London, School of Life Sciences and Medicine, United Kingdom.

  • 01/05/2017 – 01/06/2019 Research and Postgraduate teaching activity as Clinical Lecturer, King’s College London, School of Life Sciences and Medicine, United Kingdom.

  • 25/07/2017 – up to date Examiner in the OSCE exams for undergraduate education of medical students, Medical School, Kings College, London, United Kingdom.

  • 01/12/2016 – up to date Teaching activity of medical students in the outpatient setting, in the Breast Surgery Unit of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

  • 17/06/2015 – 17/12/2015 Teaching activity of medical students in the outpatient setting, in the Breast Surgery Unit of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

  • 15/04/2013 – 30/11/2016 Teaching in Surgical Nursing Specialization Courses, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

  • 03/12//2012 – up to date Lectures to 2nd year medical students, Department of Anatomy and Surgical Anatomy, University of Athens Medical School, Greece.

  • 03/03/2012 – 30/11/2016 Wound treatment and closure Course (Hands on) Department of Anatomy and Surgical Anatomy, University of Athens Medical School, Greece.

Clinical and Research Interest

Clinical Interest:

  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

  • Reconstructive Breast Surgery

  • Screening for Breast Cancer

  • Family History

  • Prophylactic Mastectomy

Research Interest: 

  • Novel surgical techniques and medical devices for breast reconstruction

  • Novel treatment options for breast cancer

  • High risk gene mutations for developing breast cancer

  • Rare types of breast cancer

  • Anatomic variations of the breast and axilla

Awards

  • 3rd Award
    Total Vertical Gastric Plication as a Bariatric Technique. Results, Complications and Postoperative Patients’ Quality of Life.
    XXVIII European Federation Congress of the International College of Surgeons: Surgical Challenges During a Time of Crisis, April 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Award «M. Stavrakis»
    Anatomical study of popliteal artery.
    7th Panhellenic Congress of plastic, constructive and cosmetic surgery, October 2005, Loutraki, Greece

Books

  • Concepts, Indication and principles of oncoplastic breast surgery: fashion or necessity. Oncoplastic Techniques for the General Surgeon. Klimberg S, Kovacs T, Rubio Ι.

  • Free Nipple Graft. Oncoplastic Techniques for the General Surgeon. Klimberg S, Kovacs T, Rubio I.

Recent Publications

  • Negative pressure wound therapy in high risk breast procedures (negative pressure PICO study group). European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2020 Jun; 46(6):e47

  • Accessory muscles of the anterior thoracic wall and axilla. Cadaveric, surgical and radiological incidence and clinical significance during breast and axillary surgery. Folia Morphologica 2019 Jan;78(3):606-616

  • Management of Occult Breast Cancer with Axillary Involvement. Hellenic Journal of Surgery 2018 Jan; 90(1): 33-35

  • The chondrocoracoideus muscle: A rare anatomical variant of the pectoral area. Acta Medica Academica 2017 Nov;46(2):155-161

  • Small bowel obstruction due to metastatic breast cancer. Hellenic Journal of Surgery 2015 Sept; 87(5):419-422

  • Ancient Greek Terminology in Hepatopancreatobiliary Anatomy and Surgery. Isr Med Assoc J. 2015 Aug; 17(8):467-469

  • Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis – review of the literature seizing the opportunity of a case. Hellenic Journal of Surgery 2015 May; 87(3):251-257

  • Rhinocerebral mucormycosis: a rare but life-threatening opportunistic infection in diabetic patients. Diabetologie und Stoffwechsel 2007; 2-A37