Mpallian Nikiforos

Mpallian Nikiforos General Surgeon

Assoc. Director, 1st Surgery Department

Education & Academic Qualifications

MBBS, St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London School of Medicine, London, UK (1999)

Board Member

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Education Experience

  • 05/2013 – Attending Surgeon, “Hygeia” and “Mitera” Hospitals
  • 07/2011 – 11/2012 Fellow in Esophageal and Thoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 06/2007 – 06/2011  Surgery Resident, University of Wisconsin, Madi-son, WI, USA
  • 07/2006 – 06/2007 Surgery Intern, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD,              
  • 12/2004 – 05/2005 Surgery Resident, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • 09/2002 – 03/2003 House Officer in Emergency Medicine, Ipswich Hospital, QLD, Australia
  • 05/2001 – 08/2002 Rural Medicine Service, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 08/2000 – 02/2001 House Officer in Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Unit-ed Kingdom
  • 02/2000 – 08/2000 House Officer in Surgery, Royal London Hospital, United Kingdom

Clinical and Research Interest

Clinical Interest:

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery of the Upper Gastrointestinal tract


  • Best oral presentation by a resident
  • Ballian N, Schuchert MJ, McCormick KN, Ferson PF, Abbas G, Awais O,  Weksler B, Christie NA, Luketich JD,
  • Landreneau RJ. Bronchoplasty in the Management of Hilar Neoplasms: Ten Year Experience. Oral presentation,
  • Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 50th Annual
  • Meeting, October 4-6, Naples, FL


  • Ballian N, Schuchert MJ, Luketich JD. Minimally Invasive Esophageal Procedures. In: Kaiser LR, Kron IL, Spray TL, eds. Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2014.
  • Ballian N, Malas M, Elahi D. Macrovascular complications in the elderly diabetic. In: Lunenfeld B, Gooren LJG, Morales A, Morley JE, eds. Textbook of Men’s Health. London: Informa Healthcare; 2007: 431-442.
  • Ballian N, O’Malley BW, Brunicardi FC. Suicide gene therapy. In: Templeton NS, ed. Gene Therapy: Therapeutic Mechanisms and Strategies. Taylor & Francis, CRC Press; 2009: 539-554.
  • Co-author, The Johns Hopkins ABSITE Review Manual. Nazarian SM, Meguid RA, Lipsett PA, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2008.

Recent Publications

  • Ballian N, Luketich JD, Shende M, Levy RM, Awais O, Winger D, Jobe BA, Weksler B, Schuchert MJ, Landreneau RJ, Nason KS. A clinical prediction rule for morbidity and mortality after giant paraesophageal hernia repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013;145:721-9.
  • Ballian N, Wan Y, Rajamanickam V, Harms BA, Foley EF, Heise CP, Green-berg CC, Kennedy GD. Predictors of mortality after emergent surgery for acute
    colonic diverticulitis: analysis of National Surgical Quality Improvement Pro-ject data. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013;74:611-16.
  • Ballian N, Weisensel N, Wan Y, Rajamanickam V, Foley EF, Heise CP, Harms BA, Kennedy GD. Comparable postoperative morbidity and mortality after laparoscopic and open emergent colon resection: outcomes from the ACS NSQIP. World J Surg. 2012; 36:2488-96.
  • Ballian N, Lubner MG, Munoz A, Harms B, Heise CP, Foley EF, Kennedy GD. Visceral obesity predicts outcomes of total mesorectal excision for rectal adenocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2012;105:365-70.
  • Liu SH, Smyth-Templeton N, Davis AR, Davis EA, Ballian N, Li M, Liu H, Fisher W, Brunicardi FC. Multiple treatment cycles of liposome – encapsulated adenoviral RIP-TK gene therapy effectively ablate human pancreatic cancer cells in SCID mice. Surgery. 2011; 149:484-95.
  • Alexandraki KI, Griniatsos J, Bramis KI, Ballian N, Dimitriou N, Giannakakis T, Tsigris C, Felekouras E, Kaltsas GA. Clinical value of right hemicolectomy for appendiceal carcinoids using pathologic criteria. J Endocrinol Invest. 2011; 34:255-9.
  • Ballian N, Androulakis II, Chatzistefanou K, Samara C, Tsiveriotis K, Kaltsas GA. Optic neuropathy following radiotherapy for Cushing’s disease: case re-port and literature review. Hormones (Athens). 2010; 9:269-73.
  • Ballian N, Rabiee R, Andersen DK, Elahi D, Gibson BR. Glucose metabolism in burn patients: the role of insulin and other endocrine hormones. Burns 2010; 36:599-605.
  • Ballian N, Yamane B, Leverson G, Harms B, Heise CP, Foley EF, Kennedy GD. Body mass index does not affect postoperative morbidity and oncologic  outcomes of total mesorectal excision for rectal adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg 
    Oncol 2010; 17:1606-13.
  • Ballian N, Zarebczan B, Munoz A, Harms B, Heise CP, Foley EF, Kennedy GD. Routine evaluation of the distal colon remnant before Hartmann’s rever-sal is not necessary in asymptomatic patients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009;