Poulias Iraklis

Poulias Iraklis Urologist

Director of 2nd Urology Clinic

Education & Academic Qualifications

  • 1978: Degree in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens
  • 1984: Urology specialty license, Prefecture of Attica
  • 2000: Postdoctoral fellow, Yale University
  • 2006: Diplôme d’Université Strasbourg

Doctoral Thesis

1990: “BCG immunotherapy for superficial urinary bladder tumors and investigation of clinical and lab response using monoclonal antibodies”, University of Athens

Posts in Scientific Societies and Organizations

  • Special Secretary, Hellenic Urological Society, 1991-1993

  • Member of the Editorial Committee, Hellenic Urological Society journal, 2009-2014

  • Member of the Scholarship Committee, Hellenic Urological Society journal, 2011-2014

  • Chairman of the Moderating Committee, Genitourinary Oncology Department, Hellenic Urological Society, 2013-2015

  • Member of the Advisory Committee, South Eastern European Meeting (SEEM), 2009-2012

  • Member of the specialty review committee, 2012-2015

  • Vice-Chairman, Hellenic Urological Society

  • Chairman of the Education Committee, Hellenic Urological Society

  • Chairman of the Hellenic Urological Society, since 01/01/2017

Membership in International Scientific Societies

  • European Association of Urology (EUA)

  • International Endourological Society

  • Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU)

Work Experience

  • 1985-1987: Registrar Urologist, North Manchester General Hospital

  • 1987-1995: Registrar B, Urology Clinic, Korgialeneio-Benakeio Red Cross Hospital

  • 1995-2003: Registrar A, Urology Clinic, Korgialeneio-Benakeio Red Cross Hospital

  • 2003-2010: Director, Urology Clinic, Korgialeneio-Benakeio Red Cross Hospital

  • 2008-2015: Coordinator, Urology Clinic, Korgialeneio-Benakeio Red Cross Hospital

Scientific Activities

  • Authorship of monograph: “Superficial Bladder Cancer: Modern Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach”, Athens, 2001

  • Participation in books: “Modern Views in Treating Multiple Trauma Patients”, Stomias, Athens, 2000

  • “Laparoscopic & Minimally Invasive Surgery”, Urology Procedures, Athens, 2002

  • Participation in 12 clinical trials and international research protocols

  • 52 articles in Greek and foreign journals


  • Best poster prize at a Greek Urology Conference

  • Best poster prize at the SEEM conference, Thessaloniki, 2009

Clinical & Research Interest

  • Genitourinary cancer

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia

  • Urinary tract stones

  • Urogynecology

  • Male fertility

Recent Publications

  • Differential immunohistochemical expression of CD44s, E-cadherin and β-catenin among hyperplastic and neoplastic lesions of the prostate gland. Lazari P, Poulias H, Gakiopoulou H, Thomopoulou GH, Barbatis C, Lazaris AC.Urol Int. 2013;90(1):109-16. doi: 10.1159/000345057. Epub 2012 Dec 5.PMID:23220849

  • Long-term results after computed-tomography-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for small renal tumors.Ferakis N, Bouropoulos C, Granitsas T, Mylona S, Poulias I.J Endourol. 2010 Dec;24(12):1909-13. doi: 10.1089/end.2009.0639. Epub 2010 Oct 14.PMID:20946062

  • Is there any potential link among caspase-8, p-p38 MAPK and bcl-2 in clear cell renal cell carcinomas? A comparative immunohistochemical analysis with clinical connotations.Samaras V, Tsopanomichalou M, Stamatelli A, Arnaoutoglou C, Samaras E, Arnaoutoglou M, Poulias H, Barbatis C.Diagn Pathol. 2009 Feb 17;4:7. doi: 10.1186/1746-1596-4-7.PMID:19222834

  • Transrectal ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided biopsies of the prostate gland: how, when, and where.Papatheodorou A, Ellinas P, Tandeles S, Takis F, Poulias H, Nikolaou I, Batakis N.Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2005 Mar-Apr;34(2):76-83. No abstract available.PMID:15753881

  • Two cycles of etoposide/cisplatin cured all patients with stage I testicular seminoma: risk-adapted protocol of the Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group.Bamias A, Aravantinos G, Deliveliotis C, Thanos A, Klouvas G, Antoniou N, Poulias I, Makatsoris T, Samantas E, Dimopoulos MA.Urology. 2007 Dec;70(6):1179-83.PMID:18158042