Vlastou Aikaterini Plastic SurgeonDirector, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department HYGEIA Hospital
Education & Academic Qualifications
- Medical School University of Athens (1971)
- American Board of Surgery (1977)
- Certificate of specialization in General Surgery in Greece (1979)
- American Board of Plastic Surgery (1980)
- Certificate of specialization in Plastic Surgery in Greece (1981)
PhD (degree “excellent”) Thesis: Microsurgical reconstruction of the severely injured lower extremity, free tissue transfers.
Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (Executive Council Member)
Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Hellenic Society for Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery (Founding Member – Chairman)
Senologic Hellenic Society
Hellenic Society for Head and Neck oncology
Resident in Vascular Surgery Clinic at “KAT” HOSPITAL, 1971-1972
Resident in Surgery, Buffalo General Hospital New York State University at Buffalo, USA, 1972-1973
Resident in Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 1976-1978
Senior Instructor of Plastic Surgery Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1978-1980
Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 1980-1995
Director of Plastic & Reconstructive Clinic At “HYGEIA” HOSPITAL, 1988 till today
Member of the Scientific Faculty in Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Daily training of students and residents in Plastic Surgery.
For 30 years participation in teaching and hands on experience at the Microsurgical Seminar organized by the Orthopedic Department of the University of Ioannina.
Participation in the educational program of the Plastic and Reconstructive Clinic at “AGIOS SAVVAS” HOSPITAL. “Facial Nerve Paralysis” , 6 March, 2001.
Participation in the educational program at “GENIMATAS” HOSPITAL, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, “Peripheral nerve”, 14 March, 2001.
Organizing 11 Educational Seminars, on: “Flap preparation in living tissues”
Clinical & Research Interest
Breast Reconstruction after mastectomy
Free Flaps in Reconstructive Microsurgery
Facial Nerve paralysis
Congenital anomalies of the Hand
Honors & Awards
Chairman of the Scientific Council at the 11th Congress of the International Microsurgery Society, Rhodes 1992.
Chairman of the Scientific Council at the 4th Hellenic Congress of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Athens 1999.
Chairman of the Editorial Board of the INFO – PLASTIC SURGERY.
Chairman of the Scientific Council of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Congress WSRM, Athens 2007.
Chairman of the Scientific Council Pre- WSRM meeting, Bucharest 2011
Earle A.S., Vlastou C. Crossed Finger and Other Tests of Ulnar Nerve Motor Function. J. Hand Surgery 5:560-565, 1980
Vlastou C. and Earle A.S. Intraoperative Heparin in Replantation Surgery – An Experimental Study. Annals of Plastic Surgery 10(2):112-114, February 1983
Vlastou C., Earle A.S. A simple Method of Controlling Skeletal Rotation in Replanted Digits. J. of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 1(2):147-148, October 1984
Vlastou C. Earle A.S. Volar Cross Finger Flap for Coverage of Thumb Defects. J. Hand Surgery 10A: 566-569, 1985
Vlastou C., Earle A.S. Avulsion Injuries of the Thumb. J. Hand Surgery 11:51-56, January, 1986
Vlastou C., Earle A.S. Short Saphenous Vein Grafts as an Aid to Microsurgical reconstruction of the Lower Extremity. J. of Reconstructive Microsurgery 4:145-154, 1988
Vlastou C., Earle A.S. Beyond Replantation: Microsurgical Salvage of Complex Hand Injuries. Orthopedic Review, 14:139-146, 1987
Adelstein D.J. Sharan V.M., Earle A.S., Shah AC, Vlastou C, Haria CD, Carter SG, Damn C, Hines J.D. Long Term Results after chemo – radiotherapy for Locally Confirmed Squamous – cell Head and Neck Cancer. Am. J. Clin. Oncol (CCT) 13(5):440-447, 1990
Vlastou C., Earle A.S., Jordan R. Vein grafts in Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Lower Extremity. Microsurgery 13:234-235, 1992
Vlastou C. Alternatives in soft tissue reconstruction of the ankle and foot Acta Orthop. Scand. (Suppl 264) 66:27-30, 1995
Vlastou C. Facial Paralysis Microsurgery, 26:278-287,2006
Papagelopoulos P.J., Maurogenis AF, Mastorakos DP, Vlastou C, Vrouvas J, Soucacos PN. Free Vascularized tissue transfer and brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities injury, Vol 39 Suppl.3: §83-§89, September, 2008