George Theodoropoulos graduated Athens Medical School in 1992. His PhD research was in Gastrointestinal Malignancies Tumor Markers. He completed a 6-year residency program in General Surgery and a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery in USA. He is currently holding an academic post as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Athens Medical School. He is a Diplomat and a Fellow (FACS) of the American Board of Surgery and of the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (FASCRS). He completed a 6-month research fellowship in the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, USA.

He has set up and coordinated a clinic of Health-Related Quality of Life surveillance of colorectal cancer patients, has been supervising the Colorectal Unit of the Athens Medical School First Department of Propaedeutic Surgery and has established a multidisciplinary “Lower Digestive Tract Study Unit”.

He has performed about 2,500 general surgery and colorectal surgery procedures. He applies a variety of minimally invasive techniques and he is skilled at laparoscopic colorectal procedures for cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases, as well as management of common and complex anorectal pathologies.

He acquires presentations in more than 200 meetings and invited talks in 90 meetings. He is the author/co-author of 120 international cited peer-reviewed journals publications (4,500 citations, h-index: 34). Amongst other societies, he is a member of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) Research Committee and the International Committee of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, while represents Greece as one of the Committee members of a European COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) research platform on perioperative care of cancer patients.