Prof. dr. Christos Georgalas
Christos Georgalas PhD, DLO, MRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), FEB(ORL-HNS) Hon graduated with Magna Cum Laude from the University of Athens and trained in Otolaryngology in London (North Thames Rotation). He completed a rhinology/facial plastic fellowship in Hopital Lariboisiere, Paris and Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, where he was appointed as faculty from 2007 to 2015. During that time he created and directed (with dr van Furth, Neurosurgeon) the first Endoscopic Skull Base Centre in Netherlands (ESA - Endoscopic Skull Base Centre, Amsterdam), a multi disciplinary Centre involving AMC, Vrij Universiteit Medical Center and National Cancer Institute. He is the most highly cited Greek Otolaryngologist (more than 6500 citations (Scopus ) – 12000 Citations (Google Scholar) with more than 130 peer reviewed publications. He is the editor of the textbook “Rhinology and Skull Base surgery” and “The Frontal sinus: Surgical approaches and controversies” by Thieme and has written chapters in a number of international books. He has been an invited speaker and surgical tutor in international courses and workshops in more than 40 countries, and given more than 700 invited lectures, nationally and internationally. He is the editor of International Consensus Statement: Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea and was one of the authors of EPOS (European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis) and the American Task Force of Rhinosinusitis Guidelines as well as the Anatomy and Terminology of Sinus surgery position paper. He served in the International Editorial Board for Clinical Otolaryngology and was assistant editor for Rhinology Journal as well as the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and was the National representative for Netherland at the European Rhinology Society from 2010 to 2015. He is president of the Greek Rhinology Society (2022 – 2024) and a founding member and general secretary of the Hellenic Society of Head and Neck Oncology. He is currently working in Athens, in ESA - Endoscopic Skull Base Athens in Hygeia Hospital, as well as a full tenured Professor in Head and Neck surgery at St Georges Medical School Program at Nicosia University, Cyprus.