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Pikoulis Emmanouil


Emmanouil Pikoulis, MD, PhD, DMCC, FACS, FEBS

Dean of School of Health Sciences, NKUA.

Professor & Chairman of the 3rd Department of Surgery, “Attikon” University General Hospital, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).

Chairman of the Board of all surgical specialties, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Adj. Professor of Surgery, USUHS, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Adj. Professor in Humanitarian and Catastrophe Emergency Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland

Director of MSc “Global Health – Disaster Medicine”, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)

Supervisor of Attikon Medical Center (AKISA)

EU Jean Monnet Chair in “Humanitarian Medicine and Response in action” 2020-2023

Professor Emmanouil Pikoulis is a board-certified general surgeon, who has combined his background in emergency surgery and trauma surgical management with his special interest in global health, humanitarian aid and disaster medicine. During his career he has worked on various educational programs around development, disaster preparedness and training all over the world. Professor Pikoulis has an extensive experience in the designing, implementing, and evaluating disaster drills, in public health emergency response leadership training, as well as in humanitarian medicine field, by working with Developing Countries with emphasis in the African Continent (Tanzania).

Throughout his professional path, he has several years of experience working with WHO in the field of migrants and refugee’s health, and most recently with the WHO academy as expert for mass casualties training. As the Director of a multidisciplinary international network of physicians, other healthcare professionals and social scientists he has conducted action research on acute and disaster medicine and management as, well as on global health.

Professor Pikoulis shares also an extensive experience in working with national civil protection agencies, as well as the army in the field of humanitarian aid. He initiated and currently coordinates in collaboration with WHO office in Greece, the medical and physiological training for aid workers in the camps, while he has also been an initiator of a series of hands-on courses in the framework of continuous education for professionals in humanitarian fields such as street medicine, medical assessment of victims of torture, mountain medicine, holding also the only course in the undergraduate level of the Medical School of Athens in the theme of Global heath and Disaster Medicine. His contribution in humanitarian medicine education and his field experience has confer him as an award-winning scientist.