Kostantinos zarogoulidis

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Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, Academic Pulmonary Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Head of Pulmonary Clinic of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Director of the Pulmonary – Tuberculosis Department, General Hospital “G. Papanikolaou”.

Contact details tel. & fax: +30 2310 992433, email: zarog@med.auth.gr
Degrees and Qualifications

1976 Medical Degree, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1981 Qualified as Specialist in Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis, Thessaloniki

1982 Completed Doctoral Thesis in Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki.

Previous Professional Experience

1982-1985 Worked as chest physician in the National Health Service in Greece and organised a pulmonary diagnostic centre, through which he directed a research study on the effect of the work environment on the respiratory system.

1985-88 Was employed in the First Pulmonary Department of the G. Papanikolaou General Hospital, initially as Registrar and subsequently as Senior Registrar.

June 1988 Was appointed Lecturer in the Pulmonary Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, based in the G. Papanikolaou Gen. Hospital,

1990 Established the Lung Tumour Research Section. He is the head of the section. The Section is responsible for the management of 280-370 lung cancer patients per month. Its research laboratory conducts studies of new antitumour drugs in cell cultures.

1992 Was elected Assistant Professor in the Pulmonary Department.

1997 Visiting Professor of Pulmonology in the Medical School of the University of Novi Sad in Yugoslavia

2001 Was elected Associate Professor in the Pulmonary Department.

2008 Was elected Professor in the Pulmonary Department.

2010- Was elected Chair Professor in Pulmonary – Tuberculosis Medicine and Director of the Pulmonary – Tuberculosis Department.

Postgraduate Training

1981-2 Immunology Section, Pulmonary Department, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

1988 Second Dept of Medical Oncology and Chemotherapy, Theagenion Anticancer Hospital, Thessaloniki, for 6 months

1989 2 months in the Medical Oncology Unit, Westminster Hospital with Dr S. Retsas, London, U.K.

1991 2 months in the Oncology Unit, Westminster Hospital and one month in the Department of Medical Oncology, University of Manchester, Christie Hospital (with Dr N. Thatcher), Manchester, U.K.

1997 3 months in the Medical Oncology Section of Yale University under the supervision of Prof. A. Deisseroth on the preparation and application of gene therapy in solid tumours.


1980-1983 Immunology in pulmonary tuberculosis

1981-1987 Evaluation and treatment of COPD patients

1988-today Diagnosis and patient treatment of bronchogenic carcinoma

1997 Suicide gene therapy of bronchogenic carcinoma

2008-2011 The role of somatostatin analogues in Small Cell Lung Cancer treatment (Lung Cancer 76(1):84-8 (2012) PMID 22018594)

2011- Inhaled chemotherapy: Preparation of the appropriate equipment and aerosolized chemotherapeutic drugs

Participation in international multi-centre studies as Principal Investigator
42 multi-centre studies as PI in his institution

Evaluator of abstracts in the following conferences

  • 10th ERS Annual Congress, 30 August- 3 September 2000, Florence, Italy.

  • 10th Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2001

  • 11th ERS Annual Congress, 22-26 September 2001, Berlin, Germany.

  • 11th Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2002

  • 12th European Respiratory Society 14-18 September Stockholm 2002.

  • 12th Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2003

  • 13th ERS Annual Congress, Vienna, Austria, 27 September – 1 October 2003.

  • 13th Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2004

  • 14th Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2005

  • 15th Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2006

  • 16th Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2007

  • 17th Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2008

  • 18th Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2009

  • 21st Panhellenic Pulmonary Conference 2012

Member in scientific committees and boards

  • Chairman of the board of the Hellenic Society of Respiratory and Occupational Chest Diseases from 2010

  • Member of the board for specialization in:

  1. Pneumonology and Pulmonary Tuberculosis

  2. Allergiology

  3. Oncology

  • Chairman of the Oncology Council of G. Papanikolaou Hospital

  • Member of the Special Comity for pulmonary tuberculosis

  • Hellenic Pulmonary Society

  • Society for the Study of Pulmonary and Occupational Diseases

  • Hellenic Medical Society

  • Hellenic Immunology Society

  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

  • Hellenic Anticancer Society

  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)

  • European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)

  • Macedonian Cooperative Group for Lung Cancer Research

  • Chairman in the Organizing Committee in 7 international conferences on lung cancer (organized in Greece) and 2 Panhellenic pulmonary conferences

  • Member in the scientific committee in more than 5 international congresses

  • Member of the Assemply of the ERS Thoracic Group


  • 260 scientific studies, which have been published either as full papers or as abstracts

  • 113 international scientific studies published in PubMed and Scopus.

Participation as Chairman or invited speaker
In more than 40 International Conferences and more than 100 National Congresses

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