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CURRICULUM VITAE

First Name: Konstantinos

Middle Name: Ioannis

Last name: Natsis

Date of birth: 07 /04/ 1964

Place of birth: Florina, Greece

Family status: Married with two children

Degrees: Medical School AUTH

School of Physical Education and Sports Science AUTH



PhD: Medical School AUTH

Residency: Orthopaedic Clinic of Papageorgiou Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Medical specialty:Orthopaedic Surgeon (1992)
Academic Experience

  1. 19-3-1991 Voluntary research fellow, Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

  2. 4-2-1992 Postgraduate Scolar, Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

  3. 9-11-1993 Voluntary research fellow, Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

  4. 23-2-1993 PhD Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

  5. 21-11-1995 Voluntary research fellow, Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

  6. 1-9-1998 Lecturer, Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

  7. 19-8-2003 Assistant Professor, Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

  8. 30-7-2003 Assistant Professor (permanent position), Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

  9. 19-5-2009 Associate Professor, Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

  10. 9-7-2009 Director of the Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

  11. 6-2-2014 Professor, Anatomy Lab, Medical School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.


Research fields

Gross anatomy, Topographical Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Surgical Anatomy, Anatomical variations, Transmission Electron Microscopy


Teaching experience (Undergraduate level)

  1. From 1992 until today. Gross anatomy, Medical and Dentistry students, Medical School, Department of Dentistry, AUTH

  2. From 1992 until today. Elective course “Topographic and Functional Anatomy”, Medical and Dentistry students, Medical School, Department of Dentistry, AUTH

  3. From 2004 until today. Elective course “Sports Medicine” Medical students, Medical School, AUTH

  4. 2005-2006 Open public University, Ptolemaida, “Sports Injuries”

  5. 2005-2006 Open public University, Florina,”Sports Injuries”

  6. Visiting Professor in 5 foreign Universities: 1. Zentrum Anatomie Klinikum der Universitat zu Koln, 2. Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, Porto 3. Instituto Superior Politecnico da Sande, Gandra, Portugal 4. Institudo Superior de Ciencias –Norte, Portugal 5. German Sport University Cologne, De­partment of Physiology and Anatomy.

  7. From 2005 until today. Elective course “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation” “Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries”, Medical students, Medical School, AUTH

  8. Interdepartmental course “Introduction to Neuroscience” (2hrs)

  9. From 2009 until today. Gross anatomy, Pharmaceutical students, Medical School, Department of Pharmacy, AUTH

  10. 2009-2011 Anatomy for artists, School of Arts, AUTH


Teaching experience (Postgraduate level)

1. 1996 Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, Porto, Portugal, Functional

and Topographical Anatomy (Master of Recreation and Leisure) (2hrs)



2. 1996 Instituto Superior Politecnico da Sande, Gandra, Portugal, Functional Anatomy (18hrs).

3. 1991 until today Postgraduate courses, Sports Medicine Association of Greece

4. 1996-until today, Orthopaedic surgical Anatomy and surgical approaches on cadavers. Postgraduate courses for orthopaedic residents, Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Macedonia and Thrace.

5. 1997 Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, Porto, Portugal,

Functional and Topographical Anatomy (3hrs), Electronic Microscopy (3hrs) (Master of Recreation and Leisure).



6. 1998 Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, Porto) Portugal, Functional and Topographical Anatomy (3hrs), Morphology of the skeletal muscles (3hrs), Muscle injuries in athletes (2hrs) ( Master of Recreation and Leisure).

7. 1998 Instituto Superior Politecnico da Sande της Gandra, Portugal, Functional Anatomy of knee, Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and sports injuries (6hrs).

8. 1999 until today. Musculoskeletal System, Postgraduate students, Postgraduate Course of Medical School, Postgraduate course of Medical Informatics.

9. 1998 until today.Postgraduate course of the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, Functional Anatomy

10. 1999 Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, Porto, Portugal. Functional and Topographical Anatomy of the Joints (3hrs) (Master Course)

11. 1999 Escola Superior de Saude do Vale do Sousa, Portugal, Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder, ankle and knee joints.

12. 2000 Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, Porto, Portugal, Topographical and Functional Anatomy (3hrs), Sports Injuries (3hrs), Master Course ‘Fitness and Health’.

13. 2000 Institudo Superior de Ciencias –Norte, Portugal. Functional Anatomy of the ankle and knee joints (2 lectures)

14. 7-12-1999 and 18-1-2000 Topographical Anatomy. Postgraduate courses for orthopaedic residents, Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Macedonia and Thrace.

15. 2003 until today. Programme of Master Course of the Medical School. Elective courses (2nd semester) «Skull base, Neurosciences, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of local drugs in Medical Specialties

16. 2004 until today, Postgraduate Course of Medicine, Research Methodology II which has been renamed as Experimental Medicine

17. 2003 German Sport University Cologne, De­partment of Physiology and Anatomy, Functional Anatomy (5 lectures), Sports Injuries (1 lecture), undergraduate student

18. 2003 German Sport University Cologne, Department of Physiology and Anatomy, Anatomy courses

19. 2004 German Sport University Cologne, Department of Physiology and Anatomy. Functional Anatomy of the Spine (1 lecture)

20. 2004 Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, Porto, Functional Anatomy of the Knee joint (2 hrs), Functional Anatomy of the Hip Joint (2 hrs) and Sports Injuries (3 hrs). Master Course ‘Fitness and Health’

21. 2004 Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, Porto, Portugal. Post doctorate students, Muscle injuries in athletes

22. 2004 Institudo Superior de Cien­cias – Norte, Portugal. Functional Anatomy (1 lecture)

23. 2004 until today. Topographical, Functional and Surgical Anatomy. Orthopaedic residents. 3rd Orthopaedic clinic, Papageorgiou Hospital, Medical School

24. 2005 Postgraduate seminars. A class coaches of handball.

25. 2005-2009 Department of Physical Education and Sports Science of Serres. Postgraduate courses. Functional Anatomy.

26. 2005 Department of Health Sciences, School of Physiotherapy. Anatomy of the heart. Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal system.

27. 2006 until today. Postgraduate course of Faculty of Medicine AUTH. Elective course “Clinical and Functional Anatomy of Systems”.

28. Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education, Porto, Portugal. Functional Anatomy of the knee joint (2hrs), Functional Anatomy of the shoulder joint, Osteoporosis and Sports (3hrs), PhD Course “Physical Activity and Health”

29. 2006-2009 until today. Interconnected course “Introduction to Neuroscience”, Faculty of Medicine AUTH. “Anatomy of the CNS”

30. 2007 Sports medicine (10hrs) School of coaches (C class)

31. 2004 until today. Postgraduate courses on Radiologic Anatomy. Radiology residents. Department of Radiology. Papageorgiou Hospital, Thessaloniki

32. 2007-8. Programme of postgraduate courses of the Medical Faculty AUTH. Functional Morphology of the urinary system, of the musculoskeletal system and how to write a scientific paper.

33. 2006 until today Topographical, Functional and Surgical Anatomy. Orthopaedic residents.2nd Orthopaedic Clinic Gennymatas General Hospital
Postgraduate studies

  1. May 8th to June 12th, 1989. Procession Techniques of Tissue segments in order to be examined on Electron Microscopy. Lab of Pathology Anatomy, Veterinary Department, AUTH

  2. May 1990 to February 1991, I participated in the programme " Dimokritos ΙΙ " in the Medical Faculty, AUTH . Electron Microscopy

  3. August 20th to September 30th, 1992. Gross, Topographical and Functional Anatomy. "Anatomisches Institut Universitat zu Koln"

  4. August 17th to September 16th, 1992. Light and electron microscopy. Koln. German. Institute for Experimental Morphology in German Sports University.

  5. August 17th to September 16th, 1992. Institut fur Anatomie der Universitat zu Koln. Light and Electron Microscopy and morphometric analysis of tissues.

  6. 26-9-1992 Chirugische Klinik, Anatomisches Institut, Koln. Seminar on Emergency medicine procedures.

  7. Workshop on Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty of frozen cadaver’s specimen, 16th February 2001,Essen Germany

  8. Workshop on Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty of frozen cadaver’s specimen, 8th -9th March 2002,Essen Germany

  9. Workshop on Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty of frozen cadaver’s specimen, 26th February-1th March 2003,Essen Germany

  10. November 3rd to December 4th, 2003. Gross, Topographical and Functional Anatomy. Methods of transparency of tissues. "Zentrum Anatomie Klinikum der Universitat zu Koln" Workshops on the foot, neck and hand on cadavers. Cooperation with Orthopaedic Surgeons on a new minimal invasive approach for hip replacement surgery.

11. November 3rd to December 4th, 2003. St. Anna Hospital, Herne, Germany. Endoscopic and open surgery of the knee, hip, shoulder and spine.

12. 2004-2005. Programme of Continuing Education of Academic Teachers. Medical School, AUTH.

13. 2004 Dusseldorf and Koln, Germany. Autologous blood preparation and injection in joints and in the spine.

  1. February 19th to February 24th, 2009 "Anatomisches Institut Universitat zu Koln" Gross, Topographical and Functional Anatomy

  2. February 16th to February 20th, 2011 Anatomisches Institut Universitat zu Koln" " Gross, Topographical and Functional Anatomy



Administrative Work

  1. 1990 President of the Association for promotion of Sports Medicine.

  2. 1990 until today. Founding Member and member of the Executive Committee of Sports Medicine Association of Greece. I have been the President for 2 years, I have been elected Honorary President and I am currently the President.

  3. 1999 until today. Official representative of Greece for (EFSMA) and (FIMS).

  4. 2000 until 2003 G. Secretary and from 2003 to 2005 President of the Balkan Sports Medicine Association.

  5. 2003 member of the Executive Committee of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Association of Macedonia and Thrace. I am currently the B’ Vice President.

  6. Head of the Medical Team for football in Olympics, 2004, Athens.

  7. 2004-2005 Member of the General Assembly Medical Faculty, AUTH

  8. 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007.Member of the Committee of Interdepartmental Cooperation, Medical Faculty, AUTH

  9. 2005-2006. Member of the Investigating Committee for New Basic Science Lab

  10. 2004 until today coordinator of the elective course “Sports Medicine”

  11. 2009 until today coordinator of the elective course “Topographic and Functional Anatomy”

13. I was a Corresponding Member of the Board of the European Confederation of Sports Societies of Europe.

15. I was the Head of the Medical Team of the 8th International Students’ Championship of Wrestling 2008, Thessaloniki

17. Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (E.F.S.M.A.)

18. 2007, I was corresponding member of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (E.F.S.M.A.) with a special topic: "Gender differences in injuries mechanism with special emphasis ACL"

19. Executive Committee member of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (E.F.S.M.A.)

20. Executive Committee member of the International Federation of Sports Medicine Association (FIMS)

21. 2011 until today. Coordinator of the Committee of the Examination Programme, Medical School, AUTH

22. 2012 Member of the Coordination Committee of the Master Programme of Medical Informatics.

23. 2009 until today. Member of the committee of the undergraduate programme committee. Medical Faculty, AUTH

24. 2010 until today. Member of the subcommittee of annual programme, Medical Faculty, AUTH

25. 2010 until today. Member of the subcommittee of Core Curriculum, Medical Faculty, AUTH

26. 2009-2010. Member of the committee of interdepartmental collaboration.

27. I was the Head of the Medical Team of the ISF World Gymnasia 2006, Athens- Thessaloniki

28. 2009 until today. Coordinator of the Master course “Functional Morphology”

29. 2009 until today. Coordinator of the Master course “Applied anatomy and research”

30. 2009 Coordinator of scientific programme “Research and Training in Surgical Techniques”

32. 2009 Member of the Scientific Committee for the “Anthropological remain of the Petralona skull”

33. 2011-2012 Evaluator for the “Scholarship programme in State Scholarships Foundation”



Evaluator in Research Programmes

I was a member of the evaluation committee for 4 research proposals for the Health Ministry, 1 research proposal for Research Committee of the Thessalia University and 3 research proposals for the National Research Foundation of South Africa.


Reviewer in peer-reviewed journals

  1. Clinical Anatomy (USA version και UK version)

  2. International Journal of Sports Medicine

  3. Medical Science Monitor

  4. CardioVascular & Interventional Radiology

  5. International SportMed Journal

  6. Surgical and Radiological Anatomy

  7. Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences

  8. The Laryngoscope

9. Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine (JCCM)

10. Neurology India

11. Aristotle Medical Journal

12. Journal of Hand Microsurgery

13. Argentine Journal of “Clinical Anatomy”

14. Journal of Hand Surgery

15. International Journal of Biomedical Science

16. Hippokratia

17. Redox Report

18. The Scientific World Journal

19. Journal of Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences

20. Muscuskeletal Disorders

21. Annals of Vascular Surgery

22. Brest Cancer Research and Treatment

23. Research in Sports Medicine: An International Journal

24. Radiology Open Access


Editorial Advisory Board in peer-reviewed journals


  1. Journals of Turkiye “Klinikleri”

  2. Sport und Praventivmedizin

  3. Recent Patents on Medical Imaging

  4. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research


Scientific Committee of Journals

1. Sport Medicine Journal-Journal of Romanian Sport Medicine Association.
Editorial Advisory Board in Greek peer-reviewed journals

  1. Erisma

  2. Orthopae­dics

  3. Hellenic Sports Medicine

  4. Panoptis.

  5. Radiology chronicles

  6. Kinesiology- Journal of Exercise Biology


Publishing Committee of Journals

  1. Orthopae­dics

  2. Hellenic Sports Medicine

  3. Archives of Exercise in Health and Disease

  4. European Journal of Sports Medicine

  5. The Scientific World Journal-Anatomy section


Editorial board in books

1. «Gray’s Anatomy for Students», Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone, 2005.
Invited Editor for Special Issues in peer reviewed journals

  1. The Human Knee: Gross, Microscopic, Surgical, and Radiological Anatomy. Anatomical Research International.



PhD theses
I am a supervisor of 5 PhD theses, I have been a supervisor of 4 PhD theses that have been completed and member of the tripartite Advisory Committee of 9 PhD theses and member of the examination committee in 12 PhD theses.
Mastertations

I was a supervisor of 1, member of the tripartite Advisory Committee of 4 mastertations
Trainer on seminars and workshops

  1. From 1991 until now I participate in annual seminars organized by the Sports Medicine Association of Greece in topics related to Sports Medicine

  2. 4th Seminar in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine & Annual Sympo­sium of the Greek Association of Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery, Ioannina Greece, June15-17, 2000

  3. 5th Seminar in Arthroscopic Surgery, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2001

  4. 12th Balkan Sports Medicine Congress, 6th International Congress of Sports Medicine Asso­ciation of Greece, 3th Greek-Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, Thessaloniki, Greece, March 21st, 2002

  5. Physical Therapy seminar. Lumbar spine. Thessaloniki, Greece 2004

  6. Seminar, Neurosurgery, Hydrocaphalus, Anatomy Lab, AUTH, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 30th to July 1st, 2004

  7. 11th Scientific Conference of Medical Students, Seminar on Sports Injuries. Alexandroupoli, Greece. May 13th -15th, 2005

  8. 1st Greek Association of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Sports Injuries “George Noulis” and 5th Symposium of Arthroscopic Surgery, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 16th -18th, 2005

  9. 2nd Educational Progamme of Emergency Sports Medicine, Athens Greece, April 16th -17th, 2005

  10. Seminars, 3rd Scientific Conference of the Medical Faculty AUTH. April 10th -13th, 2005

  11. Mediterranean Arthroskills Laboratory, Anatomy Lab, February 16th -19th, 2006

  12. Seminar, 4th Scientific Conference of the Medical Faculty AUTH May 13th - 16th, 2007

  13. Workshop on “Dynamic Taping Ankle and Fingers” 15th Sports Medicine Balkan Congress, Bucharest, October 1st - 4th, 2008,

  14. Seminar, 5th Scientific Conference of the Medical Faculty AUTH, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 2nd, 2009

  15. 15th Scientific Conference of Medical Students, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 9th 2009

  16. Scientific Conference of Medical Students, Seminar on suturing techniques, Thssaloniki, Greece, May 13th – 16th, 2007

  17. Bandaging-splints, FIMS Team Physician Development Course. Hands-on Training, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 21st -22nd, 2009


Medical Books

1. Descriptive and Applied Anatomy vol. I The Peripheral and Autonomous Nervous System. P.Gigis, P. Tsikaras, K. Natsis, P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications 2006.

2. Descriptive and Applied Anatomy vol. II The Vascular System P.TsikarasG. Paraskevas, K. Natsis University Studio Press. 2005.

3. Descriptive and Applied Anatomy vol. III The sense organs P. Tsikaras, K. Natsis, G. Paraskevas, P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications 2006.

4. The Arterial Tree K. Natsis, P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications 2006.
Chapters in books
1. “The ankle joint” in Functional and Topographical Anatomy ,A.U.Th.
2. “Anatomy of the thyroid gland” in Thyroid Gland Tsitouridis I, Natsis K., Filippidis A, Vlachodymos A. Dodoni Publications, Thessaloniki, 2006
3. “Embryology anatomy and congenital anomalies of the appendix” in Appendix-Radiologic Examination, Natsis K., Vlachodymos A., Filippidis A, Giataganas G, Tsitouridis I Dodoni Publications, Thessaloniki, 2008

4. “Anatomy of the scrotum” in Radiologic Examination of the srotum –Diagnostic

pitfalls Tsitouridis I, Gotzamani N, Natsis K. Dodoni Publications,

Thessaloniki, 2011



  1. Diagnostic problems of the spermatic cord in Radiologic Examination of the srotum–Diagnostic pitfalls. Volume I. Tsitouridis I, Natsis K. Dodoni Publications, Thessaloniki, 2011

  2. Anatomy-histology and biomechanics of the articular cartilage. Natsis K. in Chondral and Osteochondral lesion. Medical publications Konstandaras, 2011

  3. “Preventing sports injuries. What the team physician needs to know” LJ Micheli, KI Natsis, in «FIMS Team physician manual», 3rd edition, Routledge, 2012.


Scientific Advisory Board- Translation of non-Greek Books

1. Karl-Peter Knebel “Functions Gymnastic” ISBN 960–278–038 – x., Publications Salto.

2. Heike Hofler “Atemtherapie und Atemgymnastic” ISBN 3–89373–139–3, Publications Salto.

3. “Clinically Oriented Anatomy” Keith L. Moore, P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

4. Jurgen Weineck “Sport Anatomie” ISBN 3 – 929587-77-7, Publications Salto.

5. “Neuroanat­omy: An atlas of Structures, Sections and Systems” Duane E. Haines P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications 1999

6. Melinda J. Flegel «Sport First Aid» ISBN 0-88011-556-4, Publications Salto.

7. I. A. Kapandji “The Physiology of the Joints”, (3) volumes, Haines P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

8. F. Delavier “Strength Training Anatomy” P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications (5) Greek Publications

9. F. NetterHuman NeuroanatomyP. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

10. Scuderi G, McCann P, Bruno P, Baltopoulos P. Sports Medicine P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

11. Goldamn L-Bennet JC “Cecil Textbook of Medicine” Volume 2, P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications.

12. Michel DufourAnatomy of the Musculoskeletal System, Lower LimbP. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

13. F. Delavier “Women’s Strength Training Anatomy” P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

14. Goldamn L-Bennet JCCecil Textbook of Medicine Volume 2, P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

15. Melinda J. Flegel “First Aid for Athletes” P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

17. Grays Anatomy for Student Flash Cards P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications, 2009

18.PrometheusSchunke, Schulte, Schumacher, Voll, Wesker “Basic gross anatomy” Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

19. Ronald McRae, Max Esserlinical Management of fractures” P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

20. Jon C. ThompsonNetters Concise Atlas of Orthopaedic Anatomy” P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications

21. Grays Dissection Guide for Human Anatomy P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications, 2008

22. Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience, T. FitzeGerald, G. Gruer και Ε. Μtui P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications, 2009

23. Taschenatlas Anatomie Volumes Ι, ΙΙ, ΙΙΙ W. Platzer, F. Khunel and Κ. Frotscher P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications, 2009

24. Sobotta Atlas of Human Anatomy Volume I and II R. Putz and R. Pabst Parissianou Scientific Publications, 2010

25. Dorlants Grays Anatomy, Pocket Atlas R. Drake, W. Vogl and Α. Mitchel P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications, 2011

26. Color Atlas of Anatomy J. Rohen, C. Yokochi and Ε. Lutjen-Drecoll P. Ch. Paschalidis Medical Publications, 2011

27. Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Medicine Ε. Baker Broken Hill Publishers, 2012

28. Clinically Oriented Anatomy K. Moore, A. Agur and Α. Dalley έκδοση Broken Hill Publishers LTD, 2013
Chairman in Round Table Conferences and Workshop

I served as chairman in 90 Conferences and Workshops


Scientific Committee of Conferences-Seminars

I served as general secretary in 1 conference and member of the Scientific Committee in 44 conferences



1. 6th Conference of Medical Students of Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 12th -14th, 2000

2. 4th Olympiad on Medical Knowledge, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 12-14, 2000

3. Surgical Workshop, 1st Scientific Congress of the Department of Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece, February 21st -23rd, 2002,.

4. 12th Balkan Sports Medicine Congress, 6th International Congress of Sports Medi­cine Association of Greece, 3th Greek-Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, Thessaloniki March 21st -24th, 2002.

5. Joint Scientific Meeting of the Radiological Society of Northern Greece and the Orthopaedic Association of Macedonia and Thrace on "Transient osteoporosis-Aseptic necrosis of the bone", Thessaloniki, February 7th, 2004

6. 1st Educational Program on Emergency Sports Medicine, “Emergency Care during sports events", Athens, April 3rd-4th, 2004



7. 13th Balkan Sports Medicine Congress, 7th International Congress of Sports Medi­cine Association of Greece, 4th Greek-Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, Drama, April 29th - May 2nd, 2004.

8. 8th Olympiad on Medical Knowledge, Thessaloniki, Greece, May 14th – 16th 2004, in conjunction with the 10th Conference of Medical Students of Greece

9. 3rd Congress of German-Greek Academy for Biomedicine, Kavala, May 29th -30th 2004



10. Joint Scientific Meeting of the Orthopaedic Association of Macedonia and Thrace and the Sports Medicine Association of Greece on "Muscle Injury - Injury Articular Cartilage" Thessaloniki January 22nd, 2005

11. 20th Medical Congress of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, March 31st – April 2nd, 2005

12. 2nd Educational Program on Emergency Sports Medicine, "Emergency Care during sports events", Athens, April 16th – 17th 2005

13. 11th Conference of Medical Students of Greece, Alexandroupolis, May 13th - 15th, 2005

14. 1st Conference of the Greek Society of Arthroscopy and the 5th Symposium Arthroscopic Surgery, Thessaloniki June 16th -18th, 2005

15. 10th Health Symposium with International Participation, Kefalonia, September 2nd -4th, 2005.

16. 21st Medical Congress of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, March 30th – April 1st , 2006

17. General Secretary of the Scientific Committee: 3rd Educational Program on Emergency Sports Medicine: "Emergency care in the Sports Fields” Livadia, April 8th , 2006

18. 12th Conference of Medical Students of Greece, Larisa, May 5th - 7th, 2006

19. 8th International Congress of Sports Medi­cine Association of Greece, 5th Greek-Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, Thessaloniki, May 12th – 14th, 2004

20. 13th Conference of Medical Students of Greece, April 20th -22nd, 2006

21. 4th Educational Program on Emergency Sports Medicine, " Emergency care in the Sports Fields ", Athens, March 24th, 2007

22. 22nd Medical Congress of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, April 19th -21st, 2007

23. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Hands on Cadaver Workshop on Implantology practice in fresh cadaver, Thessaloniki, November 9th -11th, 2007

24. 23rd Medical Congress of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, March 27th -29th, 2008,

25. 9th International Congress of Sports Medi­cine Association of Greece, 5th Greek- Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, Athens, March 27th – 30th, 2008

26. Member of the Academic Committee of the 14th Scientific Conference of Greek Medical Students, Athens, May 9th -11th, 2008

27. Member of the Academic Committee of the 12th Olympiad on Medical Knowledge, Athens, May 23rd -25th, 2008

28. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Scientific Conference of Physical Therapy, Thessaloniki, May 30th - June 1st, 2008.

29. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 15th Balkan Sports Medicine Congress, Romania, October 1st -4th, 2008

30. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 15th Conference of Medical Students of Greece and the 3rd Forum International Medical Students and Young Doctors of Greece

31. 9th International Congress of Sports Medi­cine Association of Greece, 7th Greek-Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, Athens, March 27th – 30th, 2008

  1. 4th Greek Summer Ophthalmic Wet lab Thessaloniki, August 26th -30th, 2009

  2. 4th Congress on the History of Surgery and 5th exhibition on the History of Surgery of Medical School of Aristotle Thessaloniki, November 28th -December 5th, 2009

  3. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Cervical Spine Hands-on Course, Thessaloniki, November 12th -14th, 2009

  4. 10th International Congress of Sports Medi­cine Association of Greece, 8th Greek-Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, Veria, March 19th – 21st, 2010

  5. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 16th Conference of Medical Students of Greece and the 4th Forum International Medical Students and Young Doctors of Greece, Athens, April 16th –18th, 2010

  6. Member of the Scientific Committee of The Orthopaedic problems in infants and early childhood, Thessaloniki, March 12th, 2011

38. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 6th Scientific Conference of the Medical School of the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki April 7th - 9th, 2011

39. Conference of Medical Students of Greece and the 5th Forum International Medical Students and Young Doctors of Greece, Iraklio, Crete, April 16th –18th, 2010

40. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 10th Workshop on Arthroscopy, Thessaloniki March 3rd, 2012



  1. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 31st Annual Congress of the Orthopeadic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia and Trace, Thessaloniki, April 19th – 21st, 2012

  2. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 18th Conference of Medical Students of Greece and the 6th Forum International Medical Students and Young Doctors of Greece, Athens, May 4th –5th, 2012

  3. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 5th Congress of Pharmacology from antiquity until today, Thessaloniki, June 8th -9th, 2012




  1. Member of the Scientific Committee of the 1st Laparoscopic Seminar - on thoracoscopy & Open Abdomen Surgery - Thoracic Spine - Hips, Plastic Surgery, Thessaloniki, January 18th -20th 2013



Organizing Committee in Conferences-Seminars

I served as member of the Organizing Committee in 56 Congresses and Seminars. I was president in 3 Conferences, Vice president in 2 Conferences, General Secretary in 11 Conferences and Member of the Organizing Committee in 40 Conferences



1. From 1991 till today I participate in the organization of postgraduate courses which are organized by the Sports Medicine Association of Greece for Sports Physicians in Football and Basketball
2. I served as Secretary General on the Organizing Committee of the 1st Conference of Sports Medicine of Northern Greece with International Participation, held in Thessaloniki from November 9th - 11th 1990.

3. I served as General Secretary on the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Conference of Sports Medicine of Northern Greece with International Participation held in Thessaloniki from May 28th to 31st 1992

4. I Participated in the organizing of the 1994 graduate seminars on neurosurgery which where held in the Anatomy Lab.

5. I was vice president of the Organizing Committee of the 3rd Conference of Sports Medicine of Northern Greece with International Participation held in Thessaloniki from November 16th to 19th ,1995

6. I helped in the organization of the postgraduate courses of Orthopaedic Anatomy made ​​to the Medical Department of the Aristotle University during the academic years 1988 to 1996.

7. I attended and assisted in the practical part of the advanced courses of Greek Neurosurgical Society on "Brain Vascular Diseases" performed on cadavers which took place in the Anatomy Lab of the Medical School of Aristotle University, from November 23rd - 24th, 1996

8. I served as General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 1st Euro-Mediterranean Football Championship of Medicine Doctors' held in Thessaloniki from June 16th to 22nd, 1997

9. I served as General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 4th International Congress of the Sports Medicine Association of Northern Greece held in Thessaloniki from June 19th to 22nd 1997

10. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 4th Macedonian Seminar on Hip and Knee Surgery held in Pieria, from June 25th -27th, 1998

11. I served as General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 5th Sports Medicine Association of Northern Greece with International Participation held in Thessaloniki from November 18th -21st, 1999.

12. I served as General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 6th Conference of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Crete, Heraklion, April 30th -May 2nd, 1999

13. I was a member of the Organizing Committee, in the Joint Conference of the 19th Annual Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia - Thrace and Naughton Dunn Club, The Midlands, UK held at Chalkidiki, from May 3rd - 6th 2000

14. I was a member of the Organizing Committee, in charge of the Anatomy Lab for the Organization at the 5th International Seminar on Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries and 2nd Annual Symposium of Arthroscopy and Knee surgery preformed on cadavers which was held in Thessaloniki from June 14th -16th, 2001

15. I served as General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 12th Balkan Sports Medicine Congress, and the 6th International Congress of Sports Medicine Association of Greece, 3th Greek-Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, Thessaloniki March21st -24th, 2002.

16. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 58th Panhellenic Orthopaedic Congress, held in Thessaloniki from October 22nd -27th, 2002

17. Participated in the organization of the graduate seminar on Neurosurgery held in cadaver skulls in Thessaloniki, in 2002.

18. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the Annual Conference of Intramedullary Nailing held in Thessaloniki from January 23rd -24th, 2004

19. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the Symposium on " diseases and Spinal injuries - Osteoporosis" held in Thessaloniki, on March 21st, 2004



20. I was Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 3rd Congress of German-Greek Academy for Biomedicine, Kavala from May 29th -30th 2004

21. Participated in the organization of the graduate seminar on "Neurosurgery - Hydrocephalus" preformed on cadaver skulls, held in Thessaloniki, from June 30th - July 3rd 2004

22. I served as General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 13th Balkan Sports Medicine Congress, 7th International Congress of Sports Medicine Association of Greece, 4th Greek-Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, Drama April 29th - May 2nd, 2004

23. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 23rd Annual Conference Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia-Thrace, held in Thessaloniki from April 16th -18th 2004

24. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 5th International Conference on Nutrition and Fitness, Athens, from June 9th -12th, 2004.

25. I was a member of the Organizing Committee to the Joint Scientific Meeting of the Radiological Society of North Greece and Orthopaedic Association Macedonia Thrace on "Transient osteoporosis-Aseptic necrosis of bone" held in Thessaloniki on February 7th, 2004

26. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 24th Annual Conference Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia-Thrace, held in Halkidiki from May 5th -8th 2005

27. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the Joint Scientific Days of Orthopaedic Society of Macedonia Thrace and the Sports Medicine Association of Greece on "Muscle Injury - Injury Articular Cartilage" held in Thessaloniki on January 22nd, 2005

28. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 1st Panhellenic Conference of the Greek Society on Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery Sports injuries "George Noulis" and the 5th Symposium on Arthroscopic Surgery held in Thessaloniki from June 16th -18th 2005

29. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 25th Annual Conference of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia-Thrace held in Kastoria from April 28th - May 1st 2006

30. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 3rd Seminar on Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine held in Athens, from May 5th-6th 2006

31. I was Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 8th International Congress of Sports Medicine Association of Greece and the 5th Greek Cypriot Sports Medicine Association, held in Thessaloniki from May 12th -14th 2006

32. I was a member of the Organising Committee in Mediterranean Arthroskills Laboratory conducted on cadavers, held in the Anatomy Lab, from February16th -19th, 2006

33. I was a member of the Organizing Committee at 1st International Congress of Clinical & Molecular Genetics Alexandroupolis, from May 12th -14th, 2006

34. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the Joint Meeting of the Radiological Society of North Greece & the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia – Thrace, held in Thessaloniki, on February 4th, 2006.

35. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of Joint Meeting of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia – Thrace and the Greek Neurosurgical Society which was held in Thessaloniki, on February 10th 2007.

36. I was a member of the Organizing Committee at the 26th Congress of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia – Thrace, which was held in Thessaloniki from April 11th -14th, 2007

37. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 1st Greek Summer Opthalmic wet Labs which was held in Thessaloniki from August 30th to September 3dr, 2006

38. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Conference of the Greek Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine, held in Athens from June 14th -16th, 2007

40. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Greek Summer Opthalmic wet Labs which was held in Thessaloniki from August 29th to September 2nd 2007

41. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 6th Greece-Cypriot Sports Medicine Conference and 2nd Pan Cyprian Conference of the Cyprus Society of Sports Medicine held in Cyprus, from October 27th -28th 2007

42. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the Hands on Cadaver Workshop in Implantology which was held in Thessaloniki from November 9th -11th, 2007

43. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the Joint Meeting of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia and Thrace and the Vascular Association which was held in Thessaloniki on February 2nd, 2008

44 I was Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 9th International Congress of the Sports Medicine Association of Greece and the 7th Greece-Cyprian Association, held in Athens from March 27th -30th, 2008

45. I was Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 2008 Sports Medicine Course held in Athens from March 28th -29th, 2008

46. I was a member of the Local Organizing Committee at XXVIII Congress of International Society for Skiing Traumatology and Winter Sports Medicine held in Delphi from April 3rd -5th, 2008

47 I was the General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the 27th Annual Conference of Orthopaedics & Traumatology Association of Macedonia – Thrace held in Halkidiki from May 1st -4th, 2008

48. I was the General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the Joint Scientific Meeting, of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia Thrace – and the Greek Society of Plastic- Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, held in Thessaloniki on February 7th, 2009

49. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia and Thrace, held in Thessaloniki from April 22nd -25th, 2009

  1. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 9th Congress of the Sports Medicine Society of Northern Greece with International Participation and 7th Greece-Cypriot Sports Medicine Conference, held in Athens from March 27th -30th, 2008

  2. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 4th Greek Summer Ophthalmic Wet lab, held in Thessaloniki, from August 26th -30th, 2009

  3. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the FIMS Team Physician Development Course Hands-on Training, held in Thessaloniki from November 21st -22nd, 2009

  4. I was a member of the Organizing Committee of the 29th Annual Conference of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia and Thrace held in Alexandroupolis, from held April 7th -10th, 2010.

  5. I was a member of the Organizing Committee 9th Greece - Cypriot Sports Medicine Congress, held in Cyprus, from November 18th -20th, 2011


55. President of the Organizing Committee of the 31st Annual Conference of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association of Macedonia and Thrace held in Thessaloniki from April 19th -21st, 2012
56. Vice Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 1st Seminar on Laparoscopic- Thoracoscopic Surgery and Open Abdomen – Thoracic- Spine- Hips, Plastic Surgery, held in Thessaloniki from January 18th -20th 2013

Awards of Scientific papers



Seven papers have been awarded with the 1st award, one with the 4th award and one with an honorary award.
Member of Greek Scientific Associations

1. Greek Anatomical Society

2. Greek Association of Electron Microscopy

3. Initiative for promotion of Sports Medicine (Founding Member).

5. Sports Medicine Association of Greece (Founding Member).

6. Greek Association of Medical Informatics

7. Medical Association of Thessaloniki

8. Orthopaedics and Traumatology Association of Macedonia and Thrace

9. Greek Association of Surgical Orthopaedics and Traumatology

10. Greek Association of Sports Science

11. Greek Association of Skull Base

12. College of Greek Orthopaedic surgeons

13. Greek Institution of Osteoporosis

14. Greek Association of Distraction osteogenesis (Founding Member).

15. Greek Arthroscopy Association

16. Greek Association of Medical History

Member of International Scientific Associations

1. European Association for Cancer Research.

2. German – Greek Academy for Biomedical Research.

3. European Microscopy Society.

4. The Anticancer Therapeutics and Oncology Society (No 0176).

5. International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research.

6. Malpighi Academy for the Study of Microscopic Anatomy.

7. International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS).

8. International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports

Medicine (ISAKOS).

9. Balkan Association of History and Philosophy of Medicine

10. International Associations of Sports Kinetics

11. American College of Sports Medicine

12. Medical Olympic Association

13. International Society of Bone Morphometry



Other Activities

  1. On February 26th 1984 I won the first place in the Panhellenic winter cross country skiing games. Florina. I was also a member of the National Team

  2. In May 1990 the journal "Aristotle" (Athens Academy Award) published my book 115 pages titled "Facts on the Traditional Folklore Dances of Florina"

  3. On November 13th 2001, I was awarded by the General Hospital G. Papageorgiou of Thessaloniki for "Recognition of Exceptional Acts preformed beyond my duties for the Successful Treatment of a massive traffic Accident on September 9th, 2001"

  4. I was a Medical Director for the Football games during the 2004 Olympics Games in Thessaloniki

  5. I Provided health coverage during the ISF World Gymnasiade in 2006, which where held in Athens and Thessaloniki from June 26th - July 3rd, 2006

  6. I was responsible for medical coverage of the 8th World Student Wrestling Championship, held in Thessaloniki in July 2008


Participation in Seminars and Workshops

I have participated in 151 Seminars and Workshops


Participation in Conferences

I have participated in 273 Conferences




PUBLICATIONS
1. Frontal Sinus Anatomical Variations with Potential Conequences for the Orbit. Study on cadavers.

K Natsis, V Karabatakis, P Tsikaras, Th Chatzibalis, A Stangos, N Stangos.

Morphologie 2004, 88, 280, 35-38.
2. Orbital depth measurements of human skulls in relation to retrobulbar anesthesia.

V. Karampatakis, K. Natsis, P. Gigis, N.T. Stangos

European Journal of Opthalmology, vol 8, No 2, pp:118-120, 1998.
3. Gastric femoral hernia in a male cadaver with gastroptosis: case report and review of the literature. (Estomac geant: contenu d'une hernie crurale. Malformation congenitale?.

Natsis K, Apostolidis S, Papadopoulou AL, Vlasis K., Totlis T., Skandalakis P

Hernia. 2008 Apr;12(2):205-208. Epub 2007 Aug 25.



4. Mitoses of satellite cells. An early factor of skeletal muscle fibres regeneration. A transmission electron microscope study.

Natsis K., Gigis P., Polyzonis M.

Scientific Annals of the Faculty of Medicine AUTh., vol.24, part 2, 1997.
5. Effects of exercise training on muscles atrophy of haemodialysis patients: an optic and electron microscopy study.

Kouidi E, Albani M, Natsis K, Megalopoulos A, Gigis P, Guiba-Tziampiri O,

Tourkantonis A, Deligiannis A.
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (1998)13:685-699

6. Smoking and athletics

K. Natsis, Th. Lialiaris, P. Gigis

Scientific Annals of the Faculty of Medicine AUTH, vol 23, part 2, 1997, 21-25, Thessaloniki.
7. New aspects on the topography of the tendon of the long head of the biceps brachii muscle. One more stabilizer factor of the shoulder joint..

Gigis P., Natsis K., Polyzonis M.

Bulletin de l'Association des Anatomistes, vol 79, No 245, 1995.

8. Ultrastructural Study of the Noninvolved Urothelium of Tumor-Bearing Patients after two years of Intravesical Interferon Therapy.

P. Stravoravdi, K. Natsis, P. Kirtsis, G. Retalis, E. Konstantinidis and M. Polyzonis.

European Urology, 29; 447 - 842, 1996.

9. Ultrastructural study of activated urothelial lysosomal system in patients with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) after transuretral resection (TUR) and interferon therapy.

K. Natsis, P. Stravoravdi, P. Kyrtsis, A. Barich, Th. Toliou, E. Konstantinidis and M. Polyzonis. (Techn: X. Nerantzidou, P. Oustabasidis)

Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology, 1: 222 -225,1996.
10. “Pes Anserinus” of the right phrenic nerve innervating the serous membrane of the liver: a case report (anatomical study).

K. Natsis, G. Paraskevas, B. Papaziogas, A. Agiabasis

Morphologie, 2004, 88, 203-205

11. A new approach in the management of urothelial tumors using GM-CSF on marker lesions: An Ultrastructural and Immunohistochemical study on Macrophage Population in Bladder Mucosa.



P. Stravoravdi, Th. Toliou, P. Kirtsis, K. Natsis, E. Konstantinidis, A. Barich,

P. Gigis, K. Dimitriadis.

Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research, 19: 221-225, 1999.

12. Natural killer (NK) cell assay within bladder mucosa of patients bearing transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) after interferon (IFN) therapy: An immunohistochemical and ultrastrauctural study

K. Natsis, Th. Toliou, P. Stravoravdi, P. Kirtsis, A. Grekou, A. Barich, E. Konstantinidis, P. Gigis. (Techn: P. Oustabasidis, G. Zoupoudi).

Int. J. Clin. Pharm. Res. XVII (1) 31-36, 1997.


13. Microanatomy of the vasa vasorum of the human thoracic aorta: a study utilizing a polyester resin casting technique.

Tsikaras D.P, Natsis K., Hytiroglou P., Lazos L., Gigis P.

Bulletin De L' Association Des Anatomistes,vol. 81, No 252, Mars,1997.

14. The risk of optic nerve injury in retrobulbar anesthesia: a comparative study of 35 and 40 mm retrobulbar needles in 12 cadavers.

V. Karambatakis, K. Natsis, P. Gigis, N.T. Stangos

European Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 8, no. 3, pp.184-187, 1998.



15. Structural alterations of skeletal muscle induced by chronic admini-stration of d-amphetamine and food restriction

J.A. Duarte, F. Carvalho, K. Natsis, F. Remião, M.L. Bastos, J. M.C. Soares, H. J. Appell

Basic Appl Myol 9 (2) : 65-69, 1999.
16. Effect of navelbine on inhibition of tumor growth, cellular differentiation and estrogen receptor status on Lewis lung carcinoma.

Papageorgiou A, Stravoravdi P, Sahpazidou D, Natsis K, Chrysogelou E, Toliou T.



Chemotherapy, May-Jun;46(3):188-194, 2000.
17. Persistent median artery in the carpal tunnel: anatomy, embryology, clinical significance, and review of the literature.

Natsis K., Iordache G., Gigis I., Kyriazidou A., Lazaridis N., Noussios G., Paraskevas G.

Folia Morphol (Warsz), November 2009, Vol 68, No 4, p 193-200

18. Preaortic iliac venous confluence (Marsupial vena cava). Case report.

Natsis K., Iordache G., Xepoulias P., Tsikaras P.

Morphologie 2003, 87,277,21-23.

19. Histochemical and Ultrastructural Characteristics of Leg muscle fibres in patients with Repairative Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA).

M. Albani, D. Kiskinis, K. Natsis, A. Megalopoulos, P. Gigis, O.Guiba-Tziampiri.



Anatomical Record 260:1-15, 2000.
20. Exposition of the inferior alveolar nerve and vessels in atrophic mandible. Anatomical study.
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