Short CV

Efstathios P. Efstathopoulos

Professor of Medical Physics

  • 2nd Department of Radiology at «Attikon» University Hospital, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
  • Head of Medical Physics Unit and Radiation Protection Supervisor at Attikon University Hospital
  • Chairman of the M.Sc. Program “Nanomedicine”

He was born in Piraeus and completed his basic studies at the Model Elementary School of Rallios Pedagogical Academy and at Model Ionidios School of Piraeus (high school). He studied Physics at the University of Patras and continued his postgraduate studies in Medical Physics at the University of Surrey in England where he received his Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Medical Physics. He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Patras where he completed his PhD in Medical Physics.

He served his military service in the Air Force (1990-1991). Immediately thereafter, he received the professional licence of “Hospital Physicist – Medical Radiation Physicist” from the Ministry of Health after examinations. He worked at the Hippocrates Medical Diagnostic Center in Piraeus and then at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center for 10 years. In 2003 he was elected a Lecturer in School of Medicine of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and was placed in the 2nd Laboratory of Radiology, Ph.D. “Atticon” in Chaidari, while in 2016 he was elected Professor.

Provides clinical work at Attico University General Hospital and is the Head of Radiation Protection for all radiology units and the Nuclear Medicine Unit. He is in charge of Medical Radiation Physics Unit, which comprises 10 Medical Physicists.

He teaches at undergraduate level at School of Medicine the new elective course “Nanomedicine” in the 2nd year and 4th year Physics of X-ray Imaging and Radiation Protection. He also teaches in the Department of Nursing (2nd year, the course “Radiation Protection”). At postgraduate level, he teaches in five Postgraduate Programs while supervising ten Ph.D. students.

His research focuses on x-ray dosimetry of patients and staff and the quantification of carcinogenic risk, cardiac and vessel imaging, detection of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques, and nanotechnology health applications. The results of his research have been published in the most important international scientific journals of his subject. He has published (with his collaborators) 110 original papers in international scientific journals, which have received more than 2800 citations in international articles and books ( He has authored four chapters in scientific books. He has presented more than 100 papers and has delivered more than 50 invited lectures at international and Greek scientific conferences. 2018 designed and organized in collaboration with Professor K. Demetzos from the Department of Pharmacy and Associate Professor. Professor M. Gazoulis from the Medical School of NERC, a new Postgraduate Postgraduate Program in “Nano-Medicine”, in which he is the Director and Chairman of the Special Interdepartmental Committee. This program is the only one in Greece to date in this field.

He is Scientific Coordinator of e-learning programs of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, «Introduction to Nanomedicine» and “Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine” (

He is delivering clinical work into the Hospital being Radiation Protection Supervisor for all Radiological units and units of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine.

He has published more than 110 original papers in international scientific journals, which have been received more than 2800 citations from international literature ( He is author of three chapters in scientific books. He has presented more than 100 scientific congress announcements and has given more than 50 invited scientific congress lectures.

He is delivering considerable administrative work.

He is a member of the Radiation Protection Committee of the European Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CIRSE). Founding member and President of the Hellenic Society of Nanotechnology in Health Sciences (ELENEPY, He is also a member of the following scientific companies: European Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CIRSE,, European Radiological Society (ESR,, Hellenic Association of Medical Physicians (, Greek Society of Interventional Radiology. He is Vice President of the Alumni Association of Piraeus School of Alumni Association (

He has been a member of the POSDEP Excecutive Committee (Panhellenic Federation of University Professors, since 2007, a member of the Presidential Board since 2010, initially Special Secretary and then Vice President, while, during the periods 2013-2014 and 2017-2019 served as President setting the Federation’s priorities for the day-to-day life of University professors (such as payroll), along with proposing a framework for Universities upgrade, proposals which had been a majority nationwide.

He has been a chess athlete since 1979 (since 2017 at Heraklion Chess Team, First National team) and Vice President (since 2008) of the Hellenic Chess Federation.

In May 2019 he was a Rector candidate for NKUA.

Since September 2019 he has been Vice President of Academic and Administrative Affairs and Student Care at Hellenic Open University (HOU).