Elias Brountzos

Elias Brountzos
Professor of Medicine
Attikon University General Hospital, Greece


Professor Elias Brountzos is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Descriptive-Functional Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

The professor completed his basic medical training at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). After working as a clinical doctor in internal medicine and general surgery for one year, he completed his radiology training at Patras University, Greece.

Professor Brountzos worked as a radiologist at the Metaxa Cancer Hospital, then focused on interventional radiology following a visiting research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in the USA. He became assistant professor of interventional radiology at the Medical School of NKUA in 2000. In 2002, he spent six months at the Dotter Institute of Oregon Health and Sciences University as a visiting research fellow. Professor Brountzos became a full professor of interventional radiology in 2009.

During his career in research, Professor Brountzos has developed many interests: One of his main projects is the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. He has also worked on developing a biosynthetic prosthetic venous valve for venous insufficiency.

The professor has authored more than 137 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He contributed to many Greek and international books and journals in the fields of radiology, diagnostic imaging, neurology and vascular therapy.

Professor Brountzos was the president of The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) until 2017. He is member of the Executive Committee of Hellenic Society of Interventional Radiology and Interventional Neuroradiology, and Chairman of the Greek Ministry of Health’s committee for the subspecialty of IR. 

Specialist Interests

  • Peripheral vascular disease;
  • endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracic aneurysms;
  • biosynthetic prosthetic venous valve for venous insufficiency;
  • liver tumour treatments.
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