Dr. Christophoros N. Foroulis

  Dr. Christophoros N. Foroulis

  Aristotle University Medical SchoolGreece

  AHEPA University HospitalGreece

  Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery 



  2003 Fellow of the European Board of Thoracic Surgery (FETCS)

2001 Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), Athens University Medical School
1999 Specialty of Thoracic Surgery, Athens
1988 Doctor of Medicine (MD), Athens University Medical School

  Publications (Selected)

  1. Foroulis CN, Anastasiadis K, Charokopos N, Antonitisis P, Halvatzoulis HV, Karapanagiotidis GT, Grosomanidis V, Papakonstantinou C. A modified two-port thoracoscopic technique versus axillary minithoracotomy for the treatment of recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax: a prospective randomized study. Surg Endosc 2012; 26: 607-614.
  2. Charokopos N, Foroulis CN, Rouska E, Sileli MN, Papadopoulos N, Papakonstantinou C. The management of post-intubation tracheal stenoses with self-expandable stents: early and long-term results in 11 cases.Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2011; 40: 919-924.
  3. Kouritas VK, Foroulis CN, Ioannou M, Kalafati G, Tsilimingas N, Gourgoulianis KI, Molyvdas PA, Hatzoglou C. Pleural electrophysiology alterations in spontaneous pneumothorax patients. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2010; 10: 958-961.
  4. Foroulis CN, Rammos KS, Sileli MN, Papakonstantinou C. Primary intrathoracic goiter: a rare and potentially serious entityThyroid 2009; 19: 213-218 (Review).
  5. Foroulis CN, Lioulias AG, Papakonstantinou C.Simple laboratory parameters which can determine the clinical state of patients after pneumonectomy for lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol 2009; 4: 55-61.
  6. Foroulis CN, Zarogoulidis K, Papakonstantinou C. The role of surgery in the management of malignant pleural mesothelioma. J BUON. 2009; 14:173-181.
  7. Foroulis CN, Thorpe JA.Photodynamic therapy (PDT) in Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia or early cancer.Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2006;29:30-34.
  8. Foroulis CN, Kotoulas CS, Kakouros S, Evangelatos G, Chassapis C, Konstantinou M, Lioulias AG. Study on the late effect of pneumonectomy on right heart pressures using Doppler echocardiography. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2004; 26: 508-514.
  9. Kotoulas CS, Foroulis CN, Kostikas K, Konstantinou M, Kalkandi P, Dimadi M, Bouros D, Lioulias A. Involvement of lymphatic metastatic spread in non-small cell lung cancer accordingly to the primary cancer location. Lung Cancer 2004;44:183-191.
  10. Palatianos GM, Foroulis CN, Vassili MI, Matsouka P, Astras GM, Kantidakis GH, Iliopoulou E, Melissari EN. Preoperative detection and management of immune heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in patients undergoing heart surgery with iloprost. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2004; 127: 548-554.
  11. Palatianos GM, Foroulis CN, Vassili MI, Astras G, Triantafillou K, Papadakis E, Lidoriki AA, Iliopoulou E, Melissari EN. A prospective, double-blind study on the efficacy of the bioline surface-heparinized extracorporeal perfusion circuit. Ann Thorac Surg 2003; 76: 129-135.
  12. Foroulis CN, Kotoulas C, Lachanas H, Lazopoulos G, Konstantinou M, Lioulias AG.Factors associated with cardiac rhythm disturbances in the early post-pneumonectomy period: a study on 259 pneumonectomies. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2003; 23:384-389.
  13. Foroulis CN, Iliadis KH, Mauroudis PM, Kosmidis PA. Basaloid carcinoma, a rare primary lung neoplasm: report of a case and review of the literature.Lung Cancer 2002;35:335-338 (Review).
  14. Foroulis CN, Kotoulas C, Konstantinou M, Lioulias A.Is the reduction of forced expiratory lung volumes proportional to the lung parenchyma resection, 6 months after pneumonectomy? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2002; 21: 901-905.
  15. Kotoulas C, Lazopoulos G, Foroulis C, Konstantinou M, Tomos P, Lioulias A.Wedge resection of the bronchus: an alternative bronchoplastic technique for preservation of lung tissue.Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2001;20:679-683.