Dr. Spyriounis Petros was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. Following his graduation from the 5th High School, he attended the Military Medical Academy and graduated from the medical school of Aristotle University. He then served as a General Practitioner Doctor in the 1stPara troop’s Regiment in Athens, Greece. He completed his two years internship in general surgery at the 424 Army Hospital, in Thessaloniki. He completed four years of plastic surgery training program in the UK as Senior House Officer and a registrar at N.G.H., Sheffield and St James Hosp., Leeds and completed an honorary Registrar (hands-on), fellowship in Microsurgery Ljubljana, Slovenia at the University Hospital Ljubljana.
Over the next five years, he served as a Senior Registrar in Plastic Surgery and Clinical Director of Plastic Surgery in duty at 424 Army Hospital in Thessaloniki and as an attending Plastic Surgeon at 417 Veteran’s Army Hospital. Later on, he served as a Director and Head of Plastic Surgery Department at 417 Veteran’s Army Hospital for another five years. He developed the microsurgical service at 417 Veteran’s Army Hospital and popularized the ALT thigh perforator flap in Greece both as a free flap and a pedicled one. He holds a Ph.D. awarded from Athens Medical School in lower limb reconstruction, and he is a diplomat of the EBOPRAS.
He holds registration with GMC, UK, (Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery), Athens Medical Association, (Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery) and Italian Ministry of Health (Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery). He is a member of Hellenic Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (HESPRAS), Hellenic Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery(HSRM), European Society for Plastic-Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (ESPRAS), International Society for Advanced Surgery(ISAS) and International Society of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery(ISAPS).
He published more than 30 papers and participated in more than 100 presentations and lectures. His special clinical interests include microsurgery, lower limb reconstruction, skin & soft tissue tumors, pressure sore & perineogenital reconstruction, breast aesthetics including short scar techniques & breast reconstructive surgery, head and neck reconstruction, rhinoplasty & nose reconstruction.