Paediatric Surgeon - Paediatric Urologist - Laparoscopic Surgeon
Professor Christos Salakos graduated from the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian university of Athens in 1979. He completed his training in General and Pediatric Surgery in Athens and graduated as Pediatric Surgeon in 1990. With a thesis on experimental esophageal grafting, he received his Ph.D from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1988.
Having moved to Paris in 1990 Dr. Salakos worked as “Chef de Clinique” at l’hôpital “Nécker-Enfants Malades,” a very well-known and highly specialized children’s hospital on international level. In 1992 he then joined as “Chef de Clinique” des Universités, at l’Hôpital Universitaire « Gatient de Clocheville in Tours for two years. From 1994, he worked as “Assistant temps plein” at University Hospital of Lille, a huge hospital with 4.500 beds. After returning to Greece in 1996, he worked in the Pediatric Surgical department of the “Aglaïa Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital in Athens for two years as a consultant and expert in laparoscopic surgery, and renal transplantations in children.
In 1998 he went back to Lille-France and obtained the title of Practicien Hospitalier of the French National Health System and a job in Roubaix General Hospital in collaboration with the University Hospital of Lille. During the 11 years of work in France he obtained a thorough experience in General Pediatric Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pediatric Urology including surgeries for disorders of the sex differentiation, Renal Transplantations and Surgical Oncology.
An opportunity arose when he returned to Greece in 2003 at the University of Patras, where he was titled as Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery.
In 2010 he obtained the title of Assistant Professor from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and in 2019, the title of Associated Professor of this University.
Currently he is working in the University of Athens as an Associated Professor and as a Scientific Collaborator Pediatric Surgeon at the “IASO” Children’s Hospital, affiliated to a Maternity with a minimum of 10000 labors per year, successfully performing surgeries even in very low birth weight preemies.