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Konstantinos Economopoulos, MD, PhD

House Staff
Start Year: 
University of Athens, School of Medicine
Medical School: 
University of Athens School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Clinical: Bariatric surgery, endocrine surgery, and thoracic surgery
  • Research: Biodesign and surgical innovation

What were you looking for in a residency program?

  • Track record of academic achievements and high clinical volume

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

Duke has the culture, energy, clinical volume, and research opportunities to shape an all-around training experience for the general surgery resident who aspires to become a future leader in Surgery.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

If you are looking for a place to work hard and push yourself above and beyond your limits then consider Duke Surgery for your training. 

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

Durham is one of the few places in the Unites States where a top-notch academic institution is actually located in an area with amazing weather that you can afford to live in and raise a family while you are in-training. The Triangle offers a surprisingly number of opportunities for outdoor activities and entertainment for kids and adults.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

I like to play with my kids, watch movies, and run outdoors.

Honors and Awards

  • Poster of Merit Award from the Office of Research Career Development at Massachusetts General Hospital (05/2013)
  • Distinction in scholarship award from the American Physiological Society (06/2014)
  • American Thyroid Association Trainees' Grant (07/2014)


Frountzas, Maximos, Dimitrios Schizas, Efstathia Liatsou, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Christina Nikolaou, Konstantinos G. Apostolou, Konstantinos G. Toutouzas, and Evangelos Felekouras. “Presentation and surgical management of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis.” Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International : Hbpd Int 20, no. 2 (April 2021): 117–27.

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Spinos, Dimitrios, Konstantinos Skarentzos, Stepan M. Esagian, Keri A. Seymour, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “The Effectiveness of Single-Anastomosis Duodenoileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy/One Anastomosis Duodenal Switch (SADI-S/OADS): an Updated Systematic Review.” Obes Surg 31, no. 4 (April 2021): 1790–1800.

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Esagian, Stepan Michran, Dimitrios Spinos, Anastasia Vasilopoulou, Nikolaos Syrigos, Muath Bishawi, Ruediger Wilhelm Lehrich, John Paul Middleton, Paul Vincent Suhocki, Theodore Nick Pappas, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Influence of peritoneal dialysis catheter type on complications and long-term outcomes: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Nephrol, March 22, 2021.

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Kitano, Kentaro, Keiji Ohata, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Daniel E. Gorman, Sarah E. Gilpin, David C. Becerra, and Harald C. Ott. “Orthotopic Transplantation of Human Bioartificial Lung Grafts in a Porcine Model: A Feasibility Study.” Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, March 11, 2021.

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Ziogas, Ioannis A., Dimitrios Giannis, Stepan M. Esagian, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Samer Tohme, and David A. Geller. “Laparoscopic versus robotic major hepatectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Surgical Endoscopy 35, no. 2 (February 2021): 524–35.

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Schizas, Dimitrios, Nikoletta A. Theochari, Ioannis A. Ziogas, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, and Konstantinos S. Mylonas. “Carcinomas of the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus: A systematic review and quality of evidence assessment.” Journal of B.U.On. : Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology 26, no. 1 (January 2021): 39–50.


Esagian, Stepan M., Georgios A. Sideris, Muath Bishawi, Ioannis A. Ziogas, Ruediger W. Lehrich, John P. Middleton, Paul V. Suhocki, Theodore N. Pappas, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Surgical versus percutaneous catheter placement for peritoneal dialysis: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Nephrol, November 16, 2020.

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Esagian, Stepan M., Georgia Ι. Grigoriadou, Ilias P. Nikas, Vasileios Boikou, Peter M. Sadow, Jae-Kyung Won, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Comparison of liquid-based to tissue-based biopsy analysis by targeted next generation sequencing in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a comprehensive systematic review.” Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 146, no. 8 (August 2020): 2051–66.

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Mylonas, Konstantinos S., Ioannis A. Ziogas, Alexandros Evangeliou, Pouya Hemmati, Dimitrios Schizas, Panagiotis G. Sfyridis, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, et al. “Minimally Invasive Surgery vs Device Closure for Atrial Septal Defects: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Pediatric Cardiology 41, no. 5 (June 2020): 853–61.

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Doulamis, Ilias P., George Michalopoulos, Vasileios Boikou, Dimitrios Schizas, Eleftherios Spartalis, Evangelos Menenakos, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Concomitant cholecystectomy during bariatric surgery: The jury is still out.” American Journal of Surgery 218, no. 2 (August 2019): 401–10.

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