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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)


Mylonas, Konstantinos S., Diamantis I. Tsilimigras, Pavlos Texakalidis, Pouya Hemmati, Dimitrios Schizas, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Pediatric Cardiac Trauma in the United States: A Systematic Review.” World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery 9, no. 2 (March 2018): 214–23.

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Theochari, Nikoletta A., Anastasios Stefanopoulos, Konstantinos S. Mylonas, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Antibiotics exposure and risk of inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review.” Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 53, no. 1 (January 2018): 1–7.

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Mylonas, Konstantinos S., Aspasia Tzani, Panagiotis Metaxas, Dimitrios Schizas, Vasileios Boikou, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Blood Versus Crystalloid Cardioplegia in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Pediatric Cardiology 38, no. 8 (December 2017): 1527–39.

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Tsilimigras, Diamantis I., Evangelos K. Oikonomou, Demetrios Moris, Dimitrios Schizas, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, and Konstantinos S. Mylonas. “Stem Cell Therapy for Congenital Heart Disease: A Systematic Review.” Circulation 136, no. 24 (December 2017): 2373–85.

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Mylonas, Konstantinos S., Dimitrios Schizas, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Adrenal ganglioneuroma: What you need to know.” World Journal of Clinical Cases 5, no. 10 (October 2017): 373–77.

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Economopoulos, Konstantinos P., Leonidas Tapias, Brett Broussard, Philipp T. Moser, Amita Sharma, Joanne O. Shepard, Florian J. Fintelmann, Shaunagh McDermott, Douglas J. Mathisen, and Harald C. Ott. “Robotic Resection of Small Pulmonary Nodules after Image-Guided Marker Placement.” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 225:S197–S197. Elsevier BV, 2017.

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Kokkinidis, Damianos G., Eftychia E. Bosdelekidou, Sotiria Maria Iliopoulou, Alexandros G. Tassos, Pavlos T. Texakalidis, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, and Antonis A. Kousoulis. “Emerging treatments for ulcerative colitis: a systematic review.” Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 52, no. 9 (September 2017): 923–31.

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Hamarneh, Sulaiman R., Byeong-Moo Kim, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Sara A. Morrison, Tyler J. Tantillo, Qingsong Tao, Mussa M Rafat Mohamed, et al. “Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Attenuates Alcohol-Induced Hepatosteatosis in Mice.” Digestive Diseases and Sciences 62, no. 8 (August 2017): 2021–34.

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Choussein, Souzana, Dimitrios Nasioudis, Dimitrios Schizas, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Mullerian dysgenesis: a critical review of the literature.” Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 295, no. 6 (June 2017): 1369–81.

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