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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)


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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Sakran, Joseph V., Konstantinos S. Mylonas, Alexandros Gryparis, Stanislaw P. Stawicki, Christopher J. Burns, Maher M. Matar, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Operation versus antibiotics--The "appendicitis conundrum" continues: A meta-analysis.” The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 82, no. 6 (June 2017): 1129–37.

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Hyoju, Sanjiv K., Sara Morrison, Sarah Gul, Mohammad Hadi Gharedaghi, Mohamed Mussa, Mehran Najibi, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, and Richard A. Hodin. “Intestinal alkaline phosphatase decreases intraperitoneal adhesion formation.” The Journal of Surgical Research 208 (February 2017): 84–92.

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Economopoulos, Konstantinos P., Konstantinos S. Mylonas, Aliki A. Stamou, Vasileios Theocharidis, Theodoros N. Sergentanis, Theodora Psaltopoulou, and Melanie L. Richards. “Laparoscopic versus robotic adrenalectomy: A comprehensive meta-analysis.” International Journal of Surgery (London, England) 38 (February 2017): 95–104.

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Lubitz, Carrie C., Lucia De Gregorio, Abbey L. Fingeret, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Diana Termezawi, Mursal Hassan, Sareh Parangi, et al. “Measurement and Variation in Estimation of Quality of Life Effects of Patients Undergoing Treatment for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.” Thyroid : Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association 27, no. 2 (February 2017): 197–206.

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Dichtel, Laura E., Melanie Schorr, Corey M. Gill, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Anu V. Gerweck, Brooke Swearingen, Richard Hodin, Miriam A. Bredella, and Karen K. Miller. “Body composition in pituitary, adrenal and iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome and effects of DHEAS levels.” Clinical Endocrinology 86, no. 1 (January 2017): 160–62.

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Gul, Sarah S., A Rebecca L. Hamilton, Alexander R. Munoz, Tanit Phupitakphol, Wei Liu, Sanjiv K. Hyoju, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, et al. “Inhibition of the gut enzyme intestinal alkaline phosphatase may explain how aspartame promotes glucose intolerance and obesity in mice.” Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism = Physiologie Appliquee, Nutrition Et Metabolisme 42, no. 1 (January 2017): 77–83.

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Kousoulis, Antonis A., Myrsini Ioakeim-Ioannidou, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Refugee crisis in Greece: not a one-country job.” International Journal of Public Health 62, no. 1 (January 2017): 1–2.

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Kousoulis, A. A., K. S. Mylonas, and K. P. Economopoulos. “Violent death and trauma in Norse mythology: a systematic reading of the Prose Edda.” European Surgery  Acta Chirurgica Austriaca 48, no. 5 (October 1, 2016): 304–10.

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