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Konstantinos Economopoulos, MD, PhD

House Staff
Start Year: 
2017
College/University: 
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)

Publications

Lubitz, Carrie C., Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Stephen Sy, Colden Johanson, Heike E. Kunzel, Martin Reincke, G Scott Gazelle, Milton C. Weinstein, and Thomas A. Gaziano. “Cost-Effectiveness of Screening for Primary Aldosteronism and Subtype Diagnosis in the Resistant Hypertensive Patients.” Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 8, no. 6 (November 10, 2015): 621–30. https://doi.org/10.1161/circoutcomes.115.002002.

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Economopoulos, Konstantinos P., Vasileios Theocharidis, Travis J. McKenzie, Theodoros N. Sergentanis, and Theodora Psaltopoulou. “Robotic vs. Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Obesity Surgery 25, no. 11 (November 2015): 2180–89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-015-1870-9.

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Zorbas, Konstantinos A., Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, and Nikos F. Vlahos. “Reply to: Continuous or cyclic contraceptives for endometriosis: a question still without an answer.” Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 292, no. 3 (September 2015): 483–84. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-015-3781-3.

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Zorbas, Konstantinos A., Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, and Nikos F. Vlahos. “Reply to: Continuous versus cyclic oral contraceptives for endometriosis: any conclusive evidence?” Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 292, no. 3 (September 2015): 479–80. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-015-3780-4.

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Stefanopoulos, Anastasios, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, and Vasileios Kalles. “Single Incision Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: a Review.” Obesity Surgery 25, no. 8 (August 2015): 1502–10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-015-1709-4.

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Sun, Raphael C., Erin M. Garvey, Jessica Hogan, and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Talking the talk: The keys to effective workplace communication.” Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons 100, no. 8 (August 2015): 16–22.

Scholars@Duke

Doulamis, Ilias P., and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Transumbilical Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients: A systematic review.” International Journal of Surgery (London, England) 20 (August 2015): 153–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.06.077.

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Zorbas, Konstantinos A., Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, and Nikos F. Vlahos. “Continuous versus cyclic oral contraceptives for the treatment of endometriosis: a systematic review.” Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 292, no. 1 (July 2015): 37–43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00404-015-3641-1.

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Economopoulos, Konstantinos P., Aspasia Tzani, and Thomas Reifsnyder. “Adjunct endovascular interventions in carotid body tumors.” Journal of Vascular Surgery 61, no. 4 (April 2015): 1081-91.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2015.01.035.

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Economopoulos, Konstantinos P., Aliki Stamou, and Theodoros N. Sergentanis. “Re: Luis Felipe Brandao, Riccardo Autorino, Humberto Laydner, et al. Robotic versus laparoscopic adrenalectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Urol 2014;65:1154-61.” European Urology 67, no. 2 (February 2015): e32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2014.09.052.

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