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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

Economopoulos, Konstantinos P., Eirini Martinou, Shahrad Hakimian, Dimitrios Schizas, Sotirios Georgopoulos, Christos Tsigris, and Chris N. Bakoyiannis. “An overview of laparoscopic techniques in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.” Journal of Vascular Surgery 58, no. 2 (August 2013): 512–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2013.04.059.

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Mohamed, Mussa, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Palak Patel, Nur Muhammad, Omeed Moaven, Angela K. Moss, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, et al. “Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Is an Endogenous Anti-Inflammatory Factor.” In Gastroenterology, 144:S808–S808. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Economopoulos, Konstantinos P., Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Nur Muhammad, Abeba Teshager, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, Mussa Mohamed, Palak Patel, et al. “Prevention of Fructose-Induced Obesity by Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase.” In Gastroenterology, 144:S373–74. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Kaliannan, Kanakaraju, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Omeed Moaven, Palak Patel, Nondita S. Malo, et al. “Intestinal alkaline phosphatase prevents metabolic syndrome in mice.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110, no. 17 (April 8, 2013): 7003–8. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1220180110.

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Linos, Dimitrios, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Andreas Kiriakopoulos, Eleni Linos, and Athanassios Petralias. “Scar perceptions after thyroid and parathyroid surgery: comparison of minimal and conventional approaches.” Surgery 153, no. 3 (March 2013): 400–407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2012.08.008.

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Kousoulis, Antonis A., Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Martin Hatzinger, Ahad Eshraghian, and Sotirios Tsiodras. “The fatal disease of Emperor Galerius.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons 215, no. 6 (December 2012): 890–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.05.039.

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Sergentanis, Theodoros N., Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Souzana Choussein, and Nikos F. Vlahos. “Cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) gene polymorphisms and ovarian cancer risk: a meta-analysis.” Molecular Biology Reports 39, no. 11 (November 2012): 9921–30. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-012-1860-0.

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Prabhakaran, Sangeetha, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Daniel J. Grabo, and Joseph V. Sakran. “Surgical leadership across generations.” Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons 97, no. 8 (August 2012): 30–35.

Scholars@Duke

Sergentanis, Theodoros N., Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Souzana Choussein, and Nikos F. Vlahos. “Cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) gene polymorphisms and cervical cancer risk: a meta-analysis.” Molecular Biology Reports 39, no. 6 (June 2012): 6647–54. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-012-1470-x.

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Moaven, Omeed, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Madhury Ray, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Rizwan Ahmed, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, et al. “A Novel Function of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase as an Endogenous Prebiotic.” In Gastroenterology, 142:S393–S393. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2012.

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