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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

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.

Scholars@Duke

Ray, Madhury, Omeed Moaven, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Rizwan Ahmed, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, Nur Muhammad, et al. “Identification of Lipoteichoic Acid as a New Target for Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase.” In Gastroenterology, 142:S861–S861. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Alam, Sayeda Nasrin, Halim Yammine, Rizwan Ahmed, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Omeed Moaven, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, et al. “Oral Supplementation With Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase: A Novel Therapy to Treat Salmonella Colitis.” In Gastroenterology, 142:S692–S692. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Ahmed, Rizwan, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Omeed Moaven, Madhury Ray, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, et al. “Prevention of Antibiotic-Associated DSS Colitis by Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase.” In Gastroenterology, 142:S125–S125. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Kaliannan, Kanakaraju, Sayeda Nasrin Alam, Omeed Moaven, Angela K. Moss, Madhury Ray, Rizwan Ahmed, Sulaiman R. Hamarneh, et al. “The Effects of Orally Administered Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase on High-Fat Diet-Induced Metabolic Disorders.” In Gastroenterology, 142:S613–S613. W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Sergentanis, T. N., and K. P. Economopoulos. “Erratum: Four polymorphisms in cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) gene and breast cancer risk: A meta-analysis (Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2010) 122:2 (459-469) DOI:10.1007/s10549-009-0694-5).” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 131, no. 3 (February 1, 2012): 1083. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-010-1079-5.

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Economopoulos, Konstantinos P., Athanasios Petralias, Eleni Linos, and Dimitrios Linos. “Psychometric evaluation of Patient Scar Assessment Questionnaire following thyroid and parathyroid surgery.” Thyroid : Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association 22, no. 2 (February 2012): 145–50. https://doi.org/10.1089/thy.2011.0265.

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