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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

Kousoulis, Antonis A., Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Effie Poulakou-Rebelakou, George Androutsos, and Sotirios Tsiodras. “The plague of Thebes, a historical epidemic in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex.” Emerging Infectious Diseases 18, no. 1 (January 2012): 153–57. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1801.ad1801.

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Sergentanis, Theodoros N., and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Cyclin D1 G870A polymorphism and breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis comprising 9,911 cases and 11,171 controls.” Molecular Biology Reports 38, no. 8 (November 2011): 4955–63. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-010-0639-4.

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Kiriakopoulos, Andreas, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Efthimios Poulios, and Dimitrios Linos. “Impact of posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy in a tertiary care center: a paradigm shift.” Surgical Endoscopy 25, no. 11 (November 2011): 3584–89. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-011-1762-6.

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Bakoyiannis, Chris N., Marina Kafeza, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Nikolaos Tsekouras, Sotirios Georgopoulos, and Efstathios Papalambros. “Manual high-dose regional intraoperative thrombolysis of lower extremity emboli after open repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.” Annals of Vascular Surgery 25, no. 7 (October 2011): 981.e13-981.e16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2011.03.010.

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Sergentanis, Theodoros N., and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Methodological remarks on the recent meta-analysis examining the association between glutathione-S-transferase M1 polymorphism and sporadic colorectal cancer risk.” Annals of Epidemiology 21, no. 9 (September 2011): 717–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2010.11.008.

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Economopoulos, Konstantinos P. “Completion of the Patient Scar Assessment Scale via a telephone interview.” Archives of Otolaryngology  Head & Neck Surgery 137, no. 6 (June 2011): 642. https://doi.org/10.1001/archoto.2011.77.

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Economopoulos, K. P., T. N. Sergentanis, and G. Tsivgoulis. “Response to letter by Antonopoulos et al regarding article, carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy: A comprehensive meta-analysis of short-term and long-term outcomes.” Stroke 42, no. 6 (June 1, 2011). https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.616227.

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Economopoulos, K. P., T. N. Sergentanis, and G. Tsivgoulis. “Response to Letter by Makris et al regarding article, carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy: A comprehensive meta-analysis of short-term and long-term outcomes.” Stroke 42, no. 6 (June 1, 2011). https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.616219.

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Economopoulos, Konstantinos P., and Theodoros N. Sergentanis. “Methodological remarks concerning the recent meta-analysis of carotid artery stenting vs carotid endarterectomy.” Archives of Neurology 68, no. 4 (April 2011): 543–44. https://doi.org/10.1001/archneurol.2011.39.

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Sergentanis, Theodoros N., and Konstantinos P. Economopoulos. “Validating the meta-analytical results on MDM2, CASP8, XRCC3 polymorphisms and breast cancer risk: examination of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium.” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 126, no. 3 (April 2011): 819–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-010-1291-3.

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