Dr. Ioannis Zarnavellis  


Dr. Ioannis Zarnavellis began his studies in 1992 at the Medical School of Munich and specifically in the Ludwig Maximillian University.
  He continued his studies for a few years at the Semmelweis University in Budapest and finally at the Medical School of Harvard University in the United States of America. He has practised at Semmelweis Medizinische, Harvard Medical School and at Korgialeneo-Benakio Hospital in the field of Psychiatry, Neurology, Gynecology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Pathology.
  His Dissertation on "Post-operative Mortality of Acute Nuclear Pancreatitis" was done in collaboration with the Semmelweis and Innsbruck Austria Medical Schools.

He is member of:

  • Hellenic Society of Plastic Surgery.
  • German Society of Plastic Surgery www.dgpraec.de.
  • Medical Association of Athens.
  • Medical Association of Bavaria - Germany.
  • Medical Association of Nuremberg.


I have successfully collaborated with the following hospitals:

  • 1999-2000 : University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria
                               General Surgery, Transplants
                               Prof .: Prof. Dr. R. Margreiter

              Dornbirn Hospital, Vorarlberg Austria.
              General Surgery-Traumatology.
              Prof.: Prof. Dr. F. Stoβ.

  • 2001-2002: Execution of military duties in the Hellenic Army, ambulance doctor

  • 2002-2004 : Donau-Ries Klinik Oettingen, Germany.
                                 General Surgery-Traumatology.
                                 Prof.: Dr. A. Wiest.

  • 2004-2006 : Ansbach Clinic
                                University Hospital of Medicine, Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany.
                                Traumatology-Reconstructive Surgery.
                                Prof.: Prof. Dr. V. Hendrich.

  • 2006-2007 : Ansbach Clinic
                                University Hospital of Medicine, Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany.
                                Viszeral, - Angue, - Sterosurgery.
                                Prof.: Dr. H. Kottsieper.

  • 2007-2009 : Oncology Hospital IKA "C. GENNIMATAS ", Athens.
                                Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
                                Prof.: Andreas Kouppas MD, PhD.

  • 2009-2010 : Nurnberg Clinic
                                University Hospital of Medicine, Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany.
                                Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic Surgery.
                                Hand Surgery, Burning Unit.
                                Prof.: Prof. Dr. B. Reichert.

  Within the framework of my postgraduate studies, I have attended the works of the following roundtables, seminars, postgraduate courses, conferences, symposia and conferences:
- Specialization in radiation protection and Rontgen diagnosis.
- Specialization in the Notarzt Rescue Service.
- Intensive Care Unit (6 months).
- III Flap-Lab, Flap Preparation, Microsurgery, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Prof. P. Vogt.

- 38° AO Seminar, Practice Traumatology-Reconstructive Surgery
   Freibourg University, Germany.
- Laparoscopic Seminar, Practical Training AESCULAP, Germany.
- Handheld training, Osteosynthesis, soft molecules, Klinikum Nurnberg.
- 16° bench handpiece, Munich, Germany.
- Education by a Bavarian Medical Association, Nuremberg 8/9/2006.

- Training by Lohmann und Rauscher Gmbh, 22.6.2005.
- Surgical Congress, Eugenio Bodensee, St.Gallen, Switzerland.
- 8° Panhellenic Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 4/7 October 2007.
- 3° Pan-Hellenic Congress of Melanoma.
- 11° ESPRAS Congress, Rhodes, Hellas.


  • Reconstruction of the extremities with arteriovenous vascular loops and free tissue transfer
    A. Saalabian, Zarnavellis, A. Yiacoumettis, A. Kouppas, B. Reichert (Germany -Greece)
  • Expression of MMP-1 and MMP-2 in stromal fibroblasts from patients with Basal Cell Carcinoma
    I. Zarnavellis, Ad. Papadopoulou, A. Kouppas, A. Yiacoumettis, D. Kletsas (Greece)
  • Perforator flaps, the current treatment in distal tibial defects
    Panagiotis Mantalos, Konstantinos Papaioannou, Dimitrios Karypidis, Ioannis Zarnavellis, Papapostolou Apostolos, Andreas Kouppas (Greece)
  • Case report: A comparative approach of CO2 laser and surgical excision of neurofibromas in a young patient with von Recklinghausen disease
    Zarnavellis I., Karypidis D., Kouppas A.