Dr Papoulas – Introduction
Michail Papoulas MD, FEBS (HPB)
Dr Papoulas was born and raised in Athens form Cypriot parents. He graduated from the Medical School of the University of Athens and was fully trained in General Surgery in Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel. He obtained a dual fellowship in Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery from King’s College Hospital in London, UK. He primary specializes in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, liver and pancreas surgery, surgical oncology and solid organ abdominal transplantation.
He has a strong academic profile with a Certificate in Clinical Research and Biostatistics from Harvard Medical School. He has a constant interest in research and published a number of scientific articles in international peer reviewed journals.
Dr Papoulas has a special interest in laparoscopic and robotic liver and pancreas surgery. He has performed more than 2000 advanced laparoscopic surgeries. He has mastered and standardised the techniques of minimally invasive surgery while working among world experts and pioneers in the field of laparoscopy and liver surgery.
Dr Papoulas has participated in various accredited courses of laparoscopic liver surgery (IRCAD, Strasbourg), liver immersion course (Antoine Beclere Hospital, Paris), laparoscopic liver ultrasound and ablative techniques course (AHPBA, Miami & Humanitas Hospital, Milan). In addition, he has completed a travelling fellowship in the Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation in ASAN medical center, Korea.
Dr Papoulas was trained in Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel. The transplantation program is considered one of the best in Israel and is a national referral center for multiple organ transplants. He was further trained in Liver Transplantation at King’s College Hospital in London. King’s Liver Transplant Unit is the largest in Europe, carrying out more than 240 procedures per year. The service includes both adult and paediatric liver transplantation covering all types of transplantation such as living donor, cadaveric and auxiliary.
Dr Papoulas performed the first Purely Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy in Cyprus in August 2020. Since then, this method is considered the standard of practice for all potential kidney donors. His vision is to establish an Organ Transplantation Unit in Cyprus for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantations. Currently, all Cypriot patients who need liver transplantation are referred abroad. Dr Papoulas can manage the care of post-liver transplant patients using his expertise and excellent network with international transplant centres in UK and Israel.
Dr Papoulas is currently working in Aretaeio Hospital as a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon. His team is formed by expert surgeons trained at leading, large, world recognised medical centers.
Dr Papoulas and his colleagues provide the highest standard of care and cutting-edge medical services including pancreas, liver and biliary system surgeries; soft tissue sarcoma surgery; gastric cancer surgery, cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC); esophagectomies; advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery; and others.