Fellows and Residents Interested in Endourology Session (FRIENDS)

Laparoscopic/Robotics

Thursday, September 20
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Room 241

David A. Leavitt

Urologist
Henry Ford Health System

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Achilles Ploumidis

Urology Consultant
ATHENS MEDICAL CENTRE

Dr. Achilles Ploumidis
MD, BSc, MSc, PhD, FEBU
Surgeon Urologist

Dr. Achilles Ploumidis graduated from the Medical School of the University of Athens and completed his residency in Athens.
He was trained at the University Oncology Center "Karolinska Institutet" of Sweden in robotic surgery with scholarship from the Hellenic Urological Association. There he specialized in robotic surgery of the lower urinary tract under the supervision of Prof. Peter Wiklund.
He was further trained in robotic surgery of the upper urinary tract and Urogynaecology at OLV Vattikuti Robotic Surgery Institute in Belgium, under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Mottrie, with a scholarship from the ERUS.
He completed a fellowship program in endourology and flexible ureteroscopy at the Tenon Hospital, Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris with a scholarship from the EAU, under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Traxer.
He has been visiting the University Urological Department of Ghent and the "Sava Perovic Foundation" in Belgrade, in order to retrain in pediatric urology and urethral surgery.
He is frequently invited as instructor (HOT) in robotic surgery and endourology at the EUREP, in the International Workshop in SEERSS, in the annual congress of the EAU, in the ERUS and in the EMUC. He frequently gives lectures (ESU Courses) on behalf of the EAU.
He is faculty and trainer at the hands-on certification courses on Robotic Pediatric Urology (ORSI Academy Training Center, Belgium).
He has introduced and established clinical robotic programs in hospitals in Cyprus and Romania.
In 2017 he was awarded second prize during the EAU “Challenge the Experts” Winter Forum in Davos.
He is a member of the robotic group of YAU, of the PETRA group and the ERUS reconstruction-working group.
He is a full time consultant at the Athens Institute of Robotic & Endoscopic Urology at the Athens Medical Group.

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