Medical Physics Laboratory

KARAISKOS PANTELIS

LABORATORY DIRECTOR, MEDICAL PHYSICIST, PROFESSOR

Current position: Professor, Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Education

  • 2002: Ph.D. in Medical Physics, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Greece
  • 1997: Professional Medical Physics license
  • 1994: M.Sc. in Medical Physics, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • 1992: B.Sc. in Physics, Physics Dept., University of Athens, Greece
RESEARCH POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT
  • 06/2018 - present: Professor, Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2011- 2018: Associate Professor, Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2006-2011: Assistant Professor, Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 1999-2006: Medical Physicist, Medical Physics Department, Hygeia Hospital, Athens
  • 1996-2003: Research fellow: Nuclear & Particle Physics Sec., Physics Dept., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
TEACHING
  • Medical Physics: undergraduate Medical students
  • Physics of the human body: undergraduate Medical students
  • Radiotherapy: postgraduate Medical Physics students (MSc course in Medical Physics)
  • Radiation Protection: IAEA Regional postgraduate courses on radiation protection and the safety of radiation sources
  • Computer applications in intensive care units and contemporary surgery techniques: Postgraduate Medical students in the corresponding M.Sc. programs
  • Lectures in 20 educational seminars
  • Supervisor in 26 MSc thesis in Medical Physics
  • Supervisor in 4 PhD thesis in Medical Physics
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
  • Member of the Coordination Committee in the Inter-University and Inter-Departmental postgraduate course in "Medical and Radiation Physics”
  • Member of various Institutional Committees
  • 4th International Conference on Imaging Technologies in Biomedical Sciences (ITBS 2007), Milos 2007, Greece: member of the organizing committee
  • 5th International Conference on Radiotherapy Gel Dosimetry (Dosgel 2008), Crete 2008, Greece: member of the organizing committee
RESEARCH
  •  Quality assurance in stereotactic radiotherapy applications
  • Development of phantoms and methods for the assesment and correction of geometric distortion in MRI images used for radiotherapy applications
  • Conventional (TLD, diode, film) and contemporary (3D polymer gel-MRI) experimental dosimetry in modern radiation therapy techniques, such us Intensity
  • Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), high dose rate brachytherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy- radiosurgery
  • Comparison and evaluation of modern radiotherapy techniques using physical and biological parameters
  • Monte Carlo modelling of brachytherapy sources for the generation of dosimetry data for use in treatment planning systems and development of analytical dosimetry models guided by Monte Carlo simulation: data for 4 different sources have been incorporated in corresponding treatment planning systems and used in brachytherapy applications worldwide (publications 50,51,57,60)
  • Monte Carlo simulations of high energy x-rays and charge particles for radiotherapy purposes
PUBLICATIONS
  • 81 publications in Peer Reviewed International Journals,
    • Total Impact Factor =192.9
    • h-index :25 (Source: Scopus Citation Overview, January 2017)
    • h-index: 28 (Source: Google Scholar, January 2017)
    • citations:1422 (Source: Scopus Citation Overview, January 2017)
    • citations:1880 (Source: Google Scholar, January 2017)
  • 91 abstracts/presentations in international conferences
  • 36 invited talks in national (30) and international (6) conferences-meetings

CURRICULUM VITAE

CONTACT

Mikras Asias 75 (Goudi), 11527, Athens, Greece
Tel: +30210 7462368 - Fax: +30210 7462369 Email: pkaraisk[at]med[dot]uoa[dot]gr