Giannis Mountzios, MD, MSc, PhD

Department of Medical Oncology, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece

Dr Giannis Mountzios was born in Larissa, Greece, in 1974. He obtained his medical degree (MD) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1998 with a scholarship from the Greek Ministry of Education and graduated from the Hellenic Military Medical Academy the same year. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Airforce General Hospital of Athens and in Medical Oncology at the University of Athens School of Medicine, “Alexandra” University Hospital (Pr. M.A. Dimopoulos). He then obtained a master (MSc) in translational and clinical research in Oncology from the Institut Gustave-Roussy and theUniversity Paris XI (Paris-Sud), France, in 2007 (Pr. Jean-Charles Soria) and became board-specified in Medical Oncology in 2009. In 2010 he obtained his PhD in Medical Oncology from the University of Athens School of Medicine. He is currently working as a consultant Medical Oncologist at the University of Athens School of Medicine. Dr Mountzios has received fellowships from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (Young Investigator award), the European Society for Medical Oncology (Annual Fellowship for Translational Research in 2005, Annual Fellowship for Clinical Research in 2009) and the Hellenic Society for Medical Oncology (HESMO). He is currently the General Secretary of the board of directors of HESMO, former chair of the HESMO young medical oncologists committee and chair of the Adolescents and Young Adults working group of ESMO. He has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research.