WHO WE ARE

HOPEgenesis was founded in 2015 by Dr. Stefanos Chandakas MD MBA PhD, Obstetrician - Gynecologist and Minimal Access Surgeon.
The members of the Executive Board are 15 experienced professionals with backgrounds from various fields such as health-care, media-communication, business development, marketing and culture. The team is supported by gynecologists, nurses, midwives, administrative staff and volunteers who all share the same goals and vision with HOPEgenesis.
Currently, 60 volunteers, most of whom are involved in day to day operations, have signed up.
In just over a year more than 1500 people have joined HOPEgenesis by becoming Friends. Their support has been critical in establishing this Non Profit Organization; without their support we would not be here today.
Moreover, more than 80 large Greek corporations are now on board. Their support comes in various forms and is critical to the daily operations of HOPEgenesis.
Our Mentor Board consists of 16 distinguished personalities who have had long experience in helping Greece and are key to our strategy and approach.
In addition, we have established a Scientific Board which consists of 11 renowned scientists from the field of medicine to advise and guide us on medical related issues that arise.
Our Medical Team is made up of 50 doctors and other health care providers located in 15 different regions across Greece.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Stefanos Chandakas,
Founder & Chairman/Head of Medical Committee
Elina Sbokou,
Managing Director, Executive Committee
Sophia Handaka,
Strategy
Areti Kousouli – Dalakouras,
Head of Fundraising Committee
Dimitrios Athanasopoulos,
Head of International Committee
Evelina Petrakis – Mavrides,
Fundraising Committee
Tatiana Vardas,
International Committee
Ismini Panayotides,
International Committee
Marianna Sbokou,
Marketing Committee
Christina Filiagkouridou – Pavlis,
Responsible for Events & Promotional Activities
Maya Alivisatos,
Medical Committee
Eirini Vasilopoulos,
Fundraising Committee
Ioannis Emmanouel,
Financial Advisor
Thalis Pitoulis,
Head of Marketing Committee
Aristides Christopoulos
Ioannis Chorozoglou

MENTOR BOARD

His Eminence the Metropolitan of Syros, Tinos, Andros, Kea and Milos, Dorotheos II
Chairman of the Mentor Board of HOPEgenesis
Elevated to the rank of Metropolitan on January 19th, 2002
Dr. Georgios Creatsas, MD, FACS, FRCOG, FACOG
Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Board of HOPEgenesis
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Greece
Former Vice Dean of the University of Athens, Greece
Rector Hélène Glykatzi - Ahrweiler
President of the Administration Council of the European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Greece
Mr. Spyros Capralos
President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Greece
Chairman of Star Bulk Carriers Corp., Athens, Greece
CEO of Oceabulk Containers Management, Athens, Greece
Chairman of Euroclinic Group, Athens, Greece
Professor Afksendiyos Kalangos, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Geneva University, Switzerland
Treasurer of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Director of Pediatric Heart Surgery at MITERA Hospital, Athens, Greece
Founder and President of humanitarian medical association “Coeurs pour Tous Hellas”, Geneva, Switzerland
Professor Byron Kotzamanis
University of Thessaly - Department. of Planning and Regional Development
Laboratory of Demographic and Social Analyses (LDSA)
Anna Grimani
Journalist
Huffington Post writer .
Editorial & Presenter of the program: OREOI OS ELLINES (ERT1). In 2007-2016, her column PATRIDOGNOSIA & ELLINES EKTOS at the magazine K of KATHIMERINI TIS KYRIAKIS and her interviews, presented more than 450 personalities of prominent Greek Scientists and Researchers of International Academic Institutions.
Mrs. Karen Basil Mavrides
Founding Member of ELPIDA (“HOPE”), Athens, Greece
Founding Member of The Special Olympics of Greece
Active Member and former President and Vice President of The Women's International Club of Greece
Vice President of the Friends of the National Gallery of Greece, Athens, Greece
Member of the Board of the Friends of the Megaro Musiki, Athens, Greece
Vice President of the Friends of the European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece
President Emeritus of MAZI GIA TO PAIDI ("Together for Children"), Athens, Greece
Member of the International Board of Advisors of Tufts University and Trustee Emeritus since 2007, Medford, MA, USA
Mr. Peter Economides
Brand Strategist
Chairman of the Board at Make-a-Wish Foundation International
Member of the Advisory Board, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Member of the Advisory Board, Washington Oxi Day Foundation, Washington DC, USA
Member of the Board of Trustees, SAHETI School in South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mr. Art Dimopoulos
Executive Director at the National Hellenic Society, Alexandria, VA, USA
Mr. Theodoros K. Vardas
President & CEO of Vardas SA, Athens, Greece
Member of the Board of the Hellenic Red Cross Society, Greece
President of the Hellenic Business & Retail Sales Association (2006-2012), Greece

Dr. Ioannis Papadatos, MD, PhD
Director of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit "P. & A. Kyriakou" Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece
Professor Athanasios S. Kyriazis
University of Piraeus, Department of Statistics & Insurance Sciences
Ifigeneia Katsaridou
Chair Council of Europe Gender Equality Committee Director General, Research Center for Equality lssues Focal Point of Women’s Foundation for the Mediterranean
Georgios Iliadis
Managing Partner of the Algean Group
Dr. Loutradis Dimitrios
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Division of Human Reproduc3on, IVF Unit
1st Dpt of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Alexandra Hospital University School Athens, Greece

SCIENTIFIC BOARD

Dr. Georgios Creatsas, MD, FACS, FRCOG, FACOG
Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Board of HOPEgenesis
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Greece
Former Vice Dean of the University of Athens, Greece
Dr. George Patoulis
Chairman of Athens Medical Association (ISA), Athens, Greece
Chairman of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece, Athens, Greece
Mayor of the municipality of Amaroussion, Greece
Dr. Ioannis Papadatos, MD, PhD
Director of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit "P. & A. Kyriakou" Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece
Prof. John Erian, MBBCh, FRCOG
Professor of Gynecology and Minimal Access Surgery, Princess Royal University Hospital, King’s College, London, United Kingdom
Dr Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, MD, PhD
Endometriosis Specialist in Gynecology
Founder of the organization “Info Endometriose France”
Dr. Ioannis Andreou
Radiologist
Director of Imaging Departments, HYGEIA & MITERA hospitals, Athens, Greece
Dr. Georgios Kallipolitis
Associate Prof. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Greece
Chairman of the Scientific Board of MITERA hospital - HYGEIA group, Athens, Greece
Dr. Stefanos Chandakas, MD, MBA, PhD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Member of the Scientific Board of MITERA hospital - HYGEIA group, Athens, Greece
Dr. Izoldi Chatzigianni
Orthopaedic Doctor
Managing Director of MANA NPO, Athens, Greece
Chris Bartzokas
Professor Paediatric, NKUA
Dr. Theodoros Theodoridis
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE

Dimitrios Athanasopoulos,
Head of International Committee
Vlachonis Vicky
Member of International Committee
Yiannis Horozoglou,
Member of International Committee
Tatiana Vardas
Member of International Committee
Ismini Panayotides
Member of International Committee

AFFILIATED MEDICAL TEAM


AGRINIO

Dr. Nikolaos Kanis
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Diamantopoulos Konstantinos
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr.Kosmas Ioannis
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Nikolakopoulos Athanasios
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

ATHENS

Dr. Stefanos Chandakas, MD, MBA, PhD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Asimakis Pappas MD, DFFP, dipl. BSCCP, MSc3, PhD, RCOG Associate
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Gerasimos Partidas, MD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Leonidas Papadopoulos, MD, PhD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Michael Bobotis, MRCOG
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Director of MIYA "Biodimiourgia"
Professor Petros Nikolaidis, MD, PhD
Obstetrician Gynecologist - Perinatologist
Dr. Spyridon I. Spanakos, MD, PhD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Evangelos Paraskevas, PhD
Obstetrician - Surgeon - Gynecologist
Dr.Blachos Spiros
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Exarchakos Anarguros
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Karpouzos Konstantinos
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Katsakos Ioannis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Kountaras Konstantinos
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Koutoukos Ioannis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Georgios Kontopidis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Stamatia Diamantopoulou, PhD
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist
Dr. Dimitrios Sarikostas
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Andreas Komis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Dimitrios Christakis, MD MSc PhD
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Georgios Salvanos
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Grigorios Kirousis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Panagiotis Peitsidis, MSc PhD
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist
Dr. Stylianos Kotsis,
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist
Dr. Evangelos Dedoulis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Metaxas Elias
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Michas Ioannis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Mpelitsos Panagiotis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Paoleskou Daniela
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Papaeustathiou Vasileios
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Peristeris Ioannis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Fitropoulos Theodoros
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Chronis Georgios
Obstetrician – Gynecologist

CHIOS

Dr. Ioannis Argiroudis, MD, PhD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

IOANNINA

Dr. Minas Paschopoulos MD,
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, President of the Medical Department, University Hospital of Ioannina, Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Nikolaos Plachouras
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Moulias Errikos
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Papakitsios Stefanos
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

KARPENISI

Dr. Dikibo Tamounoseprie
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Chalkia Nektaria
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

KIMOLOS

Dr. Spiridon Spanakos MD,
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

KOZANI

Dr. Athanasios Paliouras MD,
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Iordanka Tenova ,
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr Zisis Mitsios
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Dimitrios Fytatzis
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist
Dr. Charisios Dadamogias
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist
Dr. Zikopoulos Michalis
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Mameletzi Sara
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Poupnara Georgia
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

LAMIA

Dr. Stavros Kravaritis
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Nikos Aggelopoulos
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Panagiotis Katsaris
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist
Dr. Athanasios Kontopanos
Obstetrician – Gynecologist

LARISA

Dr. Dimitris Xirofotos,
MD, MSC, PhD Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Vasilios Kolovos, MD, MSc, PhD
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist
Dr. Maria Athanasopoulou
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist
Dr. Georgios Valasoulis, PhD
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Stelios Christodoulou
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Panagiota Filippou, MD, MSc
Obstetrician – Gynecologist

NAXOS

Dr. Georgios Kontopidis MD,
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

PATRA

Dr. Pantelis Kollias, MD, PhD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

RHODES

Dr. Ioannis Hatzis MD,
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Georgios I. Platsis, MD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

SAMOS

Dr. Grigorios Kyrousis
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

SYROS

Dr. Stefanos Chandakas, MD, MBA, PhD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Angelos Koutras, MD, PhD
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

THESSALONIKI

Dr. Theodoros Theodoridis
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dr. Eftychia Anagnostou
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Christina Christopoulou
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Vosnakis Christos
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Lavasidis Lazaros
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Papanikolaou Nikos
Obstetrician - Gynecologist
Dr. Tzevelekis Vasilios
Obstetrician - Gynecologist

VOLOS

Dr. Rita Giampatzaki
Obstetrician -Gynecologist
Dr. Kolovos Vasileios
Obstetrician -Gynecologist
Dr. Koumparellou Magda
Obstetrician -Gynecologist
Dr. Xirofotos Dimitrios
Obstetrician -Gynecologist

AFFILIATED INTERSHIPS

Dr. Georgios Kalantzis, MD, FRCOphth, FEBO
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at Leeds University, U.K.
Dr. Polixeni Mylonaki – Koutkia
Endocrinologist Director, Nutritional Medicine & Endocrine Clinic of Hygeia hospital
Maya Alivizatou, PhD
Psychologist – Child Psychologist

AFFILIATED FERTILITY TEAM

Dr. Panagiotis Karantzis, PhD, DRCOG, DFFP
Obstetrician – Gynecologist Fertility Specialist
Scientific Director of Institute of Life - Mitera hospital
Dr. Andreas Bazeos, MSc F.R.C.O.G
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist
Dr. Stelios Papadopoulos, MD, DFFP, BSCCP
Obstetrician- Surgeon- Gynecologist IVF Specialist
Dr. Georgios Ioannidis, MD, BSCCP, DFFP
Obstetrician – Gynecologist
Dr. Ioannis Christopoulos
Obstetrician – Gynecologist Scientific Director of Institute of Life- Mitera hospital
Director and Member of Scientific Council Mitera hospital

AFFILIATED MIDWIFES

Ms. Eleni Tsiara
Midwife- Mental Health Counselor
Ms. Konstantina Tsakiri
Midwife

AFFILIATED MEDICAL CENTERS

Maternity/Gynecological Clinic, MITERA, Athens
Polyclinic ''ELEFTHO'', Chios
EUROMEDICA, Rhodes
General Hospital ''Vardakeio and Proio'', Syros
General Hospital ''Agios Andreas'', Patra
General Hospital of Lamia, Lamia
EUROMEDICA, Kozani
EUROMEDICA, Thessaloniki
General Clinic ''Hippocratic Foundation of Agrinion'', Agrinio
General Hospital of Karpenisi, Karpenisi
Hospital MITERA, Ioannina
University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina
IASO Thessalias, Larisa
European Interbalkan Medical Center, Thessaloniki
Prefecture General Hospital ''Mamatseio'', Kozani
General and Maternity Hospital ''Helena Venizelou'', Athens
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