John Damilakis, PhD, FIOMP, FIUPESM
John Damilakis is professor and chairman at the Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Crete and director of the Department of Medical Physics of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He is Vice President and President-elect of the ‘International Organization for Medical Physics’ (IOMP), Immediate Past President of the ‘European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research’ (EURAMED), Past President of the ‘European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics’ (EFOMP) and Past President of the ‘Hellenic Association of Medical Physics’. Prof. Damilakis is a member of 2 ICRP Task Groups (TG 108 and TG 109) and member of the steering committee of the ‘EuroSafe Imaging’ of the ESR. He is coordinator or an active research member of several European and national projects. As a Visiting Professor he has given lectures on dosimetry and radiation protection in Boston University, USA. His publications have been focused on medical radiation protection and dosimetry. He is editor of 2 books published by the IOP Publishing and Springer-Verlag and co-author of 2 chapters in books published by Springer and Academic Press. Number of publications in PubMed: 218, h-index 45, citations 7111 (Google Scholar, accessed December 7, 2020). Many of these publications are in leading journals such as Medical Physics, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Radiology, Investigative Radiology and European Radiology. John Damilakis has given more than 300 invited presentations in national and international conferences including ECR, RSNA, AAPM, IAEA, ICRP, IOMP and EFOMP meetings. He has received 10 awards for his work.
Thomas Maris, PhD
Dr. Thomas G. Maris was born in Heraklion, Crete, in 1963. He received his BSc in Physics from the University of Crete in 1985, his M.Sc. in Medical Physics in 1986 from the University of Surrey (UK) and his doctorate (Ph.D) in Medicine in 1997 from the Medical School of the University of Athens. He worked as a Medical Physicist in the Medical Physics department of the University of Athens since 1989. In 1998 he was appointed Medical Physicist at the Medical Physics department of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete (PAGNH). In 2003 he was elected Assistant Professor of Medical Physics (permanency in 2008) and in 2015 he was elected Associate Professor of Medical Physics at the Medical School of the University of Crete. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. He has more than 2094 non-self scientific citations on his work (Scopus 05/2020, h-index: 24). He has participated as an invited speaker in more than 50 international scientific conferences/congresses and as an author and co-author in more than 240 oral and poster presentations. He has been a member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the Hellenic Association of Medical Physicists (HAMP) since 2000 (Chairman: 2010-2012). He is a HAMP delegate for educational matters in the European Federation of Medical Physicists (EFOMP) since 2004. He is a member of the European Society/Congress of Radiology (ESR, ECR). He is jointly possessing one active international patent: (PCT: WO/2015/044781). He is (a): a founder and acting CEO of a spin off (www.marismagnetics.com) and (b): a Co-founder and member of the BoD of a spin out (www.rt-safe.com) companies.His research interests are focused on quantitative MRI (qMRI) with applications in Gel dosimetry, Clinical medical imaging and Hyperthermia.
Kostas Perisinakis, PhD
Kostas Perisinakis was born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in 1968. He received his BSc in Physics from the University of Athens in 1991, his MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Patras in 1995, and his PhD in 1999 from the Medical School of the University of Crete. He joined the Medical Physics Department of the Medical School of the University of Crete in 1996 as Scientific Associate. In 2000 he was elected Lecturer, in 2005 Assistant Professor and in 2015 Associate Professor of Medical Physics in the same institution. He is Affiliated Researcher in theInstitute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH).He is author or co-author in more than 100 scientific full-papers published in peer-review journals indexed in Index Medicus and PubMed, which have received more than 2600 citations (Scopus, Dec 2019, h-factor=28). He has participated as an invited speaker in more than 100 national/international congresses/seminars. He is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Physica Medica – European Journal of Medical Physics (EJMP) and serves as Reviewer in peer-review journals such as ‘Medical Physics’, ‘Physics in Medicine and Biology’, ‘Radiology’, ‘European Radiology’, ‘Investigative Radiology’, ‘Journal of American College of Cardiology’ and ‘Circulation’, among others. He is a member of the Greek Association of Medical Physicists (GAMP), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. (EANM).His main research interests are within the areas of CT dosimetry and technology, Quantification of the radiation dose and associated radiogenic risks from radiological procedures, Optimization of patient/occupational exposure and image quality in radiological procedures .
Staff-grade Medical Physicists
Antonios E. Papadakis, PhD
Antonios E Papadakis has been a medical physics expert with the Medical Physics Department of the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, since 2004. He received the PhD degree in medical physics from the University of Patras, Greece in 2003. From 2003 to 2004, he had been a research fellow with the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. From 2004 to 2011 he had been a scientific collaborator with the Department of Computers and Multimedia, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. He has participated as a research investigator in several European and national research projects (Pythagoras II, Oncology: Funded by Greek Ministry of Health, CONCERT-ARISTEIA, EUTEMPE-RX, MEDIRAD). He has been an expert for medical imaging laboratories with the Hellenic Accreditation System (E.SY.D.) since 2015. He has been a member of the Hellenic Association of medical physicists (HAMP) and European Society of Radiology (ESR) since 2006. He has given more than 40 presentations and posters in national and international conferences. He has been the author or coauthor of more than 50 published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has been a peer reviewer in several scientific journals in the fields of medical physics and radiology. His main research interests are focused on the assessment of novel methods for radiation dose optimization in paediatric CT examinations, the development of new examination protocols for spectral CT, and the development of novel three dimensional dosimetric methods for quality assurance in radiotherapy and diagnostic radiology.