Dimitrios Galanis is an active Orthopedic Surgeon and an experienced Quality and Healthcare Assessor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry. His main interest focuses on replacements of large joints (hip, knee), sports injuries, fractures, and general orthopedics.
He was admitted to the Medical School of Larissa, University of Thessaly, performing excellent in the respective national examinations, from where he graduated in 2004 with grade “Very Good”. He completed a 15-month GP training and a one-year military service as a doctor at the Rehabilitation Station (STEP) in Chios.
He was trained in Germany and Greece in the fields of Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK-US), General Surgery and Trauma, Orthopedics in Children, Orthopedics in Adults, Orthopedic Oncology and Plastic Surgery and was awarded the title of Orthopedic Surgeon in 2014 in Athens, Greece.
Furthermore, Dr. Galanis is an MSK-US trainer and co-founder of Sonopedics (sonopedics.com), the only MSK-US training provider based in South-Eastern Europe.
He was awarded a PhD degree of Medicine by the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) (Grade “Excellent”), having previously received the 1st National Award, in 2015, from the Greek Society for the Study of Bone Metabolism (EEMMO) for part of his doctoral research.
He also holds a master’s degree in “Healthcare Management”.
He is currently on a post-doc research, in the University of Athens (EKPA), working on the creation and application of customized 3D-printed braces to treat scoliosis in children.
Since 2015, in parallel with medicine, he has been dealing with Quality Systems and ISO standards, focusing on healthcare services. He is a certified Lead Auditor for the standards ISO 9001: 2015 and BS EN 15224: 2016, by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), and currently performs ISO audits for the Swiss group of companies Swiss Approval International (https://swissapproval.ch/). He is also a certified Assessor of Temos Hellas and Temos International (https://www.temos-worldwide.com/) and was part of the Temos-Hellas-team that received the Silver Award in the Healthcare Business Awards 2018, for its contribution to health.
He has written and presented scientific papers in international and Greek scientific journals and conferences and is a reviewer in some international medical journals of his scientific interest (e.g. Ultrasound Journal of British Medical Ultrasound Society and others).