Nationality: Australian, Greek
Marital & Family status: Married, 7 children
Current work address: Genesis Athens Clinic, 14-16 Papanicoli street, Chalandri, Athens 152 32 Greece. Tel: +30 210 6894326; Fax: +30 210 6890897
Konstantinos Pantos was awarded his medical degree from the University of Athens in 1981. He specialized in Obstetrics – Gynecology at the University of Athens and in 1988 he was awarded the Doctorate in Medicine (PhD), University of Athens, Greece. He specialized in the field of medically assisted reproduction technology as a senior registrar in the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia (1987-1989).
With nearly thirty years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology and as an infertility specialist, Konstantinos Pantos is expert in all aspects of assisted reproduction treatment and technology.
In 1994, Dr. Pantos established the Center for Human Reproduction, a private infertility unit fully integrated, specialized provider of fertility services performing today over 5000 IVF cycles per year, accepting infertile couples from all over the world, including Europe, Australia and USA. In 2004, Dr Pantos founded GENESIS ATHENS Clinic, a private General Gynecological-Surgical Clinic which has made a difference in the health industry in Greece. It is internationally renowned for its high quality of care and efficiency and for its pioneering work in infertility and has always been successfully incorporating novel and pioneering technologies in patient care providing the best treatment, using custom-tailored technologies to optimize results for each individual. GENESIS ATHENS Clinic attracts international patients and couples from all over the world. Dr Pantos has established scientific collaborations, to conduct research for the evaluation and improvement of the clinical application in assisted reproduction technology, with national and international institutions and universities, like the Monash Immunology and Stem Cells Laboratory (MICSL), Melbourne, Australia; The GENOMA Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Rome, Italy; the Medical Genetics Laboratory, University of Athens, Greece; PGS Taskforce, ESHRE – European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
In 1997, Dr Pantos was the first in Greece and one of the few in the world, to offer blastocyst culture and blastocyst transfer with improved pregnancy rates. In 2003, Dr Pantos and his team pioneered blastocyst biopsy and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for β-thalassaemiaresulting in the first worldwide live birth of the healthy child following the application of blastocyst biopsy and PGD. The most known and well received research project by the scientific community, which also received more than 92 citations in the media worldwide, was published in 2008 and involved the investigation of a novel technique to link developmental competence with gene expression patterns. Dr Pantos, has recently liaised GENESIS ATHENS Clinic with the University of Athens, in order to offer an e-learning educational program for University’ s medical graduates and scientists, who wish to acquire necessary skills for a successful career in the assisted reproduction field. As an IVF specialist and a well experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Pantos embodies what GENESIS ATHENS Clinic has come to represent, one of the leading IVF centres, combining infertility clinical application and scientific research for the delivery of important, pioneering, high quality medical treatment and patient care.