O Γεώργιος Κ Αναγνωστόπουλος γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα στις 19/3/1970. Αποφοίτησε το 1987 από το Πρότυπο Λύκειο Αναβρύτων και το 1993 πήρε με ‘άριστα’ το πτυχίο της ιατρικής από την Ιατρική Σχολή του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών. Αφού εξέτισε την στρατιωτική του θητεία στο Πολεμικό Ναυτικό και το αγροτικό του στο άγονο περιφερικό ιατρείο της νήσου Ίου, ειδικεύθηκε στην Γαστρεντερολογία στο 251 Γενικό Νοσοκομείο της Αεροπoρίας. Το 2002 έλαβε υποτροφία από την Ελληνική Γαστρεντερολογική Εταιρεία και μετεκπαιδεύθηκε στα Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre, University of Nottingham UK ως Advanced Endoscopy Research Fellow και Endoscopy department, University of Mainz, Germany στις προηγμένες μικροενδοσκοπικές διαγνωστικές και θεραπευτικές τεχνικές [μεγεθυντική ενδοσκόπηση, χρωμοενδοσκόπηση, Νarrow Band Imaging, confocal endomicroscopy, autofluorescence endoscopy, ενδοσκοπική βλεννογονεκτομή, φωτοδυναμική θεραπεία σε οισοφάγο Barrett’s]. Χρησιμοποιεί την μέθοδο της υψηλής ευκρίνειας μεγεθυντικής χρωμοενδοσκόπησης που είναι ουσιαστικά επανάσταση στην πρόληψη, έγκαιρη διάγνωση και θεραπεία των προκαρκινικών καταστάσεων και του πρώιμου καρκίνου στο πεπτικό.
Στην Ελλάδα εργάζεται στον ιδιωτικό τομέα από το 2007 ενώ παράλληλα συνεχίζει το ερευνητικό και κλινικό του έργο. Aπό το 2011 είναι Section Editor στο επίσημο περιοδικό της Ελληνικής Γαστρεντερολογικής Εταιρείας [Αnnals of Gastroenterology], και έχει εκλεγεί μέλος του Ενδοσκοπικού τμήματος της Γαστρεντερολογικής εταιρείας.
Kύρια ενδιαφέροντα του είναι η παρακολούθηση των ασθενών με οισοφάγο Barrett’s και ελκώδη κολίτιδα καθώς και η ενδοσκοπική μελέτη ασθενών με προκαρκινικές αλλοιώσεις στο πεπτικό [δυσπλασία]. Στη θεραπευτική ενδοσκόπηση κύριο ενδιαφέρον του είναι οι σύνθετες πολυποδεκτομές επίπεδων πολυπόδων [ενδοσκοπική βλεννογονεκτομή] και η καταστροφή του επιθηλίου του οισοφάγου Barrett με radiofrequency ablation [HALO].
Είναι ομιλητής σε πολλά ελληνικά και διεθνή συνέδρια ενώ έχει επιδείξει ζωντανά τις προηγμένες ενδοσκοπικές αυτές τεχνικές σε ενδοσκοπικά σεμινάρια τόσο στην Ελλάδα όσο και στο εξωτερικό. Μεγάλος αριθμός των εργασιών του είναι δημοσιευμένες σε έγκριτα peer-reviewed ιατρικά περιοδικά στο εξωτερικό, ενώ έχει περισσότερες από 100 δημοσιεύσεις σε ελληνικά και ξένα συνέδρια. Αρθρογραφεί συχνά στον ελληνικό τύπο.
Διατηρεί ιατρείο στην οδό Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 82, Αθήνα [τηλ 210 7716420, 6937106139]
15.05.2004 – 03.02-2006Advanced Endoscopy Fellow, Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre, University Hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
Pr CJ Hawkey, Pr K Ragunath
13.03.2002- 12.03.2007Honorary Research Fellow, Gastroenterology Department, Universityof Ioannina, Greece
December 1999 – December 2003Gastroenterology SpR in the 251 Hellenic Air Force and Veterans General Hospital of Athens.
Supervising Consultants: Colonell Dr D Arvanitidis, Colonell Dr P Kostopoulos
September 1998 – September 1999Senior House Officer in Internal Medicine in the ‘Elpis’ General Hospital, Athens, Greece
Supervising Consultant: Dr P Skliros, Dr E Lambrou
August 1996 – September 1998Rural Doctor on Ios island, Kyklades, Greece
March 1995 – June 1996Senior House Officer in Internal Medicine in the ‘Naval and Veterans General Hospital of Athens’, Athens, Greece
Supervising Consultant: Dr D Kotilis
Medical School National Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical school, Greece
Ptychio Iatrikes – Equivalent to MB BSDistinction
Grammar School Protypon (Model) High School of Anavryta, Athens, Greece. Annual Distinctions(1982-1987), and Distinction of best studentin class (1985, 1986, 1987)
High School Certificate of Secondary EducationDistinction
Military Service (compulsory)-Medical Officer
July 1994 – March 1995Battleship “Arethousa”
March 1995- June 1996Naval and Veterans General Hospital of Athens
(total 23 months)Internal Medicine Department
GASTROENTEROLOGY AND GENERAL MEDICINE EXPERIENCE IN GREECE
Clinical Work: I have been trained in Gastroenterology in a busy unit in the 251 Hellenic Air Force and VeteransGeneral Hospital (Consultant Colonel Dr D. Arvanitidis), which serves a population of about 250,000 people. I was a Registrar for 4 years in the hospital taking care of the inpatients in the Gastroenterology ward, and managing emergency gastroenterology-related admissions. I was also working in the gastroenterology and hepatology outpatient department of my unit twice a week with special interest
·on the outpatient follow-up of HCV and HBV patients receiving antiviral treatment, and have performed more than 50 percutaneous liver biopsies.
·on the treatment and follow up of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
During my training I was participating in the Gastrointestinal Rota of the Hospital for Upper GI bleeding , and was also participating in the on-call rota which was 1 every 3 days. I was organising the journal club of my unit with case presentations and literature review.
I was also participating in the Multihospital journal club of Athens which is organised yearly and consists of lectures and case presentations from SpRs from Greek hospitals.
During my training I performed more than 2500 endoscopic procedures in total including, apart from diagnostic upper and lower GI endoscopies, placement of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomies, stricture dilatation, polypectomies, haemostatic procedures in both upper/lower GI, foreign body removal, and intraoperative endoscopy.
As an SHO I worked two years in the Internal Medicine Departments of the Naval and Veterans General Hospital of Athens (Consultant Dr D. Kotilis), and “Elpis” General Hospital of Athens (Consultant Dr P. Skliros) dealing with multispeciality patients and participating in the ward-round, outpatient and emergency Department. I also worked as the only rural general doctor on Ios island for two years serving a population of 2,000 people on winter and about 60,000 people during summertime.
Teaching: During my Internal Medicine appointments I was involved in the teaching of Physical Examination in students of the MedicalSchool. During my Gastroenterology appointment, I was involved in the teaching of acute Gastroenterology in Military doctors and was also giving often lectures to the Military Nursing stuff of the hospital.
Research: During my appointment as a Gastroenterology Registar I was involved in the Research activities of the Department and was the lead investigator in the 3 clinical trials which were conducted and the results have already been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented in international congresses. Since March 2003 I have been working on my PhD research project in the University of Ioannina, Medical School. We have performed an immunohistochemical analysis of the carcinogenesis pathway in human stomach, detecting several proteins regulating apoptosis and cell proliferation in gastric biopsies samples of patients with atrophic gastritis, enteric metaplasia, gastric dysplasia and gastric adenocarcinoma (cyclin D1, cyclin E, cyclin D3, bax, bcl-2, caspase-8, caspase-9, ki-67, p27/kip1, p53). The experimental part of the project has finished and I am at the moment writing up my thesis. The project involves 200 patients and is supervised by:
1) N. Agnantis MD, PhD. Professor of Pathology, University of Ioannina MedicalSchool and
2) E. Tsianos MD, PhD. Professor of Gatroenterology, University of Ioannina, Medical School.
General: Besides my clinical skills, I developed my communication and interpersonal skills. I have good working relationships with my colleagues and I also have the ability to communicate effectively with patients and their relatives. I have also developed my IT skills and I can comfortably use Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I can also access the major on-line medical databases and I daily use e-mail and the Internet.
On February 2004 I passed the oral, written and endoscopic CCST Greek exams, and since April 2004 I am a specialist Gastroenterologist in Greece. Since 2010 I am also eligible for the European diploma of Gastroentrology.
EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Advanced Endoscopy Research Fellow
Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre
Queen’s Medical Centre
Research: I was participating with Dr Krish Ragunath, and Professor Kenshi Yao, Fukuoka, University Hospital, in a research programme focussing on advanced endoscopic imaging, using novel optical techniques. This included, chromoendoscopy, magnification endoscopy, high resolution / high definition endoscopy, Autofluoresence endoscopy and Narrow Band Imaging. A clinical research programme was established to conduct multi-centre trials with Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam and Mayo Clinic, USA. We also established collaboration with Dr Steve Morgan, Dept. of Engineering and Electronics to develop a fibre based Endoscopic Hyperspectral Imaging to detect early cancer changes in the gut mucosa. We were collaborating with Prof Sue Watson in the department of pre-clinical oncology to investigate the role of Gastrin and other biomarkers in Barrett’s oesophagus.
Teaching: I was regularly teaching (clinical bed side and lecture) medical students attached to our unit. I gave lectures to the endoscopy users group meeting which has been initiated and organised by Dr Ragunath to discuss endoscopy related literature and training.
Academic and Scholarly activity: Other than research and teaching, I regularly participated in the weekly journal clubs, clinical meetings including X-ray, histopathology and cancer multi-disciplinary team meetings. Reviewing manuscripts for journals is particularly interesting and I regularly review for Digestive Diseases & Sciences, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and World Journal of Surgical Oncology on endoscopy related topics and luminal gastroenterology.
Clinical work: My commitments to the post involved 4 clinical sessions directly involving patient care (4 endoscopy, 1 clinic, on call rota for emergency endoscopy). I perform a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic GI endoscopy procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and I have been trained in ERCP. I also participated in the 1:8 Endoscopy bleeding rota.
Ihave independently performed over 5000 upper GI endoscopies including;oesophageal dilatation, insertion of oesophageal metal stents, varicealinjection / banding / haemoclip / thermal ablation of bleeding gastric /duodenal ulcer and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) procedures.
Ihave independently performed over 6000 colonoscopies including hot biopsyand snare polypectomies, EMR, colonic stent placement
Ihave been trained and currently perform radiofrequency ablation ofBarrett’s epithelium with the HALO system [Barrx]
Intragastricballoon placement for morbid obesity
Ihave performed over 400 diagnostic and therapeutic ERCPs.
Additional (advanced) Endoscopy skills
Highresolution magnification, chromoendoscopy, Narrow Band Imaging andconfocal endomicroscopy : These are my major area of interest and haveexpertise in this new exciting technology to image the GI tract.
Endoscopicthermal treatment: I am trained in the principles and practice of ArgonPlasma Coagulation.
GIluminal stenting: I have good experience in oesophageal/gastric outlet /duodenal/colonic stent insertion.
Endoclipapplication: I am trained in the use of endoscopic metal clip applicationfor haemostasis and closure of perforation in the GI tract.
TherapeuticERCP: I have been trained in biliary therapeutic procedures includingsphincterotomy, stone extraction, plastic and metal biliary stentinsertion. I have limited experience in Sphincter of Oddi manometry,pancreatic endotherapy, endoscopic pseudo-cyst drainage and endoscopicampullectomy for ampullary tumours.
EndoscopicMucosal Resection (EMR): I have gained extensive knowledge of thetechnique, principles and practice of EMR with some experience inoesophago-colonic EMR.
During my recent post in UK, I was involved in several research projects. I was the lead investigator in the following projects:
Tissue effects of methylene bluechromoendoscopy in Barrett’s oesophagus. George K Anagnostopoulos, PFortun, J Smith, K Ragunath.
Liquid Cytology,Brush Flow Cytometry and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) FlowCytometry in Barrett’s Oesophagus. George K Anagnostopoulos, Paul Fortun, Krish Ragunath, PKaye.
High resolutionmagnification endoscopy can identify Helicobacter pylori infection,gastric atrophy and gastric intestinal metaplasia. George KAnagnostopoulos,Krish Ragunath, Kenshi Yao, John Atherton.
High resolution magnificationendoscopy with Narrow Band imaging in Barrett’s oesophagus. George KAnagnostopoulos,Krish Ragunath, Kenshi Yao, Christopher J Hawkey.
I was also co-investigator in the following projects:
The effect of proton pumpinhibitor therapy on gastrin, gastrin gene, gastrin/ CCK-2 receptor,protein kinase-B/Akt (total and activated) and XIAP expression in biopsysamples from patients with Barrett’s Oesophagus. Arjun S Takhar, Joseph Harris,Krish Ragunath, George Anagnostopoulos, Susan Watson
Natural history of low and highgrade dysplasia in Barrett’s oesophagus. Results from the Nottingham database in a period of 20 years.
Faisek W, George K Anagnostopoulos, Krish Ragunath, Kenshi Yao, Christopher J Hawkey.
Acetic acid enhanced magnificationendoscopy to diagnose specialist intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia andearly cancer in Barett’s oesophagus. Fortun P, AnagnostopoulosGK, Kaye P, James M, Folley S, Samuel S, Balderldin R, Campbell E,Hawkey CJ, Ragunath K.
2. High SchoolDistinction1987 (yearly distinctions from 1982-1987, and distinction in 1985, 1986, and 1987 as best student in class)
3. 3rd prize for best oral presentation in 23rd Panhellenic Congress of Gastroenterology 
4. 1st prize for best poster presentation in the 1st congress of the Greek society of GI surgery 
5. Annual scholarship from the Hellenic Gastroenterology Association (2004-2005), to work as an advanced endoscopy Fellow in WDDC, University of Nottingham, UK.
6. Olympus Keymed prize 2005 to attend the Beach Congress in MUSC with Pr Peter Cotton.
7. 1St Prize for best oral presentation in 27rd Panhellenic Congress of Gastroenterology 
PUBLICATIONS IN FOREIGN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS (INDEXED IN PUBMED)
AnagnostopoulosGK, Yao K, Kaye P, Hawkey CJ, Ragunath K. Novel endoscopic observation in Barrett’soesophagus using high resolution magnification endoscopy and narrow bandimaging. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Aug 1;26(3):501-7
Fortun PJ, Anagnostopoulos GK, Kaye P, James M, Foley S, Samuel S, ShondeA, Badreldin R, Campbell E, Hawkey CJ, Ragunath K. Acetic acid-enhancedmagnification endoscopy in the diagnosis of specialized intestinalmetaplasia, dysplasia and early cancer in Barrett’soesophagus. AlimentPharmacol Ther. 2006 Mar 15;23(6):735-42.
Anagnostopoulos GK, Ragunath K, Fortun PJ, Yao K. Identifying Helicobacterpylori-associated gastritis, gastric atrophy and intestinal metaplasiawith magnification endoscopy and adaptive index of haemoglobin enhancementtechnique. Dig Liver Dis. 2005 Dec;37(12):980-1
Anagnostopoulos GK, Fortun P, Ragunath K, Hawkey CJ. Images of interest. Gastrointestinal:early endoscopic findings in watermelon stomach identified by themagnifying endoscopy-adaptive IHb color enhancement technique. JGastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Jul;20(7):1122.
P27 and gastriccarcinoma. A review. George KAnagnostopoulos, D.Stefanou, Niki J Agnantis. Gastric Breast Cancer 2005
MANUSCRIPTS UNDER PREPARATION FOR SUBMISSION
·Fasek W, Anagnostopoulos GK, Kaye P, Yao K, Ragunath K. The natural history of low and high grade dysplasia in Barrett’s oesophagus. A retrospective study from the Nottingham database between 1983-2005.
·Anagnostopoulos GK, Smith J, Ragunath K, Hawkey CJ. Reversibility of DNA damage caused by methylene blue in human oesophagus and oesophageal cell lines.
·Anagnostopoulos GK, Ragunath K, Ryder S, Aithal GP. Safety and efficacy of ERCP in patients older than 85 years old.
·Anagnostopoulos GK, Kaye P, Ragunath K, Yao K, Hawkey CJ. Liquid cytology, flow cytometry and FISH-Flow in neoplastic and non-neoplastic Barrett’s epithelium. A pilot study
·Anagnostopoulos GK, Canto M, Goetz M, Hoffmann A, Kiesslich R. Inter and intraobserver variability study in the assessment of Confocal endomicroscopy images.
·Anagnostopoulos GK, Georgiadis D, Viazis N, Karamanolis D. Identification of flat colonic polyps with panchromoendoscopy with acetic acid in a Western population. A validation study
·Anagnostopoulos GK, Georgiadis D, Viazis N, Karamanolis D. Identification of flat colonic polyps with panchromoendoscopy with acetic acid/indigo carmine in a Western population. A validation study
·Anagnostopoulos GK, Georgiadis D, Viazis N, Karamanolis D. Magnification endoscopy with NBI in the cardia shows a high incidence of intestinal metaplasia which has the same microstructural and microvascular patterns with Barrett’s esophagus
Member of the Editorial Board
World journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy since 2009
Annals of Gastroenterology – Section Editor since 2010
LIVE DEMONSTRATIONOF ADVANCED ENDOSCOPIC IMAGING TECHNIQUES
·Panhellenic Congress of Gastroenterology, 2007
·Panhellenic Congress of Gastroenterology, 2006
·Panhellenic Congress of Gastroenterology 2005
·Εndoscopy Live Athens, 2006
·Evangelismos endoscopy day, 2007
·1st advanced endoscopy European symposium, Nottingham 2006
·2nd advanced endoscopy European symposium, Nottingham 2007
·Μidlands endoscopy symposium, Scheffield 2006
Case of the month. Pits Pitfalls and Polyps. George K Anagnostopoulos.
Published online at the Website of British Society of Gastroenterology December 2004
PRESENTATIONS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES
·Enhanced magnification endoscopy in Barrett’s oesophagus.
Fortun P, Anagnostopoulos GK, Kaye P, Hawkey CJ,Ragunath K,Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre and Dept. of Pathology, University Hospital Nottingham, UK
Oral presentation at the BSG meeting, Birmingham, March’05. Gut (Suppl II) April 2005;54;A12. Oral presentation at the DDW, Chicago May’05. Gastrointest Endosc April 2005;61:AB104.
·A novel technique of endoscopic ultrasound guided trucut mural biopsies in the investigation of unexplained thickening of oesophageal wall.
Anagnostopoulos G, Zaitoun A, Kaye P, Ragunath K, Aithal GP. Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre and Dept. of Pathology, University Hospital Nottingham, UK.
Oral presentation at the BSG meeting, Birmingham, March’05. Gut (Suppl II) April 2005;54;A16.
·Impact of a specialist clinic in the management of patients with Barrett’s oesophagus.
Anagnostopoulos G, Pick B, Ragunath K. Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre, University Hospital Nottingham,UK
Poster presentation at the BSG meeting, Birmingham, March’05. Gut (Suppl II) April 2005;54;A108.
·High resolution magnification endoscopy with adaptive index of haemoglobin colour enhancement to evaluate the UGI tract.
Ragunath K, Anagnostopoulos G, Fortun P, Kay P, Hawkey CJ. Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre and Dept. of Pathology, University Hospital Nottingham, UK
Poster presentation at the BSG meeting, Birmingham, March’05. Gut (Suppl II) April 2005;54;A65. Poster presentation at the DDW Chicago May’05. Gastrointest Endosc April 2005;61:AB236.
·Inter and Intra observer consistency in recognizing pit patterns in Barrett’s esophagus using the enhanced magnification endoscopy technique. Anagnostopoulos GK, Ragunath K, Fortun PJ, James M, Folley S, Samuel S, Shonde A, Badreldin R, Campbell E, Hawkey CJ. Poster presentation at the DDW, Chicago May’05. Gastrointest Endosc April 2005;61:AB126.
·A novel technique of Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided Trucut mural biopsies in the investigation of unexplained thickening of oesophagogastric wall. Anagnostopoulos GK, Kaye P,Aithal GP. Annual meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology Meeting, Birmingham 14-17 March 2005 Gut, Apr 2005;54: a1 – a117.
·P27 in gastric carcinogenesis and its prognostic role in gastric cancer.George K Anagnostopoulos, D Stefanou, E Arkoumani, E Tsianos, NJ Agnantis.British Society of Gastroenterology Scientific Meeting 14-17 March 2005. Gut, Apr 2005;54: a1 – a117.
·Immunohistochemical expression on cell cycle proteins in gastric precancerous lesions. GK Anagnostopoulos, D Stefanou, E Arkoumani, K Paraskeva, E Tsianos, NJ Agnantis 12th United European Gastroenterology Week Prague 09/2004
·Bax/Bcl-2 protein expression in gastric precancerous lesions: an immunohistochemical study. George K Anagnostopoulos, D Stefanou, E Arkoumani, D Arvanitidis, G Sakorafas, G Pavlakis, E Tsianos, NJ Agnantis11th United European Gastroenterology Week, Madrid 11/2003.
·Coeliac Disease.Annual meeting of the Hellenic Gastroenterological society 2001
·HCV infection: guidelines in management. Multispecialist congress of Air Force Hospital, 2002
·Omeprazole plus azithromycin and either tinidazole or amoxycillin for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection.G. Anagnostopoulos, P. Kostopoulos, S. Tsiakos, G. Margantinis, D. ArvanitidisEuropean Congress of Helicobacter study group, Athens, 09/2002
·The role of somatostatin in the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis and hyperamylasemia: a randomized controlled trialD. Arvanitidis, G. Anagnostopoulos, P. Kostopoulos, S. Tsiakos, G. Margantinis.Panhellenic Congress of Gastroenterology, Athens, 11/2002
Naturalhistory of dysplasia in Barrett’s oesophagus (BE). Faisal W,Anagnostopoulos G, Kaye P, Logan R,Ragunath K.Wolfson Digestive Disease Centre, University HospitalNottingham, UK. Annual meeting of theBritish Society of Gastroenterology, Birmingham,March 2006.
Comparison of diagnostic yieldbetween biliary brushings & biliary biopsy: results of a pilot study. Ali F, Richards D, Anagnostopoulos G, Zaitoun A, GriffithsP, Tofazzal N, Ragunath K, Aithal G. Annual meeting of the British Societyof Gastroenterology, Birmingham, March 2006
Optical microangiography: high-definitionzoom colonoscopy with narrow-band imaging (NBI) technique for visualizingmucosal capillaries and red blood cells (RBC) in the large intestine. Yao K, Anagnostopoulos GK, Jawhari AU, Kaye P, Hawkey CJ,Ragunath K. Annual meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology,Birmingham, March 2006
Detection of Helicobacter pylori (HP)gastritis and gastric atrophy by real time high resolution magnificationendoscopy (HRME).Anagnostopoulos GK,Yao K,Hawkey CJ, Ragunath K. Annual meeting of the British Society ofGastroenterology, Birmingham, March 2006
High resolution magnificationendoscopy (HRME) with narrow band imaging (NBI) in patients with Barrett’soesophagus. Anagnostopoulos GK, Yao K, Hawkey CJ,Ragunath K. Annual meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology,Birmingham, March 2006
Bax protein expression in gastriccancer: a clinicopathological and immunohistochemical study.Anagnostopoulos GK, Stefanou D, Arkoumani E,Tsianos E,Agnantis NJ. Annual meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Birmingham, March2006
Confocalmicroscopy: a novelmethod to assess aberrant crypt foci in APCmin+/-and APCmin+/-(PPARα-/-) mice.Shonde A, Ragunath K, Anagnostopoulos G, Bell DR, Bennett AJ,Hawkey CJ. Annual meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Birmingham, March2006
Confocalmicroscopy: a novel method to assess aberrant cryptfoci in APCmin+/-and APCmin+/- (PPARα-/-) mice.Shonde A, Ragunath K, Anagnostopoulos G, Bell DR, Bennett AJ,Hawkey CJ. DDW 2006
High resolution magnification endoscopy (HRME) with narrow bandimaging (NBI) in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus. Anagnostopoulos GK, YaoK, Hawkey CJ, Ragunath K. DDW 2006
Optical microangiography: high-definition zoom colonoscopy withnarrow-band imaging (NBI) technique for visualizing mucosal capillariesand red blood cells (RBC) in the large intestine. Yao K, Anagnostopoulos GK, Jawhari AU, Kaye P, Hawkey CJ,Ragunath K. DDW 2006
Detection of Helicobacter pylori (HP) gastritis and gastric atrophyby real time high resolution magnification endoscopy (HRME). Anagnostopoulos GK,Yao K, Hawkey CJ, Ragunath K. DDW 2006
High resolution magnification endoscopycan reliably identify the normal gastric mucosa, HP infected stomach andgastric atrophy.Anagnostopoulos G.K., Yao K., Kaye P., Fortun P., Fogden E., Shonde A.,Folley S., Sunil S., Atherton J., Hawkey C., Ragunath K UEGW 2006
Shonde,A., Ragunath, K., Anagnostopoulos, G., & Hawkey, C. J. (2006).Cellvizio® system: A Potentialadvance in confocal endomicroscopy in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal(GI) diseases. UEGW 2006
Shonde,A., Singh, R., Anagnostopoulos, G. K., Kaye, P., Hawkey, C. J., &Ragunath, K. (2007). FiberedConfocal endomicroscopy: A feasibility study to enhance routine endoscopy. DDW07
ShouldWe Routinely Administer Orally a Mucolytic/Antifoam Solution Prior toUpper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy? Results of a Randomised Controlled StudyGeorgios K Anagnostopoulos, Panagiotis Kostopoulos, AthanasiosPantes, Ioannis Theodoropoulos, Eleni S. Komninou, Eleni Vienna, NikosViazis, John Vlachogiannakos, Constantinos Markoglou, DimitriosKaramanolis DDW 2007
InterobserverVariation and Standardized Training for Confocal Laser EndomicroscopyImage Interpretation in the Upper and Lower GI TractRalf Kiesslich, Georgios K. Anagnostopoulos, Anthony Axon, KatjaDeinert, Horst Neuhaus, Martin Goetz, Emmanuel Coron, Oliver Pech, MichaelVieth, Constantin Schneider, Peter R. Galle, Markus NeurathGastrointestinal Endoscopy DDW 2007
MagnificationEndoscopy with Narrow Band Imaging in the Cardia Shows a High Prevalenceof Intestinal Metaplasia Which Has Identical Microstructural andMicrovascular Patterns with Barrett’s EpitheliumGeorgiosK. Anagnostopoulos, Krish Ragunath, Kenshi Yao, Rajvinder Singh,John A. Karagiannis, Georgia Xabilomati, Dimitrios Karamanolis DDW 2007
FiberedConfocal Endomicroscopy: A Feasibility Study to Enhance Routine EndoscopyAnthony Shonde, Rajvinder Singh, George K Anagnostopoulos, PhilipKaye, Christopher J. Hawkey, Krish Ragunath DDW 2007
EndoscopicDiagnosis of Autoimmune Gastritis Is Feasible with High ResolutionMagnification EndoscopyGeorgiosK.Anagnostopoulos , Kenshi Yao, Anthony Shonde, Rajvinder Singh,John A. Karagiannis, Konstantina D. Paraskeva, Erminia Dellaporta, GeorgiaXabilomati, Krish Ragunath DDW 2007
ElectronicChromoendoscopy in Barrett’s Esophagus Using Narrow Band Imaging: A Studyto Validate Mucosal Morphology Findings and Inter /Intra ObserverAgreementRajvinder Singh, George K. Anagnostopoulos, Kenshi Yao, HarisKarageorgiou, Paul Fortun, Anthony Shonde, Klara Garsed, Philip Kaye,Christopher J. Hawkey, Krish Ragunath
Could the addition of NBI toHRME be of additional value in the identification of normal gastricmucosa, gastric atrophy and HP gastritis? GK Anagnostopoulos, E Symvoulakis, D Georgiadis, N Viazis, DKaramanolis, UEGW 2008
Panchromoendoscopy with aceticacid improves detection and characterization of colonic polyps. GK Anagnostopoulos, E Symvoulakis, DGeorgiadis, N Viazis, D Karamanolis UEGW 2008
·ERCP audit, outcome in elderly patients. University Hospital Nottingham in progress
·Barrett’s oesophagus surveillance endoscopy patient information questionnaire.
·Natural History of Barrett’s oesophagus. Results from the Nottingham database
·Audit on indications and outcome of EUS in Nottingham, QMC.
AmericanSociety for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
HellenicSociety for Gastroenterology and Nutrition
·Advanced Endoscopic Imaging and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Extra – curricular activities
I enjoy jogging, playing table tennis, basket ball and physical training.
I like visiting other countries and places.
I enjoy reading social science fiction books, and poetry. I generally believe that by seeing through other people’s eyes, may reveal things we did not know that exist inside us.
I am interested in all kinds of music and I own a big collection of LP’s and CD’s. For two years I was working also on a radio station as a music producer. I am especially interested in world music and I always believed and believe that music is the best way to express our feelings and thoughts.
The following have kindly agreed to act as my referees: