The Doctor

A few words about the doctor

Ioannis F. Christogiannis is an orthopaedic surgeon of adults and children specializing in the surgery of Sports Injuries,  of large joints of the shoulder, of the hip, of the  knee, of the entire upper and lower limb as well as diseases of the spine.

Since 2006 he has been the Chief Medical Officer of the National Rowing Team as well as a member of the Medical Committee of the Hellenic Olympic Committee.

He studied at the Medical School of the University of Patras and then did his specialization in Orthopaedic Surgery and traumatology at the 1st  Orthopaedic Clinic of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens ATTIKON  University Hospital and at the Hand Upper limb Microsurgery Clinic of General Hospital KAT. He holds a master of Science degree (MSc) on “management of Health Units”. He was named PhD candidate of the Athens School of Medicine (PhD Candidate). He specialized in shoulder surgery and upper limb surgery in the United States following a fellowship from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand at hospital for Special Surgery (New York), at New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital and at  Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). He is a clinical fellow of the Hand Upper limb Microsurgery Clinic of General Hospital KAT


In 2020, he was honored by the Agios Kosmas National Youth Sports Center for his contribution to Sports.
In 2019 he was honored by the director of the Hand Upper limb Microsurgery Clinic General Hospital KAT Dr. Sarantis Spyridonos for his contribution to Hand Upper limb Microsurgery Clinic of General Hospital KAT
In 2016 he was honored by a Greek Rowing Federation for his contribution to the sport of rowing as well as his contribution to the perennial successes of the National Rowing Team.

He is a member of:

1)ESSKA (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy)

2) EEXOT (Hellenic Society of Surgical Orthopaedics and Traumatology)

3) Hellenic Society For Reconstructive Microsurgery

4) Hellenic Society For Surgery of the Hand & Upper Limb Extremity

Since 2006 he has been Chief Medical Doctor of the National Rowing Team and Chief Medical Doctor of the Olympic Rowing Center in Schinias .He has played a key role in both preparing and dealing with the injuries of athletes which are preparing for the Olympic Games, World Championships, pan-European Championships and World Cups. Since 2006, when he started as a Chief Medical Doctor of the National Rowing Team until today, the National Rowing Team has won 3 Olympic medals, 72 gold, 63 silver and 44 bronze in Mediterranean Games, World Championships and European Championships in all categories.

Ioannis F. Christogiannis is a member of the Medical Scientific Team of the Hellenic Olympic Committee. He was Chief Medical Doctor of the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore (2010), in Olympics in London -Great Britain (2012), in Olympic Games in Rio-Brazil (2016), in the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires-Argentina (2018), in the European Games in Minsk-Belarus (2019) and in Olympic Games in Tokyo-Japan (2020).
He is a certified Medical Doctor in Anti-Doping by WADA (International Anti-Doping Commission).
He had the honor of being selected by the Hellenic Olympic Committee as a torch bearer and carrying the flame of the Olympic Games for the Winter Olympics of Sochi-Russia, the Summer Olympics of Rio-Brazil, the Winter Olympics of Pyeongchang-South Korea, and the Summer Olympics of Tokyo-Japan.

Health and Sports

John F. Christogiannis was a rowing athlete in the past and for the last fourteen years he has been a long distance runner taking part in the Athens Classic Marathon (42 km).
His love for sports, his involvement with sports from an early age and his many years of experience with athletes of high level of Olympic categories, made him highly specialized in the treatment of orthopedic diseases and sports injuries, both in the preparation of a professional athlete preparing for the Olympic Games, as well as in the daily life of someone who sports to ensure his health or prepares to take part in a sports event. In addition, the accurate diagnosis he provides to the daily patient helps the patient immediately to deal with his/her orthopedic pathology and return again to his previous healthy status.


His philosophy is based on the scientific treatment of the entire spectrum of Orthopaedic Pathologies in order the patient gains back his/her previous healthy status. With seriousness, scientificity and respect for the patient's personality, the patient's treatment begins directly with the authoritative and detailed diagnosis. Either the conservative treatment or the surgery is decided depending on the patient's pathology and then, with close monitoring, guidance and communication with the patient, rehabilitation programs are implemented, in order to fully address the patient's orthopedic problems until his final return to his daily, professional and sports activities.
Ioannis F. Christogiannis Orthopaedic Surgon is highly trained with the latest developments in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology as well in Sports Medicine. He is constantly updating his knowledge, taking part in international and national conferences either as a speaker, as a trainer, or as a trainee as he believes in lifelong education. He has taught injuries in sports and first aid at Coach Schools and has authored articles on injurie of high level athletes. Finally, he has participated in the writing of Orthopaedic books concerning surgical techniques.