The Doctor


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2005
  • Facultat de Medicina – Universitat de Valencia, Spain (Scholarship 4th year) 2003
  • Degree of Master Of Science in Clinical Embryology – University of Leeds, UK 2008
  • PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 2010
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and learning for Health Professionals 2017


  • Scientific Associate of the 4th Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2005-2009

  • Scientific associate of the IVF Center in Thessaloniki 2005-2009

  • Surgical Clinic of Katerini Hospital 2007-2008

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic of Giannitsa Hospital 2009-2010

  • Universitatsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein in Lübeck, Germany, Human Reproduction Unit 2011

  • 3rd Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of the University of Thessaloniki Ippokratio Hospital 2011-2013

  • Reproductive Medicine Clinic, St’ Michael’s University Hospital Bristol 2014

  • Herts and Essex Fertility Clinic, London, UK 2015

  • Assisted Conception Unit Guy’s University Hospital, London in 2015-2016

  • Gynaecologist Surgeon Obstetrician, Assisted Reproduction Medicine, Fertility Preservation . Mitropoleos 76, Thessaloniki 2017-present

  • Research Associate, 3rd Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 2017-present
    Scientific Associate FIVI 2023-present



  • Member of Greek and international scientific societies (Obstetric and Gynaecological Society of Thessaloniki, Hellenic Society for Fertility and Infertility, ELEIYA, ESHRE)
  • Erasmus Scholarship, Hellenic Society of Endocrinology Award for original research
  • Teaching and language degrees in four foreign languages

& Conferences

Fluorescence in situ hybridisation sperm examination is significantly impaired in all categories of male infertility

Petousis S, Prapas Y, Papatheodorou A, Margioula-Siarkou C, Papatzikas G, Panagiotidis Y, Karkanaki A, Ravanos K, Prapas N.

Andrologia. 2017 Aug 1. doi: 10.1111/and.12847

Excess Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risk is not Manifested in all Phenotypes of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment

Daskalopoulos G, Karkanaki A, Piouka A, Prapas N, Panidis D, Gkeleris P, Athyros VG.

Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2015;13(6):788-800.

Operator experience reduces the risk of second trimester amniocentesis-related adverse outcomes

Margioula-Siarkou C, Karkanaki A, Kalogiannidis I, Petousis S, Dagklis T, Mavromatidis G, Prapas Y, Prapas N, Rousso D.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2013 Jul;169(2):230-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.03.027.

Effect of short-term tibolone treatment on risk markers for cardiovascular disease in healthy postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled study

Traianos A, Vavilis D, Makedos A, Karkanaki A, Ravanos K, Prapas N, Tarlatzis BC.

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2013;40(4):542-5.

The impact of six-month tibolone postmenopausal treatment on cell adhesion molecules levels

Zografou C, Masouridou N, Karkanaki A, Karamouzis M, Vavilis D, Tarlatzis BC.

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2012;39(3):337-40.

Amniocentesis-related adverse outcomes according to placental location and risk factors for fetal loss after midtrimester amniocentesis

Kalogiannidis I, Prapa S, Dagklis T, Karkanaki A, Petousis S, Prapas Y, Prapas N.

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2011;38(3):239-42.

Comparative study of the intravenous chemoprophylaxix versus local Sulmycin® Implant E Sponge use in vaginal hysterectomy

Tsikouras P, Dafopoulos A, Zografou C, Karkanaki A, Tsigga E, Ammari A, Dafopoulos K, Galazios G, Liberis V, Teichmann AT.

Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2012 May;21(3):181-7

Serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels are differentially modulated by both serum gonadotropins and not only by serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels

Panidis D, Katsikis I, Karkanaki A, Piouka A, Armeni AK, Georgopoulos NA.

Med Hypotheses. 2011 Oct;77(4):649-53.

The clinical significance of anti-Müllerian hormone evaluation in gynecological endocrinology

Karkanaki A, Vosnakis C, Panidis D.

Hormones (Athens). 2011 Apr-Jun;10(2):95-103. Review.

Is the risk for cardiovascular disease increased in all phenotypes of the polycystic ovary syndrome?

Daskalopoulos GN, Karkanaki A, Karagiannis A, Mikhailidis DP, Athyros VG.

Angiology. 2011 May;62(4):285-90. doi: 10.1177/0003319711399571.

Phenotypic expression, body mass index and insulin resistance in relation to LH levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Katsikis I, Karkanaki A, Misichronis G, Delkos D, Kandaraki EA, Panidis D.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011 Jun;156(2):181-5.

Amniocentesis-related adverse outcomes in diamniotic twins: is there a difference compared to singleton pregnancies?

Kalogiannidis I, Petousis S, Prapa S, Dagklis T, Karkanaki A, Prapas Y, Prapas N.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2011 Mar;155(1):23-6.

Hormone therapy and asymmetrical dimethylarginine in postmenopausal women

Karkanaki A, Vavilis D, Traianos A, Kalogiannidis I, Panidis D.

Hormones (Athens). 2010 Apr-Jun;9(2):127-35. Review.

Decreased active, total and altered active to total ghrelin ratio in normal weight women with the more severe form of polycystic ovary syndrome

Panidis D, Asteriadis C, Georgopoulos NA, Katsikis I, Zournatzi V, Karkanaki A, Saltamavros AD, Decavalas G, Diamanti-Kandarakis E.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010 Apr;149(2):170-4.

Genetics of polycystic ovary syndrome

Prapas N, Karkanaki A, Prapas I, Kalogiannidis I, Katsikis I, Panidis D.

Hippokratia. 2009 Oct;13(4):216-23.

Adiponectin levels reflect the different phenotypes of polycystic ovary syndrome: study in normal weight, normoinsulinemic patients

Karkanaki A, Piouka A, Katsikis I, Farmakiotis D, Macut D, Panidis D.

Fertil Steril. 2009 Dec;92(6):2078-81.

Effect of hypocaloric diet plus sibutramine treatment on hormonal and metabolic features in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized, 24-week study

Florakis D, Diamanti-Kandarakis E, Katsikis I, Nassis GP, Karkanaki A, Georgopoulos N, Panidis D.

Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Apr;32(4):692-9. Epub 2007 Dec 11.

Is the Y chromosome all that is required for sex determination?

Karkanaki A, Praras N, Katsikis I, Kita M, Panidis D.

Hippokratia. 2007 Jul;11(3):120-3.

Anovulation and ovulation induction

Katsikis I, Kita M, Karkanaki A, Prapas N, Panidis D.

Hippokratia. 2006 Jul;10(3):120-7.

Late pregnancy complications in polycystic ovarian syndrome

Katsikis I, Kita M, Karkanaki A, Prapas N, Panidis D.

Hippokratia. 2006 Jul;10(3):105-11.

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