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Dr. Christopher Tzermias

Dr. Christopher Tzermias
Dermatologist, MD, PhD, Sc. Director of IQ Clinics
Summary
  • Degrees PhD University of Ioannina, Bachelor of Medicine University of Thessaloniki
  • Specialty Dermatologist – Venereologist, MD
  • Primary Clinic IQ Skin Clinics Athens
  • Languages Greek, English
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Short Bio
  • Dr. Tzermias specialized in LASER Dermatology in the UK and USA and brought his expertise in Greece. He is considered the founder of the use of LASER dermatology in the country.

     

    Specialised in the UK (Oxford & London) and in North America (New York & San Diego) in the field of LASER Dermatology, Dr. Tzermias, has been providing dermatological state-of-the-art treatments using cutting-edge LASER and Energy based Devices for over 20 years.

     

    He has been Director of Interventional and LASER Dermatology Department at the Athens Medical Center for over 18 years and for the last 11 years is the Scientific Director of IQ Dermatology, LASER & Plastic Surgery Clinics, which at the 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Healthcare Awards won a series of Awards for Innovative Services & Pioneering Contributions.

     

    Dr. Tzermias is a Fellow of the world-renowned American Society for LASER Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), a Founder Member of the European Society LASER Dermatology (ESLD), the Vice President of the ‘Open Health Alliance’ and also on the Board of Directors of Elitour - Greek Medical Tourism Council. In the last elections of Athens Medical Association, he was elected as Vice President of the Disciplinary Council of the Medical Association of Athens.

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Profile
  • Training & Experience

    1990 – 1993

    University of Ioannina, Medical School, Greece

    PhD Thesis: "Investigation of permeability mechanisms of the skin"

    1980 - 1986 
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School – Greece 
    Bachelor of Medicine

     

    Since 2009

    Founder and Scientific Director of Intensive Quality (IQ) Dermatology, LASER & Plastic Surgery Clinics, Athens, Greece

    1996 – 2014
    Director of Laser Dermatology Department, Athens Medical Center

    1998 – 2009
    Founder, President and Scientific Director of Laserline Clinics, a network of Cosmetic Dermatology centres all over Greece
    1989 - 1990
    Senior House Officer in Internal Medicine Veria District GeneraI Hospital
    1988 - 1989
    Senior House Officer in General Medicine Health Center - PeIla, Greece
    1987
    Senior House Officer in General Medicine at GeneraI Hospital of Thessaloniki

  • Clinical Interests /
    Specialization

    1993-1995

    Churchill Oxford University Hospital, Lister, Wellington and Guy’s Hospitals, London, UK – Invasive Dermatology Training Centers in New York and San Diego, USA

    Laser Invasive Dermatology

    1989 –  1993
    University of Ioannina Dermatology Clinic, Regional University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece

    Dermatology and Venereology Residency

  • Research Interests

    “Photodynamic Therapy for Acne Management”; 2015

    Christopher Tzermias – Leonardo Marini

    Study on the use of photometry-guided PDT with methyl-aminolevulinate activated by blue and red light for moderate-to-severe acne

  • Conditions Treated

    Dermatology, Cosmetic and LASER Therapy Treatments

    Medical conditions (acne, rosacea, psoriasis), skin cancer, infections, hair loss, hair transplantation, nail issues, minor surgery, cosmetic treatments, skin growths (moles, warts), varicose veins

  • Publications

    1. COMPREHENSIVE TEXTBOOK ON VITILIGO

    Dr. Christopher Tzermias, Targeted Phototherapy, Chapter 32

     CRC Press; 2020

    2.TARGETED PHOTOTHERAPY IN VITILIGO

    Tzermias, Ch., Chapter in COMPREHENSIVE TEXTBOOK ON VITILIGO Ed. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group (to be published in 2017)

    3.WORKING ENVIRONMENT-HOW TO PLAN EFFICIENT AND ECONOMIC WORKING SPACES TO SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY OPERATE WITH LASER AND EBB SYSTEMS

    Tzermias, Ch., Chapter 7 in Marini Leonardo TEXTBOOK OF LASER AND IPL APPLICATIONS: IN DERMATOLOGIC AND AESTHETIC PRACTICE Ed. Springer Nature

    4. PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY FOR ACNE MANAGEMENT
    Tzermias, Ch. & Marini, L., PRIME: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AESTHETIC AND ANTI-AGEING MEDICINE. 2015; 5(4): 22-28
    5. COSMETIC CRYOSURGERY
    Christopher Κ Tzermias, Rodney Sinclair, Rodney ΡΑ Dawber Chapter in: Robert Saran and Howard Maibach - COSMETIC DΕRΜΑTOLOGY Ed. Martin Dunitz Ltd, London, 1994.

    6. NEW EVIDENCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACNE WITH PDT.

    Tzermias, Ch. & Marini, L., HELLENIC PROCEEDINGS OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, 2016, 27(2). (article available in Greek only)

    7. PYODERMA GANGRENOSUM: SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT WITH INTRALESIONAL INJECTIONS OF CORTICOSTEROIDS. 
    Tzermias, C., Dalekos, G. N., Hatzis, J. and Tsianos, E. V., JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, 2006; 5(2): 197-198.
    8. A CASE OF ERUPTIVE INFUNDIBULOMAS.
    Tzermias C, Stefanaki C, Stefanaki K, Kontochristopoulos G, Nikitidou S, Katsambas A., DERMATOLOGY. 2003; 207(4):424-5.
    9. EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF A TOPICALLY APPLIED AVÈNE SPRING WATER SPRAY IN THE HEALING OF FACIAL SKIN AFTER LASER RESURFACING.
    Tzermias C, Sulimovic L, Licu D, Ledo E, Naeyaert JM, Pigatto P , Vasquez Doval J, Dupuy P., DERMATOL SURG. 2002 May;28(5):415-8; discussion 418.

    10. RETICULAR PIGMENTED GENODERMATOSIS WITH MILIA: Α SPECIAL FORM OF NΑΕGΕΙΙ-FRΑΝCΕSCΗΕTTI-JΑDΑSSΟΗΝ SYNDROME ΟF Α NEW ENTITY? 
    C. Tzermias, Α. Zioga, J. Hatzis, CLINICAL AND ΕΧΡΕRΙΜΕΝΤΑL DERMATOLOGY 1995;20(4):331-5.
    11. HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA IN CROHN’S DISEASE. A FURTHER SUPPORT TO THIS ASSOCIATION 
    C. Tzermias, Μ. MerkouropouIos, Ε. Tsianos, J. Hatzis
    JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY 1995, 20:151-153

    12. ATROPHY OF ΤΗΕ LOWER EXTREMITY BECAUSE OF LINEAR SCLERODERMA 
    C. Tzermias, J. Hatzίs, Α. Stratigos, J. DimopouIos, K.Bassioukas AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY 1992; 33: 155-157

  • Other Locations IQ Skin Clinic Maroussi, IQ Skin Clinic Glyfada
  • Accreditation and Insurance
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