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Dr George Lainas

Dr George Lainas
Reproductive Gynecologist
  • Degrees MD, PhD
  • Specialty Consultant of Reproductive Gynaecology & Surgery, IVF Specialist, Coordinator of the SIG of Reproductive Endocrinology - ESHRE
  • Primary Clinic Athens, Greece
  • Languages Greek, English, Italian

Short Bio
  • Dr George Lainas is a Consultant Reproductive Gynecologist, the Scientific Director of Eugonia IVF Clinic, and an honorary clinical fellow at Barts NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.


    Dr Lainas is a Consultant Reproductive Gynecologist, the Scientific Director of Eugonia IVF Clinic, Athens, Greece and an honorary clinical fellow at Barts NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. He obtained his doctorate (PhD) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School.


    Since July 2019, he holds the position of the Co-ordinator of the Special Interest Group (SIG) of "Reproductive Endocrinology" of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (SIG-RE of ESHRE). He is also a member of the ESHRE Guidelines Development Group, a committee that shapes the future of IVF treatment by publishing guidelines on patient management. Also, he has an active role as one of the reviewers of ESHRE.


    Dr Lainas has a rich research work published in world-renowned international scientific journals. He is often an invited speaker and Chair at many International and Greek Conferences and he also presides at and signs a number of scientific announcements. He is the author of books on infertility and a reviewer of leading International Scientific Journals.


    He graduated from the University of Athens Medical School and got his specialty in Obstetrics - Gynecology in London (2010-2016), at some of the most important hospitals in England (St. Batholomew's IVF Center for Reproductive Medicine, King's Hospital New, Hospital, Barts NHS Trust University Hospital). His training focused on Assisted Reproduction, Reproductive Endocrinology and Laparoscopic Surgery.


    He already counts 28 publications in international journals (PUB MED, August 2021) accompanied by 639 bibliographic citations (h-index: 16, Scopus - August 2021).


     His rich scientific work proves his commitment to evidence-based medicine and optimization of patient care.



  • Training & Experience

    Dr George Lainas, MD, PhD completed the first part of his undergraduate studies at the University of Insubria Medical School, Varese, Italy and then he studied at the University of Athens Medical School where he obtained his Medical Degree from.


    He completed his PhD thesis is on “GnRH agonist for triggering final oocyte maturation” and obtained his doctorate from the Aristotle University Medical School (Thessaloniki, Greece) under the supervision of Dr Stratis Kolibianakis, one of the experts in human reproduction.


    He received training at the Kings College University Hospital, London, UK at the department of Fetal Medicine and worked for the Fetal Medicine Foundation under the supervision of renowned Professor of Fetal Medicine, Dr Kypros Nicolaides.


    Basic Obstetrics and Gynecology training was undertaken at the Royal London University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK. Later, he trained in Reproductive Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Unit of Reproductive Medicine, London UK.


    Dr Lainas is the elected Coordinator of Reproductive Endocrinology Special Interest Group (SIG) of ESHRE.


    He has also served as a Junior and Senior Deputy of the SIG Reproductive Endocrinology of ESHRE from 2014 until 2018.


    He is actively involved in the preparations of the proposals for ESHRE’s pre-congress courses (PCC) as well as campus workshops (CWS) organized by the SIG Reproductive Endocrinology. He is also involved in the new ESHRE website and its e-campus platform. Also participated at the ESHRE Junior Deputies Task Force for contributing in the future of ESHRE.


    He is also a member of the Guideline Development Group of Ovarian Stimulation and also a member of the European committee for the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) in Ovarian Stimulation.

  • Clinical Interests /

    Reproductive Endocrinology
    Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
    Mild stimulation protocols
    In vitro fertilization

  • Research Interests

    Optimization of ovarian stimulation protocols and in vitro fertilization outcome
    Mild stimulation protocols
    Poor ovarian response
    Ovarian Hyperstimulation syndrome
    Evidence-based medicine in reproductive health care

  • Conditions Treated

    Diagnosis & Treatment of infertility
    In vitro fertilisation
    Fertility preservation
    Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Publications

    Dr George Lainas has authored and co-authored several papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented in international congresses as well as being an invited speaker in international congresses. He has been involved regularly in education, teaching and research. Moreover, he has been an invited screener of the abstracts submitted for presentation in the annual congress of ESHRE for two consecutive years.


    His research work has a significant contribution in the improvement of treatment protocols and prevention of severe complications in IVF  and proves his commitment to evidence-based medicine and optimization of patient care.


    He has authored and co-authored 28 clinical studies in international scientific journals followed by 639 Bibliographic citations (h-index: 16, SCOPUS – August 2021).

  • Other Locations
  • Accreditation and Insurance

    Eugonia holds ISO 9001 certification and is the first Fertility Clinic in Greece to obtain certification for EN15224, the new quality standard for the healthcare sector, ensuring total quality management and top level of service.


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