I graduated from the University of Medical School in Milan, in 1980. My medical training was on radiology, which took place at the Sismanoglio Hospital in Athens. During my medical training, I successfully completed further postgraduate studies and submitted my PhD at the University of Crete. After completing all my studies and medical training, I became the Medical Director at the Venizeleion Hospital (2003-2013). I have also had the opportunity to take part in research programmes and direct student reports, as well as attend national and international conferences. I speak Greek, English and Italian fluently.