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A. Koulaouzidis

A. Koulaouzidis


Dr. Anastasios (a.k.a Tassos) Koulaouzidis is Associate Specialist in the Centre of Liver & Digestive Disorders at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, clinical lead of the capsule endoscopy service, and Honorary Clinical Fellow of the School of Clinical Sciences, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He obtained his MD from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 1995 and his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh (2014) with the title “Optimising the use of capsule endoscopy in the detection of small-bowel pathology”. He is currently working towards a Doctorate in Philosophy (on innovative aspects of capsule endoscopy) at the university of Lund, Sweden.
Dr Koulaouzidis became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (UK) in 2004 and a Fellow of the same College in 2013. He is also a Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology (2009), the Royal Society for Public Health (2013) and the American College of Gastroenterology (2015).

He is the co-author of three book chapters and more than 100 PubMed-listed articles, out of which at least 50 are on capsule endoscopy. His research interests include clinical applications of capsule endoscopy, quality improvement and software diagnostics as well as hardware and concept development in capsule endoscopy. Other specialty interests include colonoscopy, microscopic colitis, and conventional (as well as minimally-invasive) small-bowel endoscopy.
He is member of the editorial and/or advisory board of several specialty journals and associate editor or Editor-in-Chief of three Gastroenterology/Hepatology journals. Dr Koulaouzidis was awarded the Given®Imaging-ESGE Research Grant 2011, a University of Edinburgh Innovation Initiative Grant in 2011 and one of the ESGE Postgraduate Visiting Fellow Grants (2010) and one of WGO Emerging star programs.

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