George Ntaios serves as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Thessaly and practices Medicine at the Department of Medicine at the Larissa University Hospital, Greece. After obtaining his Master and PhD degrees at the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki, he continued his academic stroke training with a stroke research fellowship in Lausanne, Switzerland. Then, he obtained the European Master Degree in Stroke Medicine (Danube University, Austria) which he attended with the support of scholarships by the European Stroke Organization and the Hellenic Society of Atherosclerosis.
He served as the co-chair of the Guidelines Committee of the ESO between 2014-2018 and was the leading author of the Standard Operating Procedure for the development of the European Stroke Organization Guidelines. Also, he has contributed in the development of several Guideline Documents published by the European Stroke Organization and the Hellenic Stroke Organization. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the European Stroke Journal and the Scientific Committee of the European Stroke Organization Conference. He organized the 21st Stroke Summer School of the European Stroke Organization in Larissa/Greece in 2017. He serves as Member-at-large at the Executive Committee of the European Stroke Organization, General Secretary of the Hellenic Stroke Organization and member of the Board of Directors of the Institute For The Study And Education On Thrombosis And Antithrombotic Therapy. He was the leading Editor of the Stroke Textbook of the Hellenic Stroke Organization.
His main research interest focuses on stroke pathophysiology, prevention and prognosis. He leads two investigator-initiated studies as the Chief Investigator and participates in several observational and randomized studies of acute stroke management and stroke prevention as steering committee member, national coordinator or principal investigator. He has published in several high-impact journals like the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Circulation, Stroke and others. The full list of his publications is available here, which have been cited >3300 times with an h-index of 32. He has actively contributed to >100 international and national congresses as invited speaker presenting topics about Stroke and Cardiovascular Medicine.
He is blessed with a very supportive and caring wife and three children, to whom he is grateful. He prefers enjoying his free time with family.