Our People

OB/GYN, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Co-founder & Scientific Director


Vassilis Athanassiou graduated from the Medical School of the National & Capodistrian University of Athens and specialized in Ob & Gyn at the University Clinic of “Alexandra” Hospital, Athens.

He undertook his Ph.D at Medical School of Ioannina, Greece in 1994, where he presented his PH.D. thesis on cervical neoplasia. He interned in Surgical Endoscopy & Assisted Reproduction at the following hospitals: Hôpital Cantonal de Fribourg (Switzerland), the Hôpital Universitaire de Genève HUG (Switzerland), Centre Européen de Formation Pratique et de la Chirurgie Endoscopique – Perigeux (France) and Monash University – Melbourne (Australia).

Since 1996 he has been practicing Surgical Endoscopy & Assisted Reproduction in Greece, having worked at IVF and Assisted Reproduction units in leading maternity clinics. In 2007 he and biologist Mrs Sakellariou founded IVF Athens Center.

Dr. Athanassiou is a Scientific Affiliate of Histology – Embryology Laboratory at the Medical School of National & Capodistrian University of Athens and member, BoD member and member of Editorial Committee in numerous national and international associations, including European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and Fertility Society of Australia (FSA). He has published widely in the areas of Infertility, Assisted Reproduction and IVF and has lectured in many national and international conferences and symposia.