ESMO: Tell us a bit about your career so far
Ioannis: I got my medical degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in June 2008 and now I am a military doctor of the Hellenic Airforce. I have completed 2 ½ years of residency in Internal Medicine in the 251 General Hospital of Airforce in Athens and 6 months of Haematology at the Haematology University Department of Thessaly in Larissa.
What is your current activity?
Now I am resident in the 4th year of Oncology at the Department of Clinical Oncology of the University Hospital of Thessaly in Larissa.
What motivates you?
My motivation is to stand by Oncological patients and to give them a better quality of life.
Why did you choose to become a medical oncologist?
Oncology was the field of my scientific interest since my undergraduate studies in Medical School and I think it gives doctor a wide area for work and research.
What does your involvement with ESMO and the Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) mean to you?
ESMO YOC is an excellent chance to communicate and exchange experiences among Young Oncologists from every European Country so that we can achieve the best result for our patient and for Oncology, in general.
Do you have some good advice you would like to share with your international colleagues?
I believe that being a member of the ESMO YOC will be a very interesting, educational and valuable experience and I think that with teamworking and collaboration we can make it.