Nikiforos Ballian is a general surgeon with additional training in esophageal surgery. He graduated from St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London School of Medicine (MBBS, University of London) and completed pre-registration house officer jobs at The Royal London Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
He spent 6 months as Principal House Officer in Emergency Medicine at Ipswich Hospital, Queensland, Australia, a position accredited for surgical training by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. After serving as physician at the 575 Marines Battalion in Chalkida, Greece, he worked as research fellow at the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Dr.Ballian completed 5-year general surgery residency training at Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin, graduating as chief resident in 2011.
He became certified in laparoscopic surgery (Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery course) by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He passed the written and oral examinations of the American Board of Surgery and went on to receive further training in esophageal surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
During his training in the U.S.A. he gave numerous oral presentations at national surgical meetings, published 14 peer reviewed articles as first author and co-authored 4 book chapters. Dr. Ballian has been a private practice surgeon in Athens, Greece since 2012. He became Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 2015 and remains compliant with all continued medical education requirements of the American Board of Surgery.
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