Democritus University of Thrace
Biography: Nikolaos Papanas is a Professor in Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He is Head of the Diabetes Centre-Diabetic Foot Clinic of the Second Department of Internal Medicine at the Democritus University of Thrace. He has been specialized in diabetes and its complications in the Diabetes Centre and the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, as well as in the German Diabetes Centre at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. Moreover, he serves on the editorial board of other international journals (more than 80). He has been Guest Editor in 9 special issues of international journals. He has also participated with numerous presentations in Greek and European medical congresses and repeatedly served as an invited reviewer in medical journals. He has been invited to deliver lectures in 9 foreign countries. He has served in the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Society for Angiology. He is also Vice President of the Greek Society for the Study of the Diabetic Foot. He has served as Secretary-General and as President of the Hellenic Diabetes Association (HDA). He is now the President of the ethics committee of HDA. Finally, he is an honorary member of the Cypriot Diabetes Association and of the Hungarian Diabetes Association.