Mr Alexandros Charalampopoulos is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon based at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. His main interests are oesophagogastric resections, gall bladder and hernia operations and weight loss surgery.
Mr Charalampopoulos graduated with honours from the University of Athens Medical School in 2002 (ranked 9th in a class of over 600) and undertook his surgical training in the UK and Greece. He gained his CCT in General Surgery in 2010 and was soon after offered a prestigious Fellowship at The National Cancer Centre Hospital in Tokyo, Japan where he practiced gastric and oesophageal cancer surgery. Mr Charalampopoulos then completed fellowships in Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery in both cancer and benign diseases at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.
Mr Charalampopoulos has completed surgical oncology courses in Mount Sinai Hospital New York and advanced laparoscopic surgery courses at the world-renowned IRCAD/EITS centre in Strasbourg, France. He has performed thousands of open and laparoscopic operations, the majority of which are in Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery.
Mr Charalampopoulos has completed a Master’s Degree (MSc) in the field of pancreatitis and he was awarded a PhD with honours for his work in gastrointestinal oncology and adhesion molecules.
His research has been published extensively and he has had publications in one of the most prominent Medical Periodicals, the New England Journal of Medicine. He has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed international medical journals and has been a first author in many of them.
Mr Charalampopoulos is an active Editorial Board Member of many surgical journals and has been invited as an Associate Editor to some. Mr Charalampopoulos speaks at many international surgical and medical meetings and congresses and has received multiple awards and distinctions for his work.
MD, University of Athens Medical School
MSc, University of Thrace Medical School
PhD, University of Ioannina School of Medicine
FRCS (Gen Surg)