Paraskevas Kontoes, MD PhDHonorary President
Dr Kontoes runs an extremely busy group of plastic and aesthetic surgery clinics in Athens, Greece, in addition to his position in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at one of the leading hospitals in Athens. He is one of the recognised leaders in the field of surgical lasers in Greece and worldwide, and has often presented at national and international congresses, in addition to authoring a large number of papers in the peer-reviewed literature. He is particularly noted for reconstructive surgery of severely damaged hands.
Previously in the post of ESLAS Membership Secretary and Honorary Treasurer he was involved at the 2002 General Assembly in an effort to give better service to the ESLAS membership, and this has certainly worked for the better, although the combination of the two posts placed a heavy load on Dr Kontoes’ shoulders.
In addition to his ESLAS post, Dr Kontoes is an active member of a number of international laser societies. He was the founding president of the International Association for Laser and Sports Medicine (IALSM), and is the current President of the World Medical Anti-ageing Association (WAMA). Dr Kontoes was president of the very successful ESLAS 10th Annual Meeting in Athens, Greece.