Dr. Iosifidis is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at 2nd Otrhopaedic Department at “Papageorgiou” General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece since 2008. He studied at the Medicine School of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, where he obtained his MD in 1992 and his PhD in 2006 completing his Doctoral Thesis with the title: “Elite athletes’ sport activity as a predisposing factor for osteoathritis”. In 2000 completed his residency training programs in Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery Deps. at Thessaloniki Greece. During 2004-2005 did a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery at Dep. of Orthopaedic Surgery and Center of Sports Medicine, DS Prof. FH Fu, and also a research fellowship in basic science research on tendons problems (tendinopathy) and anatomic ACL reconstruction at Mechanobiology Laboratory, School of Medicine and Bioengineering School, Univ. of Pittsburgh. He followed fellowships’ programs in arthroscopic surgery at Dep. of Orthopaedic Surgery Prof T Sculco, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City (2007, 2008), and at TUM Univ. Klinik für Orthopädie und Sportorthopädie, Prof. Dr. A. B. Imhoff, Munich, Germany (2010).
He has published in national and international journals and book chapters, and presented at many national and international meetings. He is member of ICRS, ESSKA and ISAKOS, and served in the boards of Greek Orthopaedic and Arthroscopy Societies. In the last 5 years his research is focusing on MSCs use for cartilage lesions treatment and knee joint kinetics and kinematics.