Assistant Professor George Valsamakis visited the “Lycee Leonin de Patissia “ Greek-French Highschool in Athens the period 1981-1986. He graduated from the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1993, which he attended for the period between 1987 to 1993, after being successful in the Panhellenic National Entry Exams of 1987. He served the Greek National Forces as military doctor in 1995 in Cyprus and he completed his rural medical national service on the remote island of Fourni as a sole doctor in 1996. He did his training as senior clinical Associate in Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism between 1998 and 2004 in the University Glasgow (Western Glasgow) and Birmingham Hospitals (Heartlands Hospital, Solihull, Queen Elizabeth, Selly Oak, Children’s and Women’s Hospitals). He submitted his “Doctor of Medicine” degree thesis with title “Assessment and pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome and its association with visceral obesity” to the Medical School of the University of Birmigham in November 2003. During the above period he did his research in the area of the metabolic syndrome and its associations with visceral obesity.
For the period between 2004 to 2014 he was a clinical Associate-Endocrinologist in the Endocrinology Unit of the 2nd University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Aretaieion and Evgenideion University Hospitals. For the period of 2014 to 2018 he was appointed as a University Scholar and Endocrinologist in the Medical School of “Ethnikon and Kapodistriakon University of Athens” with clinical teaching and research duties. Since 2010 he is a Visiting Associate Clinical Professor in Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism Centre Medical School of Warwick, United Kingdom. He collaborates as an “International cooperations and Research Projects Coordinator” for the two year postgraduate Master’s Degree “Research in Gynecologic Reproduction” of the Medical School of Athens.
In 2017 he was elected Assistant Professor in Endocrinology in the Medical School of the University of Thessaly. He took over as an Assistant Professor with clinical and teaching responsibilities in April 2018. His academic duties include teaching for pregraduate medical students and postgraduate Master’s program degrees and PhDs supervision for the Medical School.
He has 43 peer reviewed international publications and 52 abstracts in international and national Congresses in Diabetes and Endocrinology. He is Associate Editor for the Medical Journal of “Clinical Obesity” official journal of World Obesity based in London. His current research interests are in the area of 1) the effects of endometrial programing into fetal growth and future adult hormonal and metabolic disorders 2) the effect of metabolic disorders and stress into brain function health.