The Team

Dr. Karageorgos Georgios *External Partner

Gynecologist – Specialist in breast disorders In charge of the Breast Department

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Doctor Georgios Karageorgos studied at the Medical School of the University of Patra, where after his studies he received the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Gynecology Clinic of the University Hospital in Patra. He specialized in Gynecological Endoscopy (Laparoscopy-Hysteroscopy) at St. Antonius Hospital in Kleve, Germany and worked at the Breast Center of the same hospital. He is also a member of the Greek Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a certified physician in the management and treatment of obstetric emergencies from the International Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) seminar since 2008 and a trainer of the Greek Obstetrician Emergency Program (ALSO) since 2009 as well as he has transferred his knowledge and experience to many younger colleagues. From 2013 he works as a scientific associate of the IASO Breast Center, under the direction of Prof. Ant. Keramopoulos (Certified Breast Centers Network). Mr. Karageorgos became a member of our team to respond to the need for breast examination in our clinic for all women who either are going to undergo an assisted reproduction treatment or face any other breast problems.

Dr. Silia Vervita *External Partner

Consultant Gynecologist–– Obstetrician

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Dr. Vervita has successfully finished her studies with honors in Rome, Italy, acquiring her title as a gynecologist – obstetrician from the medical association of Italy. She is specialized in gynecological scans related to fertility pathologies and she is the scientific director in our satellite clinic in Patra, Greece. Moreover, she is a PhD holder from the University of Patras in Greece and she owns a lot of gynecological publications worldwide. Dr. Vervita, having excellent knowledge in the Italian and French language, is the clinic’s representative for the Italian and French speaking patients worldwide. She is cooperating with Fertility Design clinic since 2017.

Diamantis Dafnis

Scientific Director, Clinical Embryologist PhD

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Mr. Dafnis has been a clinical embryologist for more than 10 years. He studied Biology and Biochemistry at the Metropolitan University of London and Masters in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine at UCL, London. He continued his postgraduate studies and completed his PhD at UCL studying chromosomal abnormalities and genetic diseases in human embryos. He entered the field of embryology and completed his certification acquiring the ACE diploma of embryology. He began his career in London Fertility Centre under Ian Craft and has worked in various fertility centers since, marking a rising course. He helped found the British-Syrian IVF center and especially the organization of the laboratory. Since 2010 he has been working in Fertility Design Clinic in Athens and in the Mediterranean Fertility Center in Chania as a scientific director actively helping the centers acquire certifications and the prestige they deserves. Mr. Dafnis has published scientific studies in reputable journals and participates regularly in conferences as a speaker. Recently he established the Egian IVF center in Tirana.

Dr. Giantsi Paraskevi *External Partner

Consultant Endocrinologist in Reproductive Medicine

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Dr. Giantsi has successfully got her expertise as a reproductive endocrinologist in Athens, after acquiring all her diplomas and her BSc in the medical school of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is a member in the National Endocrinologist Association, in the National Andrologist Association as well as in the Greek Obesity Association. Moreover, the doctor has been a co-author in the already published book “Emergent Medical Situations in Endocrinology”. Dr. Giantsi has been collaboration with Fertility Design clinic since 2017 and offers consultations as a Reproductive Endocrinologist, confronting with all the endocrinological issues that could be causal factors of infertility.

Dr. Tsalikis Christos *External Partner

Andrologist – Urologist – Specialized in male infertility

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Dr. Tsalikis is an Andrologist with a specialization in diagnosing male infertility. He was specialized in Urology at Piraeus General State Hospital “Agios Panteleimonas” and in 2005 he acquired the specialty of Surgeon – Urologist. After training in the ultrasound of the urogenital system he received from KESY the Urogenital system ultrasound authorization. Moreover, after a number of oral and written exams, he obtained the title of Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU). Dr. Tsalikis has been a Research Associate at the 2nd University Urological Clinic of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from June 2005 to June 2006. During this time he specialized in andrology in the Center of Sexual and Reproductive Health. His specialization in male infertility was followed by a special examination of the sperm chart (Karolinska University, Sweden). Dr. Tsalikis has been cooperating with Fertility Design Clinic since 2017.

Dr. Loukia Katsihti *External Partner

Genetics Counselor

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Dr. Katsihti is the genetics counselor in Fertility Design Clinic since 2017. As genetic counseling has developed to cover the need for provision of medical information to patients and their families, the doctor is confronting successfully with genetic & ethical issues daily in our clinic, offering psychological support and the chance to couples to create their own family by avoiding genetic factors related to failed IVFs and missed miscarriages. Dr. Katsihti has successfully acquired her BA in Biology in the Queens College – City University of New York, Flushing, New York and finished her studies with her MSc in Genetics Counselling in the Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. The doctor is a member in the National Society of Genetic Counselors (USA), in the American Society of Human Genetics (USA) as well as in the Greek Association of Genetics.

Katerina Morfi

ΜΒΑ – Operations Manager

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Mrs. Katerina Morfi has successfully completed her studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on Social and Human Sciences. She also owes a Master in Business Administration (MSc) with a specialization in Corporate Management and Human Resources Management from Malmo University of Sweden as well as she holds an Executive MBA from Bolton University, UK.
Katerina is responsible for the daily operations of our clinic, as well as she in charge of the management of our Social Media and Marketing Department. She is close to couples facing fertility problems after the great experience she gained being an associate with Dr. Fragkoulidis, she knows very well the fertility issue as well as its legal status, and she has the highest supervision of the quality assurance of our clinic. She communicates with the couples throughout the duration of their sessions and under the guidance of Dr. Fragkoulidis she offers supportive counseling based on the needs and desires of each couple as hers and the whole team’s priority is the personalized treatment of its couple.
Katerina is responsible for the communication department and public relations of Dr. Fragkoulidis, as well as she in charge of the management of our Social Media and Marketing Department. She is close to couples facing fertility problems after the great experience she gained being an associate with Dr. Fragkoulidis, she knows very well the fertility issue as well as its legal status, and she has the highest supervision on all bureaucratical and legal matters. She communicates with the couples throughout the duration of their sessions and under the guidance of Dr. Fragkoulidis she offers supportive counseling based on the needs and desires of each couple as hers and the whole team’s priority is the personalized treatment of its couple.

Ms. Katapodi Fey *External Partner

Secretarial Support

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Ms. Fey Katapodi has been working with us since 2017. Over this period she has gained all the valuable experience that is needed in order to guide and support any couple wishing to start their IVF journey. Fey, as a professional secretary, is responsible for the well-function of the waiting area and she kindly welcomes all the couples in our clinic. Moreover, she is attending telephone calls, handling the visitors, preparing drug prescriptions as well as she is booking appointments with patients in both our clinics in Athens and Patra.

Volitaki Anna

Midwife

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Volitaki Anna has studied Obstetrics at the Technological Institute of Athens. She has worked in a well-known private maternity hospital in Athens, gaining a remarkable experience in both obstetrics and nursing as well as breastfeeding. In cooperation and under the full guidance of Dr. Fragkoulidis, she informs women about all fertility treatments, examinations, surgeries and their preparation, as well as she is responsible for pregnancy monitoring and delivers personalized parenting training courses. Anna communicates with couples from the first infertility / gynecology / pregnancy appointment and prepares their appointment according to their needs and their medical history, always under the guidance of Dr. Fragkoulidis.