Pericles Foroglou is consultant plastic surgeon and associate professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Aristotle University Medical School, Thessaloniki.
His areas of professional expertise are comprised of paediatric and adult craniofacial deformities and reconstruction, craniomaxillofacial trauma, neurofibromatosis type I, head and neck reconstruction, complex skin malignancies and composite wound defects.
His research interests include advancement and innovations in aesthetic surgery, translational microsurgery and wound healing.
Pericles Foroglou grew up in Switzerland, attended Lausanne University and Aristotle University Medical School from where he graduated summa cum laude as a M.D. He later was awarded a Ph.D. for his experimental work in microsurgery from the Aristotle University, again cum honore.
After his general surgery residency in Athens, he trained in renowned British plastic surgery units, following which he obtained fellowships in aesthetic surgery and in craniomaxillofacial surgery.
He was awarded his specialist title in plastic surgery and was admitted to the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery in 1996. From there he held appointments as a specialist/consultant in Europe and in the UK. Subsequently he became a fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He was appointed as a faculty member to the School of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1998 whence he was promoted to his present permanent position of associate professor in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Professor Foroglou has a national and international reputation, having delivered multiple lectures and presentations at national and international meetings, as well as lecturing at the University of Athens and Imperial College, London, as invited lecturer and honorary consultant. He is also an active member of numerous relevant professional bodies and learned societies.
He was the recipient of 3 national scholarships, 1 international bursary, 3 national and international prizes and 5 awards for clinical and experimental work in plastic surgery throughout his career.
He currently chairs the Aesthetic Surgery Section of the Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (HESPRAS) where he also serves as an elected Council member since 2009, as well as being an elected member of its Ethics Committee, Paediatric Plastic Surgery Section and Education Committee Lead. He is also national delegate to the UEMS Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and a member of its Educational Committee.