Arthur Smith Award Winner

Prof. Athanasios (Thanos) Papatsoris graduated from Patras School of Medicine with an honorary scholarship and from the same University he obtained a MSc in BPH. His PhD in bladder cancer was obtained by Athens School of Medicine. He was trained in Urology in Athens and London, were he also completed a two-year Endourology fellowship (SpR level at Barts Hospital) officially recognized by the Endourological Society. Thereafter, he completed a clinical fellowship in laparoscopy in Le Mans, France, supported by EUSP. Furthermore, for one year he served as an honorary Consultant in Urology at Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. He holds honorary contracts at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and Imperial London Healthcare NHS Trust. He obtained his FEBU degree in 2007 and since then he is a FEBU examiner, while the last years he serves as the Vice Chairman of EBU Examination Committee.

Since 2017, Dr Papatsoris is an Assoc. Professor in Urology at the 2nd Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Sismanoglio General Hospital, Athens Greece. Moreover, he is an Assoc. Board member of ESUT (Endourology Section), EULIS, ESOU (Prostate Cancer Committee), SEGUR and U-Merge. He is the EBU, UEMS and SIU National Delegate as well as uCARE SIU Board member (Head of Publication and Communication Committee) and SIU Academy Endourology Board member. For four years he served as the Secretary (Assistant /General) of HUA and the Vice Chairman of the HUA Section of Endourology – Laparoscopic Surgery and Urotechnology. Furthermore, he is a Board member of IMIBE as well as the Secretary General of HGUCG and member of the Endourological Society Website Committee.

Prof. Papatsoris H-Index is 26 and he has more than 170 publications in PubMed indexed journals with more than 2000 citations; 90 Endourology related as 1st or senior author (original papers, reviews, points of surgical techniques). He participated in the development of the Endoscopic stone treatment step 1 (EST s1) training/assessment curriculum and serves as the Principal Investigator in several studies. Lastly, Prof. Papatsoris is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals, and he has been invited as faculty in international congresses, workshops, HOT, intensive courses, mentoring and live surgeries in Endourology.


Amy Krambeck, M.D.


Benjamin Canales, M.D.


Alberto Breda, M.D.


Mihir Desai, M.D.


Matthew Gettman, M.D.


Manoj Monga, M.D.


Maurice Stephen Michel, M.D.