Dimitrios Giannis graduated as a valedictorian from University of Thessaly, School of Medicine in 2013. Subsequently, after serving as a military doctor for 9 months, he worked as a General Surgery resident in Hippocrates' General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece between 2014-2018. In 2019 he completed his MSc thesis that investigated the interaction between HIF-1α transcriptional factor and hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in cancer cell lines under hypoxic conditions.
Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (Northwell Health). His main project involves the evaluation of newer technologies in the management of patients receiving anticoagulant medication.
As a General Surgery resident he has participated in all academic and clinical activities. His main research interests include general surgery, biostatistics, newer health technologies and applications, cancer research, with a focus on hypoxia involvement in tumorigenesis.
He is a Member of Society of Junior Doctors since 2017 and currently serves as a Member of the Board.