Dimitrios Damaskos

My interests lie in Emergency Surgery, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Perioperative Care and Surgical Training.

Dimitrios Damaskos

Consultant General Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

  • Department of Surgery
  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Appointments and Activities


Appointed as substantive consultant in 2017.  Director of Scientific Program, ASGBI Executive Board. Vice President of the World Society of Emergency Surgery. Congress Secretary,  British Hernia Society. Member of the Surgical Specialty Board (SSB) in General Surgery and Accreditation Lead, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh . Tutor in ChM in General Surgery and BMedSci, University of Edinburgh.  Associate member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Educational/clinical supervisor for trainees in General Surgery. Course Director, Laparoscopic Skills in Emergency Surgery course, RCSEd. 


Born and raised in Greece. Post graduate surgical training at the General Hospital of Nikaia-Piraeus, Greece. Emergency Medicine Consultant, Centre Hospitalier de Jolimont, La Louviere, Belgium, 2014-2015. Post CCT Fellow in Emergency General Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2015-2016. Locum Consultant in General and Upper GI Surgery, NHS Lothian, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 2016-2017.


  • MBBS, Democritus University of Thrace School of Medicine, Greece
  • M.Sc. in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
  • CCT in General Surgery, Ministry of Health of Greece, 2013
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS GenSurg), Edinburgh, 2018
  • Fellow of the European Board of Surgery – Emergency Surgery (FEBSEmSurg), 2021
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), 2022


  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • American College of Surgeons
  • British Hernia Society
  • World Society of Emergency Surgery
  • European Hernia Society
  • Hellenic Surgical Society 
  • Member of the International Relationships Committee of the American College of Surgeons

Editorial Work

  • Editor in Chief, Surgery in Geriatrics and Frailty (SIGAF

Editorial Board Member for:

  • World Journal of Emergency Surgery (WJES)
  • Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (JTACS)
  • Journal of Abdominal Wall Surgery (JAWS)
  • Hellenic Journal of Surgery (HJS)
  • Frontiers in Surgery - Visceral Surgery


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