Senior Adviser, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, IASO Children’s Hospital
  1. Pediatric
  • Education

    Education: Medical School of Athens University, Specialty of Pediatrics Greece, Pediatric Cardiology USA

  • Academic Titles

    Instructor of Pediatrics, Medical School of University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

    Research associate of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology) – Teaching Associate of

    Pharmacology, Medical School University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

    1977: Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology) Medical School University of San Diego, California, USA

    1980 - 1984: Honorary Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School University of Patras, Greece

    1988 - 1990: Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology), Medical School University of Patras, Greece

    1992: Visiting Professor Belgrade School of Medicine, Yugoslavia

    1994: Foreign member of Serbian Academy of Science and Arts

    1997: Honorary Consultant Royal Brompton Hospital, London

    1999: Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Yerevan Medical State University, Yerevan, Armenia

  • Doctoral Thesis

    M.D.: Athens University - PhD Thesis: University of Patras

  • Professional Experience

    Clinical positions:

    2020 – today: Senior Interventional Adviser, IASO Children’s Hospital

    2009 – today: Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, Agios Loukas Clinic, Thessaloniki, Greece

    2009 - 2014: Director Pediatric Cardiology, Iatriko Athinon Hospital

    1994 – today: Honorary Consultant, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

    1987 – 2009: Director, Pediatric Cardiology - Cardiac catheterization laboratory, Agia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

  • Clinical Interest

    Interventional (Catheter treatment) of Congenital Heart Disease

  • Awards & Distinctions
    • Honorary Consultant Royal Brompton Hospital, London,
    • Foreign member of Serbian Academy of Science and Arts
  • Recent Publications

    Peer review journals (indexed Medline)

    • Thanopoulos et al. Further experience with catheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus usig the new Amplatzer duct occluder in children. Am J Cardiol 2010; 105:1005-9
    • Thanopoulos BV, Douskou M, Giannakoulas G.: Multislice computed tomography after stent implantation for aortic coarctation. Eur Heart J 2010; May 28. (Eub ahead of print)
    • Zanjani KS, Thanopoulos BD, Peirone A, Alday L, Giannakoulas G.: Usefulness of stenting in aortic coarctation in patients with the Turner Am J Cardiol (accepted for publication-2010.)
    • Dardas PS, Ninios VN, Mezilis NE, Tsikaderis DD, Thanopoulos VD.: Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects: immediate and mid-term results. Hellenic J Cardiol 2010; 51: 104-12
    • Thanopoulos BD, Ninios V, Germanakis J.: Catheter Closure of a Right Aortico-Atrial Tunnel in a Patient 4-Year Old. JACC Interv 2013; 6: (1).e 1-2
    • Chamakou ACDede EMoutafi AThanopoulos VChryssanthopoulos SLoukopoulou SPitsavos CStefanadis CDavos CH.: Neurohormonal and cytokine fluctuations following transcatheter closure for an atrial septal defect. JIC 2012; 57: 130-5
    • Thanopoulos BD. Giannakoulas G,. Arampatzis C.A,: Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation in the Native Right Ventricular Outflow Tract CCI 2012; 57: 427-9
    • Thanopoulos B.D., Dardas P.S., Ninios V. et al. Transcatheter closure of large atrial septal defects with deficient aortic or posterior rims using the “Greek maneuver”. A multicenter study. Int J of Cardiol 2013; 168:3643-3646
    • Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography for Guiding Percutaneous Fontan Fenestration Closure. Giannakoulas G, Thanopoulos Echocardiography. 2014 Apr 4. doi: 10.1111/echo.12606. [Epub ahead of print]
    • A word of caution: risk of device erosion after percutaneous treatment of atrial septal defect in patients with dilated aortic root. Dardas PS, ThanopoulosV, Theofilogiannakos EK, Ninios V, Kallifatidis A, Pitsis AA. Circulation. 2014 Mar 25;129(12): e399-400
    • Catheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defects Using the Cocoon Septal Occluder: Preliminary Results of a European Multicenter Study. Thanopoulos V, et al. Int J of Cardiol, 2014; 177:418-422
    • Thanopoulos BD, Ninios V, Dardas P, et al. Catheter Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Small Pediatric Patients with an Exclusive Venous Approach Using Combined Angiographic and Echocardiographic Guidance. A Multicenter Randomized Study. Am J Cardiol 2016; 118:1558-1562
    • Thanopoulos BD, Dardas P, Kallfatidis A, Qureshi SA. Percutaneous Implantation of Venus P- Valve and Melody Valve in a Patient with Dysfunctional Native and Artificial Right Ventricular Outflow Tracts. JSHD 2019; 1: 16-20
    • Morgan G, Praichasilchai P, Promphan W, Rosenthal E, Sivakumar K, Kappanayil M, Sakidjan I, Walsh KP, Kenny D, Thomson J, Koneti NR, Awasthy N, Thanopoulos B, Roymanee S, Qureshi S. Medium-term results of percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation using the Venus P-valve: Eurointervention 2019; 14: 1363-70January 18, 2019
    • Basil (Vasilios) D. Thanopoulos 1, Lars Soendergaard 2, Hieu Lan Ngugen, Maurizio Marasini, Andreas Giannopoulos, Georgios C. Bompotis, Tasalac Thonghong, Kavassery Mahadevan Krishnamoorthy, Sebastian Placid, Dan Deleanou , Konstantinos P. Toutouzas. International experience with the use of Cocoon septal occluder. Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, 2021, Open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
  • Membership in Societies and Editorial Boards


    • Hellenic Society of Pediatrics (ordinary member)
    • Hellenic Society of Perinatal medicine (ordinary member)
    • Hellenic Society of Cardiology (ordinary member)
      • Working group for hemodynamic and invasive cardiology (ordinary member)
      • Working group for echocardiography (ordinary member)
      • Working group for congenital heart disease (Member - President: 1990)
      • Hellenic College of Cardiology – (General secretary 2002-)


    • European association of Pediatric Cardiologists- Interventional group - Adult congenital heart disease (ordinary member – representative of the Association for Greece (2000-2005)
    • American College of Cardiology (Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology section)
    • European society of Cardiology. Adult congenital heart disease. (ordinary member)
    • Balkanian society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiosurgery (vice President since 1998)
    • Turkish society of Pediatric Cardiology (honorary member)


    Greek journals

    Hellenic Journal of Cardiology

    International journals

    • European society of Cardiology ( Abstract reviewer 1998 -2003)
    • European society of Pediatric Cardiology (Abstract reviewer since 2002-)
    • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
    • Journal of American College of Cardiology
    • Heart
    • European journal of Echocardiography
    • International Journal of Cardiology