Curiculum Vitae

CURICULUM VITAE
Dr Kyriakos Gerontopoulos M.D.,PhD
Forensic pathologist, PhD University of Athens
288 Leoforos Dimokratias str., Alexandroupoli 68100, Greece
e-mail: akis@gerontopoulos.gr, tel. +30 6944 370890
DoB: 05-03-1956

Education:

1993: PhD degree –Medical school of National Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dissertation: «Recording and evaluation of drug related deaths in Greece»
1993: Completed specialty as forensic pathologist
1981: MD Degree – Medical school of National Kapodistrian University of Athens

Professional experience:

2015-today: Private practice in forensic pathology– Member of International Association of Legal Medicine -IALM
2004-2007 &
2009-2012: Director forensic department of NIMTS Hospital, Athens
2000-2004: Private practice in forensic pathology – member of IALM
1997-2000: Scientific director – Apollonion Hospital of Athens Medical Group
1994-1997: Doctor & scientific consultant at Athens Medical Group Hospital

Political career:
2013-2015: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs – MP
Responsibilities:
Ecumenical Hellenism, Ecclesiastical diplomacy, relations with international organizations on environment and culture, implementation of NSRF programs

Representing Hellenic Government in EU, European Parliament and international meetings

During the Greek Presidency of the EU regularly substituted Baroness Ashton (High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) in international conventions and bilateral meetings at third countries.

2012- 2013: Member of Hellenic Parliament. Elected at both general elections of May and June 2012

Served as:
• First Vice President – Committee on European affairs of Hellenic Parliament
• President – Friendship Committee between Hellenic and Israeli Parliaments
• Head of the Greek delegation at the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) convention
• Member of the Greek delegation at Interparliamentary Conferences for the Common Foreign and Security Policy & Security and Defense Policy
• Member of the standing Committee for National Defense and Foreign Affairs
• Member of the standing Committee for Social Affairs
• Member of the sub-Committee for drug policy
2010: Deputy Spokesman of New Democracy Party
2007- 2009: Member of Hellenic Parliament
Served as:
• Member of European Affairs and Social Affairs Committees
• Head of Greek delegation for the relations with European Parliament
• Rapporteur for the validation of The Treaty of Lisbon by the Hellenic Parliament
• Lead rapporteur on the bill “For safeguarding civil peace”

2000-2006: Secretary for Social Affairs – New Democracy party
Member of Political Committee – New Democracy party

1993-1999: Spokesman and Political Committee secretary – Political Spring party

1989-1993: Member of Hellenic Parliament after three consecutive general elections 1989-90
Served as:
• Member of the newly established Committee for European Affairs
• Lead rapporteur for the validation of the Maastricht Treaty by the Hellenic Parliament
• President of the co-operation Committee between Hellenic and Soviet Parliament
• President of the Hellenic Parliament Library
• Representative of Hellenic Parliament at Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE)
• Lead rapporteur on the bill on Drug Policy and special rapporteur on the bill for the reform of the National Health System

1984-1989: Member of the European Parliament – MEP
Served as:
• Member of the standing Committees on Culture & Education and Regional Development
• Member of the Committee on European Parliament relations with Cyprus
• Rapporteur on Minority Languages in Europe and rapporteur on Renewable Energy

1982-1984: Member of the Steering Committee of ONNED (youth branch of New Democracy party)
1974-1984: Member of the Governing Board of the National Student Union of Greece
Member of the Governing Board of Medical Student Association of University of Athens
Founding member of ONNED
Awards and State Decorations
2014: Awarded with the Key to the City of Alexandria Egypt
2014: Bestowed with the National Order of Merit by the President of the Republic of Malta
2013: Bestowed with the Higher Taxiarchis by The Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa
2007: Presented with distinction for his contribution to the recognition of the Genocide of Armenians by the European Parliament – Armenian diaspora Supreme Council
1990: Honorary member of the American Biographical Institute
1987: Awarded with the Key to the City of Camerino, Italy – Awarded Honorary citizenship

Memberships:
• Amnesty International
• Medical doctor of the Hellenic Rescue Team (H.R.T.)
• WWF
• Scout movement