Professor of Health Policy, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Kyriakos Souliotis is Professor of Health Policy at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and he was Vice Rector of Social and Regional Development (2016-2017) at the University of Peloponnese. He also teaches courses on health policy, health economics and health care management at the Medical School of the University of Athens and the Medical School of the University of Crete. He is currently President of the Scientific Board of the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists and President of the Scientific Committee of the Greek Patient Association. He is also serving as a member of the Steering Committee of PACT (The Patient Access Partnership on Equity of Access to Quality Healthcare – Brussels) and as a member of the Scientific Committee of the OIS (Osservatorio Internazionale della Salute – Rome). He is the founder, chair and scientific director of the Health Policy Institute.
He has acted as Scientific Advisor to the Social Insurance Institute (IKA) and the Ministry of Health and Welfare (2002 -2004), Member of the Board of Directors of the A’ Health Care Trust of Attica (2002 -2004), Head of Human Resources Management at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center (2002-2006), Administrative Director at MITERA (Hygeia Group, 2006-2007) and Managing Director of Planning and Development and Chief Planning Officer at the Mutual Health Fund of the National Bank of Greece Personnel (2007-2010). From May 2010 to December 2011, he served as President of OPAD (Health Care Organization for
Public Servants), and from May 2011 to September 2012, as Vice President of EOPYY (National Organisation for Health Care Services Provision). From June 2010 to August 2013, he was a member of the National Ethics Committee for Clinical Trials and the Steering Committee for Rare Diseases. He has acted as a country expert on cancer at the OECD and Senior Associate Director at the Medical Technology Research Group of the LSE Enterprise.
He has extensive research experience in Greece and abroad and he has acted as the Scientific Lead/ Project Manager in 35 research projects. He has published 28 books and more than 300 chapters in books and papers in peer reviewed journals on health policy and economics, organization and administration of health services, economic inequalities, etc. He has participated as speaker in over 450 scientific conferences and he is acting as reviewer for international journals. He is Associate Editor at “BMC Public Health” (BioMed Central) and has been Associate Editor at “Health Expectations” (Wiley).