Dr. Ioannis P. Vassilopoulos is an Obstetrician – Surgeon – Gynecologist specializing in Gynecological Endocrinology and Assisted Reproduction with a Postgraduate Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery from the University of Rene Descartes in Paris.
As of July 2018 he is a member of the IASO Maternity Clinic Board of Directors.
He graduated from the Leontios Greek-French School and obtained his medical degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1998. After practice, he worked for a year as a qualified medical practitioner at the First Surgical Clinic of the Ippokratios Hospital in Athens.
Immediately after completing his military service at the Navy as a medical doctor, he traveled to Switzerland, where he was trained from 2003 to 2008 in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology, within the framework of the training program set up by the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Switzerland.
He worked at the obstetrics-gynecology clinics at Lausanne University Hospitals (CHUV, Prof. Pierre De Grandi), Geneva (HUG, Prof. J.B. Dubuisson) and Etablissements Hospitaliers Nord Vaudois (EHNV, Dr.med J-F Bauen). During his multi-year stay in Switzerland, he acquired the title of Chef de Clinique and actively participated in the clinical education of students and practicing doctors.
After completing his specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he continued his specialization in France, where he was also trained in gynecological endocrinology and assisted reproduction at the Cochin-St Vincent de Paul University Hospital in Paris, where he worked until 2009 as a Praticien Attaché (Curator A).
The gynecological endocrinology and in vitro fertilization unit of the Cochin-St.Vincent de Paul Hospital is one of Europe’s largest in vitro fertilization units, with tradition in clinical and laboratory research on human reproduction.
During this time he worked closely with the internationally renowned professors Dominique de Ziegler and Charles Chapron, gaining extensive experience in the treatment of infertile couples. He dealt in particular with endometriosis, premature ovarian failure and polycystic ovary syndrome and was actively involved in the development of oncofertility protocols for treatment of infertile patients with oncological disease.
Doctor Ioannis P. Vassilopoulos presents a remarkable scientific work with the writing of numerous medical papers in foreign language journals of recognized validity. He is a member of many Greek and international scientific societies, such as the Association of Obstetricians-Gynecologists of Switzerland and Paris, the European Society of Assisted Reproduction, the American Reproductive Medicine Society, etc.
In April 2009 he moved permanently to Athens as a Scientific Associate of the IASO Maternity Hospital and in 2015 he founded, together with other distinguished reproductive specialists, the model Institute of Life IVF, based in IASO. At the same time, he continues to be a partner of the Cochin-St.Vincent de Paul Hospital in Paris, where he regularly gives lectures at the postgraduate course at Paris V “Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproduction”.
He is married to the doctor-invasive pediatrician radiologist Sani Chlapoutakis and has a daughter.
Founding member of Greece’s most advanced center for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In September 2015, the Institute of Life Assisted Reproduction Center (IOLIFE) started operating on the ground floor of IASO, of which Dr. Vasilopoulos was a co-inspirer and co-founder.
Already since the first months of its operation, IOLIFE has established itself as the largest and most advanced center for IVF in Greece and one of the most modern and technologically innovative Assisted Reproduction Centers in Europe.
The goal of the IOLIFE center is to create the right conditions, always with utmost respect to the strictest rules of quality and safety, so that infertile couples can have a child.
The vast space, its state-of-the-art facilities, the most innovative technology it implements, as well as the RI Witness system (the management system that ensures the credibility of the entire IVF process) are the reasons why the Institute of Life in IASO has already been described as an exemplary facility all across Greece.
For informations visit iolife.eu, the official webpage of Institute of Life.
The Obstetrics and Reproduction Clinic was created in accordance with European specifications with fully automated digital medical records and state-of-the-art medical equipment.
In a modern, aesthetically pleasing, hospitable and discreet space, we apply medical protocols according to current international guidelines and always on the basis of personalized patient care and treatment.
By covering a wide range of medical services, we can provide each woman with solutions to any medical issue that concerns her at any time in her life.
in Physiology of Human Reproduction from the University of Paris VI, France in 1988. He has attended a number of seminars in advanced in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory methods:
- in 1990, in vitro fertilization (Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France)
- in 1991, cryopreservation of human embryos and human sperm (Edouard Heurriot Hospital, Lyon, France)
- in 1994, method of Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (Van Helmont Hospital, Vilvoorde, Brussels, Belgium)
- in 1998, method of Intra-Cytoplasmic Injection of human spermatids (Van Helmont Hospital, Vilvoorde, Brussels, Belgium)
- in 2005, method of vitrification of human embryos (Endoskopiki LTD, Athens, Greece)
- in 2016, method of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis / Screening (University College of London, London, United Kingdom)
Dr. A. Argyriou has thirty (37) years of professional and research experience in the fields of Biology of Reproduction and Andrology and since 1991, he is senior clinical embryologist in the following IVF Laboratories:
- 6/1990-2/2000 : Private IVF Unit of the Maternity “HERA”
- 3/1997-12/2000 : Private IVF Unit “MITROTITA”
- 2/2001-5/2003 : Private IVF Unit “EMVIOIATRIKI”
- 6/2003-9/2006 : Private IVF Unit “DIAGNOSIS”
- 6/2003-12/2007 : Private IVF Unit “MEDSANA” medical center, Bucurest, Romania
- 10/2006-2/2012 : Public IVF Unit of the Maternity “ELENA VENIZELOU”
- 6/2009-12/2015 : Private IVF Unit “BIOGENESIS”, Bucurest, Romania
- 3/2012-12/2016 : Private IVF Unit “MEDIMALL”
- 2/2017- today : Institute of Life, IASO Maternity
- 1/2017-today : Mediterranean Fertility Institute
He has taught both undergraduate (2003-2006, Biology and Health Education at the University of Athens, Greece) and postgraduate (2006-2011, “Biology of Reproduction” at the University of Thessalia, Greece, and 2009-today, “Applications of Biology in Medicine” and “Immunology” at the University of Athens, Greece) and has supervised a number of diploma thesis of undergraduate and postgraduate students of the department of Biology, University of Athens, Greece.
Dr. A. Argyriou has published papers and articles in Greek and International Scientific and Medical Journals and participated in Greek and International Scientific and Medical Congresses with free communications or presences in round tables and has delivered several lectures to academic and scientific audiences He is a member of Greek and International Scientific Associations (Greek Society of Clinical Embryologists, Greek Society of Bio-Scientists, Greek Society of Andrology, Greek Society of Health Education and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology).
From March 2007 to March 2009, Dr. A. Argyriou was the President of the Board of Directors of the Greek Society of Clinical Embryologists, and from December 2005 to December 2010 he was a regular member of the National Committee of Medically Assisted Reproduction in Greece.
Dr A. Argyriou is the author of the book “Assisted Reproduction – Pathways to the dream “(September 2020, in Greek language)
mobile phone: +30 6944366517
However, her work in Pharmacology had to be put on hold because of a painful experience involving her daughter’s health, which ultimately inspired the creation of the Marieva’s Healthcare Center.