Konstantinos N. MALIZOS received his Medical Degree at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1978 and completed his residency in Orthopaedics in 1986 at the University Hospital (Orthopaedic Department) of Ioannina. He attended fellowship programmes at the: (a) Jewish Hospital, Orange, CA (05-07/1987), (b) Microsurgery and Surgery-of-the-Hand Center “SOS MAIN” in Strasburg, France (01-07/1988), (c) Clinique Longeraie, Lausanne, Switzerland (07-08/1988), and (d) Orthopaedic Department, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA (1989-1991-33 months). He was appointed Lecturer (1991-1994) and Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics (1994-1998) at the University of Ioannina. He has been Professor and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department, University of Thessalia, since November 1998. He is Founding Director of the Institute for Research & Technology-Thessaly (I.RE.TE.TH)/Centre for Research & Technology-Hellas (CE.R.T.H), Larissa, Greece, and member of the Executive Council of CE.R.T.H.. He is currently member of 16 scientific societies. He was President elect of the European Bone & Joint Infection Society (2005-2007) and he has been board member of EBJIS for 6 years. He is National Coordinator of the National Action Network for Bone and Joint Infection Society (2000-2010). He has been Ad Hoc Reviewer in 9 peer-reviewed journals, International Deputy Editor of JBJS Am, member of editorial board of 3 international peer-review journals, and Ad Hoc Reviewer in National Research Committee of Singapure. He is past Dean at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessalia (2007-2009, 2009-2011), past President of the Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (HAOST) (2013), and member of the University of Thessaly Board of Trustees. He has published 209 articles in International “Peer review” Journals and 34 in Greek journals, 151 published abstracts, 60 publications in Transactions and Proceedings of International Meetings and 36 book chapters. He has given more 500 lectures and instructional courses. He has been awarded several prizes from national and international Orthopaedic Societies. He has organized 16 International Congresses, 1 World Congress, 7 International Symposia and 2 European Congresses as Organizing Committee Chairman. He is the editor of three books.