Born in 1967 in Drama, a small city in northern Greece in 1967, he completed basic studies there. In 1996 he graduated Medical School of Democritus University of Thrace receiving a scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation for two years. After military and service in the North Greece, in 2006 he completed residency in Cardiac and Thoracic surgery in University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Greece, and Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK, along with PhD study in lung inflammatory response syndrome after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass.
Since then he is working in private sector in Thessaloniki, as Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department in Saint Luke’s Hospital (2010-2016) and as Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department in European Interbalkan Medical Center (2019-today). He conducts all kind of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, with novel minimized techniques.
Since 2018 he has been admitted to the European Board of Thoracic Surgery (FEBTS). He is a member of: Hellenic Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (HSTCS) and from 2014 General Secretary of the Committee, Euro Asian Bridge Society (EAB) and from 2015 Treasurer of the Committee, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), European Association of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (EACTS), Gold Member in European Respiratory Society (ERS), Member in International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and in Cardiothoracic Surgery Network – CTS Net (http://www.ctsnet.org/home/ktsakiridis). Member in World Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (WSCTS). He is an active contributor in many PubMed journals, by submitting papers as an Author, a Reviewer (OncoTargets and Therapy, Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, Archives of Organ Transplantation) or an Editor (Journal of Thoracic Disease – JTD, Clinics in Oncology).