Remarking on the exceptionally high standards of surgery in Greece, especially in the field of endocrinology,  Dimitris Linos, General Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Athens Medical School, referred also to the substantial and ongoing cooperation with International Academic Centres. He emphasised cooperation with the United States in particular, which provides further opportunities for continuous development in the field.

Adding that he intends to contribute to these efforts in his capacity as President of International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES), Linos accepted the honour of his recommendation and election as President of the (IAES), integrated within the International Society of Surgery and co-organiser of the World Congress of Surgery (WCS) every two years. Dimitris Linos, ΜD, Ph.D, is also Director of the Surgical Clinic of the Athens based Hygeia Hospital, Consultant in Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Lecturer in Surgery at Harvard Medical School.