Nikolaos Papanas, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Outpatient Clinic of Diabetes
Outpatient Clinic of the Diabetic Foot
Second Department of Internal Medicine
Democritus University of Thrace
Vasilissis Sofias 12, Xanthi 671 00, Greece


Dr. Papanas is Associate Professor in Internal Medicine at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He has been specialized in diabetes and its complications in the Diabetes Center and the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, as well as in the German Diabetes Center at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has established an ongoing collaboration with the neuropathy study group of the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and serves in the editorial board of 20 international journals. He has also participated with numerous presentations in Greek and European medical congresses and repeatedly served as invited reviewer in medical journals. He has served in the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Society for Angiology. He is currently a Member in the Executive Committees of the Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), and of the Study Group on Diabetes and Nervous System of the German Diabetes Association (DDG). He is also a Member of the Executive Committee of the Greek Society for the Study of the Diabetic Foot, and the Secretary General of the Hellenic Diabetes Association.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Diabetes mellitus, Diabetic complications, Diabetic foot, Diabetic neuropathy, Medical writing, Vascular disease and Metabolic syndrome in OSAS and obesity.

Scientific Activities


• Neuropathy Study Group of the German Diabetes Association (May 2012-Present)
• Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (September 2012-Present)


He has authored more than 400 articles.