Professor of Psychiatry @ Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, is Professor of Psychiatry at Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki, AHEPA University Hospital, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He received his medical degree (1989), performed his residency in psychiatry (1998), and
earned his doctorate in psychiatry (1999) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Until 2003 he served as a medical officer in the Greek Armed forces retired with the rank
of major. In 2005, Dr. Fountoulakis was a Research Fellow in the Department of
Psychiatry, Division of Neuropsychiatry, at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He
has coauthored more than 400 papers with approx. 10,000 citations and h=49 (Publish or
Perish). During the years 2016-8 he was ranked by expertscape.com within the top 25
world experts concerning Bipolar disorder (top 0.068%) and among the top 50
concerning suicidality (top 0.097%).
He authored or co-authored a number of chapters in books and has authored the book
‘Bipolar disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression’ (Springer-Verlag
2015), co-edited the WPA book ‘Advances in Psychiatry vol 3’ (Springer-Verlag 2018),
and the book ‘Psychobiology of behavior’ (to be published by Springer in late 2019)
Dr. Fountoulakis is Editor in Chief of Annals of General Psychiatry and served as
Section Editor of Current Opinion in Psychiatry as well as guest editor in other
international journals. He has received a number of national and international research
awards, including the 2012 Kraepelin-Alzheimer medal of the University of Munich and
the 2015 Excellence in Education Award of the WFSBP. Since 2014 he is honorary
member of the WPA