Dr. med. Ignatios Chatziandreou was born in Athens, but he also has German nationality. After graduating in Greece, he began his university studies in Germany. From 1995 to 2002 he studied Medicine at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. During his studies he worked as an assistant in Physiology for undergraduate students. He received his PhD (cum laude) in 2005 on the theme: "The long-term results of conservative therapy successfully concluded with Fettweis splints in hip dysplasia and dislocation type III and IV Graf".


He began his professional career as a resident doctor at the Klinikum Dortmund orthopaedic clinic in 2002. In 2003 he moved to the Traumatology Surgery Clinic at the Bethesda Essen Ruhr Hospital. A year later he returned to the Dortmund Orthopaedic Clinic where he would work for twelve years. In 2009, he obtained a specialisation as a traumatologist and orthopaedic surgeon. He continued his career as an assistant and, since 2011, as head of the Traumatology department in the Endoprosthetics department of the hospital.

In 2012, he became one of the pioneers in Germany of the implantation of individualised knee prostheses (from a 3D printer).

Since 2014, Dr. Chatziandreou has given lectures as a visiting professor and instructor in several international conferences, workshops and training courses throughout Europe in the field of individualised knee prostheses.

In 2016 Dr. Chatziandreou moved to Marbella (Spain) where he works as coordinator of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Ochoa Hospital. He is also a pioneer in the introduction of the system of individualised 3D printer knee endoprostheses in Spain.

More information about Dr. Chatziandreou can be found here.