Dr. Vassilopoulos, OB/GYN, is CEO of the Board of Directors and founding member of the Institute of Life
Dr. Ioannis P. Vassilopoulos is an Obstetrician – Surgeon – Gynecologist specializing in Gynecological Endocrinology and Assisted Reproduction with a Postgraduate Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery from the University of Rene Descartes in Paris.
He graduated from the Leontios Greek-French School and obtained his medical degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1998. After practice, he worked for a year as a qualified medical practitioner at the First Surgical Clinic of the Ippokratios Hospital in Athens.
Immediately after completing his military service at the Navy as a medical doctor, he traveled to Switzerland, where he was trained from 2003 to 2008 in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology, within the framework of the training program set up by the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Switzerland.
He worked at the obstetrics-gynecology clinics at Lausanne University Hospitals (CHUV, Prof. Pierre De Grandi), Geneva (HUG, Prof. J.B. Dubuisson) and Etablissements Hospitaliers Nord Vaudois (EHNV, Dr.med J-F Bauen). During his multi-year stay in Switzerland, he acquired the title of Chef de Clinique and actively participated in the clinical education of students and practicing doctors.
After completing his specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he continued his specialization in France, where he was also trained in gynecological endocrinology and assisted reproduction at the Cochin-St Vincent de Paul University Hospital in Paris, where he worked until 2009 as a Praticien Attaché (Curator A).
The gynecological endocrinology and in vitro fertilization unit of the Cochin-St.Vincent de Paul Hospital is one of Europe’s largest in vitro fertilization units, with tradition in clinical and laboratory research on human reproduction.
During this time he worked closely with the internationally renowned professors Dominique de Ziegler and Charles Chapron, gaining extensive experience in the treatment of infertile couples. He dealt in particular with endometriosis, premature ovarian failure and polycystic ovary syndrome and was actively involved in the development of oncofertility protocols for treatment of infertile patients with oncological disease.
Doctor Ioannis P. Vassilopoulos presents a remarkable scientific work with the writing of numerous medical papers in foreign language journals of recognized validity. He is a member of many Greek and international scientific societies, such as the Association of Obstetricians-Gynecologists of Switzerland and Paris, the European Society of Assisted Reproduction, the American Reproductive Medicine Society, etc.
In April 2009 he moved permanently to Athens as a Scientific Associate of the IASO Maternity Hospital and in 2015 he founded, together with other distinguished reproductive specialists, the model Institute of Life IVF, based in IASO. At the same time, he continues to be a partner of the Cochin-St.Vincent de Paul Hospital in Paris, where he regularly gives lectures at the postgraduate course at Paris V “Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproduction”.
He is married to the doctor-invasive pediatrician radiologist Sani Chlapoutakis and has a daughter.