Mr. Constantinos Vlassis, doctor and MP for Arcadia in Peloponnese, has been appointed Deputy Foreign Minister for Diaspora Greeks on December 9, 2019, replacing Mr. Antonis Diamataris.  

Constantinos Vlassis was born in 1975 in Tripoli, Arcadia. He is an orthopedic surgeon and Associate Professor at the Medical School of the University of Athens. He speaks English and French. He is married to the doctor-biopathologist Chrysa Saldari and they have a daughter and a son.

He studied at the Medical School of the University of Athens, specialized in orthopedic surgery at Laiko Hospital. During 2004-2005 he studied at the National School of Public Health, obtaining a master’s degree in ‘Organization and Management of Health Services.’ In 2005 he was awarded a Ph.D. of the Medical School of the University of Athens, while in 2007 he was elected Lecturer of the same School. In 2012 he was elected Assistant Professor and in 2016 Associate Professor of the Medical School of the University of Athens. 

Constantinos Vlassis, the new Deputy Foreign Minister.

He has edited and translated numerous scientific papers and has participated in the organization of many scientific conferences. He has also published many scientific papers in medical journals, which have been praised by the international academic literature. He has been a member of various scientific societies, such as the Hellenic Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery and the Greek Medical Society for Sports. He is also a member of the Athens Medical Association since 2001.

Constantinos Vlassis is a member of the Political Committee of New Democracy party since 2010 for Health and Education. He was elected MP of Arcadia with the New Democracy party in the January and September 2015 elections and re-elected in 2019. During his parliamentary term, he has been an alternate secretary of the New Democracy parliamentary group and a member of many parliamentary committees. 

Prime Minister Mitsotakis appointed Mr. Vlassis, as he valued his skills and his remarkable progress both in academia and politics, sources say. In addition, the Arkadian MP had already developed strong ties with the Greek expatriates, and especially with those of the United States, as he had paid many visits to several States since his early years in politics, showing particular interest in expatriate Hellenism.