Marios Lykissas, M.D., Ph.D. | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Lykissas is Chief of the Division of Spine Surgery and Pediatric Orthopaedics at Metropolitan Hospital and Senior Clinical Associate in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA.

Dr. Lykissas specializes in the surgical treatment of pediatric and adult patients with scoliosis, kyphosis, and other deformities through reconstructive surgery.  Moreover, he is one of the most experienced leaders in the U.S. in all current surgical and non-surgical pediatric orthopaedic procedures including deformities of the lower extremities, hip pathologies, sports injuries, and upper extremity pediatric conditions.

In addition to his extensive training and experience with innovative surgery, Dr. Lykissas has been recognized for his unprecedented patient care and community service. For several years, he has traveled around the world as a Surgeon Volunteer to treat patients with spinal disorders, as well as to provide training for doctors and other medical personnel in countries in need of assistance.

Dr. Lykissas received his medical degree from Athens University, where he completed the six-year medical program.  After the completion of his residency in Ioannina University Hospital he worked in the US for several years where he exert his interest in Spine Surgery and Pediatric Orthopaedics. He is a fellowship trained Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon. He completed his one-year accredited Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center which was ranked 3rd Best Hospital in the US for Pediatric Orthopaedics. In addition, he is a fellowship trained Spine Surgeon. He completed his one-year accredited Spine Surgery Fellowship in Hospital for Special Surgery which was ranked 1st Best Hospital in the US for Orthopaedics. He has also worked in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and New York Presbyterian Hospitals. His third fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery was sponsored by the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH).

Upon graduation, Dr. Lykissas received formal microsurgery  training during his residency and fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Currently, he is editorial board member of the worldwide famous official journal of microsurgeons Microsurgery and member of the Microsurgery Lab of the University of Ioannina.

Having excelled in both clinical performance and research during his surgical training, Dr. Lykissas went on to become the Chief of the Spine and Pediatrics Division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Metropolitan Hospital in Athens, Greece.  In November 2015 at New Orleans, USA, he received the outstanding Paper Award from the most popular Spine Journal worldwide (The Spine Journal) and the North America Spine Society (NASS), the highest honor for a Spine Surgeon.

During his practice, Dr. Lykissas has never lost sight of the importance of education and research in the Spine, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Microsurgery field.  Currently, he is pursuing this interest in teaching Orthopaedic Surgery in the University of Ioannina in Greece.  He also holds several professional memberships in national as well as international medical societies, including the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) in which he is a member of the Grant Comittee, Pediatric Orhopaedics Society of North America (POSNA), North America Spine Society (NASS),  AO Spine, and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), where he provides a significant contribution to current Spine, Pediatrics and Microsurgery research.

Dr. Lykissas’ unsurpassed research efforts are a reflection of his commitment to patient welfare, which is at the foundation of his practice. Dr. Lykissas is investigator in the “MICRO: A cross-border microsurgery center of excellence for the promotion of research, training and education”, a program being conducted by the European Union Territorial Cooperation Program Greece – Italy.

He strives to adapt customized treatment plans for each of his patients, focusing on cost-effective care and surgical management of deformities.  Through both his practice and research efforts, Dr. Lykissas continues to shape the lives of his patients with surgical or non-surgical management of any pediatric or spinal pathology and alleviation of its associated pain.