Doctor of Medicine, Athens University, Greece, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Athens University, Greece, 1999.
Training in internal medicine, hematology University Hospital Patras, 1984—1990. Hematologist, private practice, 1991—1995. Consultant hematology University Hospital Patras, 1995—1999.
Lecturer hematology University Patras Medical School, since 1999. Teacher students University Patras Medical School, since 1995. Sergeant Health Care Unit Greek Military Air Force School, 1980-1982.
Member of Hellenic Society Hematology (Addministrative Committee 1996-1998 (2 years) 1996-1998), American Society Hematology, European Hematology Association, Hellenic Lymphoma Study Group, Hellenic Myelodysplastic Syndromes Study Group (executive committee, Vice - President 4 years (1997- 2001)), European Bone Marrow Transplantation Registry.
Married Alexandra C. Kouraklis-Symeonidis, August 22, 1982. Children: Eleanna (Joan-Helen), Charis (Grace), Myrto (Myrtle).