Athanasios (Thanos) Panagiotou was born in 1988 in Athens, Greece.  He is an attorney-at-law and member of the Athens Bar Association, specializing in medical and healthcare law.

In 2006 he graduated (Valedictorian) from the American College of Greece-Pierce. In 2011, he graduated from the Athens Law School (Merit). In 2011-12, he did his military service at the Greek Army, offering services at the Department of Military Human Resources (Judicial Actions Section). He holds a master’s degree (LL.M.) in Medical Law from Queen Mary, University of London (High Merit). He is Ph.D. Candidate in the field of civil medical liability at the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2016, he received an Excellence Scholarship by the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

His articles on contemporary topics of medical law have been published in national and international peer-review medical and legal journals. He has presented papers at various national and international medical law conferences. He has taught in educational seminars/ lifelong learning courses and summer schools. He has cooperated with medical societies with respect to issues of medical law and ethics.

Athanasios Panagiotou is a Board Member of the European Association of Health Law. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Business School of the American College of Greece-Deree, where he teaches “Business Law”.  Since January 2020, he works as a scientific associate of a member of the Hellenic Parliament

Finally, he participates as a Senior Researcher at the EU-funded project titled “A litigation risk estimation system in civil medical malpractice liability in Greece” conducted at the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus.