Dr. Fourtounas graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in Greece (M.D.) and he completed his Ph. D in the Medical School of the University of Athens in Greece. He has specialized in Nephrology since 1997 and is actively involved in all aspects of the subspeciality including renal transplantation. He has been involved in the teaching of pre- and post- graduate medical students regarding internal medicine and nephrology for more than 10 years in the Medical Schools of the University of Patras and Thessaly. He has published more than 130 papers in national and international peer-reviewed medical journals and has contributed with chapters in more than 10 medical books. He has been an editorial board member of 25 international medical journals and has served as a reviewer for more than 60 medical journals. His main research interests focus on peritoneal dialysis and renal transplantation.