Stavros A. Antoniou was born in Athens, Greece. He received his undergraduate degree in Thessaloniki, Greece and postgraduate clinical and research training in Greece, Germany and the United Kingdom. He holds a PhD in minimally invasive surgery, a Master Degree in Public Health and Health Business Administration and he is Fellow of the European Board of Surgery.
His scholarly work is focused on synthesis of evidence (meta-analysis, meta-regression, trial sequential analysis, network meta-analysis) and he has performed extensive research on the quality of clinical research. He is a GRADE methodologist and currently the chair of the EAES Consensus & Guideline Subcommittee. He has a track record of over 140 publications in peer reviewed journals, an h-index of 25 and citation count of >2000.
He has served as coordinator or member of several guideline development groups, he is subject editor in Surgical Endoscopy, and associate editor of numerous peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a reviewer for governmental and non-profit grant awarding bodies of Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Canada. He is a private surgeon at the Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus and scientific collaborator at the European University Cyprus.