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I was born in Athens in 1961, originally from Crete. In 1981 I was admitted to the Medical School of Athens and specialized as an orthopedic surgeon at the People's Hospital of Athens, where I prepared my doctoral dissertation. I worked as a doctor and at the same time, in the period 1998-2000, I specialized in Health Economics and graduated from the National School of Public Health. My trade union activity in the field of Health begins in 1996, while from 2011 until today I am President of the Medical Association of Athens.
I have been active in the field of Local Government since 1998, when I was elected for the first time a Municipal Councilor in the Municipality of Pefki. In 2006 he was elected Mayor of Maroussi, laying the foundations for Maroussi to become a sustainable city again and significantly improving its image. I am married to Marina Patouli Stavraki and we have a son together. In the Local Elections of May 2019, the citizens of Attica elected me Governor of Attica with 66%