Dimitrios P. Mangioros graduated from the Medical Military School and Medical School of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in 1991. He specialized in neurosurgery at the Athens General Hospital "G. Gennimatas." He had a post-graduate education in Germany, at the University Hospital of Cologne, Department of Functional Neurosurgery where he studied peripheral nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation (for Parkinson's disease, motor disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and pain) and stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors. Today, he is a neurosurgeon consultant at the 251 Air Force General Hospital. In addition to his duties as a brain and spine surgeon, he is also in charge of the chronic pain outpatient clinic, where acupuncture, pain relief injections, implantation of electrodes are performed, medications are prescribed and advice on thermal baths and herbs is given. He has also been trained in nutritional therapy (fasting therapy, fruit therapy, raw food therapy), hypnosis and Shiatsu (massage at acupuncture points). His favorite sports are winter skiing, windsurfing and trekking. He is married with three children.