Dr. Nikolaos Papanas is presently working as an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus at Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece. He has been specialized in diabetes and its complications in the Diabetes Center and the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, as well as in the German Diabetes Center at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has established an ongoing collaboration with the neuropathy study group of the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf. He has published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 3000 citations. He is an honorary member of the Cypriot Diabetes Association and the Hungarian Diabetes Association. He has served as Secretary-General and, until very recently, as President of the Hellenic Diabetes Association. He has participated in numerous Greek and European medical congresses and gave presentations. He is currently a member in the Executive Committee of the Study Group on Diabetes and Nervous System of the German Diabetes Association (DDG) and the Greek Society for the Study of the Diabetic Foot. He is now the President of the ethics and administrative committee of the Hellenic Diabetes Association and Vice President of the Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He also serves as an editorial board member for more than 40 international journals.