Having over 35 years of experience as a gynecologist, Dr Giakoumakis studied in the Medical Department of the University of Athens, specializing in Obstetrics/Gynecology. He completed his internship at the hospital ‘Krankenhaus Holweide’ in Koln, Germany, and his specialty in the University Hospital Alexandra in Athens. He took the position of Head of the Gynecological Department in the General Hospital of Chania and continued his career as Director of the Gynecological Department at a private hospital in his hometown, Chania. Just in 1992 he made his dream come true by founding the Mediterranean Institute of Fertility and since then he helped hundreds of couples and singles to achieve their own dream of holding their baby! His personal pursuit does not stop here. Some years later, he pushed his limits and helped the patients with the surrogacy programme since 2005 when the law in Greece permitted it. Wanting to constantly develop his knowledge in the field of assisted reproduction, he actively participates in conferences around the world every year. Also he is an active member of several organizations, and as a highlight, founder member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Mediterranean Society of Reproductive Medicine (MSRM), the Middle East Fertility Society (MEFS) and he was Honorary President of the Medical Society of Crete.