Dr Raptis obtained his medical qualification from the University of Patras in Greece in 2002 and soon after his house officer training years, he moved to the UK to complete the paediatric specialty in Manchester.
His PhD studies in Immunology involved the innate immune system of the neonate. To consolidate his training in Allergy, he undertook the field-leading MSc program in allergy at Imperial College London and subsequently became UEMS board certified in Allergology and Clinical Immunology.
He was awarded with the NHS Career Researcher Fellowship in 2018 and through his research programme aims to develop a model of care which will cover the holistic needs of the child with severe allergies; from diagnosis and management to education of patients, carers and community professionals.
He has been working as a consultant in General Paediatrics and Allergy since 2012, joining the allergy and general paediatric team at Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow in 2016. At present his responsibilities are mainly in allergy.