He is married and father of five children. He is a Graduate of the Greek Military Medical Academy and the Dental School of Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki (1981). He is an active duty Naval Officer of the Hellenic Navy since 1981. He completed his post graduate studies at 1989 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Tufts University, Boston USA(1985-1989). Since then he is the director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at the Naval and Veterans Hospital of Athens,Greece. Dr .Fakitsas continued his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 1995 and 2000 in the USA as well as in Germany. He has more than 180 presentations and papers in Hellenic and International academic activities. He is Proffessor at the Nursing School of the Hellenic Armed Forces as well as active member and Vice Presedent of the Educational Board of the same Academy. He is Visiting Assistant Proffessor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Currently as Captain of the Hellenic Navy has served as Director of Hospital Affairs and Hospital Management at the Hellenic Naval Headquarters.