George Patoulis was born in Athens in 1961 and comes from Crete. In 1981 he was admitted to the Medical School of Athens where he specializes as an orthopedic surgeon at the People's Hospital of Athens, where he prepared his doctoral dissertation. He worked as a doctor and at the same time, in the period 1998-2000, he specialized in Health Economics and graduated from the National School of Public Health. His trade union activity in the field of Health begins in 1996, while from 2011 until today he is the President of the Medical Association of Athens. He has been active in the field of Local Government since 1998, when he was elected Municipal Councilor for the first time in the Municipality of Pefki and in 2006 he was elected Mayor of Maroussi. In the Local Elections of May 2019, Georgios Patoulis was elected Governor of Attica.