Charalampia V. Geladari, MD, PhD Candidate
Dr Charalampia V. Geladari, is an Internist and a PhD Candidate at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Currently, she runs her own Private Practice and works as a Research Fellow at the Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Clinic, at the Athens Medical Group, Psychiko Clinic, in Athens, Greece.
After having graduated from the University of Patras Medical School she moved to the USA where she completed a postdoctoral cardiovascular fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, in Boston Massachusetts under the mentorship of Maria Irene Kontaridis.
During her fellowship she participated as a mentor in the 2012 Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program of the Harvard Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Fourth Department of Internal Medicine of Evangelismos General Hospital, in Athens, Greece. Along with Vasilios Papademetriou and Emmanuel A. Andreadis she is a co-Editor of the book: “Management of Hypertension: Current practice and Application of Landmark trials” published by Springer in 2019.
She is member in many medical societies including the European Society of Hypertension and the Hellenic Society of Hypertension. In 2019, she earned a scholarship from the Hellenic Society of Hypertension. In February 2020, she founded the Hellenic Society of Environmental and Climate Medicine after being inspired and motivated by the efforts and work of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard C-CHANGE).
Eleni V. Geladari, MD, MS Candidate
Dr Eleni V. Geladari is a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Patras. In 2010, she moved to the USA where she completed her postdoctoral cardiovascular fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, in Boston Massachusetts under the mentorship of Maria Irene Kontaridis.
In 2013 she also became a clinical and translational research fellow at the Laboratory of Professor Christos Mantzoros in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr Geladari completed her Internal Medicine residency at the First Department of Internal Medicine of Evangelismos General Hospital in Athens, Greece. During her residency, she spent six months in the USA as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Hypertension and Vascular Medicine Clinic, in the Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center, a program affiliated with the Georgetown University Hospital under the guidance of Professor Vasilios Papademetriou. She is a Master of Science Candidate in Gastrenterology at the South Wales University, in UK since 2019.
In 2019, she became attending physician at the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, at “Hippokration” Hospital, in Athens, Greece. In parallel, she works as a Research Fellow at the Outpatient Center for the Liver Diseases under the mentorship of Professor Spyridon Ntourakis. In 2020, she became a co-Founder of the Hellenic Society of Environmental and Climate Medicine.
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Dr Emmanuel A. Andreadis, MD, PhD
Dr Emmanuel A. Andreadis, MD, PhD is Director of the Internal Medicine Department and the Head of the Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at Athens Medical Group, Psychiko Clinic in Athens, Greece, which has been recognized as an ESH Center of Excellence since 2012. In 2018, Dr Andreadis and the Center became affiliated with the Hypertension and Vascular Medicine Clinic of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Washington, DC, USA.
Previously he had served for 38 years as attending physician and the Director of the Fourth Internal Medicine Department at Evangelismos Hospital, in Athens, Greece. He trained extensively in Hypertension at the University Department of Medicine & Therapeutics and the Glasgow Blood Pressure Clinic, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK, and he is an ESH Clinical Hypertension Specialist. He is also a European Fellow on Medical Angiology having trained at the Saint Mary’s Hospital, in London, UK.
Dr Andreadis is a member of the European Society of Hypertension and the Hellenic Society of Hypertension. His research focuses on hypertension and especially on blood pressure monitoring. He is the Editor of the book “Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease” published by Springer in 2016. In 2019, along with Professor Vasilios Papademetriou and Dr Charalampia V. Geladari he co-edited the book: “Management of Hypertension: Current practice and Application of Landmark trials”. He is a highly talented and experienced clinician, with over 40 years of experience in hospital and clinic settings in both acute and primary care. He is highly familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of multiple disease states and health concerns.
Professor Spyridon P. Dourakis
Professor Spyridon P. Dourakis is a graduate of the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, with “Excellent” (June 1977). Employed in the Liver Unit of the Department of Medicine, at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK, (1989 -1991). Employed in Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, “Hippokration” Hospital, Athens, Greece since 1991. Professor in Internal Medicine and Director of 2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, “Hippokration” Hospital, in Athens, Greece since 2010.
He is member of many Greek and International medical societies including EASL and AASLD. He is also a PastPresident of the Hellenic Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2009-11). He has participated in several research projects mainly related to clinical and laboratory aspects of liver diseases. He has given more than 300 lectures, written 200 chapters in medical books and published 300 papers in peer-review medical journals.
Professor Vasilios Papademetriou
Professor Vasilios Papademetriou, is a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine scholar track, and staff cardiologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is the Director of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Research, Interventional Hypertension and Vascular Medicine program, and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Papademetriou’s clinical interests include invasive and interventional cardiac procedures, PCI, pericardiocentesis, stress and transesophageal echocardiography, and revascularization of high risk patients. He runs a large clinic of patients with resistant hypertension and dyslipidemia. His research is focused on hypertension and vascular biology, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, acute coronary syndromes/acute MI, and cardiovascular complications of diabetes. He has special interest in device-based treatment of patients with resistant hypertension and he is one of the principal investigators and pioneers of Renal Denervation projects. He has been a Principal Investigator for many “investigator initiated” and multicenter clinical trials and received numerous grants and awards from both public funding and industrial sponsors. Dr. Papademetriou has lectured nationally and internationally for over 25 years.
He has published over 380 peer-reviewed research papers, review articles, editorials in peer review journals, and has published several book chapters. Along with Charalampia V. Geladari and Emmanuel A. Andreadis he co-edited a book entitled: “Management of Hypertension: Current practice and Application of Landmark trials”. He presented over 600 abstracts at national and international meetings. He serves as a reviewer of several prestigious journals such as Circulation, Circulation Research, Hypertension, JAMA, American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, American Journal of Hypertension, and the New England Journal of Medicine.
He is a member of many professional societies, and serves as a member of the Joint National Committee on Detection Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension and he is a member of the Cardio-Renal Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. He was the Founder and served as the first president of the American Society of Hypertension Chapter of Washington and the Hellenic Society for Health Science.
Dr. Papademetriou received his medical degree from Athens University School of Medicine and completed his training at the NIH, Georgetown University and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington DC. Dr. Papademetriou is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease both in the US and in Greece.
Professor Konstantinos Tsioufis
Professor Konstantinos Tsioufis is Professor of Cardiology and he is in charge of the Hypertension Unit of the First Cardiology Clinic, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece. He received his MD Degree from the Medical School of the University of Athens in 1987 and obtained his Doctorate Degree from the same University in 1997. He received clinical training in interventional Cardiology and Hypertension at the University of Athens, Greece and later at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.
He has published widely on hypertensive disease, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology and he is involved in major clinical trials regarding novel interventional therapies of hypertension. He has more than 340 publications in peer- reviewed Journals (H-index> 38). He is co-Editor of the book ‘’Interventional Therapies of Secondary and Essential Hypertension’’ and he has contributed with more than 20 Chapters in Books. He is Member of the Editorial Board of “Journal of Hypertension”, “Hellenic Journal of Cardiology”, “Clinical Research in Cardiology”, “Journal of Hypertension Research” and Reviewer in major Cardiology and Critical Care Journals. Professor Tsioufis is the Past President of ESH (European Society of Hypertension), and the Past President of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology.
Dr. Konstantinos Aronis, MD
Dr. Konstantinos Aronis, MD is a Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated from University of Patras School of Medicine in 2008. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center and his Cardiology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has also completed a clinical and translation research fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and an NIH-funded research fellowship in computational cardiac electrophysiology and complex systems at the Johns Hopkins University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Echocardiography. His clinical interests are in heart rhythm disorders including invasive management of complex cardiac arrhythmias and advanced imaging in patients with cardiac arrhythmias. His research interests are in applications of computational cardiac electrophysiology, complex systems theory, and non-linear dynamics with the goal of understanding the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and developing new therapeutic approaches.
Dr Natalia Vallianou
Dr Natalia Vallianou is a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Thessaly. She completed her Master’s degree and her PhD at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She works as an attending physician at the First Department of Internal Medicine of Evangelismos General Hospital in Athens, Greece, since 2012. Previously, she worked as an attending physician at Polikliniki Hospital in Athens, Greece and as scientific collaborator of the Infectious Diseases Outpatient Office at the Laikon General Hospital.
Her research and clinical interests include infectious diseases and diabetology. She has published over 131 articles in peer-review medical journals and has participated in several research projects and meetings.
Dr Alexandros Skourtis, MD
Dr Alexandros Skourtis, MD is a graduate of the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the First Department of Internal Medicine, at Evangelismos General Hospital in Athens, Greece, one of the largest hospitals in the Balkan Area. During his residency training he also served as a medical doctor in the headquarters of the Greek National Centre for Health Operations. From 2016 to 2020, he worked as an attending physician at the First Department of Internal Medicine at Evangelismos General Hospital in Athens. Today he is working as a consultant internal medicine physician, at the Emergency Department, at Evangelismos General Hospital, in Athens. Besides being a highly-qualified and experienced clinician with a wide range of skills, he has several research and clinical interests that include infectious diseases and emergency medicine. He has also published several articles and case-reports in peer-review medical journals.
Dr. Edison Jahaj, MD, MS, PhD
Dr. Edison Jahaj, MD, MS, PhD is a graduate of the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. After his graduation, he earned his Master’s Degree in Epidemiology – Research Methodology in Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Declaration and Public Health from the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics of the Medical School at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Dr Jahaj also completed his PhD thesis at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens where he studied the significance of biomarkers in polytrauma patients in predicting sepsis. His research and clinical interests focus on infectious diseases, nutrition, biomarkers and epidemiology. He is now completing his internal medicine residency training at the First Department of Internal Medicine in Evangelismos General Hospital and he aspires to pursue a career in Clinical Dermatology. In parallel, he serves as Managing Editor in a peer-review international journal entitled “Health and Research Journal”. Furthermore, he is a member of many national and international medical and scientific societies. Currently, he participates as a study investigator in more than 5 clinical trials (phases 2 and 3) in Evangelismos General Hospital in Athens, Greece.
Dr. Dimitris C. Kounatidis, MD, MS and PhD Candidate
Dr. Dimitris C. Kounatidis, MD, MS and PhD Candidate is a graduate of the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is currently completing his Residency training at the First Department of Internal Medicine at Evangelismos General Hospital in Athens, Greece. During his training at the Evangelismos General Hospital he became familiar with several clinical cases and treatment protocols and he gained significant experience in Evidence-Based Medicine. In parallel, he is a Master of Science Candidate in Arterial Hypertension and Related Cardiovascular – Kidney Diseases at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, while he is also completing his PhD thesis, where he studies the effect of T3 thyroid hormone in cardioplegia in heart transplantation. His research and clinical interests include hypertension and diabetology, where he intends to become a specialist in the near future.
Dr Konstantinos Psounis, MD, PhD Candidate
Dr Konstantinos Psounis, MD, PhD Candidate was born in Athens, Greece, in 1978. He graduated from the 2nd General Lyceum of Nea Ionia, Athens, in 1996. In 2004, he graduated from the School of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Verona in Italy, with degree grade “Excellent”. During his medical specialty training in Nephrology he worked for two years as Specialist Registrar in the 1st Internal Medicine Clinic of 1st IKA Hospital and then, as a Specialist Registrar in the Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation Clinic of Evangelismos General Hospital, in Athens. Throughout his training at the Nephrology Department he was actively involved in clinical nephrology, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, kidney transplantation, outpatient nephrology clinic and interventional nephrology. He also had 2 years of clinical experience in outpatient hypertension clinic and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in one of the European Society of Hypertension Centers of Excellence; the Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center, at Evangelismos Hospital, under the mentorship of Dr Emmanuel A. Andreadis. From 2015, he is a PHD candidate at the Medical School of the Democritus University of Thrace, working on a project entitled: “Automated Office Blood Pressure as a Prognostic Factor in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease”. For the last six years, Konstantinos Psounis works as Consultant Nephrologist at the Athens Medical Group, Dafne Dialysis Clinic, in Athens, Greece, and he also runs his own Private Practice. He is married to the General Surgeon Christina Karamveri and he has three children.
Dr Maria Tsoura, MD
Dr Maria Tsoura, MD is a graduate of the Medical School of the Democritus University of Thrace. After having graduated, she started the first part of her Medical Biopathology Residency at the Rethymnon General Hospital in Crete, Greece, for fifteen months, and afterwards she completed her Residency at Evangelismos General Hospital in Athens, Greece. In June 2018, she became a specialist in Medical Biopathology. Currently she works as a Medical Biopathologist at the Central Laboratories of Iaso, General Maternity and Gynecology Clinic, Iaso Children’s Hospital in Marousi, Greece, and as a Research Fellow at the Biopathology Laboratory at the Athens Medical Group, Paleo Faliro Clinic, in Athens, Greece. She is member in many medical societies including the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the Hellenic Society for Microbiology and the Hellenic Society of Medical Biopathology/Laboratory Medicine. Her clinical interests include clinical microbiology and infectious diseases in adults, children and neonates, and the immunology of infection.
Dr. Vasiliki A. Moragianni, MD, MS, FACOG
Dr. Vasiliki A. Moragianni, MD, MS, FACOG is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, as well as obstetrics and gynecology. She is an Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Dr. Moragianni, a native of Greece, graduated from Cornell University with a B.Sc. in Human Biology and then obtained a M.Sc. degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University. She received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed an OB/GYN residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia.
Following her residency, she completed her Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She subsequently joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School as Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, and was the Director of the International Patient Program at Boston IVF / Harvard Medical School. She later joined Fertility Solutions, a private practice with offices throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and was named Top Obstetrician/Gynecologist by the International Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists in 2013 and by the Consumers Research Council of America in 2014-2017. Dr. Moragianni has worked in private practice in the Northern Virginia area since 2015, before joining CCRM Northern Virginia in 2017. She was voted a Top Doctor by The Washingtonian in 2018 and 2019.
She has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles, has written numerous book chapters and continues to be involved in several research projects and presentations locally and around the world. Dr. Moragianni is an editor and reviewer for several journals, including Fertility & Sterility and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Her significant contribution to the fields of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility is illustrated by the many prestigious awards she has received.
Dr. Moragianni was elected ACOG Massachusetts Secretary/Treasurer, RESOLVE New England board member, as well as board member of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) and the Chair of SGI’s New Investigators Advisory Group. She has served as a member of the Nomination and Election Committee of the New England Fertility Society (NEFS), as well as the Harvard Academy of Medical Educators, the Harvard Joint Committee on the Status of Women, the New England Hellenic Medical & Dental Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia.
But most importantly, Dr. Moragianni deeply cares about her patients and makes herself available to them as a healthcare partner and advocate in their journey towards parenthood.