I am currently the director of the second department of Internal Medicine of the University Hospital of Ioannina-Greece (www.bpath.gr) . I am deeply involved in the diagnosis and management of a great variety of diseases. Additionally, I have studied in depth acid-base and electrolyte abnormalities commonly encountered in clinical practice. Furthermore, I am Head of the Lipids, Atherosclerosis and Obesity Department of the University of Ioannina. My main scientific and research activities are focused on the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and the diagnosis and treatment of the classical and emerging cardiovascular risk factors.
Achievement and Award and Research Interests
I am a Professor of Internal Medicine of the University of Ioannina. I am the director of the second department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of Ioannina (www.bpath.gr) . I am also the chief of the Lipids, Atherosclerosis, and Obesity Department. I have taken the Clinical Hypertension Specialist from the European Society of Hypertension. I am an active member of about 23 medical societies, including the European Hypertension Society, European Atherosclerosis Society and the International Society of Hypertension. Additionally, I am the President of the Greek section of the American Society of Angiology. I am the ex President of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society, and member of the Council of Governors of the Hellenic Association for the Study of Hypertension. I am editor in chief and member of the editorial board of 15 recognized medical journals. Furthermore, I have acted as a referee for about 81 international medical journals. I have organized many congresses and symposia in the field of Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Atherosclerosis and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. I was the Chairman of the Satellite Meeting on Secondary Dyslipidemias of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) 1999 symposium. I have participated in many International Multicentre Clinical Trials related to the treatment of hypertension, dyslipidemias, diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors. I have authored more than 535 papers in basic and clinical research in the field of Hypertension, Lipids and Atherosclerosis as well as Acid-base and Electrolyte Disorders.