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People

Executive Board

People behind the institute

Evangelos J.Giamarellos-Bourboulis MD, PhD President


He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in 1994, where he also completed his PhD in 1998 entitled “The in vitro activity of polyunsaturated fatty acids on Gram-negative bacteria”. He finished his training in Internal Medicine in Laikon Athens Hospital in 2001 and he was specialized in the immunology of infectious disease at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands in 2006-2007. He is currently Professor of Internal Medicine at Athens Medical School and Supervisor of the Immunology of Infectious Diseases Laboratory and Out-Patient Centre at ATTIKON University Hospital. His research interests include the pathogenesis of sepsis with emphasis on immunoparalysis, innate immunity and biological therapies in hidradenitis suppurativa, and in vitro activities and pharmacokinetic of antimicrobials and their interactions on multidrug- resistant species. He has published 332 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals, including 16 review articles. He has received 32 awards in Hellenic Congresses and seven awards at international congresses for studies on sepsis. He has more than 10,500 citations with h-index 53. He is also Guest Professor of the Center for Sepsis Control and Care of the Jena University Hospital where he worked in 2012 and 2013.


Haralambos Bassaris MD, PhD Vice President


He is internist and infectious diseases consultant. He went through all the levels of hierarch at the University of Patras where he eventually became Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. During the period 2006-2011 he served as chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and of Infectious Diseases of the Rion University Hospital of the University of Patras. His main research interests are the pharmacology of newer antimicrobials and the pathophysiology of sepsis. He has 87 publications in peerreviewed international journals and h-index 31.


Kyriaki Kanellakopoulou MD, PhD Secretary


She graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in 1969 when she also completed her PhD in 1976 on the pharmacokinetic properties of 2nd generation cephalosporins. She was trained in Infectious Diseases in London in 1980. She went through all ranks of hierarchy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School as lecturer in 1979, Assistant Professor in 1989, Associate Professor in 2000 and Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in 2011. She is currently Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her main research interests are the pharmacokinetics of newer antimicrobials and the management of orthopedic infections with the use of elution systems. She has published 82 peer-reviewed articles in international journals with more than 1,000 citations.


Maria Mouktaroudi MD, PhD Treasurer


She graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in 1996, where she also completed her PhD in 2006 on the in vivo effect of arachidonic acid on the management of experimental infections by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. She finished her training in internal medicine in Laikon Athens Hospital in 2003 and she was specialized in the immunology of infectious disease at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands in 2006-2007. She also received training in the management of Diabetes Mellitus in 2009-2010 at the Out-Patients Department of Diabetes of the the ATTIKON University Hospital. She is currently Consultant of Internal Medicine at ATTIKON University Hospital. Her research interests include the pathogenesis of sepsis with emphasis on biological therapies. She has published 29 peerreviewed articles in international scientific journals.


Charalambos Gogos MD, PhD Member


He is internist and infectious diseases consultant. He went through all the levels of hierarch at the University of Patras where he is since 2004 Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Since 2011 he is chairmen of the Department of Internal Medicine and of Infectious Diseases of the Rion University Hospital of the University of Patras. His main research interests are the pathophysiology of sepsis with emphasis on the immunoparalysis of sepsis and the management of chronic hepatitis C. He has 170 publications in peerreviewed international journals and h-index 31. He is the coordinator of the Hellenic Sepsis Study Group since 2006.


Members of the general assembly

Foteini Baziaka MD, PhD


She is internist specialized in Internal Medicine and in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the 4th Department of Internal Medicine at ATTIKON University Hospital. She had her PhD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in June 2009 on the immunomodulatory properties of intravenous clarithromycin in experimental sepsis by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. She has 35 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals.



Georgios Koratzanis MD, PhD


He is internist and Infectious Diseases Consultant. He went through all the levels of hierarchy of the Greek National Health System and he reached the rank of Director of the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine of Athens Sismanogleion General Hospital from which he retired in 2011. He has 32 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals.



Pantelis Koutoukas MD, PhD


He is internist and intensivist specialized in Internal Medicine and in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the 4th Department of Internal Medicine at ATTIKON University Hospital. He had his PhD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in February 2010 on the immunomodulatory properties of intravenous clarithromycin in experimental sepsis by multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. He has 24 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals.



Antigone Kotsaki MD, PhD


She is internist specialized in Internal Medicine and in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the 4th Department of Internal Medicine at ATTIKON University Hospital. She had her PhD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in November 2012 on the genetic polymorphisms of septic patients. She has 24 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals. She is currently Academic Scholar at the Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School.



Konstantinos Madragos MD, PhD


He is intensivist and chairman of the Intensive Care Unit at “Korgialeneion-Benakeion” Athens General Hospital. His main research interests are the pharmacokinetics of new antimicrobials in critically ill patients. He has participated in 24 peer-reviewed articles.



Andreas Papapetropoulos PhD


He is pharmacist specialized in the biology of modulators of the vascular endothelium with major emphasis in sepsis and the biology of hydrogen sulfide. He is currently Professor of Molecular Pharmacology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Pharmacy. He has 142 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals with h-index 49.



Maria Raftogiannis MD, PhD


She is internist specialized in Internal Medicine and in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the 4th Department of Internal Medicine at ATTIKON University Hospital. She had her PhD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in April 2009 on the immunomodulatory properties of intravenous clarithromycin in experimental sepsis by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. She has 32 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals.



Aikaterini Spyridaki, MD, PhD


She is internist specialized in Internal Medicine and in Immunology of Infectious Diseases at the 4th Department of Internal Medicine at ATTIKON University Hospital. She had her PhD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in December 2012 on the immunomodulatory properties of intravenous clarithromycin monocytes of patients suffering from sepsis and ventilator-associated pneumonia. She has 18 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals.


Main Collaborators

Leda Efstratiou

Head Administrator, Head of Quality Assurance



Antigone Kotsaki, MD, PhD

Study monitor



Miltiades Kyprianou

Statistical advisor



Manos Sofianopoulos

Advisor on Project Management



Contracted Personnel for the Conduct of Clinical Studies

Karolina Akinosoglou, MD, PhD, 2016-January 2018
Nikolaos Antonakos, MD, PhD, September-December 2015
Anna-Lisa Delastic, MD, PhD, May 2018-today
Theodora Kanni, MD, PhD, September 2015-June 2017
Georgia Marini, November 2017-today
Iliana Pantelidou, MD, PhD, September-December 2015
Labros Sabracos, MD, PhD, 2014-today
Nikolaos Tziolos, MD, June 2015-August 2016