Elpis-Athina Vlachopapadopoulou

Elpis-Athina Vlachopapadopoulou

Elpis-Athina Vlachopapadopoulou received the MD degree from the University of Athens, Greece with “magna cum laude” in 1986. Following completion of Pediatric Residency at St. Luke‟s/ Roosevelt Hospital Center of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons campus (1990) she proceeded to a Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in NYC (1990-94). She became Board Certified in both Pediatrics 1990 and Pediatric Endocrinology, 1997. She returned to Athens, Greece in 1994, and she is working in Children‟s Hospital “P. & A. Kyriakou”, Dept. of Growth and Development-Endocrinology since 1997, currently as Director. She holds Greek Boards in Pediatrics and also Endocrinology. She is a member of the Endocrine Society since 1994, of the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology since 1997 and of the European Society of Endocrinology since 2006. She is actively participating in International meetings with more than 100 presentations, as well as, several in Greek symposia and meetings. Her main research interests focus on growth disorders, growth hormone deficiency, precocious puberty, obesity and long-term endocrine sequelae following treatment for childhood malignancies and bone marrow transplantation. She has authored 30 publications in peer-reviewed international and Greek journals, as well as book chapters. She has been a reviewer for journals, ESPE and ECOG meetings, as well as, national journals and meetings. She is the principal investigator in three Phase –II international protocols and co-investigator in four international observational studies.

She is very active in the field of childhood obesity. Since 2003, has been a member of the European Childhood Obesity Group. She follows and offers treatment plan to more than 600 /year overweight –obese children. She is leading investigator for the Hellenic National Action Plan for the Assessment Prevention and Treatment for Childhood Obesity in Greece with important research and field interventions among children and adolescents relating to obesity in Greece.


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