Studies Medical Degree (MD), University of Athens, Greece
PhD The role of PAF-acetylhydrolase in serum, grade excellent
Specialization Diabetology, Internal Medicine
Fellowships Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in the Molecular Pathology - Clinical Biochemistry Department, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
Current Appointment Consultant in Internal Medicine, Consultant at the outpatient Diabetes Clinic and at the outpatient Lipid disorders Clinic, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece
International Appointments National Expert on Secondment, Scientific Advice and Orphan Drugs Sector, European Medicines Agency (EMA), London, UK
Principal/Co-Investigator in Clinical trials 21 total; 15 RCTs (up to Sep 2014)
International Publications (PubMed) 55 (up to Sep 2014)
Landmark publications 1. Tsilidis KK, Capothanassi D, Allen NE, Rizos EC, Lopez DS, van Veldhoven K, Sacerdote C, Ashby D, Vineis P, Tzoulaki I, Ioannidis JP. Metformin Does Not Affect Cancer Risk: A Cohort Study in the U.K. Clinical Practice Research Datalink Analyzed Like an Intention-to-Treat Trial. Diabetes Care. 2014 Sep;37(9):2522-32.
2. Rizos EC, Ntzani EE. ω-3 Fatty acids and lutein + zeaxanthin supplementation for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May;174(5):771-2.
3. Rizos EC, Ntzani EE, Bika E, Kostapanos MS, Elisaf MS. Association between omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and risk of major cardiovascular disease events: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2012 Sep 12;308(10):1024-33.
Citations 1190 (up to Sep 2014)
H-factor 16
Member of medical societies Diabetes & Cardiovascular disease - D&CVD- EASD study group.
Working group of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society (HAS) for the epidemiology and prevention of atherosclerosis.
Institute for Research and Education for Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndromes, Greece.
Greek Diabetological Society.
Greek Atherosclerosis Society.
Foreign languages English: Proficiency, University of Cambridge
French: Sorbonne 1re degré