Haralampos Milionis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Health Sciences, Department of Medicine
University of Ioannina

Dr Milionis was born in 1968 in Ioannina, Greece. He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Ioannina in 1991 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in the University Hospital of Ioannina.

He worked as a Clinical Attachment at the Department of Molecular Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry at Royal Free Hospital, London, UK (1999). He took a sabbatical in the Stroke Unit of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland (2012).

Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, in the University of Ioannina, School of Medicine (Ioannina, Greece) and Consultant at the 2nd Department of Internal Medicine (University Hospital of Ioannina). He is also Consultant at the Lipids, Atherosclerosis and Obesity Department and head of the Outpatient Lipid Clinic for Children and Adolescents of the University Hospital of Ioannina.

He is a member of 5 medical societies, including the European Atherosclerosis Society and the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society and fellow of the European Stroke Organization.

Dr Milionis is a member of the editorial board of two medical journals and a referee of more than 45 international medical journals.

He has participated in several International Multicenter Clinical Trials. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in basic and clinical research in the field of Lipids, Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Risk Factor Management and Stroke.

Selected publications from the last 3 years:

  1. Korantzopoulos P., Letsas K. P., Christogiannis Z., Kallantzi K., Massis I., Milionis H. J., Pappas C., Goudevenos J. A. Exercise-induced Repolarization Changes in Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease. Am J Cardiol 107(1): 37-40, 2011.
  2. Arnaoutoglou E, Kouvelos G, Milionis H, Mavridis A, Kolaitis N, Papa N, Papadopoulos G, Matsagkas M. Post-implantation syndrome following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: preliminary data. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 12(4): 609-614, 2011.
  3. Kastorini C., Milionis H., Esposito K., Giugliano D., Goudevenos J., Panagiotakos D. The effect of Mediterranean Diet on Metabolic Syndrome and its components: A meta-analysis of 50 studies and 534,906 individuals. J Am Coll Cardiol 57(11): 1299-1313, 2011.
  4. Christodoulou D. K., Milionis H. J., Papageorgiou P., Katsanos K. H., Sigounas D., Florentin M., Elisaf M., Tsianos E. V. Association of helicobacter pylori ifenction with cardiovascular disease – Is it just a myth?. Eur J Intern Med 22(2): 191-194, 2011.
  5. Kalantzi K.I., Dimitriou A.A., Milionis H.J., Goudevenos I.A., Tselepis A.D. Clopidogrel differentially affects platelet-mediated thrombosis and inflammatory response in patients with acute coronary syndromes. J Thromb Haemost 9(4): 875-888, 2011.
  6. Kosmidou M., Milionis H. J., Giannopoulos S. C-reactive protein, highly selective C-reactive protein, endothelin-1, and ischemic stroke. Am J Emerg Med 29(4):470-471, 2011.
  7. Tziallas D., Kostapanos M.S., Skapinakis P., Milionis H.J., Athanasiou T., Elisaf M., Mavreas V. The association between Type D personality and the metabolic syndrome: a cross-sectional study in a University-based outpatient lipid clinic.BMC Res Notes 5;4:105, 2011.
  8. Lykissas M.G., Koulouvaris P., Kostas-Agnantis I., Gkiatas I., Milionis H.J., Mavrodontidis A.N. Snakebites of fingers or toes by viperidae family members: an orthopaedic approach. Acta Orthop Belg 77(2):246-251, 2011.
  9. Kouvelos G.N., Milionis H.J., Arnaoutoglou E.M., Chasiotis G., Gartzonika C., Papa N.K., Tzimas P., Matsagkas M.I. Postoperative levels of cardiac troponin versus CK-MB and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein for the prediction of 1-year cardiovascular outcome in patients undergoing vascular surgery.Coron Artery Dis 22(6): 428-434, 2011.
  10. Liamis G., Milionis H.J., Elisaf M. Hyponatremia in patients with infectious diseases. J Infect 63(5): 327-335, 2011.
  11. Milionis H.J., Gerotziafas G., Kostapanos M.S., Vemmou A., Zis P., Spengos K., Elisaf M., Vemmos K.N. Clopidogrel vs. Aspirin Treatment on Admission Improves 5-Year Survival After a First-ever Acute Ischemic Stroke. Data from the Athens Stroke Outcome Project.Arch Med Res 42(6): 443-450, 2011.
  12. Kastorini C.M., Milionis H.J., Ioannidi A., Kalantzi K., Nikolaou V., Vemmos K.N., Goudevenos JA, Panagiotakos DB. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet in relation to acute coronary syndrome or stroke nonfatal events: a comparative analysis of a case/case-control study.Am Heart J 162(4):717-724, 2011.
  13. Moutzouri E., Liberopoulos E., Mikhailidis D.P., Kostapanos M.S., Kei A.A., Milionis H., Elisaf M. Comparison of the effects of simvastatin vs. rosuvastatin vs. simvastatin/ezetimibe on parameters of insulin resistance. Int J Clin Pract 65(11):1141-1148, 2011.
  14. Christodoulou D.K., Milionis H. J., Tsianos E.V. Helicobacter pylori as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease: is it or is it not? Eur J Intern Med 22(6): e148, 2011.
  15. Aggouridis A.P., Elisaf M., Miliionis H.J. An overview of lipid abnormalities in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Ann Gastroenterol 24(3): 181-187, 2011.
  16. Kastorini C.M., Milionis H.J., Kantas D., Bika E., Nikolaou V. Vemmos K.N., Goudevenos J.A., Panagiotakos D.B. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet in relation to ischemic stroke nonfatal events in nonhypercholesterolemic and hypercholesterolemic participants: results of a case/control study. Angiology 63(7): 509-515, 2012.
  17. Markoula S., Milionis H., Lazaros L., Spengos K., Vassilopoulou S., Chatzistefanidis D., Kargiotis O., Georgiou I., Kyritsis A.P. Associations of ESR2 AluI (G/A) polymorphism with ischemic stroke in Caucasians. J Neurol Sci 15;316(1-2):126-130, 2012.
  18. Kastorini C.M., Milionis H.J., Kalantzi K., Trichia E., Nikolaou V., Vemmos K.N., Goudevenos J.A., Panagiotakos D.B. The mediating effect of the Mediterranean diet on the role of discretionary and hidden salt intake regarding non-fatal acute coronary syndrome or stroke events: A case/case-control study. Atherosclerosis 225(1): 187-193, 2012.
  19. Kastorini C.M., Milionis H.J., Georgousopoulou E., Kostapanos M.S., Yannakoulia M., Nikolaou V., Vemmos K.N., Goudevenos J.A., Panagiotakos D.B. Modelling eating practices in non-fatal acute coronary syndrome or stroke development: a case/case-control study.Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23(3): 242-249, 2013.
  20. Christogiannis L.G., Kostapanos M.S., Tellis C.C., Milionis H.J., Tselepis A.D., Elisaf M.S. Distinct effects of fixed combinations of valsartan with either amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide on lipoprotein subfraction profile in patients with hypertension. J Hum Hypertens 27(1): 44-50, 2013.
  21. Kouvelos G.N., Arnaoutoglou E.M., Matsagkas M.I., Kostara C., Gartzonika C., Bairaktari E.T., Milionis H.J. Effects of Rosuvastatin With or Without Ezetimibe on Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Elective Vascular Surgery: Results of a Pilot Study. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 18(1): 5-12, 2013.
  22. Makariou S.E., Michel P., Tzoufi M.S., Challa A., Milionis H.J. Vitamin D and Stroke: Promise for Prevention and Better Outcome. Curr Vasc Pharmacol 12(1): 117-124, 2014.
  23. Moutzouri E., Tellis C.C., Rousouli K., Liberopoulos E.N., Milionis H.J., Elisaf M.S., Tselepis A.D. Effect of simvastatin or its combination with ezetimibe on Toll-like receptor expression and lipopolysaccharide - Induced cytokine production in monocytes of hypercholesterolemic patients. Atherosclerosis 225(2): 381-387, 2012.
  24. Milionis H, Faouzi M, Cordier M, D'Ambrogio-Remillard S, Eskandari A, Michel P. Characteristics and early and long-term outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke and low ejection fraction. Int J Cardiol 168(2): 1082-1087, 2013.
  25. Milionis H, Michel P. Acute ischemic cerebrovascular events on antiplatelet therapy: what is the optimal prevention strategy? Curr Pharm Des 19(21):3788-3794, 2013.
  26. Ní Chróinín D, Asplund K, Åsberg S, Callaly E, Cuadrado-Godia E, Díez-Tejedor E, Di Napoli M, Engelter ST, Furie KL, Giannopoulos S, Gotto AM Jr, Hannon N, Jonsson F, Kapral MK, Martí-Fàbregas J, Martínez-Sánchez P, Milionis HJ, Montaner J, Muscari A, Pikija S, Probstfield J, Rost NS, Thrift AG, Vemmos K, Kelly PJ. Statin therapy and outcome after ischemic stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies and randomized trials. Stroke 44(2):448-456, 2013.
  27. Papavasileiou V, Milionis H, Cordier M, Eskandari A, Ntaios G, Michel P. Aseptic meningoencephalitis mimicking transient ischaemic attacks. Infection 41(2): 485-491, 2013.
  28. Ntaios G, Lip GY, Makaritsis K, Papavasileiou V, Vemmou A, Koroboki E, Savvari P, Manios E, Milionis H, Vemmos K. CHADS₂, CHA₂S₂DS₂-VASc, and long-term stroke outcome in patients without atrial fibrillation. Neurology 80(11): 1009-1017, 2013.
  29. Papavasileiou V, Milionis H, Michel P, Makaritsis K, Vemmou A, Koroboki E, Manios E, Vemmos K, Ntaios G. ASTRAL score predicts 5-year dependence and mortality in acute ischemic stroke. Stroke 44(6): 1616-1620, 2013.
  30. Kastorini CM, Georgousopoulou E, Vemmos KN, Nikolaou V, Kantas D, Milionis HJ, Goudevenos JA, Panagiotakos DB. Comparative analysis of cardiovascular disease risk factors influencing nonfatal acute coronary syndrome and ischemic stroke. Am J Cardiol 112(3): 349-354, 2013.
  31. Milionis H, Vemmou A, Ntaios G, Makaritsis K, Koroboki E, Papavasileiou V, Savvari P, Spengos K, Elisaf M, Vemmos K. Ankle-brachial index long-term outcome after first-ever ischaemic stroke. Eur J Neurol 20(11): 1471-1478, 2013.
  32. Arnaoutoglou E, Kouvelos G, Papa N, Koulouras V, Milionis H, Matsagkas M. Regarding "the impact of endograft type on inflammatory response after endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm". J Vasc Surg 58(2):570, 2013.
  33. Kastorini CM, Papadakis G, Milionis HJ, Kalantzi K, Puddu PE, Nikolaou V, Vemmos KN, Goudevenos JA, Panagiotakos DB. Comparative analysis of a-priori and a-posteriori dietary patterns using state-of-the-art classification algorithms: a case/case-control study. Artif Intell Med 59(3): 175-183, 2013.
  34. Moutzouri E, Liberopoulos EN, Tellis CC, Milionis HJ, Tselepis AD, Elisaf MS. Comparison of the effect of simvastatin versus simvastatin/ezetimibe versus rosuvastatin on markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in subjects with hypercholesterolemia. Atherosclerosis 231(1): 8-14, 2013.
  35. Ntalas IV, Milionis HJ, Kei AA, Kalantzi KI, Goudevenos JA. Antiplatelet Treatment in the Secondary Prevention of Coronary and Cerebrovascular Disease: Is There any Place for Novel Agents? Angiology 65(6): 473-490, 2014.
  36. Vlahos AP, Naka KK, Bechlioulis A, Theoharis P, Vakalis K, Moutzouri E, Miltiadous G, Michalis LK, Siamopoulou-Mavridou A, Elisaf M, Milionis HJ. Endothelial dysfunction, but not structural atherosclerosis, is evident early in children with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Pediatr Cardiol 35(1): 63-70, 2014.
  37. Fiolaki A, Tsamis KI, Milionis HJ, Kyritsis AP, Kosmidou M, Giannopoulos S. Atherosclerosis, biomarkers of atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Int J Neurosci 124(1): 1-11, 2014.
  38. Georgousopoulou EN, Kastorini CM, Milionis HJ, Ntziou E, Kostapanos MS, Nikolaou V, Vemmos KN, Goudevenos JA, Panagiotakos DB. Association between mediterranean diet and non-fatal cardiovascular events, in the context of anxiety and depression disorders: a case/case-control study. Hellenic J Cardiol 55(1): 24-31, 2014.
  39. Milionis H. Combining a statin with a fibrate versus fibrate monotherapy: efficacious but safe? Expert Opin Drug Saf 13(3): 267-269, 2014.
  40. Ntaios G, Papavasileiou V, Makaritsis K, Milionis H, Michel P, Vemmos K. Association of ischaemic stroke subtype with long-term cardiovascular events. Eur J Neurol 21(8): 1108-1114, 2014.
  41. Ntaios G, Papavasileiou V, Makaritsis K, Milionis H, Manios E, Michel P, Lip GY, Vemmos K. Statin treatment is associated with improved prognosis in patients with AF-related stroke. Int J Cardiol 177(1): 129-133, 2014.
  42. Konidari Z, Kastorini CM, Milionis HJ, Bika E, Nikolaou V, Vemmos KN, Goudevenos JA, Panagiotakos DB. Eating behaviors and their relationship with cardiovascular disease. A case/case-control study. Appetite 80: 89-95, 2014.
  43. Barkas F, Milionis H, Kostapanos MS, Mikhailidis DP, Elisaf M, Liberopoulos E. How effective are the ESC/EAS and 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines in treating dyslipidemia? Lessons from a lipid clinic. Curr Med Res Opin 2014 Nov 24:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]
  44. Ntaios G, Papavasileiou V, Milionis H, Makaritsis K, Manios E, Spengos K, Michel P, Vemmos K. Embolic strokes of undetermined source in the athens stroke registry: a descriptive analysis. Stroke 46(1): 176-181, 2015.
  45. Milionis H, Papavasileiou V, Eskandari A, D'Ambrogio-Remillard S, Ntaios G, Michel P. Anemia on admission predicts short- and long-term outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Int J Stroke 10(2): 224-230, 2015.
  46. Milionis H, Liamis G, Elisaf M. Proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 inhibitors: next generation in lipid-lowering therapy. Expert Opin Biol Ther 15(2): 287-298, 2015.
  47. Papavasileiou V, Milionis H, Hirt L, Michel P. Strokes and TIAs during and after Carotid Artery Doppler: Cause or Coincidence? Ultrasound Med Biol 41(2): 418-422, 2015.
  48. Kouvelos GN, Arnaoutoglou EM, Milionis HJ, Raikou VD, Papa N, Matsagkas MI. The effect of adding ezetimibe to rosuvastatin on renal function in patients undergoing elective vascular surgery. Angiology 2015 Feb;66(2):128-35.
  49. Arnaoutoglou E, Kouvelos G, Papa N, Kallinteri A, Milionis H, Koulouras V, Matsagkas M. Prospective Evaluation of Post-implantation Inflammatory Response After EVAR for AAA: Influence on Patients' 30 Day Outcome. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2015 Jan 9. pii: S1078-5884(14)00654-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejvs.2014.12.006. [Epub ahead of print]