Curriculum Vitae

STYLIANOS K. VITTORAKIS MD, PhD

CURRICULUM VITAE

 ACADEMIC TITLE:

Ph.D – University of Athens 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

  • November 2011 to date Private Practice in Pulmonology in Chania Crete. The surgery has the necessary equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of all pulmonary diseases. Inpatient treatment and bronchoscopy for hospitalized patients in Private Clinics. 
  • Sept 2011 European Diploma in Adult Respiratory Medicine -  E.R.S – H.E.R.M.E.S (Harmonized Education in Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists)
  • March 2011 to Sept 2011 Research assistant/fellow in 7th Resp. Medicine Dpt. Postgraduate training in Sleep Disorders Lab of Sotiria Hospital, ATHENS
  •  20 -1- 2011Senior Registrar in Respiratory Medicine      
  • April 2006 to March 2011“Sotiria” Athens Chest Hospital, Athens, GREECE:  SHO II in Respiratory Medicine (inpatient work, outpatient clinics, emergency and on-call duties, bronchoscopy dept., Endobronchial EBUS Ultrasound Dept.)
  • December 2005 Department of Respiratory Medicine, ‘Sotiria’ Hospital, University of Athens, GREECE:  Clinical fellow in Respiratory Medicine
  •  May 2004 – Nov 2004     Dr. Vittorakis (General Practitioner) Private Clinic, Chania, Crete, GREECE:   Practicing in General Medicine    (inpatient work, outpatient clinics, emergency duties)
  • Aug. 2003 – May 2004 HELLENIC ARMY FORCΕ,   5th Infantry Division, Chania, 8th Infantry Division, Megisti Island, GREECE Second Lieutenant Doctor (inpatient work, outpatient clinics, emergency duties, medical support in military training expeditions)
  • July 2002 – July 2003 Meskla Regional Clinic, Kantanos Medical Center, Chania, GREECE:   SHO in General Medicine (mandatory Primary Health Care Service within the Greek NHS – outpatient clinics, house calls, emergency and on-call duties)
  • April 2002 – July 2002     “Agios Georgios” General Hospital, Chania, GREECE   SHO in General Surgery, Cardiology and A&E (mandatory District Hospital Service within the Greek NHS – inpatient work, outpatient clinics, emergency duties)

 EDUCATION & TRAINING

1995 – 2002 :  Medical Degree,    University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, GREECE

Febr. 2005 to May 2013 :   National and Kapodistrial University of Athens, GREECE

PhD course: Title: “Kinetics of dendritic cells subtypes in blood and skin of atopic patients upon one and multiple skin allergen challenges”.

May 2017: 6th  Panhellenic Medical Congress for Sleep Disorders, Athens Greece

May 2017: 43rd Panhellenic Medical Congress, Athens Greece

November 2016: 2nd Panhellenic Medical Congress for Chest and Environmental Diseases, Thessaloniki, Greece  

November 2016 : 18th Pancretan Medical Congress, Rethymnon, Greece    

May 2016  Asthma Seminar: “Asthma: Myths and realities” Greek Respiratory Society, Volos, Greece

Αpril 2016 Breathing 2016: COPD and Asthma Scientific Event, Athens, Greece

November 2015  24nd Pan-Hellenic Respiratory Congress, Athens, Greece

July 2015 ERS School Course: Smoking Cessation Using Innovative Techniques, Athens, Greece

October 2014 17th Pancretan Medical Congress, Heraklion, Greece                                          

March 2014 Asthma Seminar: “Asthma phenotypes and endotypes” Greek Respiratory Society, Athens, Greece

November 2013    22nd Pan-Hellenic Respiratory Congress, Athens, Greece

April 2013   Asthma Seminar: “Asthma from A to A” Greek Respiratory Society, Athens, Greece 

October 2012   21st Pan-Hellenic Respiratory Congress, Athens, Greece

September 2011  European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

January 2011   Hellenic Thoracic Society: Postgraduate Seminar In Chest Radiology

December 2010  ERS School Web-based Course 0n ‘The management of infants identified with cystic fibrosis following newborn screening’’

December 2010 Seminar in Smoking Cessation, Hellenic Thoracic Society, Athens

September 2010  European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2010, Barcelona, Spain

July 2010  Hellenic Thoracic Society: 4th Teaching Seminar on ‘Bronchoscopy: Science, Technique and Art’, Athens

April 2009  ‘13th State-of-the-Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine & Nursing Care’, Athens

April-May 2010 ‘ERS School Web-based Course 0n Chest Imaging: Technical aspects and interpretation’

June 2010 14th State-of-the-Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine & Nursing Care’, Athens, GREECE

May 2009    35ο Annual PanHellenic Medical Congress, Athens

April 2009  13th State-of-the-Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine & Nursing Care’, Athens, GREECE

March 2009    ECR 2009 (European Congress of Radiology), Vienna, AUSTRIA

October-November 2008:  ERS School Web-based Course 0n Smoking Cessation

October 2008: European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2008, Berlin, GERMANY

April-May 2008  ERS School Web-based Course 0n Spirometry

April 2008:12th State-of-the-Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine & Nursing Care’, Athens, GREECE

Αpril 2008    Postgraduate Seminar in Respiratory Medicine, Anavyssos, GREECE

November-December 2007:  ERS School Web-based Course 0n Pulmonary Hypertension 

April-July 2007  ERS School Web-based Course 0n Pneumonia July 2007  ERS Research Seminar ‘Severe Asthma’, Athens, GREECE

April 2007     11th State-of-the-Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on   Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine &Nursing Care’, Athens, GREECE

 March 2007   Postgraduate Seminar in Emergency Respiratory Medicine, Athens, GREECE

 March 2007   ECR 2007 (European Congress of Radiology), Vienna, AUSTRIA 

June 2006 EAACI & GA2LEN Summer School, Chalkidiki, GREECE 

March 2006   PAH University Course,   Hospital Antoine Beclere, South Paris University, Clamart,  FRANCE 

Jan. 2006  Scientific Meeting for Thromboembolic Disease – Pulmonary  Hypertension, Athens, GREECE 

Nov. 2005   Postgraduate Seminar in Respiratory Failure: Imaging and  Treatment, Athens, GREECE 

April 2005 9th State-of-the-Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on  Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine &  Nursing Care’, Athens, GREECE



RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

 Feb. 2005 to date Sotiria Athens Chest Hospital and Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens   Research in Asthma and Allergic Diseases

 
PAPERS

  • Vittorakis S, Samitas K, Tousa S, Zervas E, Aggelakopoulou M, Semitekolou M, Panoutsakopoulou V, Xanthou G, Gaga M. Circulating  Conventional and Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Subsets Display Distinct Kinetics during In Vivo Repeated Allergen Skin Challenges in Atopic Subjects. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:231036.  Epub 2014 Apr 28
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  • Skevaki CL, Psarras S, Volonaki E, Pratsinis H, Spyridaki IS, Gaga M, Georgiou V, Vittorakis S, Telcian AG, Maggina P, Kletsas D, Gourgiotis D, Johnston SL, Papadopoulos NG.“Rhinovirus-induced basic fibroblast growth factor release mediates airway remodeling features.” Clin Transl Allergy. 2012 Aug 21;2(1):14.

  • Chorianopoulos D, Samitas K, Vittorakis S, Kiriazi V, Rondoyianni D, Tsaousis G, Skoutelis A.’Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal-type.’Skinmed. 2010 Jan-Feb;8(1):56-8.

  • Samitas K, Zervas E, Vittorakis S, Semitekolou M, Alissafi T, Bossios A, Gogos H, Economidou E, Lötvall J, Xanthou G, Panoutsakopoulou V, Gaga M.’Osteopontin expression and relation to disease severity in human asthma.’Eur Respir J. 2010 Jun 18.

  • E.Zervas, K.Samitas, S.Vittorakis. M.Koutsami, A.Thomopoulos, A.Liapikou, E.Oikonomidou, M, Gaga: ‘Safety of Research bronchoscopy in mild-moderate and severe asthma’. Pneumon. 2010; 23:34-47

  • Samitas K, Chorianopoulos D, Vittorakis S, Zervas E, Economidou E, Papatheodorou G, Loukides S, Gaga M.
  • ‘Exhaled cysteinyl-leukotrienes and 8-isoprostane in patients with asthma and their relation to clinical severity.’
  • Respir Med. 2009 May;103(5):750-6. Epub 2008 Dec 24.

  • D.Chorianopoulos, K. Samitas, S. Vittorakis, V. Makrygianni, A. Tassidou, Ch.Vadala, A. Skoutelis: Indolent fever, weight loss and spleen infiltrate. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology,  2008; 43: 1275:1278

  • K.Samitas, S.Vittorakis, D.Chorianopoulos, E.Oikonomidou, M.Gaga: Immunological Mechanisms in The Lung. Pneumon, 2007; 20;3274
 
ORAL PRESENTATIONS

S.Vittorakis, M.Papadakakis, E.Michelaki, S.Niforatou-Daskalaki, E.Gavrilakis, E.Papadakis. “Bell’s palsy due to Lyme disease”, 18th Pancretan Medical Congress, November 2016, Rethymnon, Greece

S.Vittorakis, “Cough Variant Asthma” Asthma Seminar, Greek Respiratory Society, May 2016, Volos, Greece

 S.Vittorakis, E.Michelaki, S.Niforatou-Daskalaki, E.Gavrilakis, E.Papadakis. “Severe hypokalemia and hypertension dye to undiagnosed primary hypoaldosteronism”, 17th Pancretan Medical Congress, October 2014, Heraklion, Greece
 
 S.Vittorakis, “Top 5 last year’s articles on asthma phenotypes” Asthma Seminar, Greek Respiratory Society, March 2016, Eretria, Greece
 
K. Samitas, E.Zervas, S.Vittorakis, A. Bossios, E.Economidou, J. Lotvall, G.Xanthou, V.Panoutsakopoulou and M.Gaga, ’Osteopontin expression and relation to disease severity in human asthma’, ERS Annual Congress, September 2010, Barcelona
 
S.Vittorakis, I.Petrochelou, E.Zervas, ‘Induced Sputum’, 25th Postgraduate Seminar, Hellenic Thoracic Society, 2009, Athens
 
K. Samitas, G.Xanthou, S.Vittorakis, E.Zervas, T.Alissafi, E.Economidou, V.Panoutsakopoulou and M.Gaga, ‘Osteopontin is increased serum, BAL  and bronchial tissue of asymptomatic smokers, ERS Annual Congress, September 2009, Vienna
 
K. Samitas, E.Zervas, S.Vittorakis, E.Economidou, V.Panoutsakopoulou, G.Xanthou and M.Gaga, ’Increased Activin-A expression in serum, BAL  and bronchial tissue of asthmatic patients’, ERS Annual Congress, September 2009, Vienna
 
K. Samitas, G.Xanthou, S.Vittorakis, E.Zervas, T.Alissafi, M.Semitekolou, E.Economidou, Jan Lotvall, M.Gaga and V.Panoutsakopoulou, ’Osteopontin Expression in BAL, serum and bronchial tissue in asthma’ June 2009, Warsaw
 
S.Vittorakis, K. Samitas, M.Agelakopoulou, M.Semitekolou, V.Panoutsakopoulou, G.Xanthou and M.Gaga ‘Different kinetics of blood plasmacytoid (pDCs) and myeloid Dendritic Cells (mDCs) upon allergen challenge in the skin of atopic patients’, ERS Annual Congress 2008, Berlin, Germany
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THEMATIC PRESENTATIONS                         
I.Spyridakh, C.Skeyaki, K.Trochoutsou, S.Vittorakis, I.Christodoulou, P.Mpakakos, S.Loukides, M.Gaga, Ν.G.Papadopoulos, ‘Rhinovirus induced cytotoxicity in epithelial cells differs between upper and lower respiratory tract of asthmatic patients’,  8th Panhellenic Congress of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, April 2010, Athens

K.Samitas, D.Chorianopoulos, S.Vittorakis, E.Zervas, E.Economidou, G. Papatheodorou, S.Loukides, and M.Gaga: Eicosanoids in EBC in adults with asthma and their relation to clinical severity, ERS Annual Congress 2008, Berlin, Germany

Economidou E., Lambrou P.,Samitas K., Zervas E., Liapikou A., Vittorakis S., Gaga M.: Safety of research bronchoscopy in mild, moderate and severe asthma, ERS Annual Congress 2008, Berlin, Germany

V.Panoutsakopoulou, G.Xanthou, E.Oikonomidou, T.Alissafi, K.Samitas, S.Vittorakis, M.Gaga (Athens, Greece) Increased expression of  Eta-1/osteopontin in asthma biopsies. Eur Respir J 2006; Suppl. 50,236s

 

 

 SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION

April to May 2016   Free spirometry testing for residents at Open Care Centers for the Elderly in Kounoupidianna, Koumpes ,Pachiana and Chalepa (organized by Municipality of Chania). Free spirometry testing for workers at Technical University of Crete.

November 2011 to date   Publications on local newspapers and participation on television programs for lung diseases

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LICENSES & MEMBERSHIPS

 2011-  Member of Chania Medical Association

2004 - Member of the European Respiratory Society

2004 -    Full member of the Hellenic Thoracic Society

12/03/2002    Granting of License to Practice Medicine in Greece, Athens Prefecture Medical Board, Directorate of Health & Public Hygiene, Hellenic Republic

 March 2002   Fully registered with the Athens Medical Council, GREECE

 

                                                     

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 April 2006 – Nov 2011: Junior Doctors’ Postgraduate Courses Lecturer,“Sotiria” Athens Chest Hospital, Athens,             GREECE

April 2017: Qualified as Smoking Cessation trainer for healthcare professional in a program organized by World Health Organization, European Respiratory Society and Greek Center for Disease Control (KEELPNO).


LANGUAGES

Greek (Mother tongue)

English:Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge (1999)

            First Certificate in English, University of Cambridge (1993)


 

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