Dr 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.
Dr Vlachopapadopoulou is a member of the Endocrine Society, of the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology, he European Society of Endocrinology and the European Obesity Group. She is a board member of the European Obesity Group elected on 1998. She has authored 80 publications in peer-reviewed international and Greek journals, as well as book chapters. She is actively participating in International meetings with more than 200 presentations. 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 been a reviewer for journals, ESPE and ECOG meetings, as well as, national journals and meetings. She is the principal investigator for several Phase II and one Phase I international protocols and co-investigator in international observational studies.