Helen Giamarellou#


Helen Giamarellou
Email:e.giamarellou 'at' hygeia.gr
Membership Number:4572
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GREECE
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Username:hgiamarellou
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://www.hygeia.gr/656/Doctor.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010,02 - present Prof.- Head, 6th Dept. of Internal Medicine, Hygeia General Hospital-Athens, Greece (Marousi)
  • 2003 - 2009 Prof.- Head, 4th Dept. Internal Medicine, ΑΤΤΙΚΟΝ , General, University Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • 1997 - 2003 Prof.- Head, 4th Dept. Internal Medicine, Sismanoglion, General Hospital, Athens Univ. Med. School, Greece
  • 1991 - 1996 Associate Prof. of Internal Medicine, LAIKO, General Hospital, Athens Univ. Med. School, Athens, Greece
  • 1983 - 1991 Assistant Prof. of Internal Medicine, LAIKO, General Hospital, Athens Univ. Med. School, Athens, Greece
  • 1982 - 1983 Lecturer in Internal Medicine, 1st Dept. Propedeutic Medicine, ‘LAIKON’ General Hospital, Athens Univ. Med. School
  • 1975 - 1982 Attending Physician, 1st Dept. Propedeutic Medicine, ‘LAIKON’ General Hospital, Athens Univ. Med. School, Greece
  • 1973 - 1974 Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
  • 1969 - 1973 Chief Resident, 1st Dept. Propedeutic Medicine, ‘LAIKON’ General Hospital, Athens Univ. Med. School, Greece
  • 1966 - 1969 Residency in Internal Medicine, ‘ALEXANDRA’ University Hospital, Athens, Greece

Fields of Scholarship
  • Nosocomial Infections
  • ICU Infections
  • Infection Control
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Therapeutic approach of infections caused by Multi-drug/Extremely-drug/Pan-drug resistant gram negative bacteria
  • In vitro activity of newer antimicrobial agents including interactions with other classes of antibiotics
  • PK/PDs of newer antimicrobial agents
  • Resistance surveillance studies at national level
  • Resistant mechanism of antimicrobial agents
  • Experimental animal models of infections (endocarditis, osteomyelitis)

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 ESCMID Fellow (for achieving professional excellence and outstanding service to the profession and the society)
  • 2017 43nd Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize on' Epidemiology of Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Greece'
  • 2014 Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine: 'Hippocrates Prize' offered only in distinguished internists of international reputation
  • 2011 International Society of Chemotherapy: Honorary membership for 'Outstanding Contribution to Chemotherapy'
  • 2011 37th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize on ' Loading dose of colistin in critically ill patients'
  • 2008 International Medical Forum, Prize on 'Influence of Carbapenems on E.coli carbapenemase-producing in Rat Model'
  • 2007 Election by the ECDC as 'Resistance Focal Point' for Greece
  • 2006 32nd Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize on 'Clarithromycin Influence in the Septic Patient'
  • 2005 31st Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize on 'Horizontal Transmission of MBL-VIM among various Enterobacteriacae'
  • 2004 30th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize on 'VIM-1 and VIM-2 distribution in General Hospitals of Athens'
  • 2003 29th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize on 'Comparative Virulence of Susceptible and MDR P.aeruginosa strains'
  • 2002 28th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize on 'Arachidonic Acid Influence on Antibiotic Activity in Experimental Sepsis'
  • 2001 5th Hellenic Congress of Infections, Prize on 'The Influence of Corticosteroids with Vancomycin in Experimental Endocarditis'
  • 1998 14th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize on 'P.aeruginosa Endocarditis Therapy with Antibiotic Combinations'
  • 1997 37th ICAAC, Toronto, Ondario, Canada, Prize on 'Plasma procalcitonin in febrile neutropenia'
  • 1996 22nd Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize 'Sotiris Papastamatis', for a study on 'lipid acids activity in gram negatives '
  • 1996 22nd Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, First Prize of the Board on 'Nosocomial Resistance surveillance of gram negatives'
  • 1996 Greece, Sweden and Cyprus Orthopedic Congress, Prize on 'Osteomyelitis Therapy with Pefloxacin-Lactic Acid Beads'
  • 1995 21st Annual Hellenic Medical Congress,Prize on 'Teicoplanin Prophylaxis in Experimental Gram+ve coccal Endocarditis'
  • 1994 20th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Prize for a study on 'The Slime of CNS as Obstacle to Various Antibiotics'

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