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Panteleimon Sarafidis

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Doctor Pantelis Sarafidis, MD, MSc, PhD is an Associate Professor of Nephrology in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with full clinical duties as Consultant in Nephrology in Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki Greece. He is the Head of the ESH Hypertension Excellence Center in this hospital. He has received his MD degree from the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a MSc in Health Units Administration from Hellenic Open University. Dr Sarafidis has worked in his PhD thesis on the relationship of Metabolic Syndrome with Hypertension and Kidney Disease during the years 2001-2005 in the 1st Department of Medicine, AHEPA Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. At this department, he has also completed his training in Nephrology in the year 2010. Dr Sarafidis has also completed two yearly post-doc fellowships in the Hypertension/Clinical Research Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, United States and the Department of Renal Medicine, King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom. He has received the title of ESH Clinical Hypertension Specialist at 2008.
During the past two decades, the clinical and research activities of Dr Sarafidis are focused on hypertension, diabetic and hypertensive nephropathy, acute kidney injury, anemia in CKD, polycystic kidney disease and CVD in CKD patients. He has participated as principal or sub-investigator in numerous observational studies and clinical trials in the above fields. He has supervised to completion six PhD research projects and he is currently supervising another four. He has authored more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed international medical journals (h-index: scopus 46; google scholar 57), 13 book chapters in international textbooks, and performed more than 240 lectures in national and international meetings in the areas of Nephrology, Hypertension and related fields. He is currently a reviewer for more than 60 international medical journals and serves in the Editorial Board of six of them. Dr Sarafidis has received several awards and grants from national and international Medical Societies for his research activities. He serves currently in the Council of the European Renal Association (ERA) and the Board of the European Renal and Cardiovascular Medicine (EURECAm) Working Group of the same association. He is also the Chair of the Hypertension and the Kidney Working Group of the European Society of Hypertension.

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