Avramopoulos Iraklis Internist
Education & Academic Qualifications
- He took his medical degree at the National University of Athens.
- He specialized in Internal Medicine at the First Propaedeutics University Clinic.
- He specialized in diabetes and hypertension in the First Propaedeutics University Clinic.
- In 1995 he participated in a seminar of the National Center for Research, Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus and its Complications of total duration 350 hours with the title: “Linking Diabetes Centres, and Education, of Physicians, Nurses and Health Visitors’
Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees
American Diabetes Association,
Hellenic Diabetology Society,
Hellenic Hypertension Society,
Hellenic Society of Infectious Diseases,
Hellenic Society of Cardiovascular Health,
Hellenic Society of Obesity.
General Secretary of Hellenic Society of Cardiovascular Health
AD-HOC REVIEWER for peer-reviewed international journals:
International Journal of Endocrinology
Saudi Medical Journal
Since 1997 Private Internal Medicine Clinic in Neapoleos9, 15123 Athens (Athens Medical Association)
Since 1999 he is associate physician of Hygeia Hospital
Since 2000 he participates annually as a lecturer – coordinator or organizer in hypertension annual seminars of Greek Society of Hypertension.
He has participated as guest speaker – coordinator at more than 100 conferences in Greece and abroad.
He has served as a scientific consultant for several multinational and Greek pharmaceutical companies.
Clinical & Research Interest
All sectors of Internal Medicine
Honors & Awards
1981: Merit Award from the Cultural Roumelioton Center honoring the service of the letters
1981: Praise and prize from Municipality of Lamia as being first during national exams
1982: Prize in the National Competition in Mathematics organized in 1979-1980 by the Hellenic Mathematical Society
Avramopoulos I, et al. The future in the treatment of hypertension. In: Honouray Volume for Professor Pavlos Sfikakis. Publishing Committee: N. Katsilambros, E. Giamarellou, C. Papazachos, D.Papadogiannis. Athens 1997
Avramopoulos I. Prevention of cardiovascular disease. In: Advances in Medicine: Latest opinions in diagnosis and treatment. 2006. Editor: B. Seitanidis, K. Georgilis, I. Apostolakis
41 practical questions and answers for hypertension and cholesterol. G. Stergiou, Avramopoulos I, Andreadis E, Achimastos A, Varsamis E, Vemmos K, Vlahakos D, Elisaf M, Karatzas N, Mountokalakis T, Papadogiannis D, Siamopoulos K. Editor: Hellenic Society for the Study of Hypertension.
Avramopoulos I. Waldeyer’s ring and its diseases. In: Tsakraklidis B. (ed). Pathology of the lymphatic system. Athens: Creative & Printing Applications Ltd. 2011, 63-69.
Avramopoulos I. Infectious mononucleosis. In: Tsakraklidis B. (ed). Pathology of the lymphatic system. Athens: Creative & Printing Applications Ltd. 2011, 257-264.
Assistant editor in: Karatzas NB (ed). Hypertension – Theory and Practice. Athens: Mendor editions SA 2012
Avramopoulos I. Non-pharmaceutical measures. In: Karatzas NB (ed). Hypertension – Theory and Practice. Athens: Mendor editions SA 2012, 243-255.
Avramopoulos I, Stergiou GS. Antihypertensive Drugs. In: Karatzas NB (ed). Hypertension – Theory and Practice. Athens: Mendor editions SA 2012, 257-274.
Avramopoulos I, Papadogiannis D. Emergencies and Urgencies in Hypertension. In: Karatzas NB (ed). Hypertension – Theory and Practice. Athens: Mendor editions SA 2012, 349-363.
Avramopoulos I. Which drug classes are there? In: Giovas P, Papadogiannis D (ed). 100 Secrets of Hypertension. Athens: En Plo 2012, 101-102.
C. Mantzoros, S. Moschos, I. Avramopoulos, V. Kaklamanaki, A. Liolios, D. Doulgerakis, I. Greveas, N. Katsilambros and J. Flier: Leptin concentrations in Relation to Body Mass Index and the Tumor Necrosis Factor-α System in Humans. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1997, 82:3408-3413
G.A. Papazachos, D.E. Papadogiannis, I. Avramopoulos, A. Skiada, J. Pappargyriou, N. Katsilambros. Accidents in patients with dextrocardia: Two case reports. European Journal of Internal Medicine, 1998;9:211-213.
I. Avramopoulos, D. Papadogiannis, G. Papazachos, I. Papargyriou, V. Alevizou, D. Perrea, N. Katsilambros: Lack of Diabetogenic effect of hydrochlorothiazide plus amiloride in non-diabetic hypertensive persons. American Diabetes Association’s 59th Annual Scientific Sessions, San Diego, 1999, June 18-22. Diabetes. 48(suppl. 1): A369
Greece – N. Karatzas, T. Mountokalakis, A. Achimastos, M. Papavassiliou, M. Kakou, E. Diamantopoulos, E. Andreadis, D. Papadogiannis, I. Avramopoulos, K. Siamopoulos, J. Theodorou: The Effect of Irbesartan on the Development of Diabetic Nephropathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. The New England Journal of Medicine, 2001, 345: 870 – 878.
Falagas ME, Rosmarakis ES, Avramopoulos I, Vakalis N. Streptococcus agalactiae infections in non-pregnant adults: Single center experience of a growing clinical problem. Med Sci Monit. 2006 Oct. 27;12(11):CR447-451
Rafailidis PI, Avramopoulos I, Sapkas G, Falagas ME. Multidrug-resistant tuberculous spondylodiscitis: need for aggressive management and drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. J Infect. 2006 Feb;52(2):e35-7
Stergiou G, Avramopoulos I, Andreadis E, Achimastos A, Varsamis E, Vemmos K, Vlahakos D, Elisaf M, Karatzas N, Mountokalakis T, Papadogiannis D, Siamopoulos K. Practical Guidelines for Hypertension 2008. Archives of Hellenic Medicine 2008, 25 (3): 271-285
Avramopoulos I. Medical errors as an opportunity for improvement. Iatrika Analekta. 2010
Avramopoulos I. Pharmacotherapy of obesity. Iatrika Analekta, 2014; 3: 1174-1176
Avramopoulos I, Moulis A, Nikas N. Glycaemic control, treatment satisfaction and quality of life in type 2 diabetes patients in Greece: The PANORAMA study Greek results. World J Diabetes 2015; 6(1): 208-216