Lakoumenta-Leventaki Stavroula

Lakoumenta-Leventaki Stavroula Anesthesiologist

Education & Academic Qualifications

  • Athens Medical School: 1968-1974
  • Specialty Diploma in Anaesthesia, Greece : 1979
  • FFARCSI :1982
  • Higher Professional Training : 1986
  • Doctoral Thesis, Medical School University of Athens : 1988
  • Academician European academy of Anaesthesiology: 1998
  • European Accreditation in Adult Trasesophageal Echocardiography: 2008


Doctoral thesis

  • Ketamine anaesthesia and the metabolic response to surgery, Medical School University of Athens, 1988

Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees

  • Editor in chief Acta Anesthesiologica Hellenica, 2010-2016

  • Presidant Organizing Committee 20th Panhellenic Congress of Anaesthesiology, 2013

  • Member and Chair of Hospital Ethics Committee

  • CEEA (Continuing Education in Anaesthesia) Course Director 1995-2016

  • CEEA Committee Member 2010-2014

  • Nomination Committee of the European Society of Anaesthesiology 2014-2017

  • Reviewer Hippokratia Journal

  • Grader European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

  • Examiner European Diploma in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care


Work Experience

  • Lecturer, Royal Postgraduate Medical School 1985

  • Senior Registrar in Anaesthetics, Hammersmith Hospital 1985-1988

  • Consultant Anaesthetist Evangelismos General Hospital, 1988-1995

  • Consultant Anaesthetist Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre, 1995 -1999

  • Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Patras,1999-2002

  • Chair of Anaesthesia Department of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre, 2002-2017


Clinical & Research Interest

  • Metabolic and Endocrine response to anaesthesia and trauma

  • Interleukins

  • Malignant Hyperthermia

  • Myocardial conduction

  • Anaesthesia for organ transplantation

  • Novel anaesthetics

  • Cardiac Anaesthesia

  • Transfusion medecine


Honors & Awards

Research Committee of Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s Special Health Authority for the study of hypothalamic peptides and stress,1985

Recent Publications

  • Transfusion practice for coronary artery  bypass surgery in Greece
    S. Lacoumenta, M.Vassili, G. Hatzidimitriou, T. Asteri, P. Stratigi, S. Kanellas and G. Palatianos

    Vox Sanguinis 2005 89:26(abstract)

  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: First Greek Experience
    Spargias et al

    Hellenic Journal of Cardiology 2008 49:397-407

  • Thiopental in current anaesthetic practice(review)
    Koussi Th Matsouka and S. Lacoumenta
    Acta Anaesthesiologica Hellenica 2009 42:151-163

  • Paving the way to the future (editorial)
    S. Lacoumenta
    Acta Anaesthesiologica Hellenica 2010 43:17-18

  • A crisis inspired approach
    S. Lacoumenta
    Acta Anaesthesiologica Hellenica 2012 45:74-75

  • An old debate a new problem
    Paolineli and S. Lacoumenta
    Acta Anaesthesiologica Hellenica 2014 46:10-12

  • Anesthetic management of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation Balanica M, Smyrli A, Spargias K, Stavridis G, Karavolias G,   Khoury M, Voudris V, Lacoumenta S
    J  Cardiothorac Vasc  Anesth (2014), 2:285-289

  • Perioperative use of iloprost in cardiac surgery patients diagnosed with   heparin-  induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) reactive antibodies or with true   HIT (HIT reactive antibodies plus thombocytopenia): An eleven year  experience    Palatianos G, Michalis A, Alivizatos P, Lacoumenta S et al
    Am J Hematol 2015 90:608-617