Loukari Yiannakou Eleni

Loukari Yiannakou Eleni Endocrinologist

Education & Academic Qualifications

  • 1970–1976: Pagkyprio High school of Nicosia.
  • 1976–1980: Department of Biology, School of Physics/Mathematics, University of Athens.
  • 1981–1987: Doctoral student, Department of Biology, University of Athens.
  • 1985–1992: Medical School, University of Athens.
  • 1993–1995: Internal Medicine training at “Sotiria” Regional Chest Diseases Hospital.
  • 1998–2002: Endocrinology training at G.H.A “Alexandra” Endocrinology-Diabetology Department of Internal Medicine Division which included one year training at Gestational Diabetes Department.
  • 2002: Medical Specialty Title: Endocrinology
  • 2012: Training at General Hospital of Athens “G. Gennimatas” and acquisition of certificate to perform Ultrasound of organs of Endocrinology, Minis-try of Health & Social Solidarity, Pr.N. Υ7α/Γ.Π.5106/08-06-2012.

PhD/ Thesis

1987: Doctorate Degree in Biological Sciences from the Department of Biology, School of Physics and Mathematics, University of Athens. Grade “Honors”
Doctoral Thesis: “Experimental Study on the morphology of guard cells of the plant Zea mays”.

Board Member

  • Hellenic Endocrine  Society
  • Hellenic Diabetes Association
  • Hellenic Society for the Study of Bone Metabolism
  • European Society of Endocrinology
  • European Thyroid Association

Professional Experience

  • 1995-1998 and 2002-2003: “Blue Cross” Clinic as a doctor on duty in ICU and as a physician in the artificial kidney unit and in the Oncology Depart-ment of the Pathology Clinic.
  • 2005-2011: As a physician Endocrinologist associate of the Agricultural Bank of Greece Health Fund.
  • 2003-2016: As an Endocrinologist in the outpatient clinic of the University Hospital,
    “Applied Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus Research Unit, Medical School, UOA”
  • 2003 to present: Private Practice
  • 2015 to present: Scientific Associate at Endocrinology-Diabetology Department of MITERA SA.

Education Experience

During my doctoral thesis I participated in the implementation of laboratory exercises in the unit of Botany for the undergraduate students of the Biology and Pharmaceuti-cal Department
1) “Determination of calcium and phosphorus as parameter for the study of bone me-tabolism” Postgraduate classes for the Hellenic Society for the Study of Bone Me-tabolism, 1992, Athens.
2) Hypothyroidism. Thyroidopathies from diagnosis to treatment, Department of En-docrinology-Gestational  Diabetes-Thyroid Center MITERA, 2016, Athens.  

Clinical and Research Interest

  • Clinical Interest:
    Diseases of Thyroid, Bone metabolism and Reproductive system; Metabolic Syn-drome and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Research Interest:
    Autoimmune Thyroiditis; Diabetes Mellitus; Gestational Diabetes


Scholarships from the National Institute of Scholarships (N.I.S):

1) As an expatriate national student, 1976‐1980. 
2) As a postgraduate national student, 1981-1983.

Recent Publications

Publications in international scientific journals

  1. Galatis B., P. Apostolakos , Chr. Katsaros and E. LOUKARI, 1982: Pre-prophase microtubule band and local wall thickening in guard cells of some Legumonosae. Ann. Bot. 50,779 – 791.
  2. LOUCARI-YIANNAKOU  E., L. Yiannakou , A. Souvatzoglou and E. P. Diaman-dis, 1990: Radioimmunonassay of digoxin in serum using monoclonal antibodies and assessment of interference by digoxin-like immunoreactive substances. Ther. Drug. Monit. 12,195 – 200.
  3. L. Yiannakou, E. LOUKARI-YIANNAKOU and A. Souvatzoglou 1991.
    Digoxin-like immunoreactivity in cord blood plasma extracts is not only due to en-dogenous corticosteroids.Clin. Biochem. 24, 475-82.
  4. I. Ilias, G.K. Kallipolitis, M. Sotiropoulou, Ch. Sofokleus, E. LOUKARI, A. Sou-vatzoglou, 2002. An XY female with Mullerian duct development and persistent Wolffian duct structures. Clin. Exp. Obst.&Gyn.-xxix,n 2, 103-104.

International Meetings Presentations

  1. G. Maos , A. Souvatzoglou , M. Garofalaki , L. Yiannakou , E. LOUKARI , E. Rapti, D. Aravantinos. Digoxin-like factor in normal and hypertensive pregnant wom-en.(1992). 9th International  Congress of Endocrinology. France.
  2. E. Anastasiou, E. LOUCARI, H. Stavrianos, E. Zapanti, M. Alevizaki, G. Philippou. Comparison of ADA and WHO criteria for Diabetes diagnosis in women with previ-ous gestational diabetes mellitus (2002). 38th Annual Meeting of the European As-sociation for the Study of Diabetes, Diabetologia (suppl) 45: p Α294.
  3. Η. Stavrianos, T. Papaioannou, E. LOUCARI, E. Zapanti, M. Alevizaki, G. Philip-pou, E. Anastasiou. Comparison of blood glucose values drawn from fingertip and forearm sampling site.(2002). 38th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Diabetologia (suppl) 45:pA276
  4. M. Giannakou, K. Saltiki, E. Loukari, A. Mantzou, G. Philippou, K. Terzidis, C. Stavrianos, M. Alevizaki, Association of common polymorphisms of the RAGE (Receptor for Advanced Glycation End products) gene with autoimmune parameters in women with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, European Thyroid Association, Santiago de Compostela 2014.
  5. M. Giannakou, K. Saltiki, E. Loukari, A. Mantzou, G. Philippou, K. Terzidis, C. Stavrianos, M. Alevizaki. Associations of Two Common  Polymorphisms -429T>C and -374T>a of the RAGE Gene Promoter with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in Greek Women. 98th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society. Boston, 2016.
  6. M. Giannakou, K. Saltiki, E. Loukari, A. Mantzou, G. Philippou, K. Terzidis, C. Stavrianos, M. Alevizaki. Autoimmune thyroiditis: association with two common polymorphisms of the rage gene and oxidative stress. European Congress of Endocrinology, Munich, 2016.