Syriopoulou Vasiliki

Syriopoulou Vasiliki Infectious Disease Specialist

Head - Chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Department

Education & Academic Qualifications

  • Medical Degree, National and Kapodistrian  University of Athens (EKPA)
  • PhD,  EKPA,  grade “excellent”
  • Specialty of Pediatrics
  • Subspecialty in Infectious Diseases
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics and  Infectious Diseases, EKPA
  • Professor of Pediatrics and  Infectious Diseases, EKPA
  • Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases, EKPA

Training in Infectious  Diseases &  Positions held:

  • Research Associate in Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (1975-78)
  • Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital Medical Centre,
    Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Guest Researcher in Clinical Microbiology, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Public Health Service, Centre for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia (1978-79)
  • Guest Researcher in Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (10/10/79 – 12/15/79).
  • Visiting Scientist in Infectious Diseases, Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington (16/11/82-18/2/83)
  • Visiting Scholar, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Infectious Diseases Section, University of California, San Diego, USA.( 25/10/88-31/12/88)
  • Guest Researcher, Centers for Diseases Control, Atlanta, USA  (29/10/90-30/11/90,  10/10/94-15/10/94,  23/9/96-27/9/96)

PhD/ Thesis

“Study  of radioactive fat absorption  in subjects with gastrectomy “
IFIGESIA: Immune response to the pneumococcal vaccine

Board Member

  • Greek Paediatric Society
  • Greek Society of Infectious Diseases
  • Greek Society of Chemotherapy
  • Greek Society of Immunology
  • International Society of Infectious Diseases
  • European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • European Society for Microbiology

Editorial Boards

  • Greek Paediatric Society
  • Greek Society of Infectious Diseases
  • Greek Society of Chemotherapy

AD-HOC REVIEWER for peer-reviewed international journals

  • Virulence
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal
  • Pos-one

Professional Experience

  • Teaching medical students over 35 years in clinical and theoretical level, responsible for the elective course “Pediatric Infections” which continuously taught from 1995 to 2009.
  • Training of Residents in Pediatrics doctors
  • Participation in infections seminars, advanced courses and training sessions
  • Teaching in Postgraduate Medicine and Nursing programs 
  • From 1986-2009 published bullet in, every two months, entitled “Information on Infections” (C. Saroglou, B. Syriopoulou) which contributed to student training, and physicians  specialized in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

Clinical and Research Interest

  • Clinical Interest:  Paediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Research Interest:  Infections, Antibiotic resistance, Vaccines

Awards

  • Choremeio  Award:  12th National Pediatrics Conference. Research Study: Australian antigen and neonatal hepatitis syndrome.
  • Choremeio Award:  33rd National Pediatric Conference. Research Study: Therapeutic response to INF in patients with thalassemia and chronic hepatitis C.
  • Award 4th Annual Panhellenic Medical Conference. Research Study: Stability of gene AAC (6 ‘) – APH (2) in heterogeneous strains E. faecalis high level of resistance to aminoglycosides.
  • Award 25th Annual Panhellenic Medical Conference. Research Study: Evaluation of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) in the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis.
  • Award  29th Annual Panhellenic Medical Conference. Visceral leishmaniasis treatment with two doses of liposomal amphotericin B.

Chapters in Books

  • V.PH. SYRIOPOULOU, A.L. SMITH. Osteomyelitis
    Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, ed. by R.D. Feigin and J. D. Cherry 
    Copyright 1992 (V1: p. 727-740), 1987 (V1: p. 759-773), 1981 (V1: p. 550-561) by W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
  • V.PH. SYRIOPOULOU, A.L. SMITH. Septic arthritis
    Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, ed. by R.D. Feigin and J. D. Cherry 
    Copyright 1992 (V1: p. 740-746), 1987(V1: p. 773-779), 1981 (V1: p. 561-568) by W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
  • A.S. SMITH, R.S. DAUM, D.W. SCHEIFELE. V.RH. SYRIOPOULOU, D.R. AVERILL, M. ROBERTS, T. STULL. Pathogenesis of Haemophilus influezae meningitis.
    In Haemophilus influenzae book, by Writht and Sell, Elsevier Science Publish  ing Co., Inc. New York, p. 89, 1982
  • MYLONAKIS E. SYRIOPOULOU V. Babesiosis.
    In Griffith’s book 5-Minute Clinical Consult ed by MR. Dambro by Lippincott 
    Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia p 116, 2005.
  • SYRIOPOULOU V. Epiglottitis.
    In Griffith’s book 5-Minute Clinical Consult ed by MR. Dambro by Lippincott 
    Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia p 376, 2005.

Recent Publications

  • Michos A, Palili A, Koutouzis EI, Sandu A, Lykopoulou L, Syriopoulou VP. 
    Detection of bacterial pathogens in synovial and pleural fluid with the Fil-mAray Blood Culture Identification System. IDCases. 2016;5:27-8.
  • Hadjichristodoulou C, Mpalaouras G, Vasilopoulou V, Katsioulis A, Rachiotis G, Theodoridou K, Tzanakaki G, Syriopoulou V, Theodoridou M. A Case-Control Study on the Risk Factors for Meningococcal Disease among Children in Greece. PLoS One. 2016;11:e0158524.
  • Michos A, Koutouzi FI, Tsakris A, Chatzichristou P, Koutouzis EI, Daikos GL, 
    Stathi A, Syriopoulou VP. Molecular analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes marolide resistance of paediatric isolates during a 7 year period (2007-13). J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016;71:2113-7.
  • Syriopoulou V, Dailiana Z, Dmitriy N, Utili R, Pathan R, Hamed K. Clinical          
    Exprience with Daptomycin for the Treatment of Gram-positive Infections in Children and Adolescents. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016;35:511-6.
  • Koutouzis EI, Michos A, Koutouzi FI, Chatzichristou P, Parpounas K, Georgaki A, Theodoridou M, Tsakris A, Syriopoulou VP. Pneumococcal Mastoiditis in Chidren before and After the Introduction of Conjugate Pneumococcal Vacines. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016;35:292-6.
  • Koukou D, Chatzichristou P, Trimis G, Siahanidou T, Skiathitou AV, Koutouzis EI, Syrogiannopoulos GA, Lourida A, Michos AG, Syriopoulou VP. Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in a Neonatal Unit of a Greek Tertiary Hospital: Clinical Char-acteristics and Genotypes. PLoS One. 2015;10:e0133891.
  • Koutouzi F, Tsakris A, Chatzichristou P, Koutouzis E, Daikos GL, Kirikou E, Petropoulou N, Syriopoulou V, Michos A. Streptococcus pyogenes emm Types and Clusters during a 7-Year Period (2007 to 2013) in Pharyngeal and Nopharyngeal Pediatric Isolates. J Clin Microbiol. 2015;53:2015-21.
  • Kratimenos P, Koutroulis I, Marconi D, Syriopoulou V, Delivoria-Papadopoulos M, Chrousos GP, Theocharis S. Multi-targeted molecular ther-apeutic approach in aggressive neuroblastoma: the effect of Focal Adhesion Kinase-Src- Paxillin system. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2014;18:1395-406.
  • Koutroulis I, Loscalzo SM, Kratimenos P, Singh S, Weiner E, Syriopoulou V,Theocharis S, Chrousos G. Clinical Applications of Procalcitonin in Pediatrics: An Advanced Biomarker for Inflammation and Infection-Can It Also Be Used in Trauma? Int Sch Res Notices. 2014;2014:286493.
  • Syriopoulou V, Kafetzis D, Theodoridou M, Syrogiannopoulos GA, Mantagos S, Trimis G, Mavrikou M, Konstantopoulos A. Evaluation of potential medical and economic benefits of universal rotavirus vaccination in Greece. Acta Paediatr. 2011;100:732-9.