Education & Academic Qualifications

  1. University of Athens Medical School, October 1995
  2. Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, (MRCPCH), London, UK, October 2000 (Elected Fellow, FRCPCH 2010)
  3. Diploma in Paediatric Cardiology, University of London, June 2001
  4. Certificate of completion of training (CCST) in General Paediatrics, Athens, Greece, October 2002
  5. Certificate of completion of training (CCST) in Paediatric Cardiology, London, March 2008 (GMC Specialist Register)

PhD

MR-Guided Cardiac Interventions Using MR-Safe Passive Devices: A Preclinical Study And First- In -Man Clinical Trial

Board Member

  1. President of Scientific Board of Charity Organization “Coeur Pour Tous Hellas”. 

  2. Hellenic Society of Paediatric Cardiology – President Efect of the Working Group for  Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension and Valvulopathies. 

  3. European Society of Paediatric Cardiology (AEPC)

  4. Hellenic Society of  Paediatric Cardiology

  5. British Congenital Cardiac Society (BCCS)

  6. British Society of Echocardiography

  7. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Journal Reviewer

  • Heart  Journal   

  • International Journal of Cardiology   

  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology

  • Cardiology in the Young   

  • Hellenic Journal of Cardiology

Professional Experience

  • Aug 2013 – to date: Director, Paediatric & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Dpt, Mitera Children’s Hospital,Athens, Greece

  • Oct 2010 – Aug 2013: Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Chief of Interventional Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Mitera Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece

  • April 2010 – Sept 2010: Honorary Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist and Research Associate in Interventional MRI, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London

  • April 2008 – April 2010: “Post-completion of training” Fellow in Congenital cardiac interventions and Interventional MRI, MD (Res) Degree, Guy’s & St Thomas’      Hospital, London

  • Feb 2003 – April 2008: Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Cardiology and Adult     Congenital Heart Disease, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London

  • Oct 2005 – April 2006: Research Fellow in Interventional Paediatric Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital

  • Feb 2002 – Feb 2003: Resident & Fellow in Paediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Guy’s Hospital

  • Sept 2000 – June 2001: Fellow in Paediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

  • November 1999 – Sept 2000: SHO Cardiorespiratory Paediatrics / Cardiac Intensive Care, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK

  • May 1997 – Nov 1999: Senior House Officer Rotation in Paediatrics (Hammersmith Hospital, Royal London Hospital, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Homerton Hospital, King George Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital), London, UK

  • Nov 1995 – Nov 1996: SHO rotation: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics & Internal Medicine, Kos General Hospital, Greece

Clinical and Research Interest

Clinical Interest:

  • Cardiac Catheterisations for Congenital heart Disease

  • Cardiac MRI

  • Fetal Echocardiography / interventions

  • Interventional MRI

  • Echocardiography

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease


Research Interest: 

  • MRI- guided cardiac interventions

  • Interventional Cardiology

Awards

  • 2006 Madeleine Steel Travel Fellowship / BCCA

  • 1995 Erasmus Travel Fellowship to Munich, Germany

  • 1994 GREMSIC Travel Fellowship to Giessen, Germany

Books

  • Myocardial ischaemia in Congenital Heart Disease – The role of non-invasive imaging

  • Tan JL, Loong CY, Anagnostopoulos-Tzifa A, Kilner PJ, Gatzoulis MA. Non Invasive      Imaging in Myocardial Ischaemia, Eds: C. Anagnostopoulos, J Bax, P Nihoyannopoulos,       E van der Wall. 2006, Springer-Verlag, New York.

Recent Publications

  • Taggart NW, Cabalka AK, Eicken A, Aboulhosn JA, Thomson JDR, Whisenant B, Bocks ML, Schubert S, Jones TK, Asnes JD, Fagan TE, Meadows J, Hoyer M,     Martin MH, Ing FF, Turner DR, Latib A, Tzifa A, Windecker S, Goldstein BH, Delaney JW, Kuo JA, Foerster S, Gillespie M, Butera G, Shahanavaz S, Horlick E, Boudjemline Y, Dvir D, McElhinney DB; VIVID Registry. Outcomes of    transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve implantation in patients with Ebstein anomaly. Am J Cardiol 2018;121(2):262-268

  • Giannakoulas G, Vasiliadis K, Frogoudaki A, Ntellos C, Tzifa A, Brili S,  Manginas A, Papaphylactou M, Parcharidou D, Kampouridis N, Pitsis A,        Chamaidi A, Kolios M, Papadopoulos G, Douras A, Davlouros P, Ntiloudi D, Karvounis H, Kalangos A, Tsioufis C, Rammos S; CHALLENGE investigators. Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Greece: Preliminary data from the CHALLENGE registry.  Int J Cardiol 2017;245:109-113

  • Chrysohoou C, Katsi V, Trikalinos NTzifa A, Alexopoulos N, Brili S, Nihoyiannopoulos P, Tousoulis D. A case of aortic coarctation, bicuspid aortic valve and aortic sinus aneurysm in an adult with moderate hypertension. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2017;58:69-71

  • Mitropoulos F, Kanakis MA, Chatzis A, Kiaffas M, Azariades P, Tzifa A. Aorto-right ventricular tunnel: An uncommon problem with a common solution. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;49:295-7   

  • Pushparajah K, Wong JK, Bellsham-Revell HR, Hussain T, Valverde I, Bell A, Tzifa A, Greil G, Simpson JM, Kut S, Razavi R. Magnetic Resonance Imaging      catheter stress haemodynamics post-Fontan in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016;17:644-51 

  • Pushparajah K, Tzifa A, Bell A, Wong JK, Hussain T, Valverde I, Bellsham-Revell HR, Greil G, Simpson JM, Schaeffter T, Razavi R. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance catheterization derived pulmonary vascular resistance and  medium-term outcomes in congenital heart disease. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015;17:28.

  • Tzifa A, Momenah T, Al Sahari A, Al Khalaf K, Papagiannis J, Qureshi SA. Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation in the tricuspid position. EuroIntervention. 2014 Dec;10(8):995-9. doi: 10.4244/EIJV10I8A168.   

  • Spargias K, Tzifa A, Chrissoheris M, Boumpoulis N, Nikolaou I, Pattakos E. Transapical closure of mitral prosthetic paravalvular leak. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2013 Sep-Oct;54(5):397-40  

  • Tzifa A, Papagiannis J, Qureshi SA. Iatrogenic aortopulmonary window after balloon dilation of left pulmonary artery stenosis following arterial switch operation. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2013 Sep;25(9):E188-90   

  • Tzifa A, Komnou A, Loggitsi D. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in a premature baby with interrupted aortic arch and aortopulmonary window. Cardiol Young. 2012 Nov 9:1-4   

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