Vasilara Foula InternistDirector of 5th Internal Medicine Department HYGEIA HOSPITAL
Education & Academic Qualifications
- MD (Medical Doctor), Graduation Year 1985, Faculty of Medicine, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Specialty: Internal Medicine (1994). Specialization in 2nd Department of Inter-nal medicine, 1st IKA ( Social Security Foundation) Hospital, Melissia, Athens, Greece (Head: Dr George Stergiou) (1988-1993)
“In vitro study of Mutant Prevention Concentration (MPC) with clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and resistance mechanisms for carbapenems”, 4th Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, October 2015.
Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees
Member of NAFT (North America Thrombosis Forum)
Rural Service Doctor in Garazo Health Center, Prefecture of Rethymnon, Crete (1986-1988)
Resident in Internal Medicine, 1st IKA Hospital, Melissia, Athens, Greece (Head: Dr George Stergiou) (1988-1993)
Associate Doctor in 1st Department of Internal Medicine of Hygeia Hospital (Head: Dr Panagiotis Filalithis) (1994-2004)
Self-employed Internal Medicine Doctor (1994-present)
Scientific Associate of Hygeia Hospital (2004-2016) and Head of a medical team
Clinical & Research Interest
Regular and continuous participation in the lifelong learning programme in Internal Medicine
(Harvard Medical School. Department of Continuing Education, Boston) (1999-today)
Main educational subject areas:
Intensive Review of Internal Medicine
Update in Internal Medicine
8th annual office practice of Primary Care medicine
Update in General Internal Medicine for Subspecialists
The Brigham Update in Medicine
Training in Basic Life Support (BLS)
Participation as a tutor in the postgraduate students clinical training programme of Hygeia Hospital (since the beginning of this programme). In addition, relevant lecture on “Fever of Unknown Origin”
Member and Secretary elect of the Scientific Union of Hygeia Hospital Doctors (2003-2007)
Six lectures in the context of various scientific events of the Union. Also, eighteen clinical case oral presentations in the context of the regular weekly on Wednesdays scientific meetings of the Union
Participation in many Greek and International Congresses
Chapters in books:
F. Vassilara. Pulmonary embolism. In : Advancements in Internal Medicine 2006. A publication of the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Athens Hygeia, Athens 2006.
Evangelopoulou P, Vassilara F, Papadopoulos A. Vancomycin. In: Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (P. Baltopoulos, editor) P.H.Paschalidis Medical Editions, Athens, 2010, p.2583-2592.
Papadopoulos A, Vassilara F, Evangelopoulou P. Linezolid.Παπαδόπουλος Α. In: Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (P. Baltopoulos, editor) P.H.Paschalidis Medical Editions, Athens, 2010, p.2608-2612.
Vassilara F, Kolovou A, Hoida B. Biological therapies: anti-TNF-a agents.Structure – contraindications – side effects. In : Advancements in Internal Medicine 2006. Newer aspects in diagnosis and treatment. A publication of the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Athens Hygeia, Athens 2011.
Vassilara F, Kolovou A, Hoida B. Anti-TNF-a agents and lymphhyperplastic diseases. In: Pathology of the Lymph System. V. Tsakraklidis, editor. Athens 2011.
Vassilara F, Tsakraklidis V. Splenomegaly. In: Pathology of the Lymph System. V. Tsakraklidis, editor. Athens 2011.
Vassilara F, Spyridaki A, Deliveliotou A, Pothitos G, Anevlavis S, Bouros D. Mixed allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and candidiasis. Pneumon. Vol 2, Issue 27, April-June 2014.
Publications in international journal
Foula Vassilara; Irene Galani, Ph.D; Maria Souli ;
Kostantinos Papanikolaou ; Helen Giamarellou ; Antonios Papadopoulos
Mechanisms responsible for imipenem resistance among Pseudomonas
aeruginosa clinical isolates exposed to concentrations within the mutant selection win-dow. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2017 ( under publication)
Articles in the journal Iatrika Analekta (A publication of Hygeia Hospital)
Influenza vaccine (2002)
Pneumococcal vaccine in adults (2002)
High altitude disease
Pneumonia in the elderly
Smoking and its effect in vascular endothelium (2008)
Obesity, a new epidemic (2014)
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Protocols for Osteoporosis, according to Greek Organization of Drugs (EOF) (2015)