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Teaching Staff

expand  Rank : Professor
ADONAKIS GEORGE MD
ALEXANDRIDES THEODORE
ANTHRAKOPOULOS MICHAEL
APOSTOLOPOULOS DIMITRIOS
ATHANASOPOULOS ANASTASIOS
BEZERIANOS ANASTASIOS
CHRISTOFIDOU MYRTO
CHRONI ELISABETH
CHRYSIS DIONISIOS
CONSTANTOYANNIS CONSTANTINE
COSTARIDOU LENA
DANIILIDIS VASSILIOS
DECAVALAS GEORGE
DIMITRIOU GABRIEL
DINOS GEORGE
DRAINAS DENIS
GEORGIOU SOPHIA
GEORGOPOULOS NEOKLIS
GOGOS CHARALAMPOS
GOUMENOS DIMITRIS
GOURZIS PHILIPPOS
GREKA-SPILIOTI VASILIKI (SPILIOTIS BESSIE E.)
HABEOS IOANNIS
HAHALIS GEORGE
JELASTOPULU ELENI
KALOFONOS CHARALAMPOS
KARDAMAKIS DIMITRIOS
KARNABATIDIS DIMITRIOS
KYPREOS KYRIAKOS
KYRIAZOPOULOU VENETSANA
LEOTSINIDIS MICHAEL
LIATSIKOS EVAGGELOS
LIOSSIS STAMATIS-NICK
LYGEROU ZOI
MARANGOS MARKOS
MARKOU KOSTAS
MEGAS PANAGIOTIS
MELACHRINOU MARIA
MITSACOU ADAMANTIA
MOSCHONAS NIKOLAOS
MOUZAKI ATHANASIA
NAKSAKIS STEFANOS
NIKOLOPOULOU VASILIKI
PALIOGIANNI FOTINI
PANAGIOTOPOULOS ILIAS
PANAYIOTAKIS GEORGE
PAPADAS THEODOROS
PAPATHEODOROPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
PERIMENIS PETROS
PETROU-PAPADAKI HELEN
PETSAS THEODOROS
PHARMAKAKIS NIKOLAOS
SIMEONIDIS ANARGIROS
SPILIOPOULOU-SDOUGKOU IRIS
SPIRIDONIDIS ALEXANDROS
SPIROPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
STATHOPOULOS CONSTANTINOS
TARAVIRAS STAVROS
THOMOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
TSOLAKIS IOANNIS
TSOPANOGLOU NIKOS
TYLLIANAKIS MINOS
VANTARAKIS APOSTOLOS
VARVARIGOU ANASTASIA
VOGIATZIS GREGORIOS
ZARKADIS IOANNIS
ZOLOTA VASSILIKI
expand  Rank : Associate Professor
ASSIMAKOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
CHEILADAKIS JOHN
ELLOUL JOHN
GATZOUNIS GEORGE
GLIATIS IOANNIS
KAGADIS GEORGE C.
KALOGEROPOULOU CHRISTINA
KEHAGIAS IOANNIS
KOUREA ELENI (HELEN)
MASTRONIKOLIS NIKOLAOS
PANOS GEORGE
PAPACHRISTOU DIONYSIOS
PASMATZI EFSTATHIA
SAKELLAROPOULOS GEORGE
SOLOMOU AIKATERINI
STATHOPOULOS GEORGIOS
expand  Rank : Assistant Professor
ALEXOPOULOS PANAGIOTIS
ARGENTOU MARIA-IOANNA
BRAVOU VASSILIKI
FOUZAS SOTIRIOS
KARATZA AGGELIKI
KATSANOS KONSTANTINOS
KOLETSIS EFSTRATIOS NIKOLAOS
MAKATSORIS THOMAS
PANAGOPOULOS ANDREAS
PAPATHANASIOU NIKOLAOS
SOLOMOU-LIOSI ELENA
TRIANTOS CHRISTOS
VELISSARIS DIMITRIOS
ZAMPAKIS PETER
expand  Rank : Lecturer
NIKA KONSTANTINA
SYGGELOS SPYROS
SPIROPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
Rank:Professor
Sector:Division of Internal Medicine Ι
Clinic/Laboratory:
Department of Internal Medicine
Knowledge Subject:Pulmonary Medicine
Research Area:Sleep Medicine, Lung cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchial Asthma
Address:University Hospital of Patras, Rio Patras, 26500, Greece
Office:5th floor, Wing D, Dept of Pulmonary Medicine
Phone:+30 2610 999523
Fax:+30 2610 999523
E-mail:
spircos@upatras.gr
k-spiropoulos@hotmail.com
Personal Website:
 

Summary of Curriculum Vitae

Professor Kostas V. Spiropoulos was born in Patras. He studied medicine at the University of Athens. He finished specialty training in 1982 in Chest Hospital, Athens Chest Diseases "Sotiria" and in the Department of Internal Medicine of the Navy Hospital in Athens. He completed his PhD thesis in the Department of Medicine, University of Athens. He worked at the Department of Pulmonary Medicine in Riley Hospital for children Indiana, USA. He was also a Visiting Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, USA. He worked as an associate in Brompton Hospital and the London Chest Hospital in London, UK. He was Director of the Tuberculosis Unit of the General Hospital of Corfu, later doctor at Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, and at Hospital for Chest Diseases in Western Greece, Patras. He serves in the Department of Medicine, University of Patras since 1990 initially as Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and then in the position of Associate Professor and as a Professor since 2005. He is Director of the Dept of Pulmonary Medicine of the University Hospital of Patras and Head of the Laboratory of Sleep Study. He is a member of the Hellenic Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society. Research interests include sleep disorders, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

Selected Publications

• Spiropoulos K, Karkoulias K, Koulouris N, D'Angelo E. Pulmonary Dysfunction in COPD. Pulm Med. 2013;2013:535820
• Karkoulias K, Lykouras D, Sampsonas F, Karaivazoglou K, Sargianou M, Drakatos P, Spiropoulos K, Assimakopoulos K. The impact of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome severity on physical performance and mental health. The use of SF-36questionnaire in sleep apnea. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Feb;17(4):531-6
• Troosters T, Celli B, Lystig T, Kesten S, Mehra S, Tashkin DP, Decramer M; Uplift Investigators. Tiotropium as a first maintenance drug in COPD: secondary analysis of the UPLIFT trial. Eur Respir J. 2010 Jul;36(1):65-73
• Karkoulias K, Lykouras D, Sampsonas F, Drakatos P, Canova S, Tsoukalas G, Spiropoulos K. The role of Endothelin-1 in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and pulmonary arterial hypertension: pathogenesis and Endothelin-1 antagonists. Curr Med Chem. 2010;17(11):1059-66
• Decramer M, Celli B, Kesten S, Lystig T, Mehra S, Tashkin DP; UPLIFT investigators. Effect of tiotropium on outcomes in patients with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (UPLIFT): a prespecified subgroup analysis of a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2009 Oct 3;374(9696):1171-8
• Sampsonas F, Antonacopoulou A, Spathas D, Lykouras D, Kalofonos H, Flordellis C, Spiropoulos K, Siafakas N. Positive association between two polymorphic sites (+134 insA/delA and G198T) of the endothelin-1 gene and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A case-control study. Respir Med. 2010 Jan;104(1):114-20
• Tashkin DP, Celli B, Senn S, Burkhart D, Kesten S, Menjoge S, Decramer M; UPLIFT Study Investigators. A 4-year trial of tiotropium in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. N Engl J Med. 2008 Oct 9;359(15):1543-54
• Busse WW, Pedersen S, Pauwels RA, Tan WC, Chen YZ, Lamm CJ, O'Byrne PM; START Investigators Group. The Inhaled Steroid Treatment As Regular Therapy in Early Asthma (START) study 5-year follow-up: effectiveness of early intervention with budesonide in mild persistent asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 May;121(5):1167-74
• Charokopos N, Leotsinidis M, Pouli A, Tsiamita M, Karkoulias K, Spiropoulos K. Periodic limb movement during sleep and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Sleep Breath. 2008 May;12(2):155-9
• Karkoulias K, Patouchas D, Alahiotis S, Tsiamita M, Vrodakis K, Spiropoulos K. Specific sensitization in wheat flour and contributing factors in traditional bakers. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2007 May-Jun;11(3):141-8
• Pauwels RA, Pedersen S, Busse WW, Tan WC, Chen YZ, Ohlsson SV, Ullman A, Lamm CJ, O'Byrne PM; START Investigators Group. Early intervention with budesonide in mild persistent asthma: a randomised, double-blind trial. Lancet. 2003 Mar 29;361(9363):1071-6
• Petsas T, Siamblis D, Giannakenas C, Tepetes K, Dougenis D, Spiropoulos K, Fezoulis I, Dimopoulos I. Fibrin glue for sealing the needle track in fine-needle percutaneous lung biopsy using a coaxial system: Part II--Clinical study. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 1995 Nov-Dec;18(6):378-82
• Spiropoulos K, Lymberopoulos D, Garantziotis G, Gogos C. Salivary immunoglobulin A production in chronic bronchitis patients given an orally administered bacterial extract. Respiration. 1993;60(6):313-8
• Spiropoulos K, Stevens J, Eigen H, Spiropoulos A. Specificity and sensitivity of methacholine challenge test in children with normal and hyperreactive airways.Acta Paediatr Scand. 1986 Sep;75(5):737-43
• Spyropoulos KB, Hatzigiannaki K. In vitro lymphocytic stimulation with PPD. Respiration. 1985;48(2):168-72

Selected Presentation

• 6th State of the Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Thoracic, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Athens, 12-14 April 2002 • 2nd International Seminar: «Lung and Environment 2003». Nicosia, Cyprus, 20-22 June 2003 • 7th State of the Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Thoracic, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Athens, 17-20 April 2003 • 7th World Congress on Sleep Apnea, Helsinski, Finland 29 June - 3July 2003 • 8th State of the Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Thoracic, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Athens, 7-9 May 2004 • 3rd International Seminar: «Lung and Environment 2004». Limassol, Cyprus, 4-7 May 2004 • 9th State of the Art Interdisciplinary Review Course on Thoracic, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Athens, 22-24 April 2005

PhD Theses Advisor

Supervisor in 7 accomplished PhDs. Supervisor in 5 PhDs

Other Activities

• Director of Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, University Hospital of Patras • Head of the Sleep Laboratory