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Biography

 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

Sept 2000-Dec 2000:

 

Trainee in Internal Medicine at the General Hospital of Larissa.

Dec 2000-Dec 2001:General medical practice at Vlachogianni- Larissa, to fulfil Obligatory Rural Medical Service in Greece.
Feb 2002-Feb 2003:Lecturer in the Institute for Professional Education of Larissa, teaching clinical dermatology.
Mar 2003-Nov 2004:Internal Medicine Resident at the General Hospital of Karditsa
May 2011- May 2014:Endocrinology Resident at the Department of Endocrinology and Center of Diabetes, “Evaggelismos” Hospital, Athens
June 2014:Specialty of Endocrinology
Nov 2014- Jun 2017Registrar in Endocrinology and Diabetes Department of “Euroclinic” Athens
2012-2014:Participation in supportive and educational groups of patients with type I diabetes in “Evaggelismos” hospital.
2015-2017:Lecturer in Postgraduate courses of “Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Nursing”
Sep 2016:Hvidovre International Insulin Pump Course. Hvidovre University Hospital. Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 2017- today:

 

JAN 2018- today:

Scientific Director of the Endocrinology Department of the Polyclinic – Point Two-Euroclinic Athens

Reviewer in accredited medical journals

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member of the Medical Association of Athens

Member of the Hellenic Endocrinologic Association

Member of the Hellenic Diabetologic Association

Member of the Association for the Study of the Diabetic Foot

 

PUBLICATIONS

 High rates of obesity prevalence in adults living in central Greece: data from the ARGOS study. Koukoulis GN, Sakka C, Katsaros F, Goutou M, Tsirona S, Tsiapali E, Piterou A, Stefanidis I, Stathakis N. Hormones (Athens). 2010 Jul-Sep;9(3):253-62.

 

 Adrenocorticotropic hormone independent macronodular adrenal hyperplasia due to aberrant receptor expression: is medical treatment always an option? Karapanou O, Vlassopoulou B, Tzanela M, Stratigou T, Tsatlidis V, Tsirona S, Tsagarakis S. Endocr Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19(3):e77-82.

 Impact of early vs late postoperative radioiodine remnant ablation on final outcome in patients with low-risk well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Tsirona S, Vlassopoulou V, Tzanela M, Rondogianni P, Ioannidis G, Vassilopoulos C, Botoula E, Trivizas P, Datseris I, Tsagarakis S. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Mar;80(3):459-63.

 Clinical presentation and long term outcome of patients with ectopic ACTH syndrome due to bronchial carcinoid tumors: a one-center experience. Tsirona S, Tzanela M, Botoula E, Belenis I, Rondogianni D, Tsagarakis S. Endocr Pract. 2015 Oct;21(10):1104-10.

 Postprandial dysmetabolism: Too early or too late? Pappas C, Kandaraki EA, Tsirona S, Kountouras D, Kassi G, Diamanti-Kandarakis E. Hormones (Athens). 2016 Jul;15(3):321-344. Review.

 Prevalence and determinants of type 2 diabetes mellitus in a Greek adult population. Tsirona S, Katsaros F, Bargiota A, Polyzos SA, Arapoglou G, Koukoulis GN. Hormones (Athens). 2016 Jan-Mar;15(1):88-98.

 

WRITING

 Text in ‘Hospital Chronicles’, vol. 76, supplementary issue 1, 2014 “What’s new in Endocrinology: Insulin Pumps” C. Vassilopoulos, S. Tsirona, S. Tsagarakis

 Chapter in “Postprandial dysmetabolism” in the book “Strategies in Diabetes Mellitus 2016” publications Mygdalis

 

PRESENTATIONS

 “ How patients with diabetes mellitus want to be called, concerning their problem” Mpormpboli N., Tsigou A., Piaditis G., Giannakou E., Saflianis I., KatsarosF., TsironaS., Koutmos S., Katsaros T., Endocrinology and Diabetes department, General Hospital of

  • June 2014: Medical Specialty of Endocrinology
  • July 2000: Graduated from the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, First Class Grade.
  • 1993: Graduated with honors from High School (grade 197/11/20).

July 2017: PhD in Endocrinology, Medical School of Larissa, University of Thessaly

  • Member of the Medical Association of Athens
  • Member of the Hellenic Endocrinologic Association
  • Member of the Hellenic Diabetologic Association
  • Member of the Association for the Study of the Diabetic Foot
Scientific Director of the Endocrinology Department of the Polyclinic – Point Two-Euroclinic Athens

Reviewer in accredited medical journals

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member of the Medical Association of Athens

Member of the Hellenic Endocrinologic Association

Member of the Hellenic Diabetologic Association

Member of the Association for the Study of the Diabetic Foot

 

PUBLICATIONS

 High rates of obesity prevalence in adults living in central Greece: data from the ARGOS study. Koukoulis GN, Sakka C, Katsaros F, Goutou M, Tsirona S, Tsiapali E, Piterou A, Stefanidis I, Stathakis N. Hormones (Athens). 2010 Jul-Sep;9(3):253-62.

 

 Adrenocorticotropic hormone independent macronodular adrenal hyperplasia due to aberrant receptor expression: is medical treatment always an option? Karapanou O, Vlassopoulou B, Tzanela M, Stratigou T, Tsatlidis V, Tsirona S, Tsagarakis S. Endocr Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19(3):e77-82.

 Impact of early vs late postoperative radioiodine remnant ablation on final outcome in patients with low-risk well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Tsirona S, Vlassopoulou V, Tzanela M, Rondogianni P, Ioannidis G, Vassilopoulos C, Botoula E, Trivizas P, Datseris I, Tsagarakis S. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Mar;80(3):459-63.

 Clinical presentation and long term outcome of patients with ectopic ACTH syndrome due to bronchial carcinoid tumors: a one-center experience. Tsirona S, Tzanela M, Botoula E, Belenis I, Rondogianni D, Tsagarakis S. Endocr Pract. 2015 Oct;21(10):1104-10.

 Postprandial dysmetabolism: Too early or too late? Pappas C, Kandaraki EA, Tsirona S, Kountouras D, Kassi G, Diamanti-Kandarakis E. Hormones (Athens). 2016 Jul;15(3):321-344. Review.

 Prevalence and determinants of type 2 diabetes mellitus in a Greek adult population. Tsirona S, Katsaros F, Bargiota A, Polyzos SA, Arapoglou G, Koukoulis GN. Hormones (Athens). 2016 Jan-Mar;15(1):88-98.

 

WRITING

 Text in ‘Hospital Chronicles’, vol. 76, supplementary issue 1, 2014 “What’s new in Endocrinology: Insulin Pumps” C. Vassilopoulos, S. Tsirona, S. Tsagarakis

 Chapter in “Postprandial dysmetabolism” in the book “Strategies in Diabetes Mellitus 2016” publications Mygdalis

 

PRESENTATIONS

 “ How patients with diabetes mellitus want to be called, concerning their problem” Mpormpboli N., Tsigou A., Piaditis G., Giannakou E., Saflianis I., KatsarosF., TsironaS., Koutmos S., Katsaros T., Endocrinology and Diabetes department, General Hospital of Αthens ‘G. Gennimatas’, 7th Panhellenic congress of Diabetology, Heraclion, 29 March- 1 April 2001

“ Increased prevalence of obesity in male population” Sakka Ch., Markousi E., Katsaros F., Mountantonakis S., Tsirona S., Koukoulis G.N, Stathakis N. Department of Internal Medicine, School of medicine, University of Thessalia, Health centers of Gonnoi, Tyrnavos, Elassona, 29th Panhellenic congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ioannina 21-24 March 2002

 

“ Prevalence of obesity in central Greece” Ch. Sakkas, E. Markousis, M. Goutou, S. Tsirona, S. Mountantonakis, F. Katsaros, E. Damani (1) , N. Liakos (1), G. Koukoulis, Department of Internal Medicine, School of medicine, University of Thessaly, (1) Biochemistry unit, University Hospital, Larissa, May 21-25 2003, Thessaloniki

 

 “Strong relationship of obesity with insulin resistance and blood lipids profile”, F. Katsaros, M. Goutou, S. Tsirona., Ch.Sakkas, E. Damani (1) , N. Liakos(1), E. Markousis, S.Mountantonakis, G. Koukoulis, Department of Internal Medicine, School of medicine, University of Thessaly, ((1) Biochemistry unit, University Hospital, Larissa), May 21-25 2003, Thessaloniki.

 

“Clinical criteria to increase the suspicion of underlying pancreatic cancer in patients who are newly diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes”. D.S Papadogias, N. Borboli, S. Tsirona, F.T. Katsaros, A Tsingou, A. Stathopoulou, C. Kossivakis, G. Anagnostopoulos, T. Katsaros; Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, General Hospital of Athens, 18th International Diabetes Federation Congress, 24-29 August 2003,Paris.

 

“Acute and long-term effect of levosimendan in patients with severe heart failure” Sideris S., Paboukas K., Katsaros F., Arsenos P., Tsirona S, Kogias I. General Hospital of Karditsa, Cardiologic clinic. 4th northern Greek cardiology congress, 20-24 May 2004, Thessaloniki

 

“Safety of temporary pacemaking in a a provincial hospital” Sideris S., Paboukas K., Katsaros F., Tsirona S., Arsenos P., Kogias I. General Hospital of Karditsa, Cardiologic clinic. 4th northern Greek cardiology congress, 20-24 May 2004, Thessaloniki

  • “The feeling of effective regulation of glucose in the Greek patient with diabetes is not confirmed in every day practice”. S. Tsirona, C. Arapoglou, G. Koukoulis. 36th National Congress of Endocrinology, 8-11 April 2009 Alexandroupolis

“The study of the outcome of well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma in relation to post-operative radioiodine catalysis”, Tsirona S., Vlassopoulou B., Tzanella M, et al at the 39th Panhellenic Conference of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Athens 4-7 April 2012

 

 “The role of late-night salivary cortisol measurement in the diagnosis of subclinical hypercortisolism in patients with adrenal incidentalomas” Perogamvros I., Tzanela M., Koletti A., Tsirona S., Memi E., Tsagarakis S. Endocrine Abstracts (2013) P28.

“The change of antithyroid antibodies in patients with well differentiated thyroid carcinoma and its effect in the outcome of the disease”. Tsirona S., Vlassopoulou V., Tzanella M., et al 40th Panhellenic Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Athens, 17-20 April 2013

 

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Thessaly (substudy of the ARGOS study)”, 40th Panhellenic congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Athens, 17-20 April 2013

 

“Food-dependent Cushing syndrome: similarities and differences from the classic adrenal Cushing syndrome”. Tsirona S., Tzanela M., Vlassopoulou V., et al 40th Panhellenic congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Athens, 17-20 April 2013

 

“The outcome of thyroid cancer in young individuals” Karapanou O., Tanela M., Rontogianni F.Tsagarakis S. 41th Panhellenic congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Porto Heli, 14-17 May 2014

 

“The outcome and survival of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma with distant metastases at diagnosis: long term follow up of 60 patients”. Tsirona S., Vlassopoulou V., Vasilopoulos C., Ioannidis G., Trivizas P., Mpotoula E., Tsagarakis S. 41th Panhellenic congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Porto Heli, 14-17 May 2014

 

“Diabetic neuropathy: Clinical examination: Errors and omissions” 16th National Congress of the diabetic foot: ulcers of the lower limbs, preventing amputations, Vasilitsa 17-19 October 2014

 

“Prospective observational study of diabetes and the role of glycated hemoglobin as a screening test in a Greek population sample” E. Kandaraki1, p. Tsirona2, E. Marinakis2, et al at the 42th National Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Thessaloniki 6 -10 May 2015.

 

“Malignant pheochromocytoma in a 39 year old male” Diabetes and Endocrinology Department of Euroclinic-Athens. S. Tsirona, 19th cycle NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY Intensive training in Endocrinology, Postgraduate courses, Athens, 18-20 March 2016.

 

“Detection of hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetic patients” Tsirona S., Pappas Chr., Kandarakis E. et al Endocrinology and Diabetes Department, Biochemical Laboratory, Euroclinic Athens, 3rd Internal Medicine clinic at 43th Panhellenic Conference of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes Mellitus. Athens, 20-23 April 2016.

 

“The correlation of basic and post-synacthen stimulation of 17OH-progesterone with insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome” Tsirona S., Papadakis G.2, Kandarakis E., et al 43rd Panhellenic Conference of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes Mellitus. Athens, 20-23 April 2016.

 

“Prevalence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in the adult Greek population ” Tsirona S., Katsaros F., Bargiota A., Et al. 43th Panhellenic Conference of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes Mellitus Athens, 20-23 April 2016.

 

“Detection of hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetic patients” S. Tsirona, Ch. Pappas, E. Kandaraki et al. 28-31 May 2016, Munich, Germany, 18th European Congress of Endocrinology 2016.

 

“Association of basal and post-Synachten stimulated 17-hydroxyprogesterone levels with insulin resistance in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome” E. Kandaraki 1, G. Papadakis 2, S.

Tsirona 3, A. Asimakopoulou 4, N. Chiotinis 5, G. Chronopoulou 5, G. Kassi 4, E. Diamanti-Kandarakis. ECE 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, 20-23 May 2017.

 

 Clinical tutorial with active participation “Diagnosis of Neuropathy and Severity Assessment- errors and omissions”: S. Tsirona. Diabetic foot ulcers in the lower extremities – amputation prevention. Association for the Study of the Diabetic Foot. 20th Panhellenic Workshop 30 June – 2 July 2017 Delphi.

 

 Case Presentation in Intensive Education in Endocrinology. Neuroendocrinology- Adrenal glands. 6-8 March 2020, Athens

 

 COVID 19 and Diabetes Mellitus- Remote management of Diabetic patients during the pandemic. 34th Postgraduate Online Meeting 27-29 November 2020

 

 Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis, Types, Data from Greece. Cardiovasular Risk Factors- discussion with the specialists 10 April 2021

  • “Farmakioti” award for the poster “Outcome of well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma, dependent of postoperative ablation timing” Tsirona S. Vlassopoulou B Tzanelli M., Ioannides C., Nikos A., Tsagkarakis S., 39th National Congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Athens 4-7 April 2012

 

• “Farmakioti” award for the publication in the journal Clin Endocrinology 2014 “Impact of early vs late postoperative radioiodine remnant ablation on final outcome in patients with low-risk well-differentiated thyroid cancer”. S. Tsirona, V. Vlassopoulou, M. Tzanela, Ph. Rontogianni, CG. Ioannidis, A. Ch. Vassilopoulos, E. Botoula, P. Trivizas, I. Datseris and S. Tsagarakis., In 42th Panhellenic congress of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Thessaloniki, 6-10 2015

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