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Popi Kouloufakou

Kalliopi Kouloufakou-Gratsia is a pediatrician. She finished medical school of National Kapodistrian University of Athens (MD) and she continued with postgraduate studies at the same institution to receive the title of “Master of Science” in Clinical Pediatrics and Research (MSc). As a resident of pediatrics she worked in Aesklepion Hospital in Voula, South Attica  and Aglaia Kyriakou National Children’s Hospital in central Athens. After residency she remained in Aglaia Kyriakou as a pediatrician. Currently she is a coworker of Dpt of Growth and Development and Diabetes Center of the hospital and Scientific Director of Pediatrics in Private Institution MediHall. She has laboratory and clinical research experience with allergiology, clinical immunology and obesity in children. She has published work in international journals and books. In November 2007 she received a grant for research in Infectious Disease.

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Education

Nov 2016 – present

Aglaia Kyriakou Children's Hospital

Diabetology Dpt

Dr.Vazeou A.

Nov 2016 - present

Aglaia Kyriakou Children's Hospital

Dpt of Growth and Development

Dr. Stamogiannou L.

Mar 2016 - present

Aglaia Kyriakou Children's Hospital

Consultant duties (Residency extension) - Pediatrics

Athens, Greece

Aug 2013 – Mar 2016

Aglaia Kyriakou Children's Hospital

Residency (Pediatrics)

Athens, Greece

Oct 2010 – Aug 2013

“Asklepieion” General Hospital, Pediatric Dpt

Residency (Pediatrics)

Athens, Greece

Oct 2008 – Jul 2010

National  Kapodistrian University of Athens

Master in Clinical Pediatrics and Research (MSc)

Athens, Greece

Oct 2001 – Jul 2007

National Kapodistrian University of Athens

Medical Studies - MD, Medicine

Athens, Greece

Candidate Thesis

Candidate PhD Thesis: “Rhinovirus and Other Viral Respiratory Infections in Hospitalized Children”

Research Experience

Jan 2017 - present

Clinical Research

PRE-START Project on adolescent obesity

Leicester Diabetes Center

Aug 2015 – present

Clinical Research

CLEO Program (Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research)

Participation in the research “Design, application and assessment of a surveillance program for use of antibiotics in neonates in pediatric clinics”

Athens, Greece

Aug 2013 - present

Clinical Research
Aglaia Kyriakou Children's Hospital

Athens, Greece

Sep 2007 – Sep 2010

Laboratory Research

Allergy and Immunology Research Laboratory, Allergy Department, 2nd Pediatric Clinic, University of Athens

Athens, Greece

 

 

 

 

Awards & Grants

Jun 2008

Best Poster Award / Koumbi L, Maggina P, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Papaevangelou V, Kafetzis D, and Papadopoulos NG. “Development of Innate and Adaptive Responses against Human Rhinovirus Infection During the First 11 Years of Life.”

27th Congress of the European Academy of Allergiology and Clinical Immunology

Barcelona, Spain

Nov 2007

GlaxoSmithKline Grant for Research in Pneumology – Research Program : “Differential Association of viral agents with acute asthma exacerbations in hospitalized children”

Grant was announced at 16th Panhellenic Congress of Pulmonary Disease

Skills & Activities

Skills

Clinical Pediatrics, Allergiology Laboratory Skills (PCR, ELISA, Flow Cytometry, Cell Culture)

Languages

English (First Certificate),  Certificat de Langue Francaise (Institut Français d'Athènes)

Scientific Memberships

EAACI - European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Interests

Rational Use of Antibiotics in Children

 

Publication Highlights

Books

As a co-author in H.Panagiotidi’s book : Surgical problems of the pregnant patient. 01/2007; Athina X.E.., ISBN: 978-960-92566-1-2

Journal Publications

Konstantinou, G. N.; Xepapadaki, P.; Manousakis, E.; Makrinioti, H.; Kouloufakou-Gratsia, K.; Saxoni-Papageorgiou, P.; Papadopoulos, N. G., Assessment of airflow limitation, airway inflammation, and symptoms during virus-induced wheezing episodes in 4- to 6-year-old children. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013, 131 (1), 87-93.e1-5.

Manousaki AE, Megremis S, Gratsia P, Papadopoulos NG. Combined infections of flu, HRV and ADV in respiratory infections related to increased rate of serious clinical symptoms. Hellenic Allergiology & Clinical Imunology 2012, Period Β’ – 4(3):130. [Paper in Greek]

Stripeli F; Sakkou Z; Papadopoulos NG; Georgiou V; Gratsia P; Christodoulou I;  Tsolia M., Performance of rapid influenza testing in hospitalized children. European Journal Clinical Microbiology Infectious Diseases 2010, 29, 683-8.

Papadopoulos NG · Kouloufakou-Gratsia KM · Christodoulou I, Viral Agents Involved in Wheezing and Asthma in Children. Korean J Asthma Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Mar;28(1):1-9.English.
 

Koumbi L, Maggina P, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Papaevangelou V, Kafetzis D, and Papadopoulos NG. Development of Innate and Adaptive Responses against Human Rhinovirus Infection During the First 11 Years of Life. Allergy 63 (2008)

 

Conference Proceedings

Lariou MS, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Bachou Th, Katsoni M, Mavrikou M, Stamogiannou L. Description of two cases of children with pleural effusion from serotype 3 pneumococcal infection after 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination. 6th Panhellenic Children Pneumology Congress. Athens, Oct 2015 [Paper in Greek]

Lariou MS, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Bachou Th, Katsoni M, Mavrikou M, Stamogiannou L. Serotype 3 pneumococcal pleural empyema in two children after 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination. 36th umemps congress. Athens, Oct 2015

Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Lariou MS, Katsarou-Katsari A, Stenou A, Stavropoulos P, Stamogiannou L. Description of a case of chronic linear IgA bullous dermatosis of childhood. 36th umemps congress. Athens, Oct 2015

Kouloufakou-Gratsia KM. Child with bullous skin lesions. 9th Scientific Meeting for Current Topics and Debates in Pediatrics. Athens, Oct 2015.

Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Lariou MS, Katsarou-Katsari A, Stenou A, Stavropoulos P, Stamogiannou L.  53rd Panhellenic Pediatric Congress. Description of a case of chronic linear IgA bullous dermatosis of childhood.  Thessaloniki, Greece May 2015 [Paper in Greek]

Chatzipsalti M, Dolianiti M, Papadopoulou K, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Mitravela V, Dracopoulou M, Stamogiannou L, Vazeou A. Prolonged Treatment with Vitamin D Supplementation and High Dose is Necessary to Treat Vitamin D Deficiency/Insufficiency (VDD/I) in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology. Dublin, Ireland, Sep 2014.

Stenou A, Triantafyllidou A, Papadopoulou S, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Petrikos L, Stamogiannou L. Common developmental disorders and co-morbidities. 13th Panhellenic Pediatric Neurological Congress. Athens, Dec 2013 [Paper in Greek]

Patouni K, Christopoulou Ch, Louraki M, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Margoni D, Pallili A, Trasias Ch, Papadakou S. Assessment of mercury exposure in a childwith diffuse developmental disorder in the context of autism. 51st  Panhellenic Pediatric Congress. Alexandroupoli, Greece Jun 2013 [Paper in Greek]

Patouni K, Christopoulou Ch, Louraki M, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Margoni D, Pallili A, Trasias Ch, Papadakou S. Recurrence of varicella virus disease after endometrial exposure. 51st  Panhellenic Pediatric Congress. Alexandroupoli, Greece Jun 2013 [Paper in Greek]

Hirides S, Mousiolis D, Antonakopoulos F, Golfi Ch, Metaxas P, Hirides P, Kouloufakou Gratsia P, Konstantinidis K. Robotic Gastric Bypass in Experimental Porcine Diabetic Model. 1st International Congress of SEERSS, Limassol, Cyprus, Nov 2011

Phillipidou M, Ioannidou L, Metaxa V, Metaxa Z, Iliopoulou A, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Phillipou O. Divolli A, Papadakou S. Rhabdomyolysis after H1N1 – adenovirus co-infection. 49th Panhellenic Pediatric. Messinia, Greece, Jun 2011 [Paper in Greek]

Iliopoulou A, Phillipidou M, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Ioannidou L, Metaxa V, Metaxa Z, Phillipou O. Divolli A, Papadakou S. Adrenal insufficiency in a 10-yr old boy. 49th Panhellenic Pediatric. Messinia, Greece, Jun 2011 [Paper in Greek]

Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Agrapidi M, Iliopoulou A, Phillipidou M, Ioannidou L, Metaxa V, Metaxa Z, Phillipou O. Divolli A, Papadakou S. Uncommon case of a teenager with Kawasaki disease. 49th Panhellenic Pediatric. Messinia, Greece, Jun 2011 [Paper in Greek]

Ioannidou L, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Agrapidi M, Iliopoulou A, Phillipidou M, Metaxa V, Metaxa Z, Phillipou O. Divolli A, Papadakou S. Teenager activities revealing familial indirect hyperbilirubinaemia. 49th Panhellenic Pediatric. Messinia, Greece, Jun 2011 [Paper in Greek]

Konstantinou G, Xepapadaki P, Manousakis E, Makrinioti C, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Kafetzis D, and Papadopoulos NG. Episodic Viral Wheeze in Preschool Children: Is It Asthma?. 29th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, London, UK, 2010.

Christodoulou I, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Makrinioti C, Sakou Z, Mavrikou M, Stripeli F, Drosatou P, Tsolia M, and Papadopoulos NG. Epidemiological Investigation of Respiratory Viral Infections in Hospitalized Children in Greece by Rt-Pcr: Role of Rhinovirus. 29th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. London, 2010.

Konstantinou G, Xepapadaki P, Manousakis E, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Makrinioti C, Chatziioannou A, Kafetzis D, Papadopoulos NG. Non-Invasive Evaluation of Airway Inflammation During Virus-Induced Asthma Exacerbations in Atopic and Non-Atopic Preschool-Children. XXVIII Congress of European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Warszawa, 2009.

Konstantinou G, Xepapadaki P, Manousakis E, Kouloufakou-Gratsia K, Makrinioti C, Chatziioannou A, Kafetzis D, and Papadopoulos NG. Airflow Limitation During Virus-Induced Asthma Exacerbations in Atopic and Non-Atopic Preschool-Children. XXVIII Congress of European Academy of Allergy and Clinical I mmunology. Warszawa, 2009.

Konstantinou G, Xepapadaki P, Manousakis E, Kouloufakou- Gratsia K, Makrynioti Ch N, Hdjiioannou A, Kafetzis D, Papadopoulos NG. Episodes of wheezing in atopic and non-atopic children of pre-school age: assessment of lung function deterioration. 35th Yearly Panhellenic Medical Congress, Athens, 2009 [Paper in Greek]

Christodoulou I, Tsolia M, Kouloufakou-Gratsia KM, Georgiou V, Sakou Z, Mavrikou M, Niotakis G, et al. High Disease Burden and Propensity for Asthma in Rhinovirus-Associated Infections in Hospitalized Children: Comparison with Influenza. In 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). Graz, Austria, 2008.