Hypertension Center STRIDE-7

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine

Third Department of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital

152, Mesogion Avenue, Athens 11527, Greece


Email-1: gstergi@med.uoa.gr            Email-2: stergiougs@gmail.com




  • Chairman, Hypertension Center STRIDE-7 (European Union), School of Medicine, Athens University - European Society of Hypertension (ESH) Excellence Center.
  • Chairman, STRIDE BP International Organization on Blood Pressure (BP) Measurement Methodology and Technology (www.stridebp.org)
  • International Society Hypertension (ISH) Council member.
  • Chairman, European Society of Hypertension Working Group on BP Monitoring & Cardiovascular Variability.
  • World Hypertension League (WHL) Special Envoy for BP Measurement.
  • International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA) Executive Committee member.
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Committee Member on BP monitoring equipment.
  • Member of European Commission Scientific Committee SCENIHR on Sphygmomanometers.
  • Elected Fellow Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Glasgow, UK.
  • European Society of Hypertension ‘Peter Sleight’ Award for outstanding contribution in research, education, and leadership in hypertension.
  • Past President Hellenic Society of Hypertension. Chaired hypertension guidelines and pediatric hypertension guidelines writing committees. Founded the ‘School of Hypertension’.


  • Invited speaker at Hypertension Societies’ meetings (European, International, Australian, Belgian, Canadian, Chinese, Danish, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish; >100 lectures).
  • European Society of Hypertension Guidelines writing committee member for Ambulatory, Home, Clinic blood pressure methodology; Pediatric hypertension; Hypertension Clinic set-up; Blood pressure monitors validation; Professional BP monitors requirements.
  • Editorial board member: 11 PubMed journals. Reviewer: 58 PubMed journals; Br Med J Publishing Group; McMaster University's Health Information Research; European Research Council; 24 meetings of European and International Society of Hypertension.
  • Member of ESH, ISH, American Society of Hypertension.
  • Research work focused on blood pressure monitoring methodology and technology; White-coat hypertension; Masked hypertension; Hypertension epidemiology and control; Pediatric hypertension; Antihypertensive drug action.
  • Authored >320 PubMed articles; Presented >300 papers; Supervised 25 MD theses.
  • h-index 65; Citations 30,000 including citations in Hypertension Societies’ guidelines (European, International, American, British, Canadian, Australian, Japanese).