Awards - Distinctions

2016 Certificate of excellence for distinguished lecture.
55th National Congress of the Romanian Society of Cardiology, Sinaia, Romania.
2015 Distinction for the contribution to the activities of the Balkan Medical Union.
2nd Joint Scientific Session of the Balkan Medical Union with the National Academy of Medicine, France.
2014 Sotiris Papastamatis Price”, Athens Medical Society, 40th Annual Hellenic Medical Conference.
Second Award for the study “Prediction of mortality of elderly population by using a novel method for the estimation of total arterial compliance”
2013 Sotiris Papastamatis Price”, Athens Medical Society, 39th Annual Hellenic Medical Conference.
First Award for the study “Clinical application and evaluation of a new method for non-invasive estimation of cardiac output based on pressure wave analysis”
2012 Award for best published study in Artery Research Journal in 2012. Artery Society.
“Differences in pulse pressure day variability between the brachial artery and the aorta in healthy subjects”. Artery Research 2012; 6(1): 34-40
2010 Vancouver Hypertension Award. 23rd Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension.
For the study “Combined effect of pulse wave velocity and augmentation index on mortality in an elderly population: The Proteger study”
2009 Third Award for the study “Association of residual platelet reactivity, after clopidogrel loading, with intracoronary thrombus burden and myocardial perfusion in patients with acute myocardioal perfusion”
Hellenic Society of Cardiology, 30th Hellenic Congress of Cardiology.
2008 First Award for the study “A new method for the assessment of plaque vulnerability by use of intracoronary ultrasound, infusion of microbubbles and computational image analysis”
11th Conference of Cardiology of Central Greece.
2008 Award for the study “Correlation of plaque characteristics assessed by intravascular ultrasound and the Virtual Histology with CRP biomarker levels in patients undergoing angioplasty”
Hellenic Society of Cardiology, 29th Hellenic Congress of Cardiology.
2007 Third Award for the study “Assessment of neoangiogenesis in carotid atherosclerotic plaques by harmonic ultrasounf imaging and infusion of microbubbles contrast agent”
Hellenic Society of Cardiology, 28th Hellenic Congress of Cardiology.
2006 First Award for the study “Functional and structural vascular bed properties in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome and normal lipidemic, glycemic and blood pressure profile”
ARTERY 6, International Conference on arterial structure and function.
2006 Award for the study “A new non-cylindrical stent and its favourable effect on shear stress and local flow characteristics: A computational and in vitro study”
Hellenic Society of Cardiology, Seminars of the Working Group on Aorta and Peripheral Circulation.
2006 First Award for the study “A novel method for in-vivo imaging of vasa vasorum in coronary atherosclerotic plaques using intravascular ultrasound, injection of microbubbles and a differential imaging algorithm”
3rd International Greek Biotechnology Forum, Athens, Greece.
2006 Second Award for the study “A novel technique for the estimation of plaque neovascularization by contrast enhanced intravascular ultrasound and computational image analysis”
5th Annual International Congress of Cardiology, Athens, Greece.
2005 First Award for the study “Endothelial dysfunction of young women with polycistic ovary syndrome”.
Third Award for the study “Mathematical study of the effect of a non-cylindrical stent on local flow field characteristics in an arterial model of multiple stenosis”
Hellenic Society of Cardiology, 26th Hellenic Congress of Cardiology.
2004 “Thomaidio” Award for best published paper, National Technical University of Athens. 
“Simulation of systolic and diastolic left ventricular dysfunction in a mock circulation: The effect of arterial compliance”. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology 2003; 27:85-90
2003 Award for the study “Effect of pravastatin on endothelial function kai oxidative stress of patients with coronary artery disease”
Hellenic Society of Cardiology, Seminars of the Working Group on Aorta and Peripheral Circulation.
2001 Award for the study “Antioxidant ascorbic acid attenuates acutely the duration of reactive hyperaemia in patients with hypercholesterolemia”
Hellenic Society of Cardiology, 22nd Hellenic Congress of Cardiology.
2000 Third Award for the study “Hypothyroidism is related with increased arterial stiffness”
Hellenic Society of Cardiology, 21st Hellenic Congress of Cardiology.
1999 First Award for the study “Antioxidant ascorbic acid attenuates the endothelial dysfunction after acute cigarette smoking”
Hellenic Society of Cardiology, 20th Hellenic Congress of Cardiology.
1999 Award for the diploma thesis (School of Mechanical Engineering): “Optimization of intra-aortic balloon pump by using genetic algorithms”
Technical Chamber of Greece.