Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, University of Athens Medical School; Chief Scientific Advisor for the Government COVID-19 Pandemic Response; Press Representative for the Ministry of Health
Sotiris Tsiodras is a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School and the Chief Scientific Advisor for the COVID-19 pandemic for the Hellenic CDC and the Greek Government. He completed post graduate training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Harvard Medical School in the USA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases by the American and the Greek Boards of Internal Medicine.
Tsiodras also holds a master's degree in the Medical Sciences from Harvard Medical School and was a recipient of the Clinical Investigator Training Program fellowship conducted by Harvard Medical School and the MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology both in Boston, MA. He has a doctoral degree in Medicine (PhD) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School.
He was the recipient of the Maxwell Finland award by the Massachusetts chapter of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and he is currently an IDSA fellow. He is a member of the European CDC Advisory Forum (ECDC) since 2009 and has served as the secretary of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Respiratory viruses study group. He has published more than 220 peer-reviewed papers (with more than 9500 citations) in the fields of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is currently doing clinical work and research in internal medicine and infectious diseases.