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Expert in Neuroimaging

Expert ID: 732954 United Kingdom

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After completion of the radio-logical and neurological training in Frankfurt, Germany in recognized posts in Hannover, Frankfurt and Tübingen Universities, (Germany) and a fellowship, Expert has acquired remarkable neuroimaging clinical experience over the last 11 years with emphasis on brain tumors and dementia. During the last years, he has served and/or is appointed as the clinical lead for the MRI-PET neuroimaging, the intraoperative MRI, and the ultra-high-field brain MRI programs in his departments. He has accumulated considerable research experience in novel, advanced MR- and CT-techniques as well as hybrid MR/CT-PET imaging in neuroradiology, including also head and neck imaging. The results from his research on translational and clinical oncological imaging and biomarkers have been reported in highly ranked journals in neurosciences and neuroradiology. Currently, he is working in clinical research in dementia. He has (co-) authored more than 110 papers and 8 book chapters and his work has been extensively cited and awarded in international meetings several times. In partnership with the Neurosurgery Department, Expert has introduced intraoperative MRI as a major clinical tool for anatomical and functional intraoperative imaging, which results in better patient care.
In the academia, he teaches medical students and offers training to the residents in Radiology as well as the clinical Fellows in Neuroradiology. He supervises MD and PhD students in UCL and other academic institutions in Europe and Singapore.

Expert has served as external consultant for evaluation of medical software in imaging sciences for the MeVis company, Bremen, Germany and currently is a member of the Advisory Board of the Olea Medical Software, Le Ciotat, France. Also, Expert has consulted IMRIS (Deerfield Imaging USA), Minnetonka, MN, USA in issues related to evaluation and advanced of intraoperative MRI systems. He is also an external consultant for the GE Healthcare (neurology applications), Board Member of the ImageAnalysis (UK) (with expertise in clinical trials), Diagnose.me (Netherlands) (second medical opinion), Advance Medical (USA) (second medical opinion), and ClinFlows (Netherlands) (clinical trials).
He has served as reviewer for the Research Committee of the Medical Faculty, University of Geneva, Switzerland; for the Ministry of Education and Research of Czech Republic; and for the ERA-NET: TRANSCAN-2 network (European Research Area Network: Aligning national/regional translational cancer research programs and activities).

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2012 Degree: MSc Subject: Advanced Oncology Institution: University of Ulm, Germany
Year: 2010 Degree: PhD Subject: Radiology/Neuroradiology Institution: University of Tübingen, Germany
Year: 2003 Degree: MD Subject: Psychiatry Institution: University of Mainz, Germany
Year: 2002 Degree: Bachelor (Diploma) Subject: Medicine Institution: University of Athens, Greece

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: NHNN Title: Lead Consultant Department: Responsibilities: I use CT, MR and PET/MR images to diagnose, treat and manage neurological conditions and diseases. I work as part of a close-knit team with radiographers and I am collaborating closely with other doctors and staff from neurological specialties, and offer specialist expertise and guidance. Also, I am leading the management of MRI staff ensuring patient-and disease-orientated high quality services in a timely manner. I am also participating in the strategic planning of our MRI services.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: Insitute of Neurology, UCL Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities: I teach students, focusing more on focus more on senior undergraduates and postgraduates. I divide my time between classroom hours and preparing for teaching or meeting students privately. The job involves research activities based in our higher education establishment, including presenting research findings at conferences worldwide. I actively seek external funding for my research activities to enhance the prestige of my institution. I take part in the strategic planning and decision making for my department. I participate in the appropriate national and international organisations of my discipline. In this role, I serve on expert committees, participate in reviews and work at a national and international level developing productive and effective working relationships with academic, administrative and research colleagues stakeholders and partners.
I coach and mentor post graduate/PHD students.
Years: 2013 to 2016 Employer: Eberhard Karls University Title: Professor Department: Radiology Responsibilities: I provide guidance and assistance to more junior staff in developing their capacity for teaching and research. I secure substantial grants which cover teams including junior staff. I foster the research of other groups and individuals within the School, in the discipline and in related disciplines. I introduce research students and colleagues to useful networks inside and outside the University.will seek continuing improvement in academic standards rather than merely maintaining them, and will make a distinguished contribution to teaching in the faculty and University. I provide leadership in curriculum development, design of courses, and innovations in the delivery of teaching in my discipline. I also play a constructive role in appointment, confirmation and promotion processes for academic and general staff.
Years: 2009 to 2015 Employer: Eberhard Karls University Hospital Title: Lead Consultant Department: Responsibilities: My role included working closely and leading the existing team of five neuroradiology fellows and residents, ensuring that they obtain specific training and experience in all aspects of neuroradiology. I contributed to the general work of the department, including the CT, MRI, intraoperative MRI, MRI-PET, and research high-field MRI units. Concerning the patient work, I promptly provided or arranged suitable diagnosis and advice, further investigations or treatment where necessary. I communicated the findings to the patients and those close to them in a way that they can understand, including who to contact
if they have questions or concerns. I was responsible to identify problems arising from poor communication or unclear responsibilities within or between teams, and I took action to deal with them.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital Title: Staff Radiologist Department: Responsibilities: After completion of my residency and research fellowship, I undertook responsibility to add value to my department performance by supervising the generation and interpretation of diagnostic images in CT, MRI and PET/CT modalities. I expanded my role to encompass economic gatekeeping by determining the need for additional diagnostic tests, specialist referral and/or hospital admission. I implemented the rapid technological advances in head and neck radiology, I have led regular clinicoradiographic meetings/lectures with other disciplines that have in total enhanced the clinical workflow and benefited the patients.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Medical University South Carolina Title: Research Fellow Department: Neuroradiology Responsibilities: I contributed as part of the research team to the design and implementation of research methodologies. I submitted proposals for research grants and wrote research papers, journal articles and materials for publication. I lead the design and implementation of three distinct research activities.Regularly communicates complex concepts and ideas. I communicated regularly with colleagues in peer communities within and outside the University on research topics. I gave presentations, lectures, seminars (internal or external) based on personal scholarship and research; and exhibited work at appropriate events.
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital Title: Resident Department: Radiology Responsibilities: I was specialised in the field of medical imaging executing and interpreting medical images to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. I contributed to others' research endeavours as well as conducted my own research projects in neuroradiology and head and neck imaging.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Hannover Medical School Title: Resident Department: Neuroradiology Responsibilities: I was specialised in the field of medical imaging executing and interpreting medical images to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. I contributed to others' research endeavours as well as conducted my own research projects in neuroradiology and head and neck imaging.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2015 to 2016 Agency: UK/University College London Hospitals Role: Lead Consultant MRI Description: To provide an efficient and safe MRI service. To supervise the day to day running of the MRI department and apply operational procedures and policies. To observe local rules and systems of work. To suggest and support the MRI centre’s business plan, goals and objectives.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2000 to 2015 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Medical education, specialisation, acedemic career
Years: 2007 to 2015 Country / Region: USA/Charleston, SC Summary: Research Fellowship

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member-at-large of the Executive Committee, European Society of Head & Neck Radiology
Honorary Member of the British Society of Head and Neck Radiology
Member of the Head and Neck & IT Subcommittee, European Society of Neuroradiology
Editorial board memberships
Editorial Advisory Board, European Radiology
Section Editor, Radiology Research and Practice
Section Editor, Biomedical Research and Practice
Editorial Board, Neuroradiology
Lead Section Editor, European Journal of Radiology
Section Editor, Hellenic Journal of Radiology
Licenses / Certifications
European Certification in Neuroradiology, European Society of Neuroradiology
European Certification in Head and Neck Radiology, European Society of Head and Neck Radiology
Professional Appointments
Fellow of the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology (FESHNR)
Professor of Radiology, Medical Faculty, Eberhard Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany
Senior Lecturer in Neuroradiology, Institute of Neurology, University College London
Awards / Recognition
Best Presentation award ASNR Annual Meeting
Best Scientific Poster award Annual Congress of the European Society for Neuroradiology
Best Presentation award European Society of Head and Neck Radiology Annual Meeting
Memorial Award Association of University Radiologists

(Years and locations undisclosed. Available upon request.)
Medical / Professional

Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has clinical research expertise in functional CT and advanced MR imaging of the brain, multimodality (hybrid) simultaneous MR-PET imaging, as well as advanced and multi-modal imaging in brain and head and neck oncology. He has published 124 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 conference proceedings, 4 chapters. His work enjoys high impact in the neurosciences community.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Teaching Techniques Course (2008) at Medical University
Marketing Experience
Expert co-founded a registered non-profit organization in Athens, Greece, aiming at promoting the knowledge and clinical applications of advanced MRI and related techniques in the fields of neuro-oncology and neurodegeneration among neuroradiologists and clinical scientists. The society is keen at supporting young investigators to pursue research activities in renowned academic centers.
Expert has been co-organizer of the international meeting, in Athens, Greece. This is a bi-annual two-day meeting in cooperation with University of Athens and the Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH) in Herakleion, Greece. The meeting objective is to embrace the role of MRI in neuro-oncology. The teaching material is exclusively centered on advanced MR application techniques (spectroscopy, perfusion, diffusion, fMRI, DTI) and the teaching sessions are accompanied by interactive discussions with case material.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluently
German Fluently
Greek Native speaker

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