General University Hospital of Larissa

Greece

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Contact Information for physicians/patients

G.N. Dalekos, Professor of Medicine, Representative, email: georgedalekos@gmail.com
E.I. Rigopoulou, Professor of Medicine, Sub-representative, email: eirigopoulou@med.uth.gr
K. Zachou, Associate Professor of Medicine, email: zachoukalliopi@gmail.com
N.K. Gatselis, Associate Professor of Medicine, email: gatselis@me.com
S. Gabeta, Consultant in Internal Medicine, email: s_gampeta@yahoo.com
P. Arvaniti, Consultant in Internal Medicine, email: peni.arvaniti@gmail.com
V. Lygoura, Consultant in Internal Medicine, email: vlygoura@gmail.com
A. Samakidou, Consultant in Internal Medicine, email: anna__sam@hotmail.com
S. Kapeti, Secretarial assistance, email: skapeti1@gmail.com
A. Lyberopoulou, Biochemist & Molecular Biologist, email: aglyber@gmail.com

Particular rare liver disease expertise of the centre

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)
  • AIH/PSC variant
  • Autoimmune Sclerosing Cholangitis (ASC, for children)

ERN Representatives

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    George N. Dalekos MD, PhD, FEFIM

    Professor of Medicine

    Head of the Department of Medicine, the Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine and the National Expertise Center of Greece in Autoimmune Liver Diseases


ERN Team and Contact

E.I. Rigopoulou, Professor of Medicine, Sub-representative, email: eirigopoulou@med.uth.gr
K. Zachou, Associate Professor of Medicine, email: zachoukalliopi@gmail.com
N.K. Gatselis, Associate Professor of Medicine, email: gatselis@me.com
S. Gabeta, Consultant in Internal Medicine, email: s_gampeta@yahoo.com
P. Arvaniti, Consultant in Internal Medicine, email: peni.arvaniti@gmail.com
V. Lygoura, Consultant in Internal Medicine, email: vlygoura@gmail.com
A. Samakidou, Consultant in Internal Medicine, email: anna__sam@hotmail.com

Address: General University Hospital of Larissa, 41110 Larissa, Greece


Centre information

The General University Hospital of Larissa is a tertiary hospital located in Central Greece (approximately 1.000.000 inhabitants) that is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Science, University of Thessaly.
The Department of Medicine and the affiliated Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine operate since 1999 and specialize in patient care, involving the whole spectrum of Internal Medicine, in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, in medical teaching and training, while also conducts clinical, basic, and translational research with special emphasis in autoimmune liver diseases, as attested by a fair number of international publications/year (15-20/year).
In Greece, the Department of Medicine has already been recognized since 2013 as a “Center for rare diseases with an emphasis on autoimmune hepatitis (AIH)” by the Scientific and Administrative Board of the General University Hospital of Larissa and since 2015 by the General Assembly of the Faculty of Medicine (School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly).
Moreover, the General University of Larissa through its Department of Medicine has been recognized officially by the Greek Ministry of Health as “National Expertise Center of Greece in Autoimmune Liver Diseases (GG 4040/B/05.11.2019).
The National Expertise Center of Greece in Autoimmune Liver Diseases serves as referral center for Autoimmune Liver Diseases in Greece. During the last year 260 patients with AIH and 585 patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) were under follow-up among 350 and 900 patients who have been included in our registry, respectively.
Furthermore, our department contributes to the diagnosis of AIH and PBC in more than 50 and 80 patients refer for consultation/year, respectively, from all over Greece and Cyprus.