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Dr Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas

Consultant in Infectious Diseases, CUH

I am a clinician scientist, with an interest in infections in immunodeficient states, clinical trials and medical education
Dr Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas

If you cannot fashion your life as you would like, endeavour to do this at least, as much as you can: do not trivialise it through too much contact with the world, through too much activity and chatter

Constantinos Cavafy

My current role

I am a board certified practitioner of infectious diseases and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), a Fellow of St Edmund's college and an Associate Lecturer of the University of Cambridge.

My PhD focused on the associations of chronic viral infections and chronic disease. I conduct epidemiological and clinical research, with an active interest on viral infections and human health.

I have authored and co-authored numerous papers in international peer-reviewed journals and enjoy delivering lectures in various national and international forums and symposia and universities in America, Europe and Asia.

Previous history

Before moving to CUH, I trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases in Albert Einstein Medical Centre and the University of Chicago Hospitals, respectively

  • Certificate at MSc level, Genomic Medicine, University of Cambridge, 2016
  • Certificate at MSc Level, Medical Education, 2014
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Medicine, 2012, University of Cambridge
  • Master in Public Health (MPH), 2004, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Medical Degree, 1997, University of Athens

Memberships and accreditations

I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine and actively participate in maintenance of certification (ABIM ID 212746).

I am also a:

  • Member of the British Infection Society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the British HIV Association, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the International Society of Travel Medicine
  • Member of the ESCMID Emerging Infections Task Force Expert Panel 2018
  • Member of the ESCMID European Study Group of Infections in Compromised Hosts 2017
  • Hellenic Medical Society of the United Kingdom, Member of the Steering Committee (2009-2011), President Elect (2011-2012), President (2013-2014)
  • Elected executive Board Member, World Hellenic Biomedical Association, 2013- 2017
  • Cambridge Hellenic Learned Society (2013-), Founding Member
  • The Royal College of Physicians in London [Fellow, 2008-]
  • Saint Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, 2007-2015 [Senior Member], 2015-[Bye Fellow]

Personal interests

I am very interested in science communication and maintain a steady presence in Greek national newspapers and news outlets, trying my best to help the public make sense of scientific information