Professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Professor Vana Papaevangelou is a trained paediatrician, with a special interest in paediatric infectious diseases. After completing her paediatric residency and PID fellowship at the NYU Medical Centre, USA, she returned to Athens Greece and has been a full time clinical paediatrician in a tertiary teaching hospital since 1996. During this time, she has been caring for general paediatric cases and children with infectious diseases. Professor Papaevangelou has been actively involved in the education of medical students and paediatric residents. Since September 2013 she has been appointed Chairman of the Third department of Pediatrics of her University which is located at ATTIKON hospital, a tertiary University Hospital.
Over the past 20 years, Professor Papaevangelou has been actively involved in multiple research projects. Her main interests have involved the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases (hepatitis A and B, varicella, measles) and vertical transmission of infections, such as HBV, HCV and CMV. She is a member of the European Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID since 2019); National Advisory Board for Immunization Practices; National Advisory Board for COVID; the National Hepatitis Board and the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board. Prof V Papaevangelou has published >100 papers in peer reviewed journals, with an H-Index: 30 and more than 2700 citations.