I am Assistant Professor at the First Department of Critical Care, Evangelimos Hospital and Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece .In the context of my Fulbright research grant, in the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center will contribute to strengthening my overall scientific attitude towards the severely infected immunocompromised patients. Upon my return to Greece this experience in MD Anderson will impact not only my academic career, but will aid me through two main avenues: 1) to gain knowledge on best treatment strategies related to infections for immunocompromised patients and 2) to set-up a “knowledge-exchange” bridging pathway between MD Anderson Cancer Center and Evangelismos ICU that will offer state-of-the-art patient care among the ICU immunocompromised patients suffering an infectious agent.
I strongly believe that the education level in Greece is high but I also believe that this is not enough. My aim is to meet the best and to sustain the excellence.The need for collaboration has never been greater. Collaborative partnerships with medically advanced nations like the United States and Greek physicians will merge the guarantees for a more effective patient treatment care plan and for a strong scientific understanding of disease through research development.