Athanassios D. Protogerou

MD, Internist

DOB: 29.01.1973
Address: Argyroupoleos 4, 114 71 Athens, GR; email:


Current positions
Senior Researcher, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Maastricht, NL
Researcher, Hypertension Resarch Unit & Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, 1st Department of Propaedeutic and Internal Medicine, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), GR 


  • Trained in hypertension at the «Centre de Diagnostic et de Therapeutique “Hôtel-Dieu” (AP-HP), Universite Paris Descartes» (2004-2005) and the 3rd Department of Internal Medicine, «Sotiria» Hospital, NKUA (2006-2009)
  • Research field: arterial hypertension, vascular endothelium, large arteries and mechanical properties, microcirculation, non-invasive assessmnet of central haemodynamic parameters
  • Scholar of the Hellinic Society of Cardiology (post-doc reserach in Paris – 2004); of the Hellinc State Scholaships Foundation (post-doc research in Athens – 2007); of the European Comission Marie Curie program (MMC project – 2012-2014)
  • Peer review publications: >110 (PubMed); citations: > 1900 citations; h index: 25
  • Co-author in position papersof the European Society of Cardiology regarding the assessment of endothelial function (2011); of the European Socierty of Hypertension regarding the asessment of arterial stiffness (2012); co-ordinator and co-author of the expert’s opinion paper on the role of pulse pressure amplifcation (2009); participation in the correction of the practical guidelines on arterial hypertension of the French Hypertension Society (2013).
  • Reviewer in 25 medical journals, international congresses, national and international research institutes
  • Editorial board member in medical journals: Artery Research (2011- ) and Arterial Hypertension (2012- )
  • Board member in medical societies: Artery Society (executive committee 2010-2012), Hellenic Society for the Study of Hypertension (2010-2012), Working Group on Arterial Function of the Hellenic Society of Hypertension (nucleus member 2012- ), Working Group on Arterial Function of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology (nucleus member 2002-2004)

Educational activities on hypertension, arterial and endothelial function at undergraduate, postgraduate students, residents and medical doctors at the National