Prof. Evangelia Charmandari
Professor Evangelia Charmandari MD, MSc, PhD, MRCP(UK), CCST(UK) graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and completed her specialization in General Pediatrics in the UK. She was further subspecialized in Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology and is a certified Pediatrician and Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinologist by the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London. She also obtained an MSc in Clinical Pediatrics and a PhD in Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, from the University of London.
Professor Charmandari is a Full Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology. She carries out her clinical, research, teaching and administrative work at the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, First Department of Pediatrics, ‘Aghia Sophia’ Children’s Hospital in Athens. She is also an Affiliated Investigator and the Scientific Supervisor of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Center for Clinical, Experimental Surgery and Translational Research, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens.
Professor Charmandari’s research work led to 350 publications (114 in SCI journals, 9 in non-SCI journals, 1 book, 56 book chapters, 170 publications in conference proceedings). Her publications have an Impact factor (IF) of 717, and received more than 7300 Google Scholar citations (H index = 41, i10 index = 79). She was awarded the ‘Henning Andersen Prize’ of the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (basic research), as well as several prizes of the Hellenic Endocrine Society, Hellenic Society of Adolescent Medicine, Athens Medical Association and Health Business Awards. Finally, she has been actively involved in attracting research funding, and has received a total of 2,477,000.00 € (1,688,000.00 € as PI and 789,000.00 € as co-PI).
During the last 7 years she has been the Scientific Supervisor and Coordinator of the Research Programs entitled ‘Development of a National System of the Prevention and Management of Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence’, and ‘Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Personalized Management of Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence’, which are funded by the European Union and the General Secretariat of Research and Development, Greece. Given her extensive clinical and research experience in the field of childhood obesity, Professor Charmandari is the Scientific Supervisor of the BigO project.