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Team Members

Professor George Metsios PhD

Professor George Metsios PhD

Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Dept. Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Thessaly

Dr Metsios is a Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Thessaly (Greece) and University of Wolverhampton (UK)

Professor Ioannis Stefanidis,MD PhD

Professor Ioannis Stefanidis,MD PhD

Professor in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Uviersity of Thessaly, Greece

Professor Stefanidis is the Dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Thessaly and Chief of the Nephrology Clinic of University Hospital of Larissa.

Prof. Kenneth Wilund PhD

Prof. Kenneth Wilund PhD

Professor of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Dr. Wilund is a nutritional scientist with strong background in clinical exercise physiology. He is the founder and is the current co-chair of the Global Renal Exercise (GREX) working group as well as the Director of the Kidney Wellness Institute of Illinois (KIWII).

Dr. Petros C. Dinas PhD

Dr. Petros C. Dinas PhD

Senior Researcher

Dr Petros C. Dinas is a Senior Researcher in human physiology in the Laboratory of Environmental Physiology (FAME Lab) and teaching staff at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of the University of Thessaly.

Dr. Aristidis Veskoukis PhD

Dr. Aristidis Veskoukis PhD

Assistant Professor in Redox Biology of Nutrition and Exercise, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Thessaly

Dr. Veskoukis is an expert in Redox Biology specialized in antioxidant compounds and xenobiotics.

Dr. Anca Mihaela Hâncu, MD, PhD

Dr. Anca Mihaela Hâncu, MD, PhD

Physician - Lifestyle Medicine

President Medical Association for prevention through lifestyle medicine, Romania
General secretary, Board member in European lifestyle medicine organization
European certificate in lifestyle medicine

Prof. Michelle Tollefson, MD, FACOG, DipABLM, FACLM

Prof. Michelle Tollefson, MD, FACOG, DipABLM, FACLM

Professor in Obstetrician-Gynocologist

Dr. Michelle Tollefson is a lifestyle medicine expert and obstetrician-gynecologist. She is a pioneer in women’s health and lifestyle medicine and a professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Dr. Kalliopi Georgakouli PhD

Dr. Kalliopi Georgakouli PhD

Assistant professor in Clinical nutrition and exercise in addictive disorders, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Thessaly

Dr Georgakouli is a Clinical Dietitian specialized in addictive disorders.

Dr. Dourida-Mitarachi PT, MSc, PhD

Dr. Dourida-Mitarachi PT, MSc, PhD

Physiotherapist

Dr. Dourida-Mitarachi is the Clinical Lead, for Mind-Body Medicine at Goodpath, USA.

Dr. Panagiotis Bargiotas MD, PhD

Dr. Panagiotis Bargiotas MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Medical School of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Dr. Bargiotas is a Sleep Specialist and Head of the Sleep-Wake and 24h EEG Laboratory at the Department of Neurology of the Medical School of the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Dr. Ioannis Arkadianos MD

Dr. Ioannis Arkadianos MD

Physician - President of ELMO

Certified Physician in General Medicine – President and Co-founder of“European Lifestyle Medicine Organization”

Professor Labros Sidossis, PhD, FTOS, FAHA, FNAK

Professor Labros Sidossis, PhD, FTOS, FAHA, FNAK

Distinguished Professor of Lifestyle Sciences at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

Professor Sidossis, is a Professor of Lifestyle Sciences at the Departments of Kinesiology and Health and Medicine at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA and the founder and President of the Mediterranean Lifestyle Medicine Institute, in Leros island, Greece.

Professor Dimitrios Goulis, MD, PhD

Professor Dimitrios Goulis, MD, PhD

Professor in Reproductive Endocrinology Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professor Dimitrios G. Goulis is a full professor in Reproductive Endocrinology, serving at the 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is currently the President of the European Menopause and Andropause Society.

Prof. Aleksandra Pikula, BSc. (Hon), MD, Dipl. ABPN (USA), ABLM

Prof. Aleksandra Pikula, BSc. (Hon), MD, Dipl. ABPN (USA), ABLM

Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Aleksandra Pikula is an Associate Professor of Medicine, a Clinician-Investigator at Krembil Brain Institute, Director of Stroke Neurology Research at UHN, Co-Director of Women's Neurology Fellowship at U of T and Founder of the EMBRACE Lifestyle Program for Optimal Brain Care & Stroke Prevention.

Professor Carlos Van Mieghem, MD, PhD, FESC

Professor Carlos Van Mieghem, MD, PhD, FESC

Professor in Cardiology

Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Professor Alexia Papageorgiou BA, MSc, PhD

Professor Alexia Papageorgiou BA, MSc, PhD

Professor in Medical Education and Clinical Communication

Chair of the Centre of Medical Education, University of Nicosia Medical School

Prof. Doina Adina TODEA, MD, PhD, FCCP

Prof. Doina Adina TODEA, MD, PhD, FCCP

Professor of Pneumology

Professor of Pneumology "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA

Dr. Elena Gopchuk MD, PhD

Dr. Elena Gopchuk MD, PhD

Physician - Gynecologist-Endocrinologist, Sexologist, Practitioner of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr Gopchuk is the founder of Women's Healthcare Studio online (www.gopchuk.com)  where she is offering sexual health and female-endocrinology consultations and since 2020.

Dr. Christoforos D. Giannaki PhD

Dr. Christoforos D. Giannaki PhD

Associate Professor in Health Sciences, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Dr. Giannaki is an Associate Professor and Programme Coordinator (Phd Exercise Science and Physical Education) at the School of Sciences and Engineering in the Department of Life and Health Sciences.

Darinka Korovljev PhD

Darinka Korovljev PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education of the University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Darinka Korovljev has scientific experience from working on implementing different health interventions in the aging population.

Dr. Ioan Hanes MD

Dr. Ioan Hanes MD

Physician - Nutritionist and Clinical Sexologist

Certified Nutritionist and Clinical Sexologist- Scientific Director of the European Lifestyle Medicine Certificate

Prof. Andreas D. Flouris PhD

Prof. Andreas D. Flouris PhD

Associate Professor in Environmental Physiology and Health, University of Thessaly

Dr Andreas Flouris is an Associate Professor at the University of Thessaly and an Visiting Professor in Environmental Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is the scientist behind the recent strengthened legislation addressing occupational heat stress in Qatar, and is an expert scientist for the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization.

Prof. Alice Smith PhD

Prof. Alice Smith PhD

Professor of Lifestyle Medicine, University of Leicester, UK

Dr. Smith's expertise covers research strategy; patient and stakeholder involvement and engagement in the research process; patient activation and self-management; design, evaluation and implementation of behavioural interventions – focussed on CKD but also applicable to other cohorts.

Dr. Maria G. Grammatikopoulou

Dr. Maria G. Grammatikopoulou

Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dr Grammatikopoulou is an ELMO Ambassador

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni BMedSci, BMBS, PhD, PgCert Healthcare Education

Dr Ourania Kolokotroni BMedSci, BMBS, PhD, PgCert Healthcare Education

Assistant Professor Pathophysiology, Cyprus University of Technology

Dr. Kolokotroni is a Medical Doctor, specialized in the area of Paediatrics and a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, United Kingdom.

Dr. Anna Gavrieli, PhD

Dr. Anna Gavrieli, PhD

Dietician - Nutritionist

Dr. Gavrieli is a dietitian-nutritionist with expertise in obesity management, healthy and sustainable eating for the well-being of the people and the planet.

Dr. Christina Yfanti PhD

Dr. Christina Yfanti PhD

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship Research Fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr Yfanti is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS), Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Denmark, working in the area of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Professor Efthimios Dardiotis MD, PhD

Professor Efthimios Dardiotis MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Neurology, University of Thessaly

Dr. Efthymios Dardiotis is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Medical School of the University of Thessaly and the Medical Director of the Neurology Clinic of the University General Hospital of Larissa. He specializes in neurological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

Prof. Jelena Helene Cvejić

Prof. Jelena Helene Cvejić

Full Professor, Nutrition Specialist, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine - University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Prof. Jelena Helene Cvejić, is a nutrition specialist, and a full Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine - University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and a Director Translational Science and Clinical Research Hubs at Accelsiors CRO, with 20+ years of Academic experience and 12+ years of Clinical Research experience.

Professor Markos Sgantzos MD, PhD

Professor Markos Sgantzos MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Thessaly

President of the Hellenic Association of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

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