Dimitrios I Patoulias MD, MSc, PhD(c)PhD Candidate, Research Fellow, Second Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dimitrios Patoulias earned his MD degree from the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (grade: excellent), while he is now training as a Resident of Internal Medicine (fourth year). He has also earned a MSc degree in the field of Medical Research Methodology from the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (grade: excellent with distinction, class valedictorian). He is a PhD candidate in the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with his thesis entitled: “Assessment of the effect of sodium/glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors on aortic stiffness and right ventricular function in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. “ (Supervisor: Doumas Michael, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine).
He has co-authored 63 peer-reviewed articles indexed in PubMed until November 2019, while he has also served as a referee in 13 journals indexed in the same database. Dimitrios Patoulias currently participates as a sub-investigator in two multicenter RCTs (NCT03689374 and NCT03751657). During his short academic career, he has earned scholarships from the European Federation of Internal Medicine, the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Hellenic Association for the Study and Education of Diabetes Mellitus, while he recently received a travel grant by the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (D&CVD) Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).His field of specific interest is diabetes mellitus and related cardiovascular disease.