Dr Maria G. Tektonidou, MD, PhD

Dr Maria G. Tektonidou, MD, PhD

Laikon Hospital, Athens
Greece

Maria Tektonidou is Lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Athens School of Medicine, Greece, and Head of the Rheumatology Unit of the First Department of Internal Medicine at Laikon Hospital, Athens. She received her medical degree and her PhD on antiphospholipid syndrome from the University of Athens. From 2008 to 2011, she worked as a guest researcher at the NIAMS /NIH, Bethesda, US A on outcome measures, health quality, and validation of new biomarkers in patients with systemic autoimmune diseases.

Dr Tektonidou serves as a reviewer for 15 international journals. She is a member of The European League Against Rheumatism (EU LAR) Task Force on systemic lupus erythmatosus (SLE) and the European Forum on Antiphospholipid Antibodies, and is co-investigator in international clinical trials. She is co-author of recent evidence-based recommendations for the management of SLE with neuropsychiatric manifestations and for the prevention and management of thrombosis in antiphospholipid antibody-positive patients. She was also a member of the Task Force on Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS ) and Non-criteria APS Manifestations set up to assess the clinical utility of the international consensus statement on classification criteria and treatment guidelines for catastrophic APS .

Dr Tektonidou’s major research interests include epidemiology, clinical manifestations, management and outcomes of patients with systemic autoimmune diseases, especially antiphospholipid syndrome and SLE. She has recently published a review on validation of promising new biomarkers for diagnosis, disease activity assessment, or prognosis in patients with systemic autoimmune diseases. She has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and book chapters.

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