Kosmas Sarafidis was born in 1962, in Thessaloniki, Greece. He graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) in 1988. After fulfilling his military service, he worked initially as Visiting Medical Doctor at the 1st Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of AUTH and, then, as Fellow in pediatrics and neonatology (1994-2000) at the “Hipporktation” General Hospital of Thessaloniki. In 1998, he passed the Greek Boards in Pediatrics and, in 2000, National Neonatology Boards. In 2000, he also, received his Ph.D. degree from AUTH with a thesis "Immunomodulation in neonatal sepsis." In 2001, he took office as Attending Neonatologist of the National Health System at the 1st NICU of AUTH. In 2005, he was appointed as Lecturer and then (2010 up to today) as Assistant Professor of neonatology at the AUTH. From August 2003 to August 2004, during an educational leave, he worked as Visiting Professor at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and at Temple University (Department of Physiology) in Philadelphia, Pa, USA. At present, he is involved in everyday clinical practice at the 1st NICU of AUTH, while he has an active role in teaching medical students and fellows as Staff Member of the Medical School. His main field of interest and research is mechanical ventilation and lung injury in preterm neonates, neonatal immunology, and sepsis as well as anemia of prematurity and erythropoietin. Currently, he is Vice President of the Hellenic Neonatal Society.
Biography Updated on 19 April 2011