Kosmas Sarafidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1962. He graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1988. He received his Ph.D. degree from the AUTH with a thesis “Immunomodulation in neonatal sepsis.”. After fulfilling his military service, he worked initially as a Visiting Medical Doctor at the 1st Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of AUTH and then as a Fellow in pediatrics and neonatology (1994–2000) at the Hipporktation General Hospital of Thessaloniki. In 1998, he passed the Greek Boards in Pediatrics and National Neonatology Boards in 2000. In 2000. In 2001, he took office as an Attending Neonatologist of the National Health System at the 1st NICU of AUTH. In 2005, he was appointed as a Lecturer and then (2010 up to today) as an Assistant Professor of neonatology at the AUTH. From August 2003 to August 2004, during an educational leave, he worked as a Visiting Professor at the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and at the Department of Physiology, Temple University, 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 a Staff Member of the Medical School. His main fields of interest and research are mechanical ventilation and lung injury in preterm neonates, neonatal immunology, and sepsis as well as anemia of prematurity and erythropoietin.
Biography Updated on 24 November 2013