Mentor: Dr. Raymond Kwong
I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Imaging at the BWH. After graduating from Medical School in the University of Patras, Greece in 2009, I moved to Switzerland for my clinical training in internal medicine and cardiology. I earned my doctoral thesis: “Antibodies to apolipoprotein A-1 as a novel biomarker for cardiovascular disease” from the University of Lausanne in 2014, earning prizes from the Swiss Society of Cardiology and the Pfizer Research Foundation. After passing my cardiology boards in 2018, I moved to Boston with a scholarship from the “Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)” for a postdoctoral research fellowship in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR), under the mentorship of Professor Raymond Kwong at BWH. Receiving training at a world-class clinical and academic powerhouse has been a truly rewarding experience. Under Dr. Kwong’s guidance, our team was able to study the clinical impact of stress CMR in the evaluation of suspected myocardial ischemia, in the multicenter SPINS registry. As part of this effort, our work on the assessment of unrecognized myocardial infarction by CMR was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology earlier this year.