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Elisavet Protopapa, MD, MA

Elisavet Protopapa, MD, MA

Radiologist

10, Psaron str., Engomi • Nicosia • Cyprus • 2408
Tel 22502060
Email: elizaprotopapa@hotmail.com       

 

EDUCATION

1992 - 1995  Kykkos A Lyceum, Nicosia, Cyprus 
         
1995 - 2001 Medical School, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

2002 - 2007 Specialty in Radiology

2008 -2012  MA in Health Care Management (Open University of Cyprus)

 
WORK EXPERIENCE
 
03/09/2001 – 02/09/2002    Medical Preregistration, General Hospital of Larnaca, Cyprus
Medical Doctor

01/10/2002 – 29/11/2003 Children’s Hospital A. & P. KYRIAKOU, Athens, Greece    
Specialty in Radiology

03/12/2003 – 02/12/2007 Hippocration General Hospital, Athens, Greece  
• Specialty in Radiology
• Specialty exams on radiology passed on 18/12/2007

2008 Apollonio Private Hospital and Lefkothea MRI Center, Nicosia, Cyprus 
Specialist in radiology

2008 to present  Evresis Diagnostic Center, Nicosia, Cyprus 
Specialist in radiology
 
2009 to present  Hippocrateon Private Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus 
Specialist in radiology
                        

AWARDS

Cyprus Republic Scholarship (Ministry of Ecomonics) for  excellence in academic years 1995-2001
Award from the Hellenic Scholarship Institution for academic excellence and character for the following years: 1997-1998, 1998-1999,1999-2000

PROFESSIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE

Greece Medical Licence
Cyprus Medical Licence
Basic Life Support

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Cyprus Medical Association
Cyprus Radiology Society
European Society of Radiology

INVITED LECTURES

1. 6th transnational congress, Cyprus association of sports medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus, 27-28 November 2010
“Diagnostic ultrasound of joints and soft tissues”

2. Scientific conference of Nicosia-Kerynia medical association Hippocratis, Nicosia, Cyprus, 7 May 2011
“Imaging methods for breast cancer diagnosis”

3. Euroson School, Ultrasound Elastography, Athens, Greece, 21-22 January 2012
“Fibroscan: Technical application and limitations”

4. Meeting of SPE Strovolou, Hilton Park, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25 January 2012
“The role of mammography in the diagnosis of breast cancer” 

5. Annual hepatology meeting, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus, 3 March 2012
“Fibroscan: a non-invasive method assessing liver fibrosis-Cyprus experience”

6.  13th Cyprus Surgical Congress, Hilton, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1-2 December 2012
“Early breast cancer-the role of imaging”
          
7. Cyprus Internal Medicine Congress, Hilton Park, Nicosia, Cyprus, 14-15 December 2012
Case presentation:”Patient with fever and nasopharynx mass”

8. Cyprus society of radiologic technologists and radiation therapy technologists     Congress, Rhodon Hotel, Agros, Cyprus, 19-20 October, 2013
“Early breast cancer diagnosis”


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

Practical courses:
• Seminar on infant hip, Pr. Graff, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 6-8 October 2011
• School of MRI, Breast and Pelvis, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 2009
• Hand-on training Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Brussels, Belgium, 11-13 December 2009

As an attender:
• 80 Greek/Cyprus congresses and courses
• 15 international congresses and courses
• BLS/AED Provide Course (European Resuscitation Council 2005).

 

 

 

FULL PAPER SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

A. International journals
1. D.D. Cokkinos, E. Spanou, S. Giannou, E. Protopapa, L. Kyriakou, D. Mantzoukis. Pulmonary nocardiosis in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Journal of Infection 2006; 52: e41-e43.
2. A.N. Chalazonitis, I. Jovara, E. Sammouti, N. Ptohis, I. Sotiropoulou, E. Protopapa, V. Nikolaou, A.A. Ghiatas. The Importance of Computed Tomography in Appendicitis. Accepted in: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology-Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology 2006; Manuscript ID: DIR-709-06.

B. Greek journals
1. A.N. Chalazonitis, G. Theodosiades, E. Nomikou, V. Tsevrenis, E. Protopapa, G. Zografos. Gynecomastia with microcalcifications in an HIV infected Hemophilia A patient. A case report. Hellenic archives of AIDS 2004; 12 (3): 229-234.
2. E. Protopapa, N. Sakaridis, S. Velitsista, S. Giannou, DD. Cokkinos. What do doctors know about patients’ radiation exposure? Hellenic Radiology 2005; 36: 88-91.
3. N. Ptohis, A.N. Chalazonitis, E. Sotiropoulou, I. Tzovara, E. Protopapa, K. Papaioannou. The role of plain film in diagnosis of congenital heart disease. Medical archives 2006; (9): 344-349.
4. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. ‘Iatrika Nea’ Medical Journal: “Methods of economic evaluation in health care system”, March-April 2013, 51: 24-26
5. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. ‘Iatrika Nea’ Medical Journal: “Specific characteristics of the healthcare market and the insurance market”, January-February 2013,  50:12-16
6. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. Phileleftheros newspaper: “Quality for healthcare”, 8 January 2013, p. 24
7. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. The Cyprus Health Journal: “Quality in healthcare services”, November-December 2012, 13:30-32
8. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. ‘Iatrika Nea’ Medical Journal: “Social and technological changes that have influlenced the epidiomological profil in Cyprus during the postwar period” September-October 2012, 47:12-18
9. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. The Cyprus Health Journal: “Priorities and suggestions for Cyprus healthcare system improvement”, July-August 2012, 11:  48-51
10. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. The Cyprus Health Journal: “Health in Cyprus-Comparison of the health indicators in Cyprus and the European Union”, May-June 2012, 10: 70-73
11. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. The Cyprus Health Journal: “Cooperation agrrement between doctors and Cyprus health insurance organistation”, March-April 2012, 9: 74-77
12. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. The Cyprus Health Journal: “The role of Primary healthcare in upgrading the provided healthcare and reducing the cost”, January-February 2012, 8:  80-83
13. E. Protopapa, M. Christodoulides. Health News: “Evaluation of hospital efficiency”, July-August 2011, 5: 88-90

Scientific presentations
A. International meetings
1. DD. Cokkinos, E. Protopapa, N. Sakaridis, I. Papaconstantinou, S. Giannou. Emergency non traumatic urogenital imaging. What happens when CT is not available? European Symposium on Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) 2005.
2. A.N. Chalazonitis, J. Jovara, G. Tsimitselis, E. Protopapa, N. Sakaridis, A.A. Ghiatas. Plain-film Examination of Acquired Heart Disease: Tales of the Past or Still a Valuable Diagnostic Tool? Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2005.
3. A.N. Chalazonitis, J. Jovara, G. Tsimitselis, N. Sakaridis, E. Protopapa, A.A. Ghiatas. Hysterosalpingography: A Pictorial Review. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2005. Certificate of Merit.
4. A.N. Chalazonitis, J. Jovara, E. Protopapa, S. Giannou. Ultrasound guided interventional procedures. A simple way of self-training. European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2005.
5. G. Delimpasis, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, E. Ampatziadis, M. Malamas. The role of MRI in ankylosing spondylitis. European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2006.
6. M. Malamas, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, K. Georganas, G. Delimpasis. The role of MR angiography for the diagnosis and follow-up of Takayasu arteritis. European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2006.
7. A.N. Chalazonitis, J. Jovara, G. Tsimitselis, E. Protopapa, N. Ptohis. Plain-film Examination of Acquired Heart Disease: Tales of the Past or Still a Valuable Diagnostic Tool? European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2006.
8. G. Delimpasis, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, M. Malamas. Detection of sacroiliitis in patients with Crohn’s disease using MRI: Preliminary results. European Society of Skeletal Radiology (ESSR) 2006.
9. E. Protopapa, A. Gyftopoulos, A. Fousteris, E. Seferos, E. Tako, G. Delimpasis, P. Filis. Pouch of Douglas (Cul-De-Sac) Abnormalities-Imaging Findings. European Symposium on Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) 2006.
10. A. Fousteris, E. Seferos, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, P. Filis, E. Tako E, G. Delimpasis. Diagnosis of adrenal lesions with MSCT. European Symposium on Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) 2006.
11. E. Seferos, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, E. Tako, A. Fousteris, G. Delimpasis, P. Filis. Characterization of renal masses with Multislice CT. European Symposium on Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) 2006.
12. A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, G. Delimpasis, E. Tako, M. Malamas. MR imaging of prostate cancer. European Symposium on Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) 2006.
13. A.N. Chalazonitis, J. Tzovara, E. Protopapa, G. Ptohis, P. Porfyridis, S. Boulia. Far of MRI and MDCT voices: chest x-ray of acquired heart diseases. European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR) 2006.
14. E. Protopapa, Α. Gyftopoulos, P. Filis. Pitfalls in diagnosis of pulmonary embolism with CT angiography. European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2007.
15. P. Filis, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, G. Delimpasis, E. Sammouti, E. Seferos, A. Fousteris. Primary renal lymphoma. European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2007.
16. A.N.Chalazonitis, G.Tsimitselis, J.Tzovara, N.Ptohis, E.Protopapa, M.Avlianos. Undersanding cardiac physiology on chest radiographs.  93nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America RSNA 2007. Chicago
17. E. Protopapa,  Α. Gyftopoulos, G. Delimpasis, E. Despotopoulos, P. Filis. Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: Tips and tricks. European Society of thoracic imaging (ESTI) 2007.
18. Α. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa,, G. Delimpasis, P. Filis, E. Despotopoulos. Thoracic CT in the intensive care unit: spectrum of findings and clinical usefulness. European Society of thoracic imaging (ESTI) 2007.
19. Chalazonitis AN, DD Cokkinos, K Papaioannou, E Protopapa, M Avlianos, E           Karouzaki, E Daskalaki. Are doctors aware of radiation doses induced in their patients? 5th Balkan Congress of Radiology, Serbia 2007.
20. Cokkinos DD, AN Chalazonitis, E Daskalaki, E Karouzaki, M Avlianos, K Papaioannou, E Protopapa. Keep an open eye for pitfalls in plain radiographs! Normal variants, technical errors and known foreign bodies could lead to diagnostic errors. 5th Balkan Congress of Radiology, Serbia 2007.
21. Cokkinos DD, AN Chalazonitis, E Karouzaki, E Daskalaki, M Avlianos, K Papaioannou, E Protopapa. Study of the prevalence of hepatic echinococcus cysts in rural and immigrant population and imaging findings with plain films, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance. 5th Balkan Congress of Radiology, Serbia 2007.
22. Chalazonitis AN, DD Cokkinos, M Avlianos, K Papaioannou, E Protopapa, E Karouzaki, E Daskalaki Tuberculosis of the lung reappears. Plain film and computed tomography findings of a disease that we have to study again. 5th Balkan Congress of Radiology, Serbia 2007.
23. DK. Filippiadis, M. Stassinopoulou, E. Andriotis, K. Morfas, K. Tavernaraki, K. Deliveliotis, L. Mailli, E. Protopapa. Treatment of pleural effusions in oncologic patients with catheters placed percutaneously under CT guidance.  European Society of thoracic imaging (ESTI) 2007.

B. Greek meetings
1. DD. Cokkinos, S. Giannou, E. Protopapa, I. Papaconstantinou ,D.Panousopoulos, N. Gavalas. Turner syndrome and hepatic adenoma in a patient with estrogen administration. 14th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2004.
2. G. Delimpasis, A. Gyftopoulos, K. Georganas, E. Protopapa, M. Malamas. Ankylosing spondylitis: MR imaging. 15th Interuniversity Radiology Congress 2005.
3. A. Petrou, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, G. Delimpasis, M. Malamas. Acute spontaneous epidural haematoma of cervical spine. A case report. 15th Interuniversity Radiology Congress 2005.
4. A. Gyftopoulos, A. Petrou, E. Protopapa, A. Roulias, G. Delimpasis, M. Malamas. Encephalitis of limbic system as a paraneoplastic presentation. A case report. 15th Interuniversity Radiology Congress 2005.
5. G. Delimpasis, E. Tsakouridou, A. Gyftopoulos, D. Mpourlos, E. Protopapa, M. Malamas. Inolipoamartoma of iliac nerve. A case report. 15th Interuniversity Radiology Congress 2005.
6. A.N. Chalazonitis, P. Porfiridis, I. Tzovara, N. Ptohis, V. Nikolaou, E. Protopapa. Plain film examination of congenital heart disease. Tales of the past or still valuable diagnostic tool? 15th Interuniversity Radiology Congress 2005.
7. E. Protopapa, A. Gyftopoulos. The role of Multislice Computer Tomography in emergency diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. 15th Medical Symposium of General Airforce and V.A. Hospital 2005.
8. S. Velitsista, DD. Cokkinos, E. Protopapa, A. Kontogiannis, M. Avlianos, K. Papaioannou, N. Gavalas. Are we seeing the same things? Discrepancy in ultrasound measurement of abdominal organs between examiners of different experience levels. 2nd Cypro-Hellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
9. E. Protopapa, DD. Cokkinos, E. Daskalaki, I. Tzemailas, A. Bouga, H. Makrikosta, T. Kenton, N. Gavalas. Normal variants, foreign bodies and technical errors in plain films. How easy is it to make a diagnostic error? 2nd Cypro-Hellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
10. E. Protopapa, DD. Cokkinos, N. Sakaridis, I. Papaconstantinou, S. Giannou, N. Gavalas. Plain films, ultrasound and intravenous urography still have a role in the imaging of non traumatic urogenital emergencies without computed tomography. 2nd Cypro-Hellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
11. A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, G. Delimpasis, M. Malamas. Acute spontaneous epidural haematoma of cervical spine. MR imaging. 2nd Cypro-Hellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
12. G. Delimpasis, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, M. Malamas. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of iliac nerve inolipoamartoma. 2nd Cypro-Hellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
13. E. Protopapa, G. Delimpasis, A. Gyftopoulos, K. Georganas, M. Malamas. The importance of MRI in diagnosis and follow-up of ankylosing spondylitis. 2nd Cypro-Hellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
14. A.N. Chalazonitis, I. Tzovara, S. Velitsista, E. Protopapa, M. Avlianos, N. Ptohis Everything you always wanted to know about water-soluble x-ray iodinated contrast media, but were afraid to ask. Hellenic congress of General Medicine 2006.
15. A.N. Chalazonitis, I. Tzovara, N. Ptohis, P. Porfiridis, E. Protopapa, I. Sotiropoulou. Chest x-ray: better understanding minimises less radiation from unnecessary CT scans. Hellenic congress of General Medicine 2006.
16. G. Delimpasis,  E. Protopapa, A. 16. Fousteris, A. Gyftopoulos. Ultrasonographic imaging of tendon pathology. 16th Interuniversity Radiology Congress 2006.
17. G. Delimpasis, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Seferos, E. Protopapa, A. Fousteris. Ultrasonographic detection of soft tissue masses. 16th Interuniversity Radiology Congress 2006.
18. G. Delimpasis, A. Fousteris, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa. The role of ultrasound in detection of intra and periarticular cysts and effusions. 16th Interuniversity Radiology Congress 2006.
19. A.Gyftopoulos, A. Fousteris, G. Delimpasis, K. Sifaki, E. Protopapa, M. Malamas. Detection of pineal cysts as an incidental finding on brain MRI in healthy adults. 16th Interuniversity Radiology Congress 2006.
20. E. Protopapa, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Seferos, A. Fousteris, G. Delimpasis, P. Filis. Pulmonary Embolism: MDCT diagnosis. 21st Armed Forces Medical Congress 2006.
21. A.Gyftopoulos, G. Delimpasis, A. Fousteris, E. Protopapa, K. Sifaki, M. Malamas. MR imaging of prostate gland with the use of transrectal coil.  21st Armed Forces Medical Congress 2006.
22. A.Fousteris, E. Seferos, E. Protopapa, G. Delimpasis, A. Gyftopoulos, P. Filis. The role of MDCT in differential diagnosis of adrenal lesions. 21st Armed Forces Medical Congress 2006.
23. E. Seferos, A. Fousteris, E. Protopapa, A. Gyftopoulos, G. Delimpasis, P. Filis. The role of MDCT in differential diagnosis of renal lesions. 21st Armed Forces Medical Congress 2006. 
24. G. Delimpasis, E. Protopapa, K. Sifaki, A. Gyftopoulos, A. Fousteris, M. Malamas. The role of MRI in diagnosis and follow-up of ankylosing spondylitis. 21st Armed Forces Medical Congress 2006.   
25. E. Protopapa, A. Fousteris, A. Gyftopoulos, K. Sifaki, G. Delimpasis, M. Malamas. Vascular cerebral malfmormations-MR imaging. 21st Armed Forces Medical Congress 2006.   
26. G. Delimpasis, E. Protopapa, A. Gyftopoulos, K. Sifaki, A. Fousteris, M. Malamas. The role of MR imaging in detection of sacroiliitis in patients with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. 21st Armed Forces Medical Congress 2006.   
27. Gyftopoulos, G. Delimpasis, A. Fousteris, E. Protopapa, M. Malamas. Pineal cysts. Incidental MR finding in student pilots. 3rd Hellenic Congress of aviation and space medicine 2006.
28. E. Protopapa, G. Delimpasis, A, Fousteris, K. Sifaki, N. Kyriakopoulos, A. Gyftopoulos, E. Sammouti, M. Malamas. Cysticercosis. A case report. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
29. A.Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, N. Kyriakopoulos, E. Sammouti, K. Sifaki, G. Delimpasis, A. Fousteris, M. Malamas. The importance of MR Angiography in diagnosis of endocranial aneurysms.  15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
30. A.Gyftopoulos, E. Protopapa, G. Delimpasis, P. Filis. Primary renal lymphoma: The role of MDCT imaging. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
31. E. Protopapa, A. Fousteris, N. Kyriakopoulos, E. Sammouti, G. Delimpasis, A. Gyftopoulos, K. Sifaki, M. Malamas. MR imaging of shoulder instability. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
32. A. Fousteris, E. Sammouti, E. Protopapa, A. Gyftopoulos, K. Sifaki, G. Delimpasis, M. Malamas. The role of MRI in diagnosis and follow-up of vertebral metastases. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
33. A. Gyftopoulos, G. Delimpasis, E. Protopapa, K. Sifaki, P. Filis. Indomethacin induced osteoarthropathy. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
34. G. Delimpasis, E. Protopapa, K. Sifaki, A. Gyftopoulos, A. Fousteris, N. Kyriakopoulos, M. Malamas. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the early diagnosis of brucellar sacroiliitis. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
35. N. Kyriakopoulos, G. Delimpasis, A. Fousteris, E. Protopapa, E. Sammouti, A. Gyftopoulos, K. Sifaki, M. Malamas. Rotator cuff pathology. MR imaging. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
36. E. Protopapa, K. Sifaki, A. Gyftopoulos, G. Delimpasis, M. Malamas. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of intracranial vascular malfmormations. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.
37. A Bouga, DD Cokkinos, S Velitsista, N Sakaridis, E Protopapa, K Papaioannou, G Giannakopoulou, N Gavalas. Skeletal normal variants in plain films. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Radiology 2006.