Alexandra Athanasiou

Breast Radiologist, Head of Breast Imaging Department | MITERA Hospital, Athens, Greece

Alexandra Athanasiou graduated from Athens University Medical School in 1997. She was resident in the Radiology Department of the University Hospital of Crete between 1997 and 2002. Immediately after completing her residency she moved to France, where she completed her subspecialty in Breast and Pelvic Imaging. She worked as Consultant Radiologist at Tenon and Necker Hospitals in Paris, France from 2002 to 2003 and at Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute in Villejuif, France from 2003 to 2005. In 2005 she started working as a Consultant Radiologist at Curie Cancer Institute in Paris, France. Simultaneously she completed a Master’s Degree in Bio-Engineering with special focus on Physics of Ultrasound at the ESPCI (Ecole Superieure de Physique et De Chimie), Institut Langevin in Paris, France. In 2007 she was board-certified for Oncologic Imaging (Concours des Praticiens Spécialistes de Centres de Lutte contre le Cancer). She worked as Consultant Radiologist at Curie Cancer Institute until 2014. She was principal investigator in two multi-centre clinical trials and co-investigator in five multi-centre clinical trials. In 2015, she moved to Athens, Greece, and was appointed Head of Breast Imaging Department, MITERA Hospital, the position that she currently holds.

She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) and a member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) e-Learning Subcommittee.She holds a Fellowship of ICIS (International Cancer Imaging Society) and is a permanent member of the Faculty of European School of Radiology (ESOR).She is the current Breast Section Editor for EURORAD and for Acta Radiologica, is the author of two book chapters on breast imaging and 42 indexed articles in international journals, and has given numerous lectures at international and Greek conferences.