Professor Costas Tsioufis Biography:

Professor Tsioufis graduated in Medicine from the Medical School of the University of Athens in 1987 and obtained his PhD from the same university in 1997. His postgraduate medical training in Cardiology and Hypertension was first at the University of Athens, Greece and later at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. Currently, he is Associate Prof. of Cardiology, University of Athens, Hippocratio Hospital, Athens, Greece and Head of the Hypertension Unit of the same institute. In the clinical field, the topics of his competence are hypertensive disease and interventional cardiology. The last 5 years he has a special interest for the novel interventional therapies of hypertension and he is involved in major clinical trials regarding renal sympathetic denervation. He is also Secretary of ESH and Elected President of Hellenic Cardiology Society. He has published 229 papers in peer-review journals mainly in the areas of hypertension, atherosclerosis, and interventional cardiovascular disease.