Konstantinos Kyriakoulis, MD
How long have you been a member of PCICS?
I have been a member for only one month.
Why did you choose the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care field?
Because it combines the two things I am good at which is the Emergency Paediatrics and the Cardiology.
Please list a few of your most recent accomplishments:
I am currently organizing the first conference of Intensive Care Medicine for Children with Heart Disease in Greece. I became a Course Director of European Advance Paediatric Life Support. I started a Master’s degree in Interventional Cardiology. I was involved in the scientific association of doctors in my Hospital. I participated in the publication of three journals, in several training sessions and in the writing of new local guidelines.
Why did you join PCICS?
I always wanted to join the PCICS but until now, it felt more like an American rather than an International organization. The opportunity to meet inside Europe, colleagues from all over the world was the strongest motivation to join the PCICS. I expect to learn a lot, to make new friends and to share knowledge.
I graduated from the Medical School of Athens. I started my training in London and returned to Greece to complete my specialty in Paediatrics. I continued my training in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine and I have been working for the last 6 years in the Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of Onassis Cardiothoracic Center.