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SCOPE National Fellowship awarded to Dr Fotios Barkas

NewsSCOPE National Fellowship awarded to Dr Fotios Barkas

Congratulations to Dr Fotios Barkas, Greece, who has been awarded SCOPE National Fellowship.

Dr Barkas is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ioannina, Greece.

He received his Medical Degree (MD, 2010) at the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece, a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Clinical Nutrition, Applied Nutrition and Dietetics at Harokopio University, Athens, Greece, and finished his doctoral dissertation entitled ‘Association of established and novel risk factors with cardiovascular disease in patients with dyslipidemia’ (PhD) at the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece in 2020.

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Dr Barkas' research interests have focused on the prevention of cardiovascular disease with a special interest in lipids, obesity and diabetes. He has participated in the clinical and research work of the Outpatient Lipid & Obesity Clinic of the University Hospital of Ioannina in Greece since 2011 and has taken part in >10 multicenter randomised clinical trials focusing on the area of dyslipidemias, obesity and diabetes. In 2022, Fotios joined the research group of the Imperial Centre for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention of the Imperial College, London, UK.

He has published a considerable number of papers and given many congress presentations, in addition to numerous national and international congress abstracts.

Dr Barkas was selected as a participant in the European Atherosclerosis Society Young Fellows Programme 2022-2023. He was also elected as a board member of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society in 2022.

SCOPE Fellowship is the most prestigious award offered by SCOPE, recognising outstanding healthcare professionals in the field of obesity management.

National Fellows are experts of national or regional renown who have made a significant contribution to obesity medicine in their country.

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To learn more about SCOPE Fellowship, both National and International, please visit this link.