Athanasios Dritsas

Athanasios Dritsas

Athanasios Dritsas

Department Deputy Head

  • Doctor’s office phone number: 210 94 93 163
  • Secretariat’s phone number: 210 94 93 000
  • dritsas@ocsc.gr

Titles

  • Fellow European Society of Cardiology (FESC) (2000)
  • Diploma European Cardiologist, European Society of Cardiology (2000)
  • Medical Degree: National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (1984)

Education – Experience

  • Faculty of Medicine of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (1977-1983)
  • Specialty in Internal Medicine, General Military Hospital of Athens 401 (ΓΣΝΑ), B Clinic of Internal Medicine (1986-1987)
  • Specialty in Cardiology, Cardiology Dept., Guy’s Hospital, London, UK (1987-1990)
  • Research Fellow, Registrar, Clinical Cardiology Dept., Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate, Medical School, London, UK (1990-1994)
  • Attending Doctor B, First Cardiology Department, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre (1995 – 2001)
  • Attending Doctor A, First Cardiology Department, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre (2001 – 2014)
  • Deputy Head of Non-invasive Diagnostic Techniques Unit, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre (2014 – present)

Member of Scientific Societies

  • European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
  • European Association Cardiovascular Prevention Rehabilitation (EACPR)
  • International Association of Music in Medicine (ISMM)
  • Hellenic Cardiological Society (HCS)
  • f. President of Hellenic Society of Ergospirometry Exercise & Rehabilitation (ΕΛΕΕΡΓΑ)
  • f. President and Founder of HCS Quality life and Psychosocial Cardiology working group
  • Member of HCS Prevention & Cardiac Rehabilitation working group
  • Honorary Member of the Hellenic Association of Graduate Professional Music-therapists (ΕΣΠΕΜ)

Areas of Interest

  • Physiology of exercise
  • Stress-test – Cardiopulmonary stress test (Gas analyser)
  • Sports cardiology (Sports Cardiology)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation (Cardiac Rehabilitation)
  • Quality of life assessment – Psychosocial cardiology
  • Music intervention in cardiology (music medicine)

Honorary distinctions – Awards

  • International Fontane Di Roma Award (2013) for the multifaceted activity as bridge personality between art and science (the prize was awarded to scientists and people with international recognition for their scientific, artistic, philanthropic, ecological or educational work)
  • For the edition «Μουσικοκινητικά Δρώμενα ως μέσον θεραπευτικής αγωγής» (Musicokinetic Events as treatment) published by the National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2003 (honorary sponsorship by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation)
  • For the edition «Η τέχνη ως μέσον θεραπευτικής αγωγής» (Art as a treatment means) published by the by the National Hellenic Research Foundation, 2004 (honorary sponsorship Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation)
  • Distinction (2016) by the Hellenic Cardiological Society for the combination of scientific and artistic work

Major publications-monographs

  • Music as medicine (Published by Info Health) (2003)
  • The health disease (Papazisis Editions) (2010)
  • Morpheus (scientific music CD), using embryonic sounds for sleep, international cooperation with US Anaesthesiologist Dr. Fred Schwartz (Info Health) (2005)