Dr. Eleni Plessa, Peadiatrician

Graduated with Honours from the International Medical School at Sapienza University of Rome.

Interned at Paidon Penteli Children's Hospital, at Zakynthos General Hospital, in the neonatal ward of the Helena Venizelou Maternity Hospital and in the neonatal ICU of the Paidon Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s Hospital.

Founding member and Quality Assurance Supervisor of an innovative private medical practice offering healthcare services to international travellers (www.zantemed.gr). The practice was awarded the Excellence in international patience care – TEMOS certification and has maintained key collaborations with global travel organisations and insurance companies.

Research Partner of the Alpha Institute of Biomedical Sciences, in the department of paediatric infections. Eleni has published articles in highly influential international scientific journals and has participated in pan-European and global conferences.

Holder of a European Resuscitation Council certificate in Newborn Life Support.

Married mother of one child.

Fluent in English, Greek, Italian and French.





Publications in International Science Journals

• Plessa E, Tansarli GS, Xanthopoulos D, Falagas ME. Morbidity and outcomes of foreign travelers in Zakynthos island, Greece: a retrospective study. PLoS One2014;9(4):e94416.
• Mantadakis Ε, Plessa Ε, Vouloumanou ΕΚ, MD, Michailidis L, Chatzimichael A, Falagas ME. Deep Venous Thrombosis in Children with Musculoskeletal Infections: The Clinical Evidence. Int J Infect Dis 2012; 16(4):e236-43.
• Vouloumanou EK, Plessa E, Karageorgopoulos DE, Mantadakis E, Falagas ME. Serum procalcitonin as a diagnostic marker for neonatal sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Intensive care med 2011; 37(5):747-62.
• Plessa E, Diakakis P, Gardelis J, Thirios A, Koletsi P, Falagas ME. Clinical features, risk factors, and complications among pediatric patients with pandemic influenza A (H1N1). Clin Pediatr 2010; 49(8):777-81.
• Falagas ME, Vouloumanou EK, Plessa E, Peppas G, Rafailidis PI. Inaccuracies in dosing drugs with teaspoons-tablespoons. Int J Clin Pract 2010 Aug;64(9):1185-9.
• Bliziotis IA, Plessa E, Peppas G, Falagas ME. Daptomycin versus other antimicrobial agents for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections: a meta-analysis. Ann Pharmacother 2010; 44(1): 97-106.
• Mantadakis Ε, Plessa E, Vouloumanou EK, Karageorgopoulos DE, Chatzimichael A, Falagas ME. Serum procalcitonin for prediction of renal parenchymal involvement in children with urinary tract infections: a meta-analysis of prospective clinical studies. J Pediatr 2009; 155(6): 875-881.


Presentation of research at international conferences

5th Europediatrics meeting. Vienna, June 2011. Mantadakis Ε, Plessa Ε, Vouloumanou ΕΚ, MD, Michailidis L, Chatzimichael A, Falagas ME. Deep Venous Thrombosis in Children with Musculoskeletal Infections: The Clinical Evidence.

Excellence in pediatrics meeting. London, December 2010. Plessa E, Vouloumanou EK, Karageorgopoulos DE, Mantadakis E, Falagas ME. Serum procalcitonin as a diagnostic marker for neonatal sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

49th interscience conference on antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy (ICAAC). San Francisco, September 2009. Mantadakis Ε, Plessa E, Vouloumanou EK, Karageorgopoulos DE, Chatzimichael A, Falagas ME. Serum procalcitonin for prediction of renal parenchymal involvement in children with urinary tract infections: a meta-analysis of prospective clinical studies.

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