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Theodoros Xanthos
Chairperson, Professor, Physiology and Pathophysiology
The School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
QualificationYearAwarding InstitutionDepartmentThesis title (Optional Entry)
Ptyhion Iatrikis1987 - 1993School of Medicine National and Kapodistrian University of AthensMedicine
PhD (Doctorate)1999-2002School of Medicine National and Kapodistrian University of AthensMedicine
Post Graduate Certificate2012-2013:University of CardiffMedical Education
MSc2013-2015University of CardiffClinical Toxicology
Post-Graduate Diploma2013-2014University of CardiffMedical Education
Master of Research (MRes) on Higher Education2013-2015University of LiverpoolMedical Education
Employment History
Period of employmentEmployerLocationPosition
todayEuropean University CyprusCyprusFull Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology
2015Midwestern University of ChicagoChicagoFull Professor
2013University of CagliariItalyFull Professor
YearTitleOther authorsJournal and Publisher / ConferenceVol.Pages
2018Perception of inappropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation by clinicians working in emergency departments and ambulance services: The REAPPROPRIATE international, multi-centre, cross sectional survey.Druwé P, Monsieurs KG, Piers R, Gagg J, Nakahara S, Alpert EA, van Schuppen H, Élő G, Truhlář A, Huybrechts SA, Mpotos N, Joly LM, Xanthos T, Roessler M, Paal P, Cocchi MN, BjØrshol C, Pauliková M, Nurmi J, Salmeron PP, Owczuk R, Svavarsdóttir H, Deasy C, Cimpoesu D, Ioannides M, Fuenzalida PA, Kurland L, Raffay V, Pachys G, Gadeyne B, Steen J, Vansteelandt S, De Paepe P, Benoit DDResuscitation. 2018132:112-119
2018Development and Testing of a Novel Anaesthesia Induction/Ventilation Protocol for Patients With Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Acute Myocardial InfarctionChalkias A, Pavlopoulos F, Papageorgiou E, Tountas C, Anania A, Panteli M, Beloukas A, Xanthos T.Can J Cardiol.341048-1058.
2018Ethical challenges in resuscitationMentzelopoulos SD, Slowther AM, Fritz Z, Sandroni C, Xanthos T, Callaway C, Perkins GD, Newgard C, Ischaki E, Greif R, Kompanje E, Bossaert L.Intensive Care Med.44703-716
2017Metabolomics profiling reveals different patterns in an animal model of asphyxial and dysrhythmic cardiac arrestVarvarousis D, Xanthos T, Ferino G, Noto A, Iacovidou N, Mura M, Scano P, Chalkias A, Papalois A, De-Giorgio F, Baldi A, Mura P, Staikou C, Stocchero M, Finco G, d'Aloja E, Locci E.Sci Rep.716575
2017Airway pressure and outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A prospective observational studyChalkias A, Pavlopoulos F, Koutsovasilis A, d'Aloja E, Xanthos T.Resuscitation110:101-106
2016 Intralipid™ administration attenuates the hypotensive effects of acute intravenous amiodarone overdose in a swine modelXanthos T, Psichalakis N, Russell D, Papalois A, Koutsovasilis A, Athanasopoulos D, Gkiokas G, Chalkias A, Iacovidou NAm J Emerg Med.341389-93
2016A survey of key opinion leaders on ethical resuscitation practices in 31 European CountriesMentzelopoulos SD, Bossaert L, Raffay V, Askitopoulou H, Perkins GD, Greif R, Haywood K, Van de Voorde P, Xanthos TResuscitation10011-7
2015Ethics of resuscitation and end-of-life decisions section Collaborators. European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for ResuscitationBossaert LL, Perkins GD, Askitopoulou H, Raffay VI, Greif R, Haywood KL, Mentzelopoulos SD, Nolan JP, Van de Voorde P, Xanthos TTResuscitation95302-11
2015An Advisory Statement by the Advanced Life Support Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee and the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and ResuscitationDonnino MW, Andersen LW, Berg KM, Reynolds JC, Nolan JP, Morley PT, Lang E, Cocchi MN, Xanthos T, Callaway CW, Soar J;Circulation:2448-1322448-56.
2019Personalized physiology-guided resuscitation in highly monitored patients with cardiac arrest-the PERSEUS resuscitation protocol.Chalkias A, Arnaoutoglou E, Xanthos T.Heart Fail Rev. Febdoi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09772-7
Research Projects
DateTitleFunded byProject Role*
2011Study of the Adrenal glands in the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation .ELPEN Research CenterPI
2011The effects of erythropoietin administration in a swine model of ventricular fibrillationNational (Greek) CallPI
2011Comparison of the immunological response in sepsis after administration of various micro-organisms in an experimental model of sepsis in swineELPEN Research CenterPI
2012Comparison of the impedance threshold device in cardiopulmonary resuscitation with the acute injury in vital organs in a pediatric model of ventricular fibrillationITD grantPI
2012Nifekalant: A novel antiaarhythmic in the treatment of cardiac arrest: Comparison with AmiodaroneNational (Greek) CallPI
2012The effects of centhaquin in comparison with starches in hemorrhagic shock in young pigsNIH (Midwestern University of Chicago)PI
2014Comparative study of ventilation with and without leakage of air in the outcome of neonatal asphyxiaELPEN Research CenterPI
2014Comparative study of asynchronous chest compressions with a 3:1 ratio in a neonatal swine model of asphyxia,ELPEN Research CenterPI
2014Identification of the various metabolomic profiles in animals subjected to asphyxia or ventricular fibrillationCariplo (University of Cagliari)PI
2018Towards long-acting adrenaline for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Production and characterization of a liposomal formulation.University of CagliariPI
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
PeriodOrganizationTitle of Position or ServiceKey Activities
2012-2016European Resuscitation CouncilWorking GroupFormulation of Life Support Courses and European Guidelines
2015-2018American College of Clinical PharmacologyEducational CommitteeUniformity of training for Clinical Pharmacology
2018-nowAmerican College of Clinical PharmacologyCommittee of Honours and AwardsResponsible to organize and support the honours and the awards of the College
2015-2020International Liaison Committee of Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationWorking GroupFormulation of World Guidelines (Europe, USA, Australia, Asia and New Zealand)
2018-nowAcademy of Medical EducatorsMember of the Executive CommitteeFormulation of Medical Education Guidelines
Awards/International Recognition
DateTitleAwarded by:
2013Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)Academy of Higher Education
2014Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators (FAcadMed)Academy of Medical Educators
2015Fellow of the European Resuscitation Council (FERC)European Resuscitation Council
2015Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (FCP)American College of Clinical Pharmacology
2015European Registered Toxicologist (ERT)EUROTOX
2016Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)European Society of Cardiology
2017Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM)Royal Society of Medicine
2009President of the Hellenic Society of Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationHellenic Society of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2011Survival, Pro-Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokine Levels in a Newborn Swine Protocol of Hypoxaemia-Reoxygenation with Different Oxygen Concentrations.Italian Society of Neonatology
2008An non-O2 consuming inotrope drug improves survival in an animal model of cardiac arrest.The European Anaesthesiology
Other Achievements
DateTitleKey Activities:
2010-nowAssessor of research grants for biomedical research for Fondazione CapirloAssessor of grants
2010-nowAssessor of research grants for biomedical research for Austrian Sciences FundAssessor of grants
2013-nowAssessor of research grants for biomedical research for National Institute of Academic AnaesthesiaAssessor of grants
2015Decree of Merit on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation2000 outstanding intellectuals of the 21st Century, Cambridge, United Kingdom
2015International Advisory Board, of Wroclaw UniversityAppointment by the Rector
2017Italian Patent of Liposal formulation of AdrenalinePatent
2018World Patent of Liposal formulation of AdrenalinePatent
2019Co-founder of the drug Centhaquin in haemorrhagic ShockInvestigator, drug now in Phase 3 following FDA approval
2013Educator of the European Resuscitation CouncilAscertain that all Generic Instructor Courses run at the highest standards all over Europe
2019Italian Ministry Education and ResearchMIUR assessor of National funding