Pataka, Athanasia

Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine - Sleep Disorders

Department of Respiratory Deficiency


Pulmonary Medicine - Sleep Disorders

Undergraduate Studies

2001: Graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine with the grade ‘excellent’

Postgraduate Studies

2002-2003: Suburbian Clinical Practice

2003:  Clinical attachment in the Respiratory Failure Unit of General Hospital G. Papanikolaou, Thessaloniki

2004 – 2008: Specialised in Respiratory Medicine in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine of the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis

PhD Studies

PhD thesis entitled “Energy cost of ventilation in COPD patients”in the Department of Pneumonology of G. Papanikolaou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and received her PhD title in 25/4/2007

Postdoctoral Studies/Fellowships

2008- 2009: Research Fellow in the Department of Sleep Medicine in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland in order to specialise in Sleep Disorders

Professional Career Milestones

2009: European Examination in Adult Respiratory Medicine (HERMES)

2010: Member of the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA)

2011-now: Working in Respiratory Failure Unit of G Papanikolaou Hospital, responsible for the Clinic of Smoking Cessation and the Department and Clinic of Sleep Disorders (now as Associate Professor)

2017: Somnologist Expert in Sleep Medicine (European Sleep Research Society)

2018: Respiratory Sleep Certified Training Programme from the European Respiratory Society

2019: Accreditation of Sleep Medicine Training from the Greek Ministry of Health