Profile of:

Maria Konsta

Maria Konsta, MD PhD, is since 2021 a rheumatology consultant and Head of the Department of Rheumatology at Sismanoglion Hospital in Athens, Greece. Maria graduated from Medical School, of Athens University in Greece.She has done a Master in Biostatistic at the University of Athens.She obtained her PhD at the University of Athens, on "Biomarkers of radiographic progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis".She was trained in rheumatology in the rheumatology departments of Veterans Administration Hospital and Laikon University Hospital in Athens.Following the completion of her residency, she did a traineeship in SpA as a guest researcher in Rheumatology Clinic of Vrije Universiteit medical center (VUmc), in Amsterdam, under the supervision of dr. Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma (EULAR bursary & grant from Greek Rheumatology Society). She has worked as a consultant rheumatologist both in private and public sector.Her research focuses on imaging outcome in SpA in spine and especially in hips.

Full name: Maria Konsta

Current country: Greece

Membership level: Full

Type of membership: Member

Number of publications: 19

Disease Profile and Achievement of Therapeutic Goals in a Modern, Nationwide Cohort of 923 Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis (2023)

Drs. Konsta and van der Horst-Bruinsma reply (2023)

Effect of secukinumab on bone formation markers in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (2023)

Prevalence and Radiographic Progression of Hip Involvement in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis Treated With Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors (2023)

Long-term effect of TNF inhibitors on radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis is associated with time-averaged CRP levels (2021)

Anterior chest wall involvement in psoriatic arthritis: a forgotten entity? (2020)

Long-Term Treatment With TNF-Alpha Inhibitors Improves Bone Mineral Density But Not Vertebral Fracture Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis (2019)

Serum levels of Dkk-1, sclerostin and VEGF in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and their association with smoking, and clinical, inflammatory and radiographic parameters (2017)

Osteoporosis and vascular calcification in postmenopausal women: a cross-sectional study (2016)

Subclinical Atherosclerosis Is Not Accelerated in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis with Low Disease Activity: New Data and Metaanalysis of Published Studies (2015)

Atrial fibrillation following intravenous zolendronic acid for osteoporosis (2014)

Absence of radiographic progression of hip arthritis during infliximab treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (2013)

Increased levels of soluble TNF-like cytokine 1A in ankylosing spondylitis (2013)

B12 deficiency myelopathy in a patient with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis (2012)

Sleep disturbances and interleukin 6 receptor inhibition in rheumatoid arthritis (2012)

Psoriasiform lesions appearing in three patients with rheumatoid arthritis during therapeutic administration of abatacept, a selective inhibitor of T-cell costimulation (2012)

H1N1 influenza outcome in rheumatic patients under biological therapy (2012)

Early effects of IL-6 receptor inhibition on bone homeostasis: a pilot study in women with rheumatoid arthritis (2011)

Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia mimicking malignancy in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (2011)