Profile of:

Maria Konsta

Professional career • 1995- 2002: Medical School, University of Athens, Greece (Grade:7.28 /10) • 2005- 2008:Master Diplom -MSc in Biostatistic (Grade:8.59/10, Excellent) • 2008- 2010:Residency in Rheumatology (1st year), Veterans Administration Hospital, Rheumatology Department, Athens, Greece (Director: Alexios Iliopoulos,MD) • 2011-2014: Resident in Rheumatology, Rheumatology Department of 1st Internal Medicine Clinic, Medical School, University of Athens, Laikon Hospital, Greece. • July 2014:Obtain the Specialty of Rheumatology (successfully passed the board exams) • 2011-2016:PhD: Rheumatology Department of 1st Propaedeutic Internal Medicine Clinic, Medical School, University of Athens.Dissertation title: “Biomarkers of radiographic progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis”, (Grade: Excellent). Supervisor: Prof. Petros P. Sfikakis • October 2015-April 2016:Traineeship in SpA. Guest researcher in Rheumatology Clinic of Vrije Universiteit medical center (VUmc), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Supervisor: dr. Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma (EULAR bursary & grant from Greek Rheumatology Society) • 2015-2017:Private Practice,Consultant Rheumatologist at Private Clinic «Hippocrates» • 2017-2019:Consultant Rheumatologist at Outpatient Clinic "Alexandra Health Centre" • 2019-2020:Private Practice • October 2020-April 2021:Consultant Rheumatologist at Outpatient Clinic "Patision Health Centre" • April 2021-ongoing:Consultant Rheumatologist, "Sismanoglion" hospital

Full name: Maria Konsta

Current country: Greece

Membership level: Associate

Type of membership: Member

Number of publications: 15

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)