Dr. Dionysios Papachristou is a physician and specialized pathologist. He obtained his MD and PhD at the Medical School of the University of Patras. He had postdoctoral training on bone biology and pathology at the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2004-2006), where he also served as full time faculty (2007-2009). He was a visiting clinician at the Department of Pathology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA at the Division of Bone Pathology (2006). Currently, Dr. Papachristou is Assistant Professor of Anatomy-Histology-Embryology, University of Patras, School of Medicine and Assistant Professor (Adj.) of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Moreover he is the Director of the Pathology Department of the "Olympion" General Clinic of Patras, Patras, Greece.
His research interests focus on: 1) the pathogenesis of bone and soft tissue sarcomas, 2) the pathobiology of metabolic/degenerative bone diseases and other related conditions, 3) the investigation of the mechanisms of bone metastases, 4) the role of microarrays and related pathways in tumorigenesis.
He is member of the International Bone and Mineral Society (IBMS), the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS), the American Bone Mineral Society (ABMS) and the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), European Academy of Pathology.
Dr. Papachristou has published over 50 original papers in high-impact peer reviewed journals in his field and his published work has been cited 644 times (h index=13).
Dr. Papachristou is involved in several international collaborations in the area of cancer and bone-related sciences. Even though Dr. Papachristou is a "fresh" faculty member of the University of Patras, his research is currently funded by the European Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-RG-2009, #256402 Grant, the « KARATHODORI » Research Grant by the University of Patras and Research Grant by the University of Pittsburgh (IRB#612060). Dr. Papachristou is the coordinator/director of the Intra-University Research Network « Osteonet ».