Kalliopi Pafili underwent medical training at the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Greece, graduating in 2013 with honours. She completed her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Nikolaos Papanas in 2018 with honours. She has then worked as assistant physician in the Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical University of Alexandroupolis, Greece and as clinician scientist in the research group Energy Metabolism, headed by Professor Michael Roden at the Institute for Clinical Diabetology of the German Diabetes Center, Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany. Since 2022, she is now working as assistant physician in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology (Director Professor Roden) of the Medical Faculty and University Hospital of the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her research has led to 47 publications listed in PubMed and aims to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis and progression of insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in humans. This work currently focusses on hepatic and adipose tissue energy metabolism, glucose and lipid fluxes. Dr. Pafili is also interested in clinical education and teaching medical students and junior colleagues in diabetes mellitus and other endocrinological disorders.
Duality of Interest: None declared
Date: Autumn 2022