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Ioanna Panoutsopoulou, MD | Brief CV

Current Position
10/2014 - present: Dermatologist, Dermoiatriki, Athens, Greece
1/2015 – present: Scientific Associate, Clinic “Dermatologic effects of antineoplastic drugs”. University of Athens affiliated Hospital “Andreas Sygros”, Athens, Greece
Training
7/2010 – 10/2013: Resident Physician, Department of Dermatology. University of Minnesota, MN
6/2009 – 6/2010: Medical Intern, Hennepin County Medical Center. Minneapolis, MN
12/2005 – 5/2009: Research Fellow in Neuro-Dermatology. University of Minnesota, MN Mentors: MK Hordinsky, MD, WR Kennedy, MD, GL Wilcox, PhD
4/2003 – 7/2003: Medical Intern, “Vardakeion and Proion” General Hospital of Syros, Greece
Education
1996 – 2002: Medical Degree, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Membership in Professional Societies
2010 – present: Member, American Academy of Dermatology
2010 – present: Member, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
2010 – present: Member, Women’s Dermatologic Society
2013 – present: Member, European Association of Dermato-Oncology
2013 – present: Member, Hellenic Society of Dermatology and Venereology
2014 – present: Member, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
2014 – present: Member, Greek American Medical College
2002 – present: Member, Medical Association of Athens, Greece
2010 – 2013: Active Member, Dermatology Foundation
2007 – 2009: Junior Member, American Academy of Neurology
2005 – 2009: Member, Hellenic Student Association, University of Minnesota
1996 – 2002: Member, Hellenic Medical Student Association, University of Athens
Scholarships
1997 – 2002: Medical Student Scholarship, via written competition, by the “Papadakis” Endowment, University of Athens, Greece
1997 – 2002: Medical Student Scholarship, via written competition, by the “Kritski” Endowment, Ministry of Economics, Greece
Awards
1/2014: Awarded by the American Academy of Dermatology the International Society Annual Meeting Travel Grant to attend the British Association of Dermatologists’s 2014 Annual Meeting, July 1-3, 2014, Glasgow
6/2013: Rob Sias Annual Award for Excellence in Clinical Dermatology voted by the faculty of the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, MN
3/2013: Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award for a 2-week Dermatology Elective on Medical Dermatology and Cutaneous Oncology at the University of Athens, Greece. Mentor: Professor Alexander J. Stratigos, MD PhD
5/2011: Silver Award for the project “Proteome Changes in Human Epidermis Induced by UVB Irradiation”. 22nd World Congress of Dermatology, Seoul, Korea, May 24 – 29, 2011
4/2011: First Place Award in the Basic Science Research Category for the project “Gaba B Receptor 1 and Nogo A Expression in Human Skin”. 6th Dermatology Research Day, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
4/2007: First Place Award in the Basic Science Research Category for the project “Skin Blister: a minimally invasive method to study Epidermal Nerve Fibers”. 2nd Dermatology Research Day, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Distinctions
4/2015: Reviewer of the abstracts submitted for the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 24th Annual Congress, 7-11 October 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
6/2011 – 5/2012: Dermatopathology Representative Resident at the Dermatology Residency Training Program
5/2011: Nominated by the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, and selected by the Society of Investigative Dermatology to participate at the Resident Retreat Program for Future Academicians. 71st Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. May 4-7, 2011
6/2010 – 6/2013: Resident Representative of the University of Minnesota Dermatology Residency Training Program at the Minnesota Dermatological Society Board of Directors
6/2009: Invited author by the American Academy of Pain Management for the article “Punch skin biopsy and suction skin blister to study epidermal nerves”. The Pain Practitioner. 2009;19(2): 62-64
4/2009: The paper with first authorship entitled “Skin blister and skin biopsy for quantifying epidermal nerve fibers: a comparative study”. (Neurology 2009 Apr 7;72(14):1205-10) was included in the Highlights of Neurology Journal. The Editorial of the same edition was dedicated to this paper
6/2007: Selected by the Department of Neuroscience of University of Minnesota to participate at the Joint Graduate Course in Neuroscience "Pain Mechanisms: from molecules to treatment"; organized by the University of Minnesota and Karolinska Institutet. Dalarö, Sweden. Course participation and all trip expenses were offered by the University of Minnesota
5/2007: The project “Skin Blister: a minimally invasive method to study Epidermal Nerve Fibers” was selected for the Highlights session of the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Boston, MA
Experience
Clinical work experience
2/2005 – 10/2005: Family physician, State Hospital of Leros, Greece
7/2003 – 6/2004: Family physician, Regional Infirmary “Steni”– Tinos Health Center, Greece
Volunteer experience
08/2014: Teledermatology screenings to fairgoers during the 2013 Minnesota State Fair, Minneapolis, MN
12/2002 – 4/2003: Volunteer physician, Emergency Department, Polyclinic Hospital, Athens, Greece. Supervisor: LS Tourkohoriti, MD, PhD
7/2000 – 8/2000: Volunteer medical student, Emergency Department, General Hospital of Zante, Greece. Supervisor: G Kapsampelis, MD
7/1999 – 8/1999: Medical student, Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital, University of Edinburgh, UK. Supervisor: G Nuki, MD
7/1998 – 8/1998: Medical student, Division of Pain Relief Unit and Diabetes, King’s College London, UK. Supervisor: D Potter, MD
Teaching experience
2014-2015: Dermatology lectures to the Dermatology Residents at the University of Athens affiliated Hospital “Andreas Sygros”
1/10/2014: Dermatologic Drugs – Quiz
23/10/2014: Kodachromes
  25/2/2015: Vasculitis - Quiz
7/2010 – 10/2013: Dermatology lectures (bimonthly) to the Dermatology Residents at the University of Minnesota
7/2010 – 10/2013: Dermatology lectures (biannually) to the Medical Students at the University of Minnesota
6/2011 – 5/2012: Dermatopathology lectures (monthly) to the Dermatology Residents and Medical Students at the University of Minnesota
1/2007 – 5/2009: Teaching physicians, undergraduate and graduate students the suction skin blister technique, the process of immunofluorescence staining and the use of confocal microscopy
12/2007 – 1/2008: Supervised and guided high school student Hanah Borowsky in her project “Worm Derm, Worms & UV-B Radiation”, who received the Bronze Grand Award at the Minnesota Science Fair 2008, the 2nd Medtronic Award in the Medical Field, and the Seagate 1st Year Award
Invited Lectures
1. “Skin Care During Antineoplastic Therapy”. Panhellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois”. Athens, Greece. February 2nd, 2015.
2. “Hair and Nail Care During Antineoplastic Therapy”. Panhellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois”. Athens, Greece February 16th & March 16th, 2015.
3. “Dermatology: What I need to know prior to choosing medical specialty”. Society of Junior Doctors. Athens, Greece. May 15th, 2014.
4. “Suction Skin Blister: a Scar-free Method to Study Human Epidermis”. Greek American Medical College Meeting. Athens, Greece. March 26, 2014.
5. “Analysis of Spatial Structure of Epidermal Nerve Entry Point Patterns”. Dermatology Research Day, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN. February 13, 2013.
6. “Neurogenic Hypothesis in the Pathogenesis of Psoriasis”. Satellite symposium at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA, March 6 - 10, 2009.
7. “Use of Botulinum Toxin Type A in the Treatment of Psoriasis”. Expert Round Table Discussion on Botulinum Toxin Science. Minneapolis, MN. December 1, 2008
8. “Immunofluorescent Visualization of Epidermal Cells and Nerve Fibers in Normal and Psoriatic Skin Without Scarring”. Winter Meeting of the Minnesota Dermatological Society, Minneapolis, MN, December 7, 2007
9. “Skin Blister: a Minimally Invasive Method to Study Epidermal Nerve Fibers (ENFs)”. 2nd Dermatology Research day, Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 27, 2007
Peer-Reviewed Papers
1. Panoutsopoulou IG, Luciano C, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Hodges JS, Kennedy WR. Epidermal innervation in healthy children and adolescents. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Mar;51(3):378-84
2. Symons FJ, Gilles E, Tervo R, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Panoutsopoulou I, Kennedy W. Skin and self-injury: A possible link between peripheral innervation and immune function? Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print]
3. Myllymäki M, Panoutsopoulou IG, Särkkä A. Analysis of spatial structure of epidermal nerve entry point patterns based on replicated data. J Microsc. 2012 Sep;247(3):228-39
4. Waller LA, Särkkä A, Olsbo V, Myllymäki M, Panoutsopoulou IG, Kennedy WR, Wendelschafer-Crabb G. Second-order spatial analysis of epidermal nerve fibers. Stat Med. 2011 Oct 15;30(23):2827-41
5. Panoutsopoulou IG, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Hodges JS, Kennedy WR. Skin blister and skin biopsy for quantifying epidermal nerve fibers: a comparative study. Neurology. 2009 Apr 7;72(14):1205-10
Peer-Reviewed Abstracts
Oral presentations
1. Panoutsopoulou IG. "Use of Topical Rapamycin for the Treatment of Multiple Facial Angiofibromas of Tuberous Sclerosis & Oral Metronidazole for the Treatment of Mucocutaneous Lichen Planus". Womens Dermatologic Society Subspecialty Meeting. Amsterdam. October 8, 2014
2. Panoutsopoulou IG, Antonopoulou K, Plaka M, Polidorou D, Hasapi V, Papadopoulos O, Champsas G, Christophidou E, Antoniou C, Stratigos AJ. Epidemiological trends of melanoma in Greek population: retrospective study of 1147 melanoma cases at the “Andreas Sygros” Hospital. 2014 Spring Meeting of Greek Society of Dermatology and Venereology. Thessaloniki, Greece. April 12, 2014.
3. Panoutsopoulou I, Abdollahi M, Bart B. Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia. 71st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Miami, FL. March 1-5, 2013
4. Panoutsopoulou IG, Swanson S, Bart B. Recurrence of blastomycosis-like pyoderma on skin grafts: a case report. 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, New Orleans, LA. February 4-7, 2011.
5. Panoutsopoulou I, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Hordinsky MK, Kennedy WR. Studying the psoriatic epidermis using a minimally invasive method: the suction skin blister. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, San Antonio, TX. February 1-5, 2008.
6. Panoutsopoulou I, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Kennedy WR. Skin Blister: A minimally invasive method to study epidermal nerve fibers (ENFs). 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Boston, MA, April 28-May 5, 2007. Neurology 2007;68(Suppl 1):A410.
Poster presentations
1. Gagari E, Zafeiratou D, Afantenou S, Panoutsopoulou I, Koutlas I. Cinammon contact hypersensitivity in the oral cavity. Clinical manifestations and diagnosis in 40 patients. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA. March 20-24, 2015
2. Panoutsopoulou IG, Antonopoulou K, Plaka M, Polidorou D, Hasapi V, Papadopoulos O, Champsas G, Christophidou E, Antoniou C, Stratigos AJ. Epidemiological trends of melanoma in Greek population: retrospective study of 1147 melanoma cases at the “Andreas Sygros” Hospital. European Academy of Dermatology and Dermatology. Amsterdam, Holland. October 8 – 12, 2014
3. Benlhabib E, Higgins L, Anderson LB, Hordinsky MK, Pittelkow MR, Junqueira Bertin ACA, Panoutsopoulou IG, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Kennedy WR, Wilcox GL. The proteomic profile of human keratinocytes and intact epidermis using iTRAQ® technology: Comparison between control and UVB-irradiated cells. 62nd Annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin. Oregon. October 10 – 14, 2013
4. Benlhabib E, Hordinsky MK, Junqueira Bertin AC, Panoutsopoulou IG, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Kennedy WR, Wilcox GL. Proteome changes in human epidermis induced by UVB irradiation. 22nd World Congress of Dermatology. Seoul, Korea. May 24-29, 2011.
5. Panoutsopoulou I, Benlhabib E, Wilcox GL, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Kennedy WR, Hordinsky MK. GABA B Receptor 1 and NogoA Expression in human skin. 14th Joint Meeting of the International Society of Dermatopathology. New Orleans, LA. February 2-4, 2011
6. Panoutsopoulou I, Wilcox GL, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Kennedy WR, Hordinsky MK. Suction skin blister confocal analysis of nerve fiber and Langerhans cell expression in psoriasis and normal human skin. 59th Annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin. Oregon, October 7-11, 2010.
7. Benlhabib E, Hordinsky MK, Junqueira ACA, Panoutsopoulou IG, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Kennedy WR, Wilcox GL. Proteome changes in human epidermis induced by UVB irradiation. 70th Annual Meeting of Society for Investigative Dermatology, Atlanta, Georgia, May 5-8, 2010
8. Benlhabib E, Higgins L, Anderson L, Hordinsky MK, Junqueira-Bertin ACA, Panoutsopoulou IG, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Kennedy WR, Wilcox GL. UV-Induced Human Epidermal Protein Expression Changes are Explored with iTRAQ® Technology and Protein Pilot Descriptive Statistical Template. 58th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 23-27, 2010
9. Benlhabib E, Panoutsopoulou I, Hordinsky MK, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Kennedy WR, Wilcox GL. Proteome changes in human epidermis induced by UVB irradiation. 69th Annual Meeting of Society for Investigative Dermatology, Montreal, Canada, May 6-9, 2009
10. Panoutsopoulou I, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Karageorgiou E, Kennedy WR. Diagnosing diabetic small fiber neuropathy using the skin blister method. 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Chicago, IL, April 12-19, 2008. Neurology 2008;70(11 Suppl 1):A165
11. Panoutsopoulou I, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Hordinsky MK, Wilcox GL, Kennedy WR. Langerhans cell (LC) migration and sensory re-innervation of psoriatic and normal epidermis. International Investigative Dermatology meeting, Kyoto, Japan, May 14-17, 2008. J Invest Dermatol 2008;128:S89
12. Panoutsopoulou I, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Wilcox GL, Hordinsky MK, Kennedy WR. Skin Blister: a minimally invasive method to study human epidermis. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, Los Angeles, CA, May 9-12, 2007. J Invest Dermatol 2007;127:S68
Non Peer-Reviewed Abstracts
1. Panoutsopoulou IG, Warshaw E. Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome. Minnesota Dermatological Society 2011 Spring Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. May 13th, 2011
2. Panoutsopoulou IG, Koutlas IG. Focal palmoplantar and gingival hyperkeratosis syndrome. Minnesota Dermatological Society 2010 Winter Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. December 3rd, 2010
3. Symons FJ, Gilles E, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Panoutsopoulou I, Kennedy W, Bodfish JW. Epidermal nerve fiber morphology and neuropeptide content in children with self-injurious behavior and neurodevelopmental disorders. International Forum on Pediatric Pain, White Point, Nova Scotia, Canada. October, 2008
Ongoing Research Studies
1. Effect of UVB irradiation on cutaneous innervation, neurotransmitters and human proteomics: time sequence (P.I.: George L Wilcox, PhD, Co-Investigator: Ioanna Panoutsopoulou, MD)
2. Safety and Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin Injections in the Treatment of Psoriasis Vulgaris (P.I: Maria K Hordinsky, MD, Co-Investigator: Ioanna Panoutsopoulou, MD)
Selected Continuing Education
Participation on a regular basis in a series of high-profile American and International Dermatologic Scientific Meetings, Seminars and Courses.
Pain Mechanisms: from molecules to treatment. Joint graduate course in Neuroscience, University of Minnesota – Karolinska Institutet, Dalarö, Sweden, June 11-15, 2007.
Advanced Pediatric Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Radisson University Hotel, May 18, 2007, Minneapolis, MN
Aging Skin: The middle Years, Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Radisson University Hotel, May 12, 2006, Minneapolis, MN
Languages
English fluently
Greek native language
Dr. Panoutsopoulou is active member of the following Medical Academies
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