Pulmonologist – Intensivist – Somnologist


Dr Christina Alexopoulou is a Pulmonologist – Intensivist – Somnologist, consultant in the ICU and Sleep Lab of University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece since 2005.

She graduated in 1993 and she obtained her PhD “Angiogenic growth factors in respiratory muscles in adult patients with increased respiratory load” in 2005 from Medical School, University of Crete. She also obtained the Postgraduate course in “Organization and Management of Health Services”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Economics.

She was a fellow in respiratory medicine for 5 years and in critical care medicine for 2 more years in the University Hospital of Heraklion.

She worked as a visiting doctor and research fellow at:

  • Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, Royal Brompton and Haerfield Ηospital, London, UK
  • Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
  • Intensive Care Unit at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS, London UK

Her research interests include Sleep in ICU, physiology of the respiratory system and mechanical ventilation.

She is a member of European Sleep Research Society, European Respiratory Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Hellenic Thoracic Society, Hellenic Society of Critical Care, Hellenic Society of Hypnology.