First Name: Athanasios
Last Name: Anastasilakis
City: Thessaloniki
Institution: 424 General Military Hospital


I’m currently serving as a consultant of Endocrinology at 424 General Military Hospital in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece where I have a heavy clinical schedule at the hospital and simultaneously run several clinically oriented research projects.
My PhD was on the RANKL-osteoprotegerin bipole. I have published over a hundred scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals in the areas of thyroid, metabolism, gestational diabetes, and especially metabolic bone diseases, which represent my main area of focus and expertise. I’m currently a member of the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) Academy and co-editor of the ECTS monthly newsletter.

List of 5 Best Publications

  • Zoledronate for the Prevention of Bone Loss in Women Discontinuing Denosumab Treatment. A Prospective 2-Year Clinical TrialAnastasilakis AD, Papapoulos SE, Polyzos SA, Appelman-Dijkstra NM, Makras P
  • Changes of Circulating MicroRNAs in Response to Treatment With Teriparatide or Denosumab in Postmenopausal OsteoporosisAnastasilakis AD, Makras P, Pikilidou M, Tournis S, Makris K, Bisbinas I, Tsave O, Yovos JG, Yavropoulou MP
  • Clinical Features of 24 Patients With Rebound-Associated Vertebral Fractures After Denosumab Discontinuation: Systematic Review and Additional CasesAnastasilakis AD, Polyzos SA, Makras P, Aubry-Rozier B, Kaouri S, Lamy O
  • Increased osteoclastogenesis in patients with vertebral fractures following discontinuation of denosumab treatmentAnastasilakis AD, Yavropoulou MP, Makras P, Sakellariou GT, Papadopoulou F, Gerou S, Papapoulos SE
  • Bone disease following solid organ transplantation: A narrative review and recommendations for management from The European Calcified Tissue SocietyAnastasilakis AD, Tsourdi E, Makras P, Polyzos SA, Meier C, McCloskey EV, Pepe J, Zillikens MC


- Areas Of Expertise: Bone Density, Clinical Medicine, Clinical Trials, DXA, Endocrinology, Muscle, Osteoporosis, Paget's, and Energy Metabolism
- Favorite statistical software: SPSS
- Favorite research database: Pubmed
- Favorite Cell: osteblast
- Favorite Protein: irisin
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- Free time activity: Swimming, basketball