Dr. Diamantidis Michael

Dr. Michael D. Diamantidis

Thalassemia Unit, General Hospital of Larisa, Greece



2014-today Consultant Haematologist, Thalassemia Unit, General Hospital of Larisa, Greece

2013-2014 Post-Doc, Department of Haematology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2007-2011 Ph.D., Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

2005-2011 Specialization in haematology, Greece

2004-2006 M.Sc., Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

1995-2001 M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Publications (Selected)

  1. Diamantidis MD, Ioannidou – Papagiannaki E, Kountouras J, Mandala E, Klonizakis P, Frida – Michailidou I, Tsapournas G, Haralambidou – Vranitsa S, Klonizakis I. Helicobacter Pyloriinfection might protect from the leukaemic transformation of myelodysplastic syndromes. Med Hypotheses 2008; 71(1):159-160.
  2. Diamantidis M, Tsapournas G, Kountouras J, Zavos C. New aspects of regulatory signaling pathways and novel therapies in pancreatic cancer. Curr Mol Med 2008; 8(1):12-37.
  3. Papadopoulos A, Ntaios G, Kaiafa G, Girtovitis F, Saouli Z, Kontoninas Z, Diamantidis MD, Savopoulos C, Hatzitolios A. Veno-occlusive disease of the liver during induction therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Int J Hematol 2008; 88(4):441-442.
  4. Papadopoulos A, Ntaios G, Kaiafa G, Girtovitis F, Saouli Z, Kontoninas Z, Diamantidis MD, Savopoulos C, Hatzitolios A. Increased incidence of iron deficiency anemia secondary to inadequate iron intake in institutionalized, young patients with cerebral palsy. Int J Hematol 2008; 88(5):495-497.
  5. Kountouras J, Zavos C, Diamantidis MD, Deretzi G, Grigoriadis N, Tsapournas G, Katsinelos P, Molyvas E. A concept of Helicobacter pylori and stress-secreted mast cells potential involvement in brain metastases. J Neuroimmunol 2009; 209(1-2):121-122.
  6. Diamantidis MD, Ioannidou-Papagiannaki E, Ntaios G. Novel extended reference range for serum κ/λ free light chain ratio in diagnosing monoclonal gammopathies in renal insufficient patients. Clin Biochem 2009; 42(10-11):1202-1203.
  7. Diamantidis MD, Papadopoulos A, Kaiafa G, Ntaios G, Karayannopoulou G, Kostopoulos I, Girtovitis F, Saouli Z, Kontoninas Z, Raptis ID, Savopoulos C, Hatzitolios A. Differential diagnosis and treatment of primary, cutaneous, anaplastic large cell lymphoma: not always an easy task. Int J Hematol 2009; 90(2):226-229.
  8. Ifantidou AM, Diamantidis MD, Tseliki G, Angelou AS, Christidou P, Papa A, Pentilas D. Corynebacterium jeikeium bacteremia in a hemodialyzed patient. Int J Infect Dis 2010; 14S3:e265-e268.
  9. Diamantidis MD, Ioannidou-Papagiannaki E, Kountouras J, Mandala E, Tsapournas G, Frida-Michailidou I, Klonizakis P, Zavos C, Haralambidou-Vranitsa S, Vlachaki E, Parapanisiou E, Klonizakis I. High prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Greek patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Acta Haematol 2010; 124(3):141-149.
  10. Diamantidis MD, Myrou AD, Kaiafa GD, Kaloutsi V, Karayannopoulou G, Theodoridis A, Adamidou A, Papadopoulos A, Grekas D. Aggressive systemic mastocytosis associated with mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis. Acta Haematol 2011; 125(3):153-159. The figures of the publication were chosen to form the cover of the issue of the Journal.
  11. Giouleme O, Diamantidis MD, Katsaros MG. Is diabetes a causal agent for colorectal cancer? Pathophysiological and molecular mechanisms. World J Gastroenterol 2011; 17(4):444-448.
  12. Zavos C, Kountouras J, Katsinelos P, Polyzos SA, Deretzi G, Zavos N, Fragaki M, Diamantidis MD. Modern industrialisation may increase primary open-angle glaucoma through easier transmission of Helicobacter pylori infection. Med Hypotheses 2011; 76(5):766-767.
  13. Diamantidis MD, Myrou AD. Perils and pitfalls regarding differential diagnosis and treatment of primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. Invited Review by Professor Edward J. Benz, Jr. TheScientificWorldJournal 2011; 11:1048-1055.
  14. Kaiafa GD, Perifanis V, Diamantidis MD, Giouleme O, Voulgaridou V, Beretouli E, Kalogera-Fountzila A, Kaloutsi V. Aberrant expression of myeloid and B cell markers in an aggressive multiple-site myeloid sarcoma. Ann Hematol 2012; 91(7):1157-1159.
  15. Diamantidis MD. Ruxolitinib for myelofibrosis. N Engl J Med 2012; 366(21): 2031.
  16. Kaiafa GD, Saouli Z, Diamantidis MD, Kontoninas Z, Voulgaridou V, Raptaki M, Arampatzi S, Chatzidimitriou M, Perifanis V. Copper levels in patients with haematological malignancies. Eur J Intern Med 2012; 23(8):738-741.
  17. Kaiafa G, Chalvatzi K, Diamantidis MD, Voulgaridou V, Kostopoulos I, Kalogera-Fountzila A, Koletsa T, Bougatsa V, Archonti A, Perifanis V. Acute vision loss revealing central nervous system aggressive myelomatosis. J Neurol 2012; 259(12):2749-2751.
  18. Diamantidis MD, Kostopoulos I, Kaiafa G. Alpha heavy chain disease: a rare lymphoma hard to diagnose. Hippokratia 2014; 18(1):95.
  19. Hatjiharissi E, Diamantidis MD, Papaioannou M, Dimou T, Chrisoulidou A, Patakiouta F, Constantinou N, Pazaitou-Panayiotou K. Long-term outcome of primary endocrine non-Hodgkin lymphomas: Does the site make the difference? QJM 2013; 106(7):623-630.
  20. Papagiannakis P, Michalopoulos C, Papalexi F, Dalampoura D, Diamantidis MD. The role of Helicobacter pylori infection in hematological disorders. Eur J Intern Med 2013; 24(8):685-690.
  21. Diamantidis MD, Papagiannakis P, Papalexi F,Michalopoulos C, Stavrou G. Supplementary information regarding Helicobacter pylori, concomitant infections, lymphomagenesis and cardiovascular disease. Eur J Intern Med 2013; 25(1):e9-e10.
  22. Arampatzi S, Diamantidis MD, Perifanis V, Diza E, Kaiafa G. Successful treatment with Rituximab in a patient with life-threatening resistant Thrombotic Thrombopenic Purpura. Hippokratia 2012; 16(4):388.
  23. Perifanis V, Diamantidis MD, Chalvatzi K, Kaloutsi V, Markala D, Voulgaridou V, Pantelidou P, Pavlidis A, Stavrou G, Kaiafa G. Concurrent presentation of nodal myeloid sarcoma and bone marrow chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma: a unique association. Int J Hematol 2014; 99(4): 508-512.
  24. Diamantidis MD, Papaioannou M. Toward adjunctive therapy of acute myeloid leukemia: Is it feasible?