Helena Maltezou, MD, PhD

Pediatrician- Infectious Diseases Specialist
Head, Department for Interventions in Health Care Facilities
Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Αγράφων 3-5, Athens 151 23, Greece


Dr. Maltezou received her Medical Diploma in 1991 from the University of Crete, Greece, and had her post-doctoral fellowship during 1994-1997 on viral infections in immunocompromised patients at MD. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, USA. In 2000 Dr. Maltezou received her PhD from the University of Crete in collaboration with the University of Texas (Thesis: Viral Infections in Children Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants). During 1997-2001 Dr Maltezou was trained at the Pediatric Residency Program of the University of Athens, Greece, and subsequently, during 2001-2003, she was trained in infectious diseases at the Unite des Rickettsies, Universite de la Mediterannee, Marseille, France, as the 2001 recipient of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Award. In 2003 Dr. Maltezou joined the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Athens, Greece), where, since 2007 serves as the Head of the Department for Interventions in Health-Care Facilities. In 2006, she received her Specialization Diploma in Infectious Diseases. During 2008-2009 Dr. Maltezou was trained in Tropical Diseases and Infection Control at the Hospital Nord, in Marseille, France. She also obtained from the Harvard School of Public Health, USA a Diploma on Clinical Epidemiology and Statistics (1999), and from the Universitee de la Mediteranee a University Diploma on Nosocomial Infections, Antibiotic Resistance and Public Heath (2002), and a second one on Epidemiologic Surveillance of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (2009). Dr. Maltezou has supervised the preparation of guidelines and policy-relevant research about vaccine-preventable diseases, infection control, influenza, and emerging diseases among others and participates in ECDC committees.

Research Interest

Her research interests includes: Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, Influenza, Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Scientific Activities


Dr. Maltezou has more than 120 published articles in PubMed, and several abstracts and chapters, and also she is the Editor of the book Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases (Research Signpost, 2010) and the Guest Editor of the Vaccine journal special issue titled Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Vaccinations Among HealthCare Workers.