Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Charalampos Dragonas MD


Date of birth:             27-10-1978

Place of birth:            Athens / GR

Citizenship              Greek, German

Profession:                 Medical Doctor, Rheumatologist (01/2014), Internist (03/2010), Member of European Academy for Medicine of Ageing (2008)




1984 – 1996  Elementary school, secondary school in Zante/GR



05/1997 – 10/2003  Human Medicine in Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany



04/2004  Title: Influence of Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection on Oxidation of LDL (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) (info)



12/2003 – 12/2008 Resident in Internal Medicine 2 (Internal Medicine, Geriatrics) of Klinikum Nuremberg

01/2009 – 12/2009 Resident in Geriatric Clinic of University hospital Basel, Switzerland

09/2010 – 08/2013 Resident in Rheumatologic Clinic of University hospital Regensburg and Klinikum Bad Abbach, Germany

05/2014  Formation of Medical Practise for Rheumatology and Internal Medicine in Zante



01/2006 – 12/2007 Grant from Robert Bosch Foundation (Stuttgart/Germany) for geriatric research (see here)



03/2010   Internist (Bavarian medical association, Munich)

01/2014   Rheumatologist (Bavarian medical association, Munich)


Advenced training:

2004 – 2008   Abdominal Ultrasound, incl. thyroid gland (CEKIB, Klinikum Nuremberg)

2007 – 2008   European Academy for Medicine of Ageing (ΕΑΜΑ), Sion / Switzerland (info)

2010 – 2011   Musculoskeletal Ultrasound  (Klinikum Bad Abbach)






Lehmann P, Ehrenstein B, Hartung W, Dragonas C, Reischl U, Fleck M. PCR analysis is superior to histology for diagnosis of Whipple's disease mimicking seronegative rheumatic disease. Sand J Rheumatol. 2017 Mar;46(2):138-142.


Dragonas C, Ehrenstein B, Fleck M. Tocilizumab treatment in a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and concomitant chronic hepatitis C infection. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012 Aug;51(8):1520-1.

Watfa G, Dragonas C, Brosche T, Dittrich R, Sieber CC, Alecu C, Benetos A, Nzietchueng R. Study of telomere length and different markers of oxidative stress in patients with Parkinson's disease. J Nutr Health Aging. 2011 Apr;15(4):277-81.

Heppner HJ, Bertsch T, Alber B, Esslinger AS, Dragonas C, Bauer JM, Sieber CC. Procalcitonin: inflammatory biomarker for assessing the severity of community-acquired pneumonia--a clinical observation in geriatric patients. Gerontology. 2010;56(4):385-9.

R. Dittrich, C. Dragonas, D. Kannenkeril, I. Hoffmann, A. Mueller, M. Beckmann, M. Pischetsrieder. A diet rich in Maillard reaction products protects LDL against copper induced oxidation ex vivo, a human intervention trial. Food Research International 2009;42(9):1315-22.

Dragonas C, Bertsch T, Sieber CC, Brosche T. Plasmalogens as a marker of elevated systemic oxidative stress in Parkinson's disease. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2009;47(7):894-7.

Heppner HJ, Bertsch T, Alber B, Esslinger AS, Dragonas C, Bauer JM, Sieber CC. Procalcitonin: Inflammatory Biomarker for Assessing the Severity of Community-Acquired Pneumonia - A Clinical Observation in Geriatric Patients. Gerontology. 2009 Nov 25.

Ruggiero C, Cherubini A, Lauretani F, Bandinelli S, Maggio M, Di Iorio A, Zuliani G, Dragonas C, Senin U, Ferrucci L. Uric acid and dementia in community-dwelling older persons. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2009;27(4):382-9.

H.J. Heppner, J.T. Wagner, J.M. Bauer, C. Dragonas, A.S. Esslinger, C.C. Sieber. Invasive nosomycosis in the elderly: An observation at an ICU with the main focus on acute geriatric medicine and aspergillosis. EuroJGer Vol. 10 (2008).

Dragonas C, Wagner JT, Heppner HJ, Bertsch T, Muhlberg W, Wicklein S, Pahl A, Diewald  C, Bachmakov I, Sieber CC, Fromm MF. The association of ABCB1 polymorphisms and elevated serum digitoxin concentrations in geriatric patients. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 Apr;64(4):367-72.

Dragonas C, Maltaris T, Binder H, Kat M, Mueller A, Cupisti S, Hoffmann I, Beckmann MW, Dittrich R. Progesterone bioavailability with a progesterone-releasing silicone vaginal ring in IVF candidates. Eur J Med Res. 2007 Jun 27;12(6):264-7.

H. J. Heppner, A. S. Esslinger, C. Dragonas, W. Mühlberg, C. C. Sieber Besonderheiten in der Arzneimitteltherapie beim geriatrischen Patienten. Arzt und Praxis. 2007 Jahrgang 61 / 924:136-142.

Maltaris T, Dragonas C, Hoffmann I, Mueller A, Beckmann MW, Dittrich R. Simple prediction of the survival of follicles in cryopreserved human ovarian tissue. J Reprod Dev. 2006 Aug;52(4):577-82.

Dragonas C, Mueller A, Maltaris T, Kraemer P, Dimmler A, Jaeger W, Beckmann MW, Dittrich R. Role of insulin in the progression of ovarian sex cord stromal tumors in rats. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2005 Nov;131(11):751-7.

Dittrich R, Maltaris T, Dragonas C, Huber C, Beckmann MW, Kiesewetter F. Individual assessment of sperm morphology of single spermatozoa used for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Andrologia. 2005 Feb;37(1):53-6.

Dittrich R, Dragonas C, Mueller A, Maltaris T, Rupp J, Beckmann MW, Maass M. Endothelial Chlamydia pneumoniae infection promotes oxidation of LDL. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Jun 25;319(2):501-5.

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