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NMD Special Unit – Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital – Athens

The first special unit for people with NMD to open is at the Agia Sofia Children’s Hospital in Athens, the result of a collaboration with MDA Hellas. Since 2002 it has been staffed by specialized personnel of the hospital in independent premises, thoroughly renovated and equipped with state-of-the-art technology by MDA Hellas. It was created with the financial support of our sponsors: Lavipharm Group, Siemens S.A. Electrotechnical Projects & Products, George and Kaity David, the Thanassis Lavidas Family, Coca-Cola Hellas and Frigoglass S.A. The operating costs are covered by the A. G. Leventis Foundation.


In its 16 years of operation, the number of our members monitored at the regular clinics exceeds 300 people. Our members are examined holistically with a set of both clinical and paraclinical examinations (spirometry, cardiographs, etc.) that are conducted every Wednesday morning for a few hours. On the remaining days, medical emergencies of each specialty are monitored by appointment. The advantage of this kind of monitoring is that each member is examined by a specific group of doctors, his/her health is checked, and a fully updated medical history is available. More specifically, the unit has the following medical specialists:

  • Neurologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Pulmonologist
  • Orthopaedic specialist
  • Speech therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Nurse
  • Psychologist


If you require any further information or you would like to schedule your appointment, please contact Penny Panagopoulou at 210 7482334 or 213 2013656 or via e-mail at 

Muscular Dystrophy Association