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NMD Special Unit – AHEPA University General Hospital – Thessaloniki

The second special unit for people with NMD is in Thessaloniki and has been operating since 2007 in the AHEPA University General Hospital, in a fully renovated space equipped by MDA Hellas. It was created through the exclusive sponsorship of  Dimitrios P. Kallitsantsis, in memory of his parents, and its operating expenses have been covered by The Hellenic Initiative since 2015.


The unit serves the needs of northern Greece and it also accepts patients from Epirus and Thessaly. In its 11 years of operation the number of people with neuromuscular diseases served in the unit has tripled, which shows that, along with the patients served at the Athens unit, other young patients trust the provided health services on offer. The total number of patients being monitored exceeds 240, both children and adults.


The AHEPA unit is operationally and spatially assigned to the 2nd University Paediatric Clinic, the Director of which is Andreas Giannopoulos, Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Cardiology. The Director of the Clinic and the members of the faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) are responsible for the coordination of the scientific team.


Our members are examined holistically with a set of both clinical and paraclinical examinations (spirometry, cardiographs, etc.) that are conducted for a few hours every Monday morning. During the rest of the week, 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. Doctors are divided into two groups, one for children and one for adults. More specifically, the unit has the following medical specialists:

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


If you require any further information or you would like to schedule your appointment, please contact Eleftheria Schoretsianitis at 2313 303534 or via e-mail at 


Muscular Dystrophy Association