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Dr Theodosios Alestas

Dr Theodosios Alestas
  • Degrees MD, PhD
  • Specialty Dermatology for adults and children, Sexual Transmitted Infections, Dermatosurgery, Aesthetic medicine
  • Primary Clinic Dermalestas
  • Languages Greek, English, German, Italian

Short Bio
  • Dr Theodosios Alestas studied Medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He was trained as a dermatologist in Athens at the “Andreas Syggros” Hospital for Skin and Venereal Diseases. Prior to his training, he completed a doctorate degree at Charite University Medical School in Berlin, Germany. He continued his experimental research in the field of inflammatory diseases such as acne, at San Gallicano Institute in Rome, Italy. During his specialization, he spent several months in the Dermoscopy Unit at the University Department of Dermatology (AKH) in Vienna, Austria. He has published internationally in the field of dermatology and has presented abstracts at national and international meetings. As a dermatologist, Dr Alestas practices privately and at “Mitera” Hospital and specializes in the diagnosis and management of all skin problems in adults and children.


  • Training & Experience

    - Training Course Nail Surgery, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Bruxelles, Belgium (16/04/2016 - 17/04/2016)

    - Training Course Psychodermatology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Bruxelles, Belgium (18/07/2017 - 20/07/2017)

    - Training in Dermatoscopy, Dermatology Department, University hospital of Vienna (AKH), Wien - Austria (09/07/2006 - 30/09/2006)

    - Summer School of Microbiology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Bruxelles, Belgium (17/07/2006 - 21/07/2006)

    - Residency in Dermatology and Venereology, "Andreas Syggros" University Hospital for Skin and Sexual Transmitted Infections, Athens, Greece (19/02/2004 -18/02/2007)

    - Experimental and clinical research, Istituto Dermatologico San Gallicano (IRCCS - IFO), Roma, Italy (01/02/2003 - 31/01/2004)

    - Research on cell biology Department of Cell Biology, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany (01/02/2002 - 31/03/2002)

    - Doctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Dermatoendocrinology and Sebaceous Gland Research, Department of Dermatology, The Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany   (01/10/2001 - 31/01/2003)

    - Residency in Internal Medicine, "Amalia Fleming" General Hospital, Athens, Greece (01/10/1999 - 30/09/2000)

    - Medical studies, Medical School of Athens, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece (01/10/1989 - 31/12/1996)

  • Clinical Interests /

    Dermatology, Dermatosurgery, Pediatric dermatology

  • Research Interests


  • Conditions Treated

    Medical treatments for eczema, psoriasis, acne and other inflammatory skin problems, management of Sexually Transmitted Infections and other contagious skin diseases, mole assessment, surgical removal of benign skin lesions (e.g. warts, cysts, skin tags), excision of skin cancers, treatments for hair loss, nail problems, diagnosis and treatment of complex or rare skin disorders, treatment for hyperpigmentation or vitiligo, laser hair removal, cosmetic procedures for skin aging.

  • Publications

    1) Alestas T, Fimmel S, Beutler C, Hakij N, Chen W, MüllerDecker K, Zouboulis ChC. The presence of the arachidonic acid
    pro-inflammatory pathway in human sebocytes in vitro. J Invest
    Dermatol, 2002; 119:737

    2) Alestas T, Chen WC, Zouboulis ChC. A possible role of
    LTB4 as a ligand of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors
    (PPARs) in human skin inflammation. Exp Dermatol, 2003; 12:

    3) Alestas T, Chen W, Zouboulis ChC. Arachidonic acid
    activates the leukotriene inflammatory signaling pathway in SZ95
    sebocytes in vitro. Arch Dermatol Res, 2003; 294: 490

    4) Alestas Th, Chen W, Zouboulis ChC. Der proinflammatorische Weg der Eicosanoiden in den Talgdrüsen.
    JDDG, 2003; 1(Suppl 1): S145

    5) Zouboulis ChC, Chen W, Alestas T, Makrantonaki E,
    Seltmann H, Müller-Decker K. Sexual hormones utilize complex
    mechanisms to modulate sebocyte differentiation. Arch
    Dermatol Res, 2004; 295: 395

    6) Ottaviani M, Mastrofrancesco A, Alestas T, Flori E,
    Zouboulis C, Picardo M. Role of squalene peroxidation in the
    development of infammation in acne vulgaris. J Invest Dermatol,
    2005; 125 (3, Suppl): 37

  • Other Locations Mitera Hospital (Maternity and Gynecological Clinic, General Clinic and Children’s Hospital) Mitera.gr
  • Accreditation and Insurance

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