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About Demosthenes Papamatheakis, MD

Demosthenes (Demos) Papamatheakis, MD, is a board-certified pulmonologist and intensive care specialist. His clinical interests include pulmonary vascular disease, with a focus in pulmonary arterial hypertension, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and critical care medicine.

His research interests are focused on pulmonary vascular reactivity as well as natural history and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension and its connections with sleep disordered breathing like sleep apnea. Dr. Papamatheakis' research has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications. He also participates in multiple clinical trials looking at new medications geared toward pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment.

As an associate professor of in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Papamatheakis has a strong interest in medical education and is the director of the pulmonary course for second-year medical students. He also actively participates in multiple teaching activities geared towards resident and fellow training.

Dr. Papamatheakis completed a clinical research fellowship at Université de Montréal in Canada, his internal medicine residency training at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and his pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Crete School of Medicine in Greece. He is board certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece

Internship

  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Residency

  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Fellowship

  • Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • French
  • Greek

Date Joined Staff

  • 2011-09-15

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Critical Care
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted