Joint Academic Rheumatology Program (JARP)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology, 2021-2016

The Joint Academic Rheumatology Program (JARP) is a collaboration between the academic
Rheumatology- Clinical Immunology Units of three University Hospitals of the National and
Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece, wherein research and
education in Rheumatology has been brought together in one Organization. The cooperation
agreement was signed on September 12, 2015.

This has resulted in the largest center for Rheumatology research and education in Greece.
Within the JARP, more than 60 researchers work on the pathophysiology and treatment of
rheumatic and autoimmune disorders.

The JARP is led by an Executive Board consisting of:

  • 1st Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine Department, “Laiko” General
    Hospital: Prof. Petros Sfikakis, Prof. Maria Tektonidou
  • Department of Pathophysiology, “Laiko” General Hospital: Prof. Athanasios Tzioufas,
    Prof. Panagiotis Vlachoyiannopoulos
  • 4th Department of Medicine, “Attikon” General Hospital: Prof. Dimitrios Boumpas
  • 2nd Department of Medicine, “Hippokratio” General Hospital: Prof. Dimitrios