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Miss Theodora (Dora) Papadopoulou, MD, BSc (Sport Science), PGDip (SEM), MSc (Sport. Injuries), PhD (Sport Med Research), FEBSM is a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dora is a Certified Sports Scientist and Sports Medicine Instructor. She is the Lead Consultant for Hip and Groin section, and for the Military Hip Rehabilitation Outcome Study (MILO) at the UK Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Stanford Hall, Loughborough, UK.

Dora specialises in Hip and Groin pain in Athletes, and she is participating in several hip and groin research projects, however her PhD major research, for which she has received a prize award, was dedicated to the ultrastructure and the morphology of the articular cartilage of the knee joint.

Since 1998, she has been a Visiting Lecturer for a range of Universities, lecturing students in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Dora has served as the Secretary General of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA) Secretary of the Development Commission of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) and an Executive Board Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine (BASEM).

Dora has also worked for various sports events, including Olympics, Paralympics, and Special Olympics in different roles. She is the Doctor for the International Ultramarathon Spartathlon and the British Spartathlon team. She is working in various scientific sports medicine projects and topics and promoting exercise as a preventative intervention and treatment for chronic diseases.  

She has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and she has presented internationally on Sport and Exercise medicine topics. She has been a chair, director and member numerous of organising and scientific committees in numerus Sports and Exercise Medicine conferences.

She is keen volunteer, passionate about sport ethos and extremely zealous about the development of Sport and Exercise Medicine.  Olympism is one of the cornerstones of her philosophy of life.

Twitter: @Dora_Sportmed