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Foteini Chouliara | MD, MSc

Gynaecologist with reproductive medicine interests


Foteini Chouliara is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in Reproductive Gynaecology.

She was awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (M.B.,Ch.B) by the University of Glasgow School of Medicine in 2005. After completing Foundation Year 1 post graduate training she started her residency in surgery following by the residency in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Hippokration Hospital of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/ Greece.

From 2017 she is working as qualified Obstetric & Gynaecology Consultant. She received her Master in Science (MSc) Degree in “Human reproduction” from Democritus University of Thrace in 2019 and is a Research Fellow of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki carrying out research work on the role of particular biomarkers in the pre-surgical assessment of ovarian tumors as part of her Doctorate degree. Foteini is deeply committed in the supervision of our International Patient Department.

Foteini joined Assisting Nature in 2018.

Current scientific interests:

Biomarkers of ovarian cyst and their value in Human Reproduction, PCO, Prenatal first trimester diagnosis in Reproductive Patient.

Scientific publications, presentations, papers

  1. Timotheou E., Chartomatsidou T., Kostoglou K., Kakani O., Galiotou M., Chouliara F., Najdecki R., Papanikolaou EG., Christopikou D. Neonatal health outcome of offspring born after Preimplantation Genetic Testing for aneuploidies (PGT-A) in IVF, 15th Congress of the European Society of Gynecology, Nov29-Dec2 2023, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Kostoglou K, Chartomatsidou T, Papa E, Chouliara F, Kallintzi M, Timologou A, Papanikolaou E, Najdecki R, Timotheou E. Cumulative live birth rates in egg donation regarding the origin of oocytes (fresh or cryopreserved oocytes) in unsynchronized cycles. ESHRE Annual Meeting 2022 (poster presentation)
  3. Najdecki R, Michos G, Peitsidis N, Timotheou E, Chartomatsidou T, Kakanis S, Chouliara F, Mamopoulos A and Papanikolaou E (2022) Agonist triggering in oocyte donation programs—Mini review. Front. Endocrinol. 13:838236. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2022.838236.
  4. Peitsidis N, Tsakiridis I, Najdecki R, Michos G, Chouliara F, Timotheou E, Chartomatsidou T, Athanasiadis A, Papanikolaou E. Diagnostic hysteroscopy with endometrial fundal incision may improve reproductive outcomes in oocyte recipients after implantation failure. JBRA Assist Reprod. 2023 Nov 14;27(4):689–93. doi: 10.5935/1518-0557.20230037. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37962971; PMCID: PMC10718553.
  5. Peitsidis N, Tsakiridis I, Najdecki R, Michos G, Chouliara F, Zachomitros F, Kalogiannidis I, Athanasiadis A, Papanikolaou E. Hysteroscopic Identification of Intrauterine Pathology in Oocyte Donation Cycles: A Retrospective Study. Cureus. 2023 Apr 12;15(4):e37470. doi: 10.7759/cureus.37470. PMID: 37187651; PMCID: PMC10176530.
  6. Najdecki R, Papanikolaou E, Chartomatsidou T, Pakaki F, Stamataki S, Tatsi P, Timotheou E,  Chouliara F , Bampas E, Bouchlariotou S, Michos G, Athanasiadis A. Hysteroscopic Fundus Endometrial Incision (FEI) in oocyte recipients before embryo transfer (ET) during In Vitro Fertilization. ESHRE Annual Meeting, 2020 (oral presentation)
  7. Papanikolaou E, Najdecki R, Chouliara F, Tatsi P, Chartomatsidou T , Pakaki F, Stamataki S , Ioakeimidou C, Timologou A, Vlachou C, Diamantopoulos A, Virgiliou A, Kaminski P, Athanasiadis A, Timotheou E. Post Implantation failure diagnostic Hysteroscopy with Endometrial Fundus Incision (FEI) might improve pregnancy outcome in oocyte recipients. ESHRE Annual Meeting, 2020 (poster presentation)
  8. Tatsi P, Chartomatsidou T, Papanikolaou E, Najdecki R, Chouliara F, Asuchidou I, Ioakeimidou C,  Timotheou E. The impact of Vitrification in the outcome of IVF in an oocyte donation program. ESHRE Annual Meeting, 2020 (poster presentation)
  9. Najdecki R, Choulaira F, Timotheou E, Tatsi P, Chartomatsidou T, Asouchidou E, Pakaki F, Bouchlariotou S, Humaidan P, Papanikolaou E. Single follicular degarelix, a new long acting GnRH-antagonist for LH surge suppression during ovarian stimulation in oocyte donors. A randomised controlled trial. ESHRE Annual Meeting, Vienna 2019 (oral presentation)
  10. Prevalence of antenatal depression and associated factors among pregnant women hospitalized in a high-risk pregnancy unit in Greece, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2016 Jul.
  11. Antenatal depression among women hospitalized due to threatened preterm labour in a high-risk pregnancy unit in Greece, Journal of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, 2017 Mar 21.