Elias Spanakis, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr. Elias Spanakis is currently an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a staff physician at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, after completing his endocrinology fellowship at Johns Hopkins hospital. He received his medical degree from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. His research focuses on using novel technologies to improve the safety and the quality of care in the inpatient setting, with a goal to reduce morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients with diabetes mellitus. One of his main research projects focus on evaluating whether a novel system that is based on CGM devices-and we named as Glucose Telemetry System-can improve glycemic control and clinical outcomes among inpatients with diabetes mellitus.