Aliki Tserkezoglou, MD, PhD, is born in Athens. She graduated from the Athens University Medical School, where she also took her PhD. From 1986 until 2011 she was employed by the Greek National Health Care System, at the Hellenic Cancer Institute, “Saint Savas” Hospital, serving initially as registrar, as acting Director from 2000 and Director from 2009.
In 1988 she received a Harvard appointment for sub specialty training in gynecologic oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, for 6 months. From 2009 to 2010 she took a 2 year, distance learning postgraduate course in Palliative Medicine, at Cardiff University in Wales, UK and received a Diploma in Palliative Medicine. Since 2013 she has received a scholarship by the Bosch Foundation, for training in the European Academy Leadership program in Palliative care.
Since 2007, in collaboration with the Bishop of the Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki (HMML) and a team of experts in nursing, they developed Galilee, the first interdisciplinary team providing home and day palliative care services to cancer patients.
Since 2010 she is serving as Scientific and Executive director of Galilee Palliative Care Unit.
She is a member of many national and international associations on gynecologic oncology and palliative care, and has been an invited speaker in many conferences and seminars. Since 2009 she has been actively involved in the education of professionals and raising public awareness in palliative care issues.