Preka, Dr Evgenia

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Specialty

Paediatric nephrology (kidneys)

Training and education

  • Medical degree - University of Crete, Greece, 2004 to 2010
  • Diploma in emergency paediatrics (DIU Accueil aux Urgences Pediatriques) - Paris Descartes, France, 2013 to 14
  • Diploma in paediatric nephrology (DIU Nephrologie Pédiatrique) - Universite Lyon 1, France, 2014 to 15
  • Specialty training in paediatrics (distinction with honours) - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2011 to 16 
  • Subspecialty training in paediatric nephrology - Geneva University Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital with specialist certification from the FMH – Lausanne, Switzerland 2019

Experience

Dr Preka is a consultant paediatric nephrologist. Her main interests are acute and chronic kidney disease and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and transplant).

Part of her training was done in the paediatric and neonatal intensive care units at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Universite Libre de Bruxelles. Through this training, she has gained experience in dialysis in the acute setting in all age groups by applying different renal (kidney) replacement therapy modalities. 

Further clinical interests include antenatal diagnosis and counselling for families who are expecting a baby with kidney and urinary tract abnormalities.

Dr Preka sees patients at a weekly general nephrology clinic. Her patients have a variety of kidney diseases, including:

  • congenital abnormalities (kidney problems that the patient is born with)
  • tubular diseases (disorders affecting the tubules, a part of the kidneys)
  • glomerular diseases (disorders affecting the glomeruli, the part of the kidneys that clean the blood)
  • vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels)
  • renal cystic diseases (conditions that cause cysts to grow on or around the kidneys)
  • ciliopathies (genetic disorders that can cause kidney problems).

Academic appointments

  • Research fellow in ICH Developmental Biology and Cancer Programme - University College London, 2017 to 19
  • PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam Medical School (AMC) - started September 2019 (ongoing)

Awards and prizes

  • 36th UMEMPS Best Abstract Award from the Group of Paediatric and Neonatal Nephro-urology - Athens, Greece, 2015
  • Belgian Kids Foundation grant for promoting research in paediatrics - Brussels, Belgium, 2016
  • International Paediatric Nephrology Association trainee grant - Iguacu, Brazil, 2016
  • Educational bursary from Kidney Research UK (collaborated with Chiesi) for dissemination of research into renal transplantation at the Transplant Society (TTS) Congress - Madrid, Spain 2018

Research

Dr Preka's research publications include:

  • Think Twice before Postponing Chronic Dialysis in Children.Preka E, Bonthuis M, Harambat J, Jager KJ.J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Oct 24. pii: ASN.2019090895. doi: 10.1681/ASN.20190908952.
  • Should we abandon GFR in the decision to initiate chronic dialysis? Preka E, Rees L.Pediatr Nephrol. 2019 Aug 15. doi: 10.1007/s00467-019-04333-43.
  • Association between timing of dialysis initiation and clinical outcomes in the paediatric population: an ESPN/ERA-EDTA registry study. Preka E, Bonthuis M, Harambat J, Jager KJ, Groothoff JW et. al. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2019 Apr 30. pii: gfz069. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfz069.

Contact

You can contact Dr Preka via her secretary, Katie Burridge - call 023 8120 6254 or send an email.