Dr. Helen Trihia, MD, MSc, PhD, is a Greek pathologist, specialized in Cytopathology (two specialties) and Breast Pathology, working as Consultant in the Pathology Department of the Cancer Memorial Hospital ‘Metaxas’ of Piraeus, Greece, since 1998. She received her Doctorate in Medicine from the National & Kapodistrean University of Athens in 1987 and her Master’s degree in Clinical Cytopathology in 1994, at the University of London-Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK. She is a certified Pathologist (1992) and Cytopathologist (1997). She has attended the ICRF Histopathology Dept, Guy’s Hospital, under the auspices of Dr R. Millis (1994) and worked as a part-time Senior Registrat capacity in the Department of Cytology & Cytogenetics, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, UK (under the auspices of Prof D.V Coleman) (Nov 1994-Jul 1997) and a part-time Clinical Assistant in Cytology & Histopathology, Department of Cellular Pathology, ‘John Radcliffe’ Hospital, Oxford, UK (Jan 1995-Nov 1997). At ‘St Mary’s’ hospital-Imperial College, participated in all the activities of the Department including provision of service work, teaching and research. She was familiar with screening strategies (gynaecologic and breast) and had special involvement in the establishment of fine needle aspirate services and provided a rapid diagnostic service for ‘one stop breast clinic and ‘one stop haematuria clinic’ at the hospital. She has been an active member of the Breast team of St Mary’s Hospital, in the period 1994-1997, which has been awarded the ‘Golden Helix Care Award for Breast Unit’, on July 1995. She received her PhD in 2000, University of Ioannina, with the mark ‘Excellent’. Her PhD thesis was entitled ‘Ki‐67 expression in breast carcinoma. Its association with grading systems, clinical parameters, and other prognostic factors. A surrogate marker? (the Ludwig Cancer Study V). Among others, she is a member of the European Society of Pathology, International Society of Pathology-Hellenic Division, British Association of Cytopathology & International Academy of Cytology. In 2002 she was elected Lecturer of Pathology, in Medical School of the National & Kapodistrean University of Athens, which she turned down for personal reasons. Dr. Helen Trihia has published several original peer reviewed articles in leading journals and presented at national and international conferences.
Dr. Helen Trihia research interests are breast pathology, fine needle aspiration, cytopathology, gynaecological oncology.