Meet The Expert: Dr. Effie Andrikopoulou

Cancer U Thrivers Podcast

Meet The Expert: Dr. Effie Andrikopoulou

September 27, 2022

Meet The Expert: Dr. Effie Andrikopoulou

Dr. Effie Andrikopoulou is a Cardio-Oncologist and a cardiac Imaging expert caring for her patients in Birmingham, Alabama. She is passionate about providing excellent care driven by her core values of active listening, empathy, and respect.

  • 02:05: I went from Greece to Baltimore. 
  • 03:59: Did you always want to be a doctor?  
  • 05:30: When I came to Baltimore, I also did research on surgery.  
  • 08:57: The clock starts ticking the minute the person comes to the hospital.  
  • 11:31: Tell us a little bit more about interacting with people who have cancer.  
  • 14:34: Every medication is helpful, but it comes with different types of side effects. 
  • 17:42: What has been your worst moment as a physician?  
  • 20:26: Did medical school prepare you to go through that experience knowing that some of your patients will die? 
  • 24:34: In the past couple of years, I’ve started digging deeper into psychology and leadership. 
  • 25:50: What has been the best moment?
  • 27:43: I always tell my patients the minimum that their heart needs to stay healthy is 30 minutes of decent-paced walking, five days a week.  
  • 31:08: She survived her cancer, but she was left with heart failure as a result of that.  
  • 34:27: There should be a bare minimum level of self-care that we do that will allow us to be present for our patients and their families. 
  • 36:30: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the U.S., what would it be and why?  
  • 43:22: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  
  • 47:22: Aside from Cancer U, what’s one resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 


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