He is a pharmacologist and registered pharmacist. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of drug action and the preclinical evaluation of drug candidates. He is currently Professor of Pharmacology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Pharmacy and Affiliated investigator at the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. He has been Adjunct/Visiting Professor in European (Maastricht University) and North American Universities (McGill University, LSU, UTMB, UMDNJ). He is a member of the editorial boards of journals published by the British and American Pharmacological Societies and the American Heart Association. He is elected Fellow of the American Society of Cardiology and the British Society of Pharmacology, and Secretary General of the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies (EPHAR). He has 180 peer-reviewed publications in international medical journals with h-index 63.