Spyridoula Maraka is an associate professor in the Department of Endocrinology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Chief of the Endocrinology section at the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System where she also serves as program director of the Endocrinology fellowship program.
Dr. Maraka graduated summa cum laude from the School of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and then specialized in Endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA). At the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine, she completed her master’s studies in Clinical and Translational Science with honors. She is a co-founder of the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit and remains a research collaborator of the Department of Endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic. Her research is funded by the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Her research program focuses on thyroid diseases and mainly on hypothyroidism in pregnancy. Her scientific work includes 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, 31 invited talks, 55 papers at international conferences and 12 international awards. She is co-chair of the Guidelines and Statements committee of the American Thyroid Association and a regular reviewer in 8 international medical journals.Spyridoula Maraka, MD, MSc is an Endocrinologist and Clinician Scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System. Her academic rank is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she is also serving as the Associate Program Director of the Endocrinology fellowship program.
She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut and postgraduate fellowship in Endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. During her post-graduate training, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational Science. She is a co-founder of the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit in Endocrinology at Mayo Clinic where she holds an appointment as a Research Collaborator at the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism.
Dr. Maraka’s research is focused on thyroid disorders, mainly hypothyroidism in pregnancy with the goal to advance patient-centered, evidence-based endocrine care. Her research is supported in part by the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. Her scientific work includes 40 peer reviewed publications and book chapter, 7 invited lectures, 31 abstracts in international conferences and 9 international awards.
She currently serves as a member of the Clinical Affairs Committee of the American Thyroid Association and was recently elected member of the WIT Task Force. She is a reviewer for 8 medical journals.