Dr. Panagiota Riga was born in Athens in 1968. In 1986 she successfully entered the School of Medicine, University of Athens, obtaining a scholarship from the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. After graduating, she did her internship at the Healthcare Centre of Diakopto and then specialised in Pathology at Metaxa Hospital.
She chose to do her Dermatology residency in the Andreas Syggros Hospital, the most dedicated Dermatology Centre in Greece, where she remained from 1996 until 2000. From 2000 to 2002 she received further training in the special Dermatologic Surgery Department in the same hospital. At the same time, as a fellow of the University Clinic, she worked on sexually transmitted diseases and, in particular, patients suffering from HPV infections, which served as the starting point for her doctoral thesis. Finally, she volunteered to work in the AIDS patients unit for one year.
Panagiota Riga has specialised in major areas of aesthetic dermatology, such mesotherapy (specialisation training in France), laser applications in dermatology, injectable implants and botulinum toxin (annual attendance of selective training courses in new techniques).
The doctor has been called to the University Clinic of Syggros Hospital, in order to participate in the new residents’ education, and takes part in many congresses as a speaker and trainer. She has also worked with many companies as a trainer physician, as well as with cosmetic product companies for the development of new products.
Additionally, Panagiota Riga has specialized in the University of Graz in Austria on the field of dermatoscopy, a technique aiming at a more precise diagnosis of dermatological conditions and at the prevention of skin cancer.
Her practice is equipped with one of the most reliable mole mapping and monitoring systems (Molemax II).
Over the past 16 years, she has operated a fully equipped private practice, with the aim to provide high quality medical services.