Eleftherios Pelechas, MD received his MSc in Healthcare Management and PhD in Epidemiology. He is a certified member of ICMART in Medical Acupuncture. He has worked in different hospitals in the United Kingdom. He is currently working as a Fellow in Rheumatology at the University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece. He is serving as an editorial board member and a reviewer of several medical journals and has authored research articles, book chapters and books. He has also participated in several national and international congresses as well as in several research studies. Dr. Pelechas is a member of the General Medical Council (GMC - UK), Medical Association of Ioannina (Greece), Hellenic Association of Rheumatologists. His research interests include: Epidemiology of the rheumatic diseases, autoimmune rheumatic diseases.