Dr Despoina Koulenti

Honorary Research Fellow

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine


Research Interests

  • Severe Respiratory Infections, Hospital-acquired infections, Sepsis, Infections in Critically Ill Patients, Infections my multidrug-resistant pathogens


  • Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand, Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australia & New Zealand Intensive Care Society, Australia & New Zealand Intensive Care Society
  • Doctor of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Bachelor of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


  • Andrianopoulos, Ioannis, Kazakos, Nikolaos, Lagos, Nikolaos, Maniatopoulou, Theodora, Papathanasiou, Athanasios, Papathanakos, Georgios, Koulenti, Despoina, Toli, Eleni, Gartzonika, Konstantina and Koulouras, Vasilios (2024). Co-Administration of High-Dose Nebulized Colistin for Acinetobacter baumannii Bacteremic Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Impact on Outcomes. Antibiotics, 13 (2), 169. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics13020169

  • Cicvarić, Ana, Glavaš Tahtler, Josipa, Turk, Tajana, Škrinjarić-Cincar, Sanda, Koulenti, Despoina, Nešković, Nenad, Edl, Mia and Kvolik, Slavica (2024). Ventilation Management in a Patient with Ventilation–Perfusion Mismatch in the Early Phase of Lung Injury and during the Recovery. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 13 (3), 871. doi: 10.3390/jcm13030871

  • Dejonckheere, Marie, Antonelli, Massimo, Arvaniti, Kostoula, Blot, Koen, CreaghBrown, Ben, de Lange, Dylan W., De Waele, Jan, Deschepper, Mieke, Dikmen, Yalim, Dimopoulos, George, Eckmann, Christian, Francois, Guy, Girardis, Massimo, Koulenti, Despoina, Labeau, Sonia, Lipman, Jeffrey, Lipovestky, Fernando, Maseda, Emilio, Montravers, Philippe, Mikstacki, Adam, Paiva, JoseArtur, Pereyra, Cecilia, Rello, Jordi, Timsit, JeanFrancois, Vogelaers, Dirk and Blot, Stijn (2024). Epidemiology and risk factors for mortality in critically ill patients with pancreatic infection. Journal of Intensive Medicine, 4 (1), 81-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jointm.2023.06.004

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Book Chapter

  • Blot, S., Koulenti, D. and Dimopoulos, G. (2013). Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in critically ill patients. Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2013. (pp. 63-75) edited by Jean-Louis Vincent. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-35109-9_5

  • Gattarello, Simone, Koulenti, Despoina and Rello, Jordi (2013). Risk factors. Hospital-acquired Pneumonia. (pp. 6-16) edited by Ilias I. Siempos. London, United Kingdom: Future Medicine. doi: 10.2217/ebo.12.221

  • Koulenti, Despoina and Tabah, Alexis (2013). Symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis. Hospital-acquired pneumonia. (pp. 33-48) edited by Ilias I. Siempos. London, United Kingdom: Future Medicine. doi: 10.2217/EBO.12.286

  • Koulenti, Despoina and Agbaht, Kemal (2007). Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Nosocomial Pneumonia: Strategies for Management. (pp. 107-129) Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.. doi: 10.1002/9780470518274.ch7

  • Koulenti, D. and Correa, H. (2007). Sepsis in Obstetrics. Infectious Diseases in Critical Care.. (pp. 488-493) edited by Rello, J.,, Kollef, M., Díaz, E. and Rodríguez, A.. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-34406-3_46

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