Birba Georgia

Mrs. Georgia Birba is a Pulmonologist, Director of Pulmonary Clinic B at “SOTIRIA” General Hospital for Thoracic Diseases of Athens.



Dr. Georgia Birba was born in Athens and studied Medicine in the University of Bologna Italy from where she received her diploma in 1980 with distinction. She specialized on Pulmonology in the Hospital for Lung Diseases of Athens.

On 1996 she received her PHD degree from the Medical School of Athens University on “evaluation of disability in patients with professional lung diseases”.

At the beginning of her career she worked at I.K.A. (Institution of Social Insurance) as a pulmonologist for more than one year, where she gained experience in the evaluation of disability from respiratory diseases and in professional lung diseases. After that she worked for almost one year in the Intensive Care Unit of Sismanoglio General Hospital of Athens where she gained experience in emergency medicine.

For more than 25 years she is working at the 2nd Pulmonary Department of the Hospital of Lung diseases in Athens, and as a director of the same clinic since 2009.  At that period of time she worked in different sections of areas of Pulmonology, including bronchoscopy, allergy (allergic tests), smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, sarcoidosis and interstitial lung diseases. Additionally she has worked at the e-health unit with telemedicine rehabilitation.

She is a member of the Hellenic Respiratory Society (HRS), the European Respiratory society (ERS), and the Hellenic Bronchial Society. As a member of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (C.O.P.D.), Bronchial Asthma and Interstitial Lung Diseases teams of HRS she participates in research protocols and conferences. She has given many public educational talks about asthma, C.O.P.D., and smoking.

She has co-authored five Pulmonology books of HRS, and she has published scientific papers in 29 Greek and 6 in International Medical journals. She has also participated with oral presentations in 28 international and 19 Greek congresses. She has participated as a speaker in 31 congresses, round tables, seminars, etc.

She is responsible for the educational program on Pulmonology of the 2nd Pulmonary Clinic and she participates in the program of education in the hospital.

She is fluent in Italian and English.

Στοιχεία Επικοινωνίας / Contact Details (erase what you need)

Address Sotiria General Hospital
Pulmonary Clinic B
152, Mesogion Str.
115 27 Athens