Apr 21

Hellenic Medical Society sponsors Medical Lecture for Members, Wednesday April 23rd at Estia.

As part of our value program to our membership, The Board of Directors and Education Committee have organized a dinner lecture from well renown expert, Dr Frank Leone, Director, Comprehensive Smoking treatment Program, University of Pennsylvania entitled:

“Update on Smoking Cessation”

Wednesday April 23rd, 2014

Dinner and Lecture 6:30 pm

Estia Restaurant, 1405 Locust St. Philadelphia PA

RSVP to HMSPHL@gmail.com or 856.671.1169

Complimentary to active member and space is limited.

Graciously Sponsored by Medtronic




Apr 16

Medical Society sponsors Lecture at Cretan House, Highland Park, NJ on April 8th.

In conjunction with the Cretan Society, the Medical Society sponsored a lecture on Diseases of the Eye by Dr Alex Grapsas of Santorini Greece.  Dr Grapsas gave a thorough bilingual description of the diseases as well as in depth discussion of symptoms and treatments.  Many excellent questions arose and lead to greater awareness of a common ailment in our community.  HMS thanks Dr Grapsas for his efforts and looks forward to working with our Hellenic Societies to improve the health of our community.

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Apr 03

Hellenic Medical Society’s Community Service Initiative awarded Hellenism in Public Service Award By Congressman John Sarbanes

sarbanes letter HPS awardThe Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia’s Community Service Initiative was recently recognized by Congressman John Sarbanes for their outstanding service to the community. The initiative perform blood pressure screenings and information sessions at the parishes and societies in the Delaware Valley. The society’s objective is to improve the health of the community through information and connecting to its health care professionals.

The Board of Directors and members of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia are proud to be have selected  for this honor and look forward to serving our community in the future.

Apr 03

Hellenic Medical Society Marches in 2014 Greek Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia

The Board and Members of the Hellenic Medical Society were proud to celebrate our Greek heritage through marching down the Ben Franklin Parkway with the other Hellenic American Organizations.  The Grand Marshalls of the Parade were the Greek School Principals of the afternoon schools of the Delaware Valley and their dedication to the Greek language and culture.  Zito Hellas!

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Mar 21

Hellenic Medical Society affiliates with Hellenic American Psychiatric Assocation

In order to promote the fellowship of Hellenic Medical Professionals, the Board of Directors has decided to support and network with the Hellenic American Psychiatric Association.  The association was founded by Dr Maria Lymberis and she provided a historical perspective of the Society that we provide below.  We encourage you to examine their website from affiliated links section.

As the Founder of the Hellenic American Psychiatric Association and on behalf of the HAPA President Katina Mathews-Ferrari and the Executive Committee I wish to express our deep appreciation for the opportunity to network with the Hellenic Physicians of Philadelphia.
Here is the story of  why/how HAPA:
I am Greek born, raised in Athens during WWII & Greek Civil War. I am the beneficiary of “reverse Marshall Plan” by my parents who funded my education in the US upon my graduation from the private coed Lykeon of Athens in 1956. My father was decorated for his services in administering the Marshall Plan for the reconstruction of Greece. My deep commitment to public service I credit to the legacy of my father.
I joined the AMA as a medical student and the APA as a psychiatric resident. My service in my profession started when I entered private practice as a psychiatrist in Los Angeles in 1970. The first thing I noticed when I entered the leadership of the APA as a representative of SCPS in 1978 was that there was NO Hellenic Psychiatric organization while there were several ethnic ones including the Turkish one. I felt that this was a major problem and I set my mind to correct it. I did so in 1998 when I was elected APA Treasurer. I formed the steering Committee and HAPA was founded in May 1999 in Washington DC as an Affiliate organization of the APA during that year’s Annual APA meeting. The Greek Ambassador, many APA leaders and the several leaders from the Hellenic Psychiatric Association, most notably Professor George Christodoulou, participated at the HAPA inaurgural meeting. The early years of HAPA’s growth were focused on making contact with our Hellenic psychiatrists in Greece. HAPA actively participated in several Pan Hellenic Psychiatric Congresses. During those years
HAPA was only funded by one Pharma Company specifically to publish the HAPA Newsletter & did so for a number of years….
Then 9/11 happened and the world changed. HAPA had to focus on SURVIVING. The HAPA website and phone conferencing helped us maintain the Annual HAPA meetings and programs. Our scientific programs have featured mainly the work of notable Hellenic psychiatrists from Greece, Diaspora and US. In recent years our Presidents have focused on outreach to the Greek American psychiatrists. Our Boston members have been active in recruitment while I have been managing the web communications. The future looks very promising as HAPA is in the process of creating a Foundation to begin fund raising for post graduate scholarships for Greek psychiatrists to spend a year in an accredited academic center in the US.
As we know, growth is never smooth or easy….and persistence is the key…Clearly in this new age of globalization, with more Greeks outside of our motherland than they are in Greece, the need for solutions to the multiple health problems confronting our Hellenic communities ( like all of humans on this earth) we need team work and cooperation. But before we can get to team work for problem solving, the first step is open communication with one another. We at HAPA are looking forward to our having an open communication and sharing our activities and news with you as well as learning about yours thru our respective websites and email.
With Warm California wishes for Easter
Maria T. Lymberis, MD
HAPA Founder & Past President
Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Honorary
1500 Montana Av, # 201
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Mar 21

Hellenic Medical Society Continues Community Service Initiative At Evangelismos Church, Bustleton Avenue Philadelphia

In an ongoing program of Philanthropy and community service, Members of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia attended the church services and coffee hour of Evangelismos Church
6501-05 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia on March 16, 2014.  Blood pressure measurements and medical information for cardiac and pulmonary health were provided.  The congregation appreciated the information and the service to the community.  In the photos are Dr Denis Hadjiliadis, HMS president, Dr Maria Limberis, Board member and Dr Elias Iliadis, HMS secretary.

The Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia is committed to the Health of our community and looks forward to assisting other parishes throughout the Metropolis.  For more information, contact the Society at 856.671. 1169 or HMSPHL@GMAIL.COM.hms 2 HMS hms3

Mar 03

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Jan 07

Hellenic Medical Society joins Philadelphia Professional and Civic Organizations in Vasilopita Celebration, Friday January 17th at Estia.

On January 17th, over 160 people attended the Annual  Vasilopita celebration at Estia Restaurant including members of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia,  American Hellenic Lawyers Association of Greater Philadelphia, Greek American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia, Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia & Greater Delaware Valley and Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia.  

 The celebration was officiated by Father Emmanuel Pratsinakis of St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church and all participating Presidents were given an opportunity to welcome the gathering.  All proceeds were directed to the International Orthodox Christian Charities and Lou Zagami, IOCC Development Officer, described the wonderful works of the Charity throughout the world, including Greece.

The Board of the Hellenic Medical Society thanks all for participating in this event and looks forward to hosting again next year.

Please see our Facebook page for photos of the event.


Nov 26

HMS Philadelphia Sponsors Fall Dinner and Business Meeting at Waterworks Restaurant, November 19th

As per bylaws requirement, the fall dinner and business meeting was held at Waterworks restaurant on November 19th 2013.  The Meeting was presided by HMS President Dr Denis Hadjiliadis and the Board of Directors.

Presentations included the past events of the Medical Society as well as the future growth of the Society and membership survey results to help guide the Board to better suit the direction of the Society.

Elections results were presented and the Board of Directors would like to recognize the effort and commitment of Dr Alex Poulathas who served on the Board for 2 terms.  The Board also welcomes Mr. Gus Orphanos as an Allied Health Member of the Board of Directors.

The HMS wishes to Thank all those in attendance and looking forward to a wonderful Holiday season.

Nov 26

Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia recognizes Dr Charles Yeo, Chairman of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College as 2013 Distinguished Physician Award.

The Board of Directors of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia wishes to recognize a physician or allied health professional of Hellenic decent who embodies the ideals of clinical excellence in their profession and service to the community service.

For 2013, Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia has bestowed our designation of Distinguished Physician on Dr Charles Yeo, Professor of Surgery and Chairman of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.  Dr Yeo has a long career of clinical distinction in surgery and has grown the clinical and academic divisions at Jefferson into a national prominence.

Dr Yeo accepted his Award at the Annual Community lecture series at the Hermes expo in Atlantic

Dr Yeo accepting the 2013 Distinguished Physician Award from HMS President Denis Hadjiliadis

Dr Yeo accepting the 2013 Distinguished Physician Award from HMS President Denis Hadjiliadis

City NJ and gave an excellent presentation on the impact of health care reform on academic medicine.

The entire medical community congratulates Dr Yeo on his accomplishments and recognition.  AXIOS!


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