Our member of the month is Chrysoula Komis, PhD, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM, FAIHA. She is an Occupational Safety and Health Consultant with Colden Corporation as well as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University’s College of Engineering and Drexel University’s School of Public Health. She […]
Hellenic Medical Society supports the Federation of Hellenic American Society of Philadelphia’s April 17 Hellenic Independence parade
Please come and March in the Hellenic Independence parade on Sunday April 17th at 2 pm. The Medical Society will be marching with other Hellenic organizations and wear your blue and white! Zeto Hellas!
Hellenic Organizations of Philadelphia to host Vasilopita Event, Friday January 15th at Merions Caterers.
Χρόνια Πολλά και Καλή Χρονιά!
Happy New Year!
The Hellenic Professional & Civic Organizations:
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
Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia
Invite you to join in, celebrate and welcome the New Year!
Annual Vasilopita Cutting & Dinner
Friday, January 15, 2016
1301 Route 130 South
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Proceeds of this event are donated to American Red Cross Relief efforts in Lesbos Greece to continue its Philanthropic work
Hellenic Medical Society joins Networking Social among Hellenic organizations, Thursday November 5, 630 pm at UBAN
Dear Colleagues, The Hellenic Medical society invites you to a fall Networking event among the Hellenic Professional organizations of Philadelphia. Meet members of the Greek American Chamber of Commerce as well as American Hellenic Lawyers Association in a causal social setting as we usher in the […]
The Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia is supporting the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and his Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey is efforts to rebuild St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero. Please join the Society in support through attending this […]
- Who are you and what do you do professionally?
I was born and raised in Freehold, New Jersey and worked in my family’s restaurant (as many did) through college and medical school (Rutgers Med). Training consisted of Internal Medicine at Jefferson, Cardiology at Rush Presbyterian in Chicago and Interventional Cardiology at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I was recruited to Cooper University Hospital as associate director of the cardiac cath lab and director of Peripheral vascular interventions and vascular medicine program for the last 12 years.
- What is your career?
My practice is focused on the treatment and prevention of cardiac and vascular disease while teaching residents and fellows. My cardiology practice is both primary and secondary prevention including treatment of acute coronary syndromes and chronic coronary artery disease with cath lab based and office based treatments. My peripheral vascular practice consists of treatment of arterial and more recently venous disease including pulmonary venous disease.
- What is your connection to Greece?
My father and mother were from Pontos and came to the United States to seek a better life for themselves and their family. They instilled the classic immigrant mentality of hard work and education in me and my brothers (Engineer and business owner). I married a woman I met in Greek class in college (Katherine Dedes) and kept my family in the Greek community wherever we lived.
- Why are you an HMS member?
I believe it is our responsibility to shape the future of our community and support the youth in medical careers. I was the recipient of the New York Hellenic Medical Society scholarship and felt we can bring that level of involvement here also. I applaud those who give scholarship support to students but I also believe the HMS, through our contacts, can support students through giving them a career opportunity.
- What do you do outside of your profession?
My family and I enjoy our shore home in Delaware and sharing our time with family and friends. We have become the Crew parents during rowing seasons, Softball parents during softball season and St Joseph’s parents during the college year. We follow our kids; it’s what Greek parents do.
Hellenic Medical to co-host Event June 30th at Estia in Support the CLEO Children’s initiative in Greece.
The Board of Directors of the Hellenic Medical Society is co-sponsoring a dinner at Estia, June 30th in support of the CLEO initiative in Greece under the direction of HMS member Dr Theo Zaoutis of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania Medical center. […]
In cooperation with Apollo Presentations LLC, The Board of Directors of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia gladly supports the May 9th Greek Concert by acclaimed singer Yiannis Parios at Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino. Apollo Presentations will graciously donate a portion of each ticket sold […]
Hellenic Medical Society Supports the Hellenic Relief Foundation with Donation from 2015 Vasilopita Celebration
The Hellenic Medical Society in association with Greek American Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic American Lawyers Association, Hellenic University Club, Greek American Heritage Society of Phialdelphia held the 2015 Vasilopita celebration at Estia in January. The proceeds of the event as well as the proceeds from the combined christmas party (Hellenic University club hosted) were presented to Mr Philip Vogis and board members from Hellenic Relief foundation. In this spirit of renewal and hope, these monies are used to provide food for needy families in Greece from Greek producer and farmers. To date, the Foundation has donated nearly $225000 in food and is actively pursuing more avenues of support. We applaud the efforts of the Hellenic Relief Foundation and all charities working in Greece during this time of need.
For further details of the charity, contact the Hellenic Relief foundation at www.hellenicrelief.org.
Roxane Hionis, MD 1. Who are you and what do you do professionally? I grew up in Euclid, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. After graduating from Brown University, where I double majored in Biology and French Literature, I returned to Cleveland to attend medical school […]