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George Kontogeorgos

The Power List 2015

George Kontogeorgos

After nearly 40 years in pathology, George says that the most important lesson he’s learned is “to keep in mind that behind every glass slide is a human being I have to treat with respect.” George has headed the Department of Pathology at “G. Gennimatas” General Hospital of Athens for more than 20 years, as well as acting as a research associate in the Laboratory of Histology and Department of Pathophysiology at the University of Athens, and as a visiting professor at the University of Toronto. He’s also president-elect of the International Academy of Pathology, recipient of the George Papanicolaou Prize in 1992, and recipient of the George Papanicolaou Award in 2008. During his career, he has published 160 papers, 300 abstracts, and 14 book chapters. His research interests are in endocrine, molecular and neuropathology, and his motivation comes from a desire to “prove the pathos-/logos- (reason of suffering) by making the correct diagnosis and contributing to the appropriate therapy.”

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