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Our Advisors

The Foundation wishes to acknowledge the following individuals for their time and energy devoted to the organization in their capacity as current advisors.

Jerry Glazebrook

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Panagiotis Koulouvaris
Global Health Initiative's Advisor

Dr. Panagiotis Koulouvaris has graduated from the University of Athens Medical School and School of Physical Therapy. He was specialized in Orthopaedic Surgery and he has completed Clinical and Research fellowships in Joint Reconstruction and Sports Medicineat the Hospital for Special Surgery Cornell University, New York.

He is currently Assistant Professor of the First Orthopaedic Clinic at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and International Ambassador of the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is Supervisor of the Postgraduate Diploma “Exercise & Health” of NKUA. He is also Supervisor of the Sports Excellence Program and Mobile Medical Units, an initiative and exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. He is member of FOCOS team in Ghana. He is also member of the Committee for the University of Athens’ Management of Natural Disaster.

He has been elite athlete of Triathlon and has participated in 15 Marathon runs and in 8 Marathon Swimming races. He has served as the Director for Sports and Culture in the Municipality of Vouliagmeni, Athens. He has also been Head Physician of the National Team of Triathlon and Rowing for Olympic Games 2004-2008.

Vassilis Laliotis

Vassilis Laliotis is Safety and Security Advisor of the SNF. He has extensive experience in the field of security. Throughout his career, in both the public and private sectors, including 28 years of hands-on service in the Hellenic Police Force, he held several leadership positions. In particular, he served as Commander of the Intelligence Department of the Organized Crime Division of the Hellenic Police and he represented Greece in the Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union in Brussels (2004-2009) as Counsellor of Justice and Internal Affairs. He also worked as Security Director in a private security and protection company.

Spiros G. Pneumaticos
Global Health Initiative's Advisor

Spiros George Pneumaticos (M.D., Ph.D.) is a clinician, researcher, and professor with extensive experience and expertise in Orthopaedic Surgery. He studied at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and did his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA, with specialization in spine surgery.

He has worked for many years in the USA with an important academic and clinical career and returned to Greece in 2003 as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Athens Medical School.

Currently, he holds the position of Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, remains an Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in the USA and serves as the Director of the 3rd Orthopaedic Department of the University of Athens at KAT Hospital. He is also a member of numerous international professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, European Spine Society, AO Trauma, AO Spine, while he has been distinguished for his work with important awards including the Paul Harrington Award and the Leonard Marmur Surgical Arthritis Foundation for Academic Excellence.

Dr. Pneumaticos remains active in scientific research and has participated in many scientific and research programs with a significant number of publications in highly prestigious peer-reviewed journals.

At the SNF, Dr. Pneumaticos serves as a consultant to the Global Health Initiative (GHI).

Charalambos Roussos
Global Health Initiative's Advisor

Professor Charalambos Roussos, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), MRS, Member of the Academy of Athens. Emeritus professor of McGill and Athens universities.

Professor Chararlambos Roussos is recognized for his outstanding contribution to the strengthening of respiratory medicine and critical care worldwide.

Professor Charalambos Roussos completed his MD Degree at Athens University and his Ph.D at McGill University. He trained in Pulmonary and Intensive Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Boston University, McGill University, Montreal and Hopital Universitaire Laennec in Paris. He has served as Head of Intensive Care at Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill and then as Professor and Head of Pulmonology and Intensive Care at Evangelismos , Athens Chest Sotiria Hospitals, Athens University and Evgenidio University Hospital.

He has served as a member in the executive committee of the European Intensive Care and President of the European Respiratory Society. During his mandate he was pivotal in the EU decision to ban smoking advertising. Moreover, he was the founder of the European Lung Foundation and its first Chair.

He is considered the father of Academic Intensive Care in Greece and he achieved linking the specialization to Pulmonary Medicine. During his career, he has not only trained more than a hundred young physicians and helped their research projects but has been extremely successful at raising millions of euros in funds for research and for the renovation of ICU and other Hospital Units to State-of-the-Art standards. He achieved this as the founder of Thorax foundation, which supported education, research and patient care infrastructures in Greece.

Moreover, he not only funded the projects, he also was the principal medical/health care advisor in the planning (design and equipment) of the McGill Hospital reconstruction, the regional hospital in Santorini, the departments of pulmonology , the ICU and CCU facilities and the operating theaters at Evangelismos and at Athens Chest Hospitals, working with the team of architects and the team of end users.

His personal research focused in the understanding of respiratory failure and the function of the thoracic wall and many of his over 500 highly cited publications are considered seminal. His contribution nevertheless is far broader and includes teaching, promoting high standards of research and helping advocacy.

He is Member of the Academy of Athens and its Biomedical Research Foundation, Council member of the Federation of European Academies of Medicine, Professor Emeritus of Athens and McGill Universities. Furthermore, he has received the titles of Scholar and Scientist and the Jonathan Ballon award in Canada, Professeur Associe at Marseille University, Member of Fleischner Society.

Professor Roussos was the Editor of the the 3 volume classical textbook The Thorax, co-editor of the Ventilatory Failure textbook and the author of various chapters and articles in leading textbooks and journals, such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Murray & Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, Fishman Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, Principles of Critical Care Medicine, the Handbook of Physiology, New England Journal of Medicine, European respiratory journal, Journal of American Medical Association(JAMA), Chest, Journal of Clinical Investigation(JCI),American Review of Rep. Dis. and several others.

Protopresbyter Thomas Synodinos

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