Member of the Month, June 2015: Elias A. Iliadis MD FACC




  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

June 30 from 6 to 8 pm

Estia Restaurant

Philadelphia PA

Costs/Donations; 40$ minimum

CLEO (Collaborative Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes) was established in 2011 to reduce pediatric infections and diseases occurring in hospitals across the country of Greece. The death rate of children resulting from infections contracted while hospitalized in Greece is 5 times that of any other European country.  CLEO, partnered with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is addressing this by educating and training Greek physicians, nurses, and health care technicians on the proper disinfecting procedures and protocols.

Please join Dr. Theo Zaoutis, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as he educates us on how this issue has evolved alongside Greece’s economic crisis, the current challenges faced by the hospitals and patients in Greece, and how we can assist our brethren.

Sponsored by: Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia, (AHEPA – Hercules-Spartan Chapter26, Daughters of Penelope Tritonia#129, National Hellenic Student Association (National/Philadelphia),

Please come out and support his efforts to improve the care of Children in Greece.

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