The NEHMDS is very proud to announce Dr. Demetrios Vavvas as the recipient of the 18th annual Hygeia Award to be presented on May 7, 2016
The award is given to a Greek or Greek- American healthcare professional whose career has been exemplary and has made significant contributions to the advancement of medicine or the allied health sciences.
Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD, is the J.W. Miller Scholar in Retina Research, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and co-director of the Ocular Regenerative Medical Institute. Dr Vavvas has received his B.Sc. (first Class Honors) in Neurosciences from McGill University. Subsequently he studied regulation of muscle metabolism and proto-oncogene regulation during his combined MD/PhD training at Boston University. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Harvard/MEEI and served as chief resident and director of the trauma service upon its completion. He furthered his studies in diseases of the retina and vitreous at the same institution, where he served as the chief fellow and received the fellow of the year teaching award. Read more