On May 11th it was with great pride that the NEHMDS awarded its 15th Annual Hygeia Award to Dr. George Velmahos. The award is given to a Greek or Greek- American healthcare professional who’s career has been exemplary and has contributed to the advancement of medicine in a significant way. Dr. Velmahos is a world renowned trauma surgeon who has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and 25 books/book chapters. He is currently a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at Mass. General Hospital. In addition Dr. Velmahos is building the Center for Early Trauma Research, which will focus on innovative methods to manage trauma patients in pre-hospital and early in-hospital post-traumatic phases.
In the wake of the recent terrorist bombings in Boston, Dr. Velmahos and his skilled team were responsible for saving many lives for which we all owe a debt of gratitude.
Congratulations to this year’s NEHMDS scholarship award recipients! Seven scholarships were awarded in total, two to research fellows and five to medical school students. All the awardees were extremely qualified and the scholarships well deserved.
(L-R) Dr. Yanni Glavas – Vice President and Treasurer of NEHMDS, Dr. George Velmahos, (L-R) Board Members – Dr.Mark Pernokas, Dr. Yanni Glavas, Dr. Eleni Maneta,
and Dr. Mark Pernokas – President of NEHMDS Scholarship Recipients – Dr. Konstantinos Sdrimas, Dr. Evangelia Papavasiliou,
Eleni Marmarelis, Alex Svoronos, Dianna Wohler, Kosta Papamarkakis,
and William Whalen
The New England Hellenic Medical & Dental Society welcomes the new Consul General from Greece to Boston The Honorable Iphigenia Kanara