ΟΓΚΟΛΟΓΟΣParis A. Kosmidis, MD, is Head of the second Medical Oncology Department at "HYGEIA" Hospital in Athens, Greece.
Prior to his current position, he received appointments to serve as Head of the Second Department of Medical Oncology at St Anargiri Cancer Hospital in Athens (1981 - 1985) and at "METAXA" Cancer Hospital in Piraeus (1985 1997).
Dr Kosmidis received his medical degree from the Medical School of Athens University in Athens , Greece.
He completed his training in Internal Medicine at Sinai Hospital in Detroit , Michigan , U.S.A. (1976).
He served as a Fellow in Hematology - Oncology at Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital , both also in Detroit (1976 - 1979).
He is American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, as well as European Board certified in Medical Oncology.
Dr Kosmidis is a founding member of the Hellenic Medical Oncology Society, as well as the Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group and principal investigator in major studies.
He is the author or co-author of several books and articles in leading international oncology journals.
Dr Kosmidis has been awarded by the Academy of Athens twice.
Dr Kosmidis was the President of the 23rd European Society of Medical Oncology Congress in Athens, 1998 and was elected as the Chairman of The National Representative's Committee in ESMO.
Dr Kosmidis has been the President of the European Society of Medical Oncology for the years 2004 - 2005. Since 1st of January 2006 he has served the society from the position of Past-President. He was also the Chairman of the ESMO Foundation up to December 2007. At the present time, Dr Kosmidis is the President of the Scientific Committee of “HYGEIA” Hospital.