The last breath he left at the age of 90 was Grigoris Skalkeas.
Grigoris Skalkeas was widely known in medical medicine as a doctor and surgeon while he was a member of the Academy of Athens.
He also served as doctor of Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou in the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center during his four-month continuous hospitalization from November 20, 1995 to March 21, 1996.
Skalkeas chaired the Medical Council, which made critical decisions about the treatment of the hospitalization and the treatment of the prime minister, and started with the preparation and reading in the media (Greek and international) of the official medical communiqués of the Onassis.
On the Medical Council under Skalkea, Greek and foreign doctors, including the then Minister of Health (personal health minister Andreas Papandreou), Dimitris Kremastinos, Pavlos Toutouzas, Stathis Iliodromitis, Giorgos Daios, Vassilis Golematis, Konstantinos Stefanis .a.
During the 4-month hospitalization of Andreas Papandreou, Skalkeas was one of the most famous and most discussed figures for public life in Greece.
THEIR CURRICULUM VITAE
Grigoris Skalkeas was born in 1928 in Areopoli, Lakonia, where his philologist and high school father, who came from the Tales of Exo Mani, worked.
From his mother's side he comes from Platsa (now Agios Dimitrios) from Exo Mani. He studied medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, where he graduated in 1953 and was trained as a surgeon in the United Kingdom and the United States.
He started his university career in the United States, Ohio University. Upon his return to Greece he began teaching at the University of Athens in 1964 as a lecturer, while in 1967 he was elected as a permanent professor. He was also chairman of the KAT hospital and also worked in the People & # 39; s Hospital. He was retired from the University of Athens in 1994 and is now a professor emeritus at the medical faculty.
He was the creator of a variety of medical and academic departments, departments and more. He noted in particular:
-the first department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Athens
– the first metallurgical plant in Athens (1971)
– the first laboratory for experimental surgery and surgery in Greece (1974)
– The Greek section of the European Health Club
– the Greek department of the Collegium Internationalae Chirourgae Digestivae
– the Academy of Athens, biomedical research