Thomas J. Papadimos is a Professor of Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University. He has over 400 publications and received several departmental teaching awards and university-wide teaching awards. He has served in the positions of Critical Care Fellowship Director, Division Director of Critical Care Medicine, Vice Chairman, and Associate Dean. He also has extensive experience in simulation-based medical education, serving as medical director of one of the largest simulation centers in the United States. His academic interests are in critical care medicine, simulation-based education, and infectious disease epidemiology, and he holds visiting professorships at Wenzhou Medical University, China, and the National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece. Dr. Papadimos and his colleagues at the 2nd Department of Anesthesiology at Attikon University Hospital have collaborated on projects in cardiothoracic anesthesiology, regional anesthesia, and pain medicine.
While in Greece he hopes to make a significant academic teaching contribution to the School of Medicine and the 2nd Department of Anesthesiology through his courses in palliative medicine and mechanical circulatory support so as to provide Greek medical learners with insightful perspectives in order to provide their patients with the best possible medical care. Over the long term he anticipates establishing a close academic relationship between the University of Athens (and other Greek medical institutions) and The Ohio State University. In doing so, Dr. Papadimos wishes to provide Greek medical practitioners and the Ohio State medical faculty with exchange opportunities so that each nation will have the occasion to better understand one another’s professional environments.
In his spare time Dr. Papadimos enjoys writing, running, and reading; his favorite author is Nikos Kazantzakis. However, he states that above all, Greece is the land of his forefathers, and he feels a close kinship with Greece and its people. The welfare of Greece and the preservation of Hellenism are of a great consequence to him.
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