Demetrios G. Halkias, Ph.D.

Dr. Halkias was born in Kosma and grew up in Leonidio, Greece. He came to the United States as a youth and graduated from the University of Illinois, then obtained his master's and doctorate degrees in medical microbiology from Loyola University's School of Medicine. He has taught pathology and medical microbiology at Creighton University and the University of South Florida. He has also served as chief of the microbiology section at the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa. Dr. Halkias has engaged in research, trained residents in pathology, published numerous papers and book chapters, and advised many graduate students. He has served on committees of USF and the VA, notably the admissions committee for the medical school. In addition he has been extremely active in the Greek Orthodox Church, serving for twenty-five years on the parish council of St. John's in Tampa. He helped to establish the Greek Studies Center at USF and is a founding member of The American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture. Dr. Halkias retired in 2000 and was given the status of Professor Emeritus.