Passed away the doctor and scholar Dimitris Trihopoulos

Passed away the doctor and scholar Dimitris Trihopoulos

Athens, December 2, 2014 / Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

One of the leading physicians and scholars of Greece, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, died at dawn on Monday at the age of 76.

Dimitrios Trichopoulos was born in Athens in 1938.

He studied medicine at the University of Athens and specialised in Internal Medicine in Microbiology, Public Health and Epidemiology at the Universities of Athens, London, Harvard and Oxford.

He served as professor and dean of the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard University (1989-1996), Professor of Cancer Prevention and dean of the Center for Cancer Prevention at Harvard (1993-1997), he was a professor and dean of the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology in the School of Medicine University of Athens since 1972, associate professor of Medicine Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm since 1998 and a member of the Academy of Athens since June 1997.

The research work of Dimitris Trichopoulos, husband and collaborator of Professor Antonia Trichopoulou, has contributed to the discovery of the role of passive smoking in the development of lung cancer, the interpretation of reasons of hepatocellular carcinoma, the quantification of the relationship between psychological stress and coronary heart disease, as well as the identification of nutritional and other factors as dangerous for the development of cancer and other diseases.

The Mr.Trichopoulos had on occasion been honored with a number of awards for his contribution to medical research. He was also distinguished for its rich literary work.