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.