Honors and Awards

  • 1983 - 1988 First Rank in Medical School Class
    Greek State Scholarships Foundation
  • 1989 Doctor of Medicine(summa cum laude)
    University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
  • 1992 Honored First Year Clinical Resident
    Research Festival, National Institutes of Health
  • 1995 Trainee Investigator Award
    Clinical Research Meeting (AFCR, AAP, ASCI)
  • 1996 Hartz Foundation Young Investigator Award
    Mayo Clinic and Foundation
  • 1997 Astra-Merck Advanced Research Training Award
    American Digestive Health Foundation
    American Gastroenterological Association
  • 1997 Internal Medicine Fellow Research Award
    Mayo Clinic and Foundation
  • 1997 Evelyn and James Silver Fellowship Award
    American Liver Foundation
  • 1998 Donald C.Balfour Award forMeritorious Research
    Mayo Alumni Association
  • 1999 Eugenie M. Bolz Scholarship in Gastroenterology
    Mayo Clinic and Foundation
  • 2000 J. Arnold Bargen Award
    Mayo Clinic and Foundation
  • 2002 Research Scholar Award
    Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition
    American Gastroenterological Association
  • 2002 Liver Scholar Award
    American Liver Foundation Susan Stone/PBC Fund for the Cure (declined)
  • 2007 New Investigator Award
    Department of Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic College of Medicine