Dimitrios Kontoyiannis

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Dimitrios Kontoyiannis
Dimitrios Kontoyiannis

NationalityUnited States
Alma materNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School (MD, PhD(Hon.))
Harvard University(M.S.)
Known forFungal Pathogensis
Fungal resistance
AwardsDrouhet Medal, ECMM (2015)
Texas 4000 Distinguished Professorships (2017)
Award of Excellence, ESCMID (2018)
AAAS Fellow (2018)
Rhonda Benham Award, MMSA (2019)
WebsiteMD Anderson Cancer Center Faculty Webpage

Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis is the Texas 4000 Distinguished Professor and Deputy Head of Research in the Division of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.[1] He received his medical degree Summa Cum Laude from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Kontoyiannis trained in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he served as a Chief Medical Resident. He was subsequently trained as a clinical fellow in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and obtained a Masters in Clinical Sciences from Harvard Medical School in Boston. He spent three years at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Sciences/Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a fellow in the Harvard MIT Clinical Investigators Training Program.

Kontoyiannis is considered the leading expert in mycoses worldwide[2] and among the 1-2 most highly cited investigators in the area of mycology with over 550 peer-reviewed publications and 43,154 citations[3] and an H index of 101[4]. He is the recipient of many institutional, national and international awards such as the 2004 American Society for Microbiology award for Outstanding Research in the Pathogenesis of Microbial Diseases (mentor), The Billy Cooper Memorial award from The Medical Mycology Society of the Americas (2013), The Drouhet Medal from the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (2015), Littman award from the Mycology Society of NY (2016), emeritus member of Paul-Ehrlich-Society (2016). Kontoyiannis was an American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer, 2014-2016, and was awarded an honorary PhD (Honoris Causa) from the National Kapodistrian University in Athens, Greece (2017). Kontoyiannis is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, a fellow elect of the American Academy of Microbiology, and an inaugural lifetime fellow of the European Confederation for Medical Mycology. Kontoyiannis is the current president-elect of Immunocompromised Host Society (2016-2018)[5] Kontoyiannis was recently named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science[6] and he is the recipient of Award for Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases for 2018[7]. In 2018 he was recently elected as member in class II–Medicine of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Academia Scientiarium et Artium Europaea)[8]. He is the 2019 recipient of the Rhoda Benham Award in Medical Mycology of Medical Mycology Society of the Americas[9].


  1. ^ "Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, M.D., M.S., Sc.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., FECMM". MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  2. ^ "Mycoses: Worldwide - Expertscape.com". expertscape.com.
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  5. ^ "International Immunocompromised Host Society - home". ichs.org.
  6. ^ "American Association for the Advancement of Science - home". aaas.org.
  7. ^ "European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases- home". escmid.org.
  8. ^ "European Academy of Science and Arts". euro-acad.eu.
  9. ^ "MycologialSociety.org".