Department of Radiology welcomes first international visiting professor

Dr. Savvas Andronikou
Dr. Savvas Andronikou

Savvas Andronikou, M.B.B.Ch., F.C.Rad., F.R.C.R., Ph.D., an expert in pediatric radiology, spent two days with the UMKC School of Medicine Department of Radiology learning and teaching at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Saint Luke’s Hospital as the department’s first international visiting professor.

Adronikou spoke to fculty, residents and students on international radiology outreach opportunities and the imaging of Tuberculosis in children in South African during his stay in Kansas City on Dec. 4-5.

Andronikou is chairman of the Outreach for the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging, in which he works to arrange training in pediatric radiology in Africa and helps establish opportunities in Africa through teleradiology connections between institutions throughout the world. He serves as a mentor at multiple South African universities, helping perform research with limited support in an area that faces extensive public health challenges.

“The Department of Radiology at the UMKC School of Medicine was fortunate to have Professor Andronikou as its first international visiting professor,” said Lisa Lowe, M.D., professor and chair of radiology.

Andronikou serves as president of the College of Radiologists of South Africa and chairman of the South African Society of Pediatric Imaging. He has published more than 200 paper, books and book chapters and given more than 164 oral presentations across the world. He also serves on the editorial board of Pediatric Radiology, was chief editor of the South African Journal of Radiology and has organized several radiology courses and meetings in South Africa.

Andronikou trained at Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He did his radiology training at Whittington and Great Ormond Street Hospitals in London, UK and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town.

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