ALIKI PERROTI PROFESSORSHIP IN INNOVATIVE MEDICINE
Established in 2006 with a gift from Aliki Perroti

ALIKI PERROTI has long been a recognized substantial private and public philanthropist in her native Greece. A daughter of Theodoros Koustantopoulos, an internationally renowned civil engineer who was a major force in post-World War II Greece (after his wartime refusal to assist or cooperate with the Nazis during the occupation resulted in the confiscation of his construction company and exposure to personal danger), Mrs. Perroti established and solely funded the Konstantopoulio Hospital in honored memory of her father and her mother, Maria. This modern, 285-bed public hospital was built in a poor Athens neighborhood. With its highly skilled and dedicated medical and professional staff, the hospital provides needed health care across a broad spectrum of specialties to patients, regardless of their financial means, and functions as a highly regarded and integral pillar of the health care system of Greece--not unlike Johns Hopkins in its history and standing.

Additionally, Mrs. Perroti established and funded the Dimitris Perrotis College of Agricultural Studies at The American Farm School in Thessoloniki, Greece, in honored memory of her husband, and the state-of-the-art Aliki and Dimitrius Perrotis Library there which serves the Thessoloniki community as well as student and faculty needs.

Long a friend of Johns Hopkins and grateful beneficiary of its services, Mrs. Perroti has been particularly impressed with the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine founded by David B. Hellmann, MD, of Johns Hopkins Bayview. As her first major contribution outside of Greece, Mrs. Perroti is gratified to establish the Aliki Perroti Professorship in Innovative Medicine to meet the emerging medical challenges of the twenty-first century and beyond.

 

DAVID B. HELLMANN, Med 1977, the inaugural Aliki Perroti Professor of Innovative Medicine, is vice dean at Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and chairman of its Department of Medicine. A recipient of local and national “best doctor” awards, Dr. Hellmann is also a Master of the American College of Physicians. In 1998 he co-founded the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center. He is the author of more than 150 articles and chapters, is an associate editor of Medicine and The American Journal of Medicine, and serves on the editorial board of The Pharos. Dr. Hellmann has served as governor of the Maryland chapter of the American College of Physicians, and currently is a director of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2004 Dr. Hellmann created the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine, which seeks to improve the quality of medical care on the Bayview campus by promoting innovations in patient care and medical research.