John E. Gialafos  On March 3, 2016 passed away Professor  John  E. Gialafos MD, FESC, FACC, an early member and conitinuous supporter of ISHNE, a pioneer in pacing and arrhythmias in Greece. He was 81 years old.

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Educational Background

  • University of Athens, Medical School (1959)
  • Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
  • Institute of Cardiology, National Heart Hospital, London, UK
  • University Cardiac Department, Athens
  • Clinical Assistant, Cardiac Department, St.George’s Hospital, London University, UK
  • Research Fellow (animal experiments) Groningen University, The Netherlands
  • Registrar/Assistant. Associate and Full Professor University Cardiac Department, Hippokration Hospital, Athens
  • Head of Department of Cardiology, Pacing and Electrophysiology, Errikos Dynan Hospital, Athens
  • 2003-2015
    Head of Department of Cardiology, Pacing and Electrophysiology, Athens Medical Centre (IATRIKO)


  • 1986
    Visiting Professor, Cardiac Department, Westminister Hospital, London University, UK
  • 1987-1992
    Secretary/Vice-President/President, Hellenic Cardiology Society
  • 1992-1996
    Board Member, European Society of Cardiology
  • 1994-1996
    Treasurer, European Society of Cardiology
  • 1996-2002
    Member, Board of Governors and Trustees of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Cardiology