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Vasiloudes family, Academic Alliance in Dermatology support downtown building

Academic Alliance in Dermatology and its founders, Dr. Panos and Helen Vasiloudes, have committed $250,000 to support the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute building in Water Street Tampa.

First-year USF MD student Kritos Vasiloudes, left, with his parents, Dr. Panos and Helen Vasiloudes, following the white coat ceremony on Sept. 1.

“USF is a very special place for us, where personal and professional emotions come together,” said Dr. Vasiloudes. “Teaching pediatric dermatology has been the most rewarding experience in my professional life. Now having a son in the USF MD class of 2021 and another son in premedical studies makes the circle a full one.”

With dual board certifications in dermatology and pediatrics, Dr. Vasiloudes has served on the volunteer clinical faculty for the Morsani College of Medicine since 2003. His Academic Alliance in Dermatology practice has 15 locations in the Tampa Bay area.

“Investing in health care and medical education is the most noble and special way to create a legacy and make a difference educationally, socially and scientifically,” Dr. Vasiloudes said. “Medicine is the epitome of human-centered research, science and education for the right cause — humans working for humans out of compassion, empathy and love.”

Panos and Helen Vasiloudes previously supported the faculty chair fund and an educational resources room in the USF Department of Dermatology. Academic Alliance in Dermatology has also philanthropically supported nearly 90 nonprofit organizations in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Vasiloudes expressed excitement for the medical school moving closer to Tampa General Hospital, which he expects will help attract the best faculty and students and “catapult the Morsani College of Medicine to a top-tier international destination for medicine.”

“Simply said, Tampa Bay has given back to us everything we have dreamed of. As a very diverse, open-minded, vibrant and safe place, the community has embraced and supported us in creating a nationally acclaimed medical practice,” Vasiloudes said. “It was a very natural choice to support the Morsani College of Medicine in our own hometown.”


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