Improving global prehospital and emergency medicine, public health, and disaster health care and preparedness

Demetrios G. Pyrros

Posted by: Andrew Lavelle; 23 March 2016; 6:54 pm

Dr. Pyrros is the Director of Medical Services of the National Centre of Emergency Care (EKAB) in Greece and President of the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) based in Brussels, Belgium. He has served as  President (2009 -2011) of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) and as a co-founder of the Greek Chapter of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF-GR) in 1990, and its Vice President until 2001.

Dr. Pyrros holds a European Master in Disaster Medicine (EMDM) and was the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. He has participated in several humanitarian missions with United Nations and EKAB (Armenia 1989, Afghanistan 1990, Liberia 1991, 1993, and 1996, Iraq 1997, P.R. Korea 1998, Turkey 1999, and Cyprus 2000) and has been repeatedly honored by several governments and organizations for his medical interventions during disasters.