Ipatia Doussis-Anagnostopoulou is an Associate Professor at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the founder of the non-profit medical and humanitarian organization Mission ANTHROPOS (www.missionanthropos.com).
Ipatia was born in Athens and graduated from the University of Ioannina Medical School. She trained for two years in Histopathology at the “St. Savvas” Anticancer Hospital, in Athens, Greece and continued and concluded her training at the Nuffield Department of Pathology, John Radcliffe Hospital, in Oxford, UK, where she developed a research interest in Haematopathology. She then worked for 7 years at the Division de Pathologie Clinique, Faculté de Médecine, Centre Medical Universitaire (CMU), at the Hopital Cantonal Universitaire, in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1999, she returned to Greece and was elected Lecturer at the Laboratory of Histology and Embryology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, she was then elected Assistant Professor in 2004 and Associate Professor in 2009 at the same department, a position that she still holds today.
She has more than 25 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Medical and Dental schools in both Athens and Geneva and has published many scientific papers and chapters in medical peer reviewed journals and textbooks.
In 2010 following a trip to Ethiopia, she founded the Greek non-profit, non governmental, medical and humanitarian organization Mission ANTHROPOS, with the objective to provide free humanitarian and medical aid to individuals or populations who are in need, anywhere in the world.
During the last 10 years, Mission ANTHROPOS has materialized more than 56 missions, programs and initiatives and has offered medical aid to more than 14.000 people in need, both in Greece and in the developing world.
Ipatia is married and is the mother of two daughters; Korina, 23 and Doris, 15.