In memoriam: portrait of a good and honest man, John Ioannovich 1939–2003

In memoriam: portrait of a good and honest man, John Ioannovich 1939–2003 Eur J Plast Surg (2005) 28: 59–60 DOI 10.1007/s00238-004-0712-0 OBITUARY Michel Costagliola In memoriam: portrait of a good and honest man, John Ioannovich 1939–2003 Published online: 26 May 2005 Springer-Verlag 2005 – In 1984, he was elected President of the Hellenic Professor John Ioannovich passed away on 7 October 2003 after suffering a heart attack while he was in Dubai Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Sur- for a working meeting. I heard this sad news with great gery. emotion; only 2 days earlier I had lunched with him in a – Later, within the European Union of Medical Spe- little restaurant near the Acropolis, during the meeting cialists (UEMS), it was thanks to him that Pierre of the Greek Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Banzet and I succeeded in having ‘‘aesthetic’’ added to Surgery in Athens. He was in fine form, and we talked the earlier and somewhat restrictive label of plastic about our current surgical activities. As always when I surgery. saw him he was very animated, and there was no need – In 1990 he was one of the founding members of the for the aid of ouzo or retsina with our meal. Once again, European European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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