Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:279
I. T. Jackson
Published online: 29 October 2003
It was with sorrow that I received notification of the death
of John Ioannovich, who passed away on October 7, 2003.
Yanni was a great man in all ways, in his bulk, his laugh,
his hospitality, and his ability. I first met him in
Canniesburn in 1969, when he came with his boss, Prof.
P. Wilflingseder. He was the Chief Resident at that time,
and I don’t think he ever lost that wonderful sense of
humor and vitality which was so characteristic of him,
even as a young man. He has been a giant in Greek plastic
surgery and has been a wonderful supporter of EURAPS.
This culminated in the superb meeting which he orga-
nized in Crete last year. Everyone who attended it will
have it stored in their memory bank forever.
All of us who knew him well, and even those who only
had a brief acquaintance with him, will miss him. The
Editorial Board of the European Journal of Plastic
Surgery extends its sincere and deepest sympathy to
Alexandra and to his family. In many ways, he was larger
than life. For me he was a good friend, a fine colleague,
and an excellent example for the young European plastic
I. T. Jackson (
Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery,
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