Kudos to Archon Dr. Peter Michalos!
The exemplary work of Archon Dr. Peter Michalos in informing the general public regarding the latest advancement in the treatment, prevention and research regarding the COVID19 pandemic is a major contribution to the community at large. A regular participant in the Archon John A. Catsimatidis "Cats Roundtable" Daily Radio Program, the #1 Nielson rated program in New York City provides an extraordinary platform to inform the citizenry of New York and surrounding areas of the whole truth and nothing but the truth regarding this modern-day plague. Bravo Brother Archon Dr. Peter!
Anthony J. Limberakis, MD
On December 3, 2021, the Southampton Business Alliance named Archon Dr. Peter Michalos its 2021 Person of the Year. This honor came just over two weeks after Archon Michalos was presented the Distinguished Colleague Award by the Hellenic Medical Society of New York. Archon Michalos has received these honors in recognition of his remarkable expertise in combating the Covid-19 pandemic, and his heroic efforts to eradicate this deadly disease.
The executive director of the Southampton Business Alliance, Sheryl Heather, thanked Dr. Michalos for “his contributions for the Health of our Township.” Victoria Schneps-Yunis, the founder and president of Schneps Media, hailed Archon Peter as “the ophthalmologist and philanthropist extraordinaire who has an enormous impact and is devoted to his Southampton community….’Dr. Pete,’ as we like to call him, was honored for his endless help during the COVID-19 crisis in bringing lifesaving equipment to Southampton Hospital. He found what no one else could get from masks, to ventilators, to hand sanitizers. He continues to raise money for defibrillators and more lifesaving equipment for the Southampton Village Police Department. His scholarships have helped endless numbers of local students go to nursing school.”
Dr. Michalos has put defribrillators in all the Southampton town and village police cars, along with trauma kits. He was responsible for the first free Covid testing center in the Hamptons, which opened during the height of the pandemic. He recommended a mask order for all indoor activities in March to the mayor of Southampton, who signed the first emergency mask order in New York state. Dr. Michalos was honored with the community service award for 2020 by Southampton village, and was chosen as person of the year for 2021 by the Southampton Village Police Department's Police Benevolent Association, where he has served as Southampton village police surgeon for the last 15 years.
Meanwhile, at the Hellenic Medical Society of New York’s Annual Scholarship Celebration on November 16, 2021, Dr. Michalos was given the Distinguished Colleague Award. He received this award at the Society’s 2021 Scientific Symposium, “COVID-19 Lessons Learned,” at which he was a featured speaker.
Archon Peter (Pantelis) Michalos, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Chairman of the Hamptons Health Society. Dr. Michalos recently wrote the orbital trauma book chapter in the recently published Columbia University eye manual for physicians. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew invested him as an Archon with the offikion Aktouarios on October 31, 2021.
The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, congratulates Archon Peter for these richly deserved awards and the recognition of his tireless labors to combat the scourge of the pandemic. Axios!