Dimitri Agamanolis was born in Mytilene, on the island of Lesvos, Greece, where he received his elementary and high school education. He graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece, in 1962. He came to the United States in 1968. He trained in Anatomical Pathology and Neuropathology at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (CMGH) between 1968 and 1972. His teachers include Drs. Betty Banker and Maurice Victor. From 1972 to 1978, he was staff neuropathologist at CMGH and faculty (instructor and then assistant professor of Pathology) at Case Western Reserve University. In 1978, he joined the department of pathology at Akron Children's Hospital and the faculty of Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), formerly NEOUCOM.He was vice-chairman of pathology and director of Anatomical Pathology and Neuropathology at Children's and professor of pathology at NEOMED until his retirement in 2019.
At Children's, Dimitri Agamanolis developed a diagnostic Neuropathology and Myopathology Laboratory and a new Electron Microscopy Laboratory, and modernized the Histology Laboratory. He has also been instrumental in developing a diagnostic Molecular Laboratory.
At NEOMED, Dimitri Agamanolis has developed and directed a clinically oriented Neuropathology Course offered to year 2 medical students. He was program director of the Pediatric Pathology Fellowship at Children's. He consulted and taught at hospitals in the NEOMED consortium and has been a consultant to the Summit County Medical Examiner and Trumbull County Coroner's office. In 1999, Dimitri Agamanolis was selected "master teacher" at NEOMED, an award that recognizes contributions in teaching at the Medical School and its affiliated hospitals. He received this award in two subsequent years.
Dimitri Agamanolis is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, Neuropathology and Pediatric Pathology. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he has been a member of the Medical Education Committee and has served as chairman of the Credentials Committee and president of the medical staff at Children's.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSSupport for Neuropathology has been provided by the Andrews-Musser Library Endowment Fund of Akron Children's Hospital, the Pathology Research and Education Fund of Akron Children's Hospital, and by the Master Teachers Guild of NEOMED. Neuropathology grew from a CD-ROM, produced in 1998 with the help of Mike Gemmer. Dr. Maie K. Herrick read the original manuscript and made many valuable suggestions. The site was redesigned in 2005-2006 by Dimitri Agamanolis and Richard Koneval, in 2012 by Dimitri Agamanolis and Aine McCarthy, and again in 2020 by Dimitri Agamanolis and EYEMG - Interactive Media Group. The "TESTS" section was redesigned by Dimitri Agamanolis in 2014 using ProProfs software. Stefan Agamanolis helped improve and relocate the site in 2011, and with the redesign in 2020.
I am grateful to the many colleagues in Akron, Youngstown, Canton, and adjacent communities who have shared their material with me over the years.