Prof Moses Elisaf

J Atherosclerosis Prev Treat. 2023 Jan-Apr;14(1):7




Dear Colleagues,

The Executive Committee of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society and the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Atherosclerosis Prevention and Treatment; JAPT”, the official scientific journal of the society, express their deepest sorrow for the recent death of the Founder of our Society, Teacher, Colleague and Friend Professor Moses Elisaf. He was President and Member of the Executive Committee of the Society for several years, contributing to the scientific community by continuously strengthening medical research and education. Professor M. Elisaf was well-recognized and truly appreciated by the members of the European Atherosclerosis Society, and the international lipid and atherosclerosis scientific community. In addition to its scientific achievements, Moses Elisaf was elected in 2019, Mayor of Ioannina, serving since then the city he loved, but he has always been close to the Society, in its activities and events.

Moses Elisaf graduated from the School of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1979. He worked at the Institute of Lipids and Atherosclerosis Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (1993-1994). He was Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine of the University of Ioannina and Director of 2nd Internal Medicine Clinic of the University Hospital of Ioannina. He was also in charge of the Lipid Metabolism and Obesity Outpatient Clinics where numerous patients are followed. An active and creative, charismatic teacher, he served the Medical School for more than 30 years, with diligence, ethics and honesty and set an example for the students and doctors he trained, while his pioneering scientific work has received enormous recognition internationally.

The death of Moses Elisaf undoubtedly leaves a huge void that can hardly be filled.

On behalf of the Members of the Editorial Board of JAPT, I extend my sincere condolences to his family.

The Editor-In-Chief

Alexandros Tselepis

Emeritus Professor