Dionysios Ikkos

Dionysios (Denis) Ikkos (1921–1993) was a Greek physician who trained in Endocrinology at Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm with Rolf Luft and co-described the Luft-Ikkos mitochondrial syndrome.[1] He pioneered the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism in Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, where he distinguished himself in clinical practice, research and teaching, and was a founding member of the Hellenic (Greek) Endocrine Society[2] which honours his contribution with the annual Dionysios Ikkos Memorial Lecture. He was an early advocate and supported the establishment of General Practice/ Family Medicine as a medical specialty in Greece. The Hellenic (Greek) Association of General Practice also honours his contribution with the Dionysios Ikkos prize, the highest prize awarded for a presentation in the association's annual congress. Dionysios Ikkos was married to Danae Ikkou- Papadimitriou, a distinguished Paediatric Cardiologist and pioneer of her specialty in Greece.


  1. ^ Luft. Ikkos. D.; et al. (1962). "A case of severe hyprmetabolism of non-thyroid origin with a defect in the maintenance of mitochondrial respiratory control: a correlated clinical, biochemical and morphological study". Journal of Clinical Investigation. 41 (9): 1776–1804. doi:10.1172/JCI104637. PMC 291101. PMID 14467237.
  2. ^ Hellenic Endocrine Society (Greek)