Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH

Nicholas Comninellis is Founder and President of INMED, the Institute for International Medicine, for whom he is a full-time volunteer. He is also faculty in the Department of Medical Humanities at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Over a two year period Dr. Comninellis served inner city citizens at Shanghai Charity Hospital, and over another two years lead a healthcare ministry in the war-besieged nation of Angola in southern Africa. Dr. Comninellis next served for six years in the Kansas City public hospital before launching INMED in 2003. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, the Saint Louis University School of Public Health, and was a family medicine resident at John Peter Smith Hospital. Dr. Comninellis also earned a professional diploma in tropical medicine from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and became board certified in both public health and family medicine. Among his authored books are Shanghai Doctor, Where Do I Go From Here, and INMED International Medicine & Public Health. Dr. Comninellis is a classical guitarist, a leader at Shoal Creek Community Church, and is faculty advisor for Cru at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was recognized as the 2009 United Nations Association of the United States World Citizen and the 2015 University of Missouri-Kansas City Alumni of the Year.