Born and raised in East Baltimore’s Greektown,
physician Panagis Galiatsatos says he owes it to
his hometown to help reduce the health disparities
that afflict so many in the city. He channeled his
commitment to health equity into Medicine for the
Greater Good (MGG), a program he co-founded
with colleagues at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical
Center. Since 2011, MGG has inspired hundreds
of undergraduate and graduate student volunteers
across Johns Hopkins to help underserved city
residents become advocates for their own health.
On his own time, Galiatsatos speaks about chronic health conditions and takes part in screenings, health fairs and other events in schools, churches and libraries in East Baltimore. A pulmonary and critical care fellow in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Galiatsatos regards health disparities as “primary health issues, not just primary care issues” that transcend medical specialties.