“A doctor who wants to treat people in a developing country makes a very big difference in society and in the consciousness of how we’re going to treat patients in the next 10, 15, and 20 years.” – Marios Loukas, MD
In terms of innovation, in anatomy, we’re trying to introduce the use of more ultrasounds. They’re a cheap and very effective method of diagnosing diseases everywhere in the world. So, we’re trying to push more research into that. But I’m also very interested in the area of medical education. At St. George’s University, we are particularly interested in developing innovative ways to teach medical students. We put specific emphasis into training good doctors, not only academically but also as people. Because Grenada is a developing country, our students have a unique opportunity to not only do well academically there, but also to help people who really need it. I’m particularly interested in training doctors whose primary goal is to treat patients and who don’t view medicine as a business. A doctor who wants to treat people in a developing country makes a very big difference in society and in the consciousness of how we’re going to treat patients in the next 10, 15, and 20 years.
Grey’s Anatomy Review has more than 500 USMLE multiple choice questions on anatomy and a little bit of embryology. Our book really has no competitors. It’s the only pure book for USMLE-type questions for anatomy, other than a couple of other books that have a few questions at the end of chapters. It’s the first of its kind, so it fills in a big need that existed for students. For the next edition, we expand a little bit on embryology because in most schools, embryology is part of the anatomy course. I’m very pleased that so far we’ve received very good feedback from students on our book.
I was born and raised in Greece. One summer I decided that I wanted to study medicine in English because I wanted to become more international and travel a bit. So after finishing my medical degree, I went to Poland, where I completed my PhD, and where I met my wife. After that I did a post-doctorate in Germany and then came to the United States, where I taught at Harvard Medical School. Boston was too cold for me, so I decided to move to the Caribbean. I first landed in St. Maarten, but for the last six years, I’ve been at St. George’s University in Grenada. I think it is one of the best places to work, both academically, and obviously the weather is perfect and the ocean is always blue.
Marios Loukas, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor within the Department of Anatomical Sciences at St. Georges University School of Medicine. A renowned researcher and educator, Dr. Loukas is an author of Gray’s Anatomy Review, Gray’s Clinical Photographic Dissector of the Human Body, and McMinn and Abrahams’ Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy, 7th Edition.
During his career, Dr. Loukas has received a number of research awards, including Best Education Paper, the Herbert M. Stauffer Award, the Association of University Radiologists and Award for the best research activity National Congress of Cardiology, Gdansk, Poland. He has also received several teaching awards, including Harvard Medical School Excellence in Tutoring Award 2007, and Keynote Speaker, White Coat Ceremony 2005, American University of the Caribbean.