Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, MD, MS, DSc, FACP, FIDSA

  • Frances King Black Endowed Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Deputy Head Research, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are leading causes of death in patients with leukemia and hematopoietic cell transplant recipients in our institution. Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, M.D., Sc.D., and his lab team are studying the pathogenesis of IFIs and the development of novel therapeutic strategies against these devastating infections. Antifungal resistance, novel diagnostics and delivery systems, and fungal pharmacology are also areas of interest.


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1987
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
University of Crete, Crete, Greece