Olympia A. Kalagidis, MS, MT (ASCP)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
Olympia Kalagidis is a 2011 graduate of the MSHI program. Her undergraduate degrees are in Biology and Medical Terminology from Walsh University in Ohio. Her clinical internship was completed at Metro Health System in Cleveland while working as a technician at the Northeastern Red Cross blood bank. She also attended Hahnemann Medical College for medical microbiology and has worked in a clinical setting as a medical technologist, specializing microbology.
Most of Kalagidis’s career was spent in the pharmaceutical industry working for two Fortune 500 companies in marketing, sales, national account management and medical education. As director of the medical education department at Merck & Co., Inc., she managed a nationwide educational project on cholesterol and hypertension training programs at 75 percent of the medical schools in the U.S. for over 50,000 physicians and health professionals. As a national account executive she negotiated contracts with vendors, health systems, managed care clients and long term care organizations. She was Director of Business Development at the American Medical Association and also worked as a trainer for Allscripts and RoMar Health Care Consulting Services.
“Looking forward to seeing health informatics continue to revolutionize healthcare and population health.”