December 1, 2010
Fulltime Orthopedic Surgeon Joins KCH
J. Gary Rhodes, FACHE, CEO of Kane Community Hospital and VP of Hamot Health Foundation has announced the
mid-December launch of the Orthopedic practice of Vasileios Kostopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. "We
welcome Dr. Kostopoulos who will provide general orthopedic surgery (sprains, fractures, joint replacements) and
sports medicine (arthroscopy). Additionally, Dr. Kostopoulos is fellowship-trained in specialized surgery of the upper
extremities (finger, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder)."
Dr. Kostopoulos served in the Hellenic Navy for eleven years where he received his Medical Doctorate. His internship
was at Athens Naval Hospital. He served for two years as Chief Medical Officer on board the Greek warship
Tombazis. He completed his five year Orthopaedic residency and served his final years in the Navy as Attending
Commander Orthopedic Surgeon, Athens Naval Hospital.
Following his Navy career Dr. Kostopoulos was in private practice in Athens. He left Greece to become Attending
Hand Orthopaedic Surgeon at Gulf Coast Orthopaedics in Pensacola, FL and to Allegheny General Hospital
(Pittsburgh) where he is completing an Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Fellowship.
Dr. Kostopoulos is also fellowship trained in Microsurgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Surgery
in Norfolk and in hand surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Hand
Surgery, in New York City.
Dr. Kostopoulos is a member of the American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Pennsylvania
Medical Society and World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
Dr. Kostopoulos is married with two children. He is employed by Hamot with his fulltime orthopedics practice at
KCH. His office is located at the KCH Center for Orthopedics, Pain Management and Rehabilitation across the street
from the Hospital at 4355 Route 6 in Kane.
For an appointment, call 814-837-4750. Dr. Kostopoulos will begin seeing patients in mid-December.
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kostopoulos and his family to Kane and to return orthopedics fulltime to KCH," stated
J. Gary Rhodes, CEO of Kane Community Hospital and Vice President of Hamot Health Foundation welcoming Vasileios Kostopoulos, M.D., Ph.D. to KCH and the KCH Center for Orthopedics, Pain Management and Rehabilitation.