About the Department
Dr. Diomedes Logothetis Appointed Professor and John D. Bower Chair
Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D., has been named Chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and will hold the John D. Bower, M.D., endowed Chair in Physiology. Logothetis is an internationally recognized leader in the study of ion channels. He received his doctoral degree in physiology and biophysics from Harvard University in 1987 and served on the faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 1993, where he established a record of teaching, research, administration and service. At Mount Sinai, Logothetis also served as dean of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences; directed the Medical Scientist Program; and received multiple awards for teaching, including the Excellence in Teaching Award in three consecutive years. For the past six years, he has served as professor and vice chair in the departments of Physiology and Biophysics and currently in structural and chemical biology. Logothetis serves on multiple national and professional committees and provides leadership in numerous research settings.