Nicholas Comninellis, MD, MPH, DIMPH

My special passion is equipping healthcare professionals with vision and skills to serve the world's most forgotten people.

Nicholas Comninellis is Dean & President of INMED, the Institute for International Medicine. Over a two year period Dr. Comninellis served inner city citizens at Shanghai Charity Hospital, and over another two years lead a healthcare ministry in the war-besieged nation of Angola in southern Africa. Dr. Comninellis next served for six years in the Kansas City public hospital before launching INMED in 2003. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, the Saint Louis University School of Public Health, and was a family medicine resident at John Peter Smith Hospital. Dr. Comninellis also earned a professional diploma in tropical medicine from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and became board certified in both public health and family medicine. Among his authored books are "Shanghai Doctor," "Where Do I Go From Here," and "INMED International Medicine & Public Health." Dr. Comninellis is a classical guitarist and is faculty advisor for Cru at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was recognized as the 2009 United Nations Association of the United States World Citizen and the 2015 University of Missouri-Kansas City Alumni of the Year.