Antonios Michalos, M.D., M.S.
Tony Michalos is the Deputy Director of Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS). He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Tony holds a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Catania-School of Medicine and Surgery, Catania-Italy and a Master of Science in Physiology from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Prior to joining SHARPS, Tony was the Director of Medical Research at ISS Inc., a world leader in biomedical instrumentation research and development and in translation and commercialization of biomedical optical technologies. He was the Principal Investigator of a Phase III Clinical trial, supported through a NIH/NINDS, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant aiming to advance near-infrared technology and the translation and commercialization of the developed instrumentation in Sleep Medicine and in Cardiovascular and Brain Vascular diagnostics.
Tony is a former Senior Research Scientist of the Laboratory of Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD) in the Department of Physics, an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist in Mechanical Science and Engineering, and a Visiting Scientist at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also is a former Research Scientist and a Research Instructor at the Southern Illinois University-School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine.
Tony has experience and training in biomedical R&D activities and extensive involvement in conducting, supervising, and managing multi-institutional multi- and inter-disciplinary research. He has been the administrative/scientific liaison for applications of emerging technologies in clinical research settings.