What does it mean that our doctor is "Board Certified"?
The American Board of Pediatrics certificate in General Pediatrics is awarded after all the following requirements have been met:
- Graduation from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada or from a foreign medical school recognized by the World Health Organization.
- Completion of an additional three years of hands-on training in pediatrics in an accredited hospital residency program.
- Verification of satisfactory completion of residency training and acceptability as a practitioner of pediatrics, including the achievement of clinical competence and the demonstration of professional and ethical behavior.
- Possession of a valid, unrestricted state license to practice medicine.
- Successful completion of a comprehensive examination covering all aspects of health care for infants, children, and adolescents.
- To remain board-certified, pediatricians must complete Maintenance of Certification (MOC). The MOC process recognizes the pediatrician's commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning and self-assessment, and the periodic evaluation of other competencies deemed necessary by the ABP for the continued provision of high-quality medical care.
A board-certified pediatrician possesses a certificate from the ABP and is sometimes referred to as a "diplomate" of the ABP.
She has been working in Maui since 2018. In 2020 she co-founded CH.A.M.PS Pediatrics in Maui, where she currently practices as a Private Pediatrician. In addition, she is a part-time Pediatric Hospitalist for Maui Memorial Medical Center and a Clinical instructor for John A. Burns School Of Medicine, University of Hawaii. As required, she is a Neonatal Resuscitation provider (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support provider (PALS) through the American Heart Association.
With a Medical Degree from the University of Athens, Greece in 2008, she completed her residency training in Pediatrics at St. Sophia Childrens’ Hospital of the University of Athens, Greece with additional training at the Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. She completed a second residency at the Unterberg Childrens’ Hospital, an affiliate of Drexel University in New Jersey. Prior to Medical School, she graduated summa cum laude with a B.Sc. in Sports Science and Physical Education from the University of Athens.
In addition to working as a Pediatrician in Europe, she has experience in Pediatric allergy, asthma and dermatology and has held positions such as lecturer for the University of Athens, Team doctor for the Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team of Greece, Doctor for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and Pediatrician/Scientific associate for the Department of Allergy and Asthma of the 1st Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens.
Irene is a former World-class synchronized swimmer and coach. She was a member of the Greek National Team in synchronized swimming competing in both team and duet events and has placed in the top 5 in European Swimming Championships and finals in World Championships prior to her decision to become a Pediatrician. Her goal is to combine evidence-based Pediatrics with her experience as a swimmer and coach, providing personalized care to each child and teenager.
Born in Washington, DC, she moved when she was 10 years old with her parents to Athens, Greece.
She currently lives in Maui, Hawaii with her husband and two young sons, where she feels honored to be able to combine her passion for Pediatrics with the promotion of health and fitness through aquatic sports. Out of the office, she enjoys time with her family and friends paddling, surfing and traveling.
2018 Hawaii State Medical Board Licensed Medical Doctor (MD-19889)
2013 Athens Greece Medical Association Licensed Medical Doctor
2014 General Medical Council (GMC) United Kingdom
2018 American Board of Pediatrics, ABP.
2021 Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, NRP, USA.
2020 Pediatric Advanced Life Support, PALS, USA.
2020 Basic Life Support, BLS, USA.
09/2001 - 12/2007 Doctor of Medicine (MD), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Medical School.
09/1997 - 07/2001 Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports Science (BSSc), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Sports Science, Greece, Valedictorian.
Clinical and Teaching Experience
Pediatrician, Private Practice
Affiliate of Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical Center Founder and Co-Owner of CHAMPS Pediatrics LLC 1300 N Holopono Str Kihei HI, 96753
Clinical Instructor, University of Hawaii, JAB School of Medicine
Hospitalist Pediatrician, Locum Tenens, Maui Memorial Medical Center 09/2019- current Clinical Instructor John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii
2nd Pediatrics Residency, Unterberg Childrens’ Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Affiliate of Drexel University, New Jersey, USA 11/2013- 03/2016 Scientific Associate/Certified Pediatrician, Department of Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, 1st Dpt of Pediatrics, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, University of Athens, Greece
03/2013 - 05/2013
Training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, Pediatric Dermatology, The Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, USA 07/2008 - 10/2013 Pediatrics Residency, 1st Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens, Greece
Team Doctor for the Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team, Beijing 2008, Hellenic Swimming Federation, Greece.
Sub-Internship in Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 2004 First Aid provider, Olympic Games, Athens 2004, Greece
12/2001 - 12/2004
Lecturer , National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Sports Science, Greece.