Antonios (Tony) Michalos is the Associate Director of the Health Care Engineering Systems Center and the main liaison of the College of Engineering with the ARCHES Jump initiative. 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 HCESC he was the Deputy Director of Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS), Deputy Director of the Health Information Technology Center (HITC), and the Acting Associate Director of the Information Trust Institute (ITI), at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Michalos is the former 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.
He is also 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.