Originally from South Florida, Dr. Pappas made the trek out to Utah after understandably losing patience with hurricanes and heavy traffic. "The great weather, outdoor activities, and small-town feel attracted me to Utah."
Dr. Pappas received his Doctorate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Vermont and now specializes in brain and spinal cord anatomy. Prior to RVU, Dr. Pappas taught neuroanatomy at the University of Vermont as a graduate teaching assistant, followed by the completion of a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. He returned to the classroom and worked for three years as Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s branch campus in Bradenton, Florida.
As Assistant Professor of Gross Anatomy at RVU, Dr. Pappas finds teaching clinical anatomy to be "inspiring because it truly captures what it is to be human. It simultaneously exposes the human body’s strengths and weaknesses. It also exposes our students to their first patients – the cadaveric donors."
Dr. Pappas is excited to contribute to the growth of RVU and the success of the Southern Utah campus.
Welcome, Dr. Pappas!