Dr. Phiambolis was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. His great-grandfather was Panagiotis Phiambolis who was a Greek Orthodox Bishop who founded the Greek Church in St. Louis, St. Nicholas’ Church. Panagiotis had eight children, one the grandfather to Dr. Phiambolis.
In 1963, Dr. Phiambolis and family moved to Philadelphia where he completed high school and then onto Georgetown University to major in Chemistry. Subsequently, he attended Thomas Jefferson Medical School, graduating in 1979.
His early medical training was at Lankenau Hospital in Internal Medicine and then Cardiology. He completed his cardiology training under his mentors, Dr. Leonard Dreifus and Dr. Jack Kelly in 1989. He then joined the Kelly Cardiovascular Group, specializing in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology.
In 1997, his group established a practice at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Dr. Phiambolis became the Director of the Department of Medicine, chief of cardiology and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. During his tenure at Mercy Fitzgerald, he established an open heart surgical program and an Interventional Cardiology program.
In 2006, Dr. Phiambolis returned back to Lankenau Medical Center where he established a Cardiac CT Angiography program for Main Line Health and now is the director of that program. More recently, he has established the Advanced Lipid Clinic for Main Line Health and initiated the new cholesterol program with PCSK9 therapy.
Dr. Phiambolis remains very active in research and education at Lankenau Medical Center as director of the Cardiac CT Angiography program and the Advanced Lipid Clinic.
Dr. Phiambolis has been married for 41 years to his beautiful wife Sibby Phiambolis who has an active law practice in Springhouse, Pennsylvania. Together they have three children and six grandchildren. Dr. Phiambolis remains very active in the community and has been on the Board of Trustees at Neumann University for the past 18 years.
Dr. Phiambolis will be honored at the 30th Anniversary of the Hellenic News of America on November 12, 2017.