Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPH, DIM&PH

Faculty Physician

Founder and CEO, INMEDInstitute for International Medicine




Undergraduate Degree/ Medical School:

University of Missouri-Kansas City Undergraduate 1982

University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School 1982



John Peter Smith Hospital 1978-1979


Board Certifications/ Fellowships/ Graduate Degree:

Master’s degree in Public Health, St. Louis University 1993

Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health, INMED 1987

American Board of Family Medicine Certification 1986

American Board of Preventive Medicine Certification 1993


Professional Areas of Interest:

International medicine and public health

Diseases of poverty

Cross-cultural skills

Health leadership


Personal Comments/Philosophy:

“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people” Galatians 6:8-9


Personal Hobbies/Interests:

Finger style guitar, distance swimming, language acquisition (Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese)


Things you have most enjoyed working as a faculty member in the Family Medicine Residency:

The resident’s and faculty’s joint commitment to excellent continuity of patient care, self-motivated learning, and team building culture.