MOUTOUSSIS--George, MD, a prominent and widely respected internist with over four decades of experience specializing in Geriatric Medicine and Nephrology, died on August 7th in Manhattan, where he lived. He was 65. His death was sudden and caused by cancer. Born in Athens, Greece, on March 13th, 1948, to Gen. Panagiotis and Angeliki Moutoussis (born Spyridonos), Dr. Moutoussis went on to attend the prestigious Medical School of Athens from which he graduated in 1972. A fellowship at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital then brought him to the United States where he would meet Catherine to whom he was happily married in 1979. The practice statement of his Manhattan office best captured Dr. Moutoussis's approach to his profession. It read, "To practice medicine in the old traditional way when the doctor was not a provider and the patient was not a client." His daughters, Natalie and Maryangela described their father as, "an honorable man who taught us the importance of living an ethical and morally correct life and provided us with the perfect example." Dr. Moutoussis was a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Nephrology and the Hellenic Medical Society of New York. Dr. Moutoussis is survived by his wife of 33 years, Catherine, his daughters, Maryangela and Natalie, his sister, Lena Koukoumeli, his niece, Gelina Koukoumeli, and his nephews, John Koukoumeli and Leonardos Seidas. Friends may call Sunday August 11th from 2:00 5:00pm and 7:00 9:00pm at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Monday August 12th at 10:00am at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Memorial donations can be made to The Hellenic Medical Society of New York (718)398-2440 and the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (212)288-3215.
Published in The New York Times on Aug. 10, 2013