Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Anna Drakontides, Ph.D., served as a professor of cell biology and anatomy in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences for 32 years. She earned emeritus status upon her retirement in 2005. Dr. Drakontides received her B.S. and M.S. from Hunter College in New York City and later earned a second M.S. and a Ph.D. in anatomy and pharmacology from Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Drakontides served as course director for the histology and cell biology course for the School of Medicine, course director of histology and graduate program director of cell biology for the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and she also taught histology to physical therapy students in the School of Health Sciences and Practice.
She served on the School of Medicine Admissions Committee, the NYMC Faculty Senate, the Curriculum Committee, the Benefits and Compensation Committee, and as chair of the Academic Standards Committee. She was honored by her students with several Excellence in Teaching Awards, and she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.