Menelaos A Aliapouios

Graduating class of 1948



"Min" Aliapoulios served as President and Salutatorian of the Class of 1948 at Central High School. In addition, he played varsity football for two years, was President of the Maskers for two years, and was Central's representative to Boy's State. After completing undergraduate pre-medical studies at Tufts University in 1952, Dr. Aliapoulios entered the United States Navy. He was assigned to the Battleship Wisconsin as a line officer and saw service in the Korean War. He was later assigned as head of the physics department at the US Naval Academy Prep School. In 1959, he graduated from The Johns Hopkins Medical School. He completed surgical residency in the highly competitive Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, a major Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate, following which he became Chief of Surgery at Cambridge Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In 1975, Dr. Aliapoulios became Chief of Surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital and Professor of Surgery at the newly formed University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He has authored over sixty publications in the medical field. Through the years, Min has always remained active in community and church and was appointed Archon, the highest honor of ecumenical patriarch conferred upon a lay person. He and his wife, Joan, have two daughters. and a son.