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In Memory Of Dr Eric Kyriakos Sclavos (1973-2016)


Dr Eric Sclavos sadly passed away suddenly and far too soon on the evening of 23 July 2016 at home.

The youngest of four sons to first generation Greek migrants, Eric received his school education at Brisbane’s The Anglican Grammar School and obtained his medical degree at the University of Queensland, graduating in 1996.  He obtained his radiology training at The Princess Alexandra Hospital and returned there as a staff specialist after gaining Nuclear Medicine training at The Wesley Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital, also in Brisbane.

He remained on staff at the Princess Alexandra Hospital until his untimely passing.   Here he was instrumental in establishing a state-wide lecture and training program for radiology registrars.  Eric held the position of Director of Training and was the Chair the RANZCR Queensland Radiology Recruitment Committee.   Throughout his career, Eric remained passionate about teaching and training.

Eric was also a founding partner of Qscan Radiology Clinics.  This practice formed in 2007 and has grown rapidly under the leadership and drive of Eric, and the other partners, to now boast 22 locations and more than 320 staff.  Eric remained an Executive Director of the business until his passing and the practice has been shaken by the loss of one of its leaders.

Outside of his professional passion, Eric loved poker and travelled widely to compete in tournaments. Eric’s interest in cards was never about the actual prize money, it was about reading people, witnessing the human condition and the response of individuals to the circumstances in front of them.

Being able to understand people and put himself in their shoes was a great skill of Eric’s and allowed him to be incredibly empathetic.  This was one of his greatest strengths as a doctor, a friend and colleague.

Eric was an innovative thinker and a true gentleman.  Despite working hard and long hours in both his public appointment and private practice, he was a dedicated family man.  He is profoundly missed by his wife Angela, and his three wonderful children Rosette, Alexander and Stanley.  The Brisbane medical community, especially at The Princess Alexandra Hospital and Qscan Radiology Clinics will also miss him immensely.  His legacy will be strong.