Dr. Contogiannis completed her plastic surgery residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. After receiving her undergraduate bachelor degree from Duke University, she received her medical degree from East Carolina University. Dr. Contogiannis then trained in general surgery at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine and East Carolina University prior to her plastic surgery residency. She also completed a hand surgery fellowship while training in Kansas City.
Dr. Contogiannis is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is affiliated with the Moses Cone Health Systems Hospitals, the HealthSouth Greensboro Specialty Surgical Center, and HealthSouth Surgical Center of Greensboro. Dr. Contogiannis was selected as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.
She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Medical Association, the North Carolina Medical Society, the Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine, and the Association of Women’s Surgeons. In her service to these organizations, she has served as Chairman of the North Carolina Medical Society’s Resident Physicians Section and as their national delegate to the American Medical Association. In this capacity, she was elected to serve as the resident member of the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees.
She is also a member of the Young Plastic Surgeon’s Committee of the the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has served as Chairman of the Young Physician’s Section of the North Carolina Medical Society. She is currently an Alternate Delegate to the AMA from North Carolina.
Dr. Contogiannis has been strongly committed to medical education, serving as a national representative for resident training issues at meetings of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and as Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-President of the American Medical Association’s Education and Research Foundation. During her term as President of the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Health Foundation, she raised awareness of wellness issues facing physicians in their professional and personal lives.
She has made numerous presentations in her field of interest and was a 1997 recipient of the American Medical Association/Glaxo-Wellcome Achievement Award.
Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Dr. Contogiannis was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is a graduate of Grimsley High School. She now resides in Greensboro with her husband Ralph Huey, Jr. and step-daughter Ivey Huey.