Efthimios Parasidis holds a joint appointment with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the College of Public Health. His focus is on the regulation of medical products and human subjects research, the interplay between health law and intellectual property, and the application of health information technology to public health policy. He has published in leading law reviews and medical journals, is co-authoring a casebook, and has a book under contract with Oxford University Press.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Parasidis researched legal and ethical issues related to medical informed consent policies and practices in Greece. His book project with Oxford earned him the Junior Scholars in Bioethics Award, and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics selected him as a Health Law Scholar. Prior to joining the Ohio State faculty, he was a professor at the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University, where he earned the Thompson Coburn Faculty Scholarship Award and the SEALS Call for Papers Award. While in Missouri, Parasidis was an appointed member of the Law & Policy Workgroup of Missouri Health Connection, the entity responsible for creating Missouri’s health information exchange.
In addition to his scholarly work and public service, Parasidis served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, under Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo, where he was lead counsel for more than 300 cases in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Parasidis was an associate in the litigation group of Jones Day and a senior associate in the intellectual property group of Dickstein Shapiro. Parasidis has counseled biotechnology companies on corporate and intellectual property matters, is a co-founder of a biotechnology startup company, and is a co-inventor on a patent application related to health information technology and comparative effectiveness research.