Winter Haven Advisory Board
Dr. Panagiotis Iakovidis is a board certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon who is practicing thoracic and vascular surgery in Winter Haven, FL at Bond Clinic, P.A. since 1996. He is the current CEO and President of Bond Clinic since 2009.
Dr. Iakovidis was born in Thessalonica, Greece on July 12, 1959. He grew up as a young man in the playing fields of PAOKFC, one of the most famous soccer clubs in the country. He graduated high school in Thessalonica, Greece and traveled to Houston, TX to attend the University of Houston, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1984 with summa cum laude. He attended the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, TX and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in 1988. He received his general surgery training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. He was board certified in General Surgery in 1994. Dr. Iakovidis received his training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Virginia in Morgantown and graduated in June 1996.
Dr. Iakovidis joined Bond Clinic, P.A. in September 1996 as a cardiothoracic/vascular surgeon. Bond Clinic is a professional medical association, made up of over 100 providers, encompassing 28 medical specialties. Dr. Iakovidis assumed the role of Chairman of the Board in 2009 and has served as the CEO and President, since that time. His career at Bond Clinic continues to span more than 25 years. During this time period, Dr. Iakovidis has managed all major aspects of the organization, including serving in roles from Chairman of the Marketing Committee, Chairman of the Operations Committee, member of the Finance Committee, member of the Board of Directors and most currently as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Board.
In addition to Dr. Iakovidis’ medical career, he also is the Owner of High Performance Car Care Centers located in Winter Haven, Florida; Dundee, Florida; and Auburndale, Florida. His interest in the auto mechanic field flourished when he first opened several different car wash centers in 1999.
Dr. Iakovidis has been involved in the amateur soccer arena, serving as a Coach and Manager of Clubs that have competed at the National level, for over 10 years. He was a Coach/Manager for the Royal Eagles Soccer Club; the Manger for the Kickers Football Club; a Board of Directors Member for the Florida Suncoast Soccer League and a participating member of the Lakeland Adult Soccer Organization. This passion led to purchasing the Lakeland based Florida Tropics MASL Team in 2016 and his vision to grow the club contributed to the addition of an outdoor USPL team.
Dr. Iakovidis continues to reside in Central Florida and has three grown children who are also pursuing careers in the Medical Field.