We are proud to announce that Mina “Mike” Kalfas, MD, one of our family medicine physicians, has been recognized as a community leader in the anti-heroin fight in the region. Dr. Kalfas was selected for his work providing hope to individuals, families and members of the community affected by heroin use.
Dr. Kalfas was one of five individuals selected among people nominated by the community. He received a humanitarian award at a gala on Sept. 4.
“Dr. Kalfas is a leader in The Christ Hospital’s mission to transform care across the region and improve the health of our community by providing exceptional outcomes, affordable care and the finest patient experiences,” said Mike Jennings, M.D., Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of The Christ Hospital Health Network. “He is a very thoughtful physician with a great passion for fighting the heroin epidemic in our region.”
Raised in Campbell County, Ky., Dr. Kalfas is a family medicine practitioner with deep roots in the community. Dr. Kalfas received his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency at Bethesda Family Practice Program in Cincinnati. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.
He joined The Christ Hospital Physicians after practicing in Pendleton County for 15 years as a primary care physician and as the medical director of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Kalfas practices at The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center – Fort Wright.
The Heroes Against Heroin humanitarian awards program is led by Transitions Inc, the largest the largest substance use disorder treatment center in Northern Kentucky. The program and benefit for the nonprofit organization started in 2015.