Athena Chatzigiannidis, DO 
REGION 5
Resident Council



My name is Athena Chatzigiannidis, and I am a third-year family medicine resident at Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. My interests in medicine include women and children's health, as well as working with rural and underserved populations. I joined ACOFP as a first-year medical student and fell in love with the unique sense of family and encouragement I received from both my peers and mentors within the organization. After spending a year on the ACOFP National Student Executive Board and a year serving as the Student Governor on the ACOFP Board of Governors, I was eager to join the Resident Council and continue to be a voice for my peers, as well as future generations of our profession. Last year, I had the pleasure of serving as the vice chair of the Resident Council and hope to continue to contribute to the growth of our council this year. Representing my colleagues from across the nation has been an amazing honor. My hobbies include trivia night, gardening and refurbishing old furniture. Prior to medical school, I owned and operated an educational children's petting zoo, and still enjoy spending time with animals and outdoors on my days off. For anyone considering leadership within the ACOFP, I can confidently say you will not regret your time in service or the lasting bonds that you will form!