Dr. Papandreas is a native of Cleveland. Born in Lyndhurst, the middle of five children, his parents moved to Lakewood where he attended Lakewood High School.
Upon graduation Dr. Papandreas headed to the University of Illinois School of Engineering, ranked consistently as one of the top programs in the country. There he earned a combined degree in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering. He was presented with the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Award for Outstanding Achievement in Academic Engineering Research, awarded membership in the Gamma Epsilon Engineering Honors Fraternity, and consistently made the Engineering Dean’s List.
With a hope of blending a technical background with healthcare, Dr. Papandreas continued his education at Loyola University School of Dentistry, known as a leader nationally in clinical dentistry. He ranked #1 academically in his dental class for four consecutive years. In addition to the honor of Summa Cum Laude, he was awarded the Frank M. Amaturo Award for Highest GPA – Omicron Kappa Upsilon Fraternity, the Department of Dental Materials Scholastic Award, the Chicago Auxiliary Dental Society Scholarship Award for Highest Academic Achievement, and the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society Award for Academic Excellence.