Dr Arthur Karagiannis served three years as President of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) from November 2011 until November 2014. He has been involved in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) at state branch level since 2001 and is now Vice President of RANZCO.

He practices privately in Adelaide and is committed to the delivery of high quality ophthalmic services to regional communities. He has provided ophthalmology services to the Victorian town of Mildura for the past 10 years, and also to the regional South Australian town of Berri.

Arthur has been involved in overseas aid to Burma providing ophthalmology training to local doctors. Born and bred in South Australia, he and his wife Adrianna are proud parents of four children.

Aside from a busy practice and his involvement with both RANZCO and the ASO, he finds time for local community activities including immediate past president and chair of the South Australian state soccer club, West Adelaide.