Since 2011, Dr Ioannides has held the post of Course Director of the St George’s, University of London medical programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia Medical School. Dr Ioannides qualified from the University of Manchester Medical School (MBChB with honours) and got a PhD in Developmental Biology from University College London.
He was Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust until 2010 and currently practises at Aretaeio Hospital in Nicosia. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, an Affiliate Member of the Royal College of Physicians and is currently the President of the Cyprus Society of Human Genetics.
His research interests include the study of the developmental and genetic basis of congenital malformations and his research work on the study of tracheo-oesophageal development and malformations has been published in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings.
He completed his residency training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in May 2014 and was awarded specialist status from the Ministry of Health in Greece. He is a Lecturer at the University of Nicosia and holds an honorary appointment with St George’s, University of London. Alexander currently holds the position of Clinical skills Lead, Senior lecturer in Anatomy and Orthopaedics for the St. George’s University of London Medical Programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia Medical School.
He has been employed at the Medical School since 2011. Dr Kroushovski is the founder and Chairperson of the AO Trauma MID Cyprus chapter and has participated as a speaker in a number of international trauma conferences. His research interests include medical education, trauma and sports medicine.
Dr Polyniki holds a medical degree and a postgraduate degree in the specialty of Psychiatry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a Master’s degree in the Management of Health Services from the University of Cyprus. She has completed training in Telemedicine/Telehealth with Howard University College of Medicine, Washington D.C., USA; has done a Clinical Attachment in Psychiatry at King’s College Hospital, London, UK; and completed a Residency in Neurology at Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the field of Medical Education at St George’s, University of London.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs, a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. David was Chairman of Council of the Royal College of GPs from 2001 to 2004, and was also a member of the NHS Modernisation Board, vice chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, a member of the Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board, a member of NHS Medical Education England, a member of the Royal College of Physicians Future Hospital Commission, and co-chair of the Modernising Medical Careers Programme Board from 2006-9.
He has written 13 books, mainly on health topics for the lay public and translated into 13 languages, and well over fifteen hundred articles for the medical and lay press. In 2014 he was named by Debretts and the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential and inspirational people in the United Kingdom, and he was awarded CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by the Queen in 2004 for services to Medicine and Health Care.
Dr Stavrou holds a Medical Degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and an MSc in “Wound Healing and Tissue Repair” from the University of Cardiff, School of Medicine, UK.
He is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with residency training in Sheba Medical Center at Tel-Hashomer, Tel Aviv, Israel where he still holds a position as a visiting surgeon. He has a fellowship in “Advanced Aesthetic Surgery” from the Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery – Monash University, Australia.
Currently Dr Stavrou runs a solo practice in Nicosia, Cyprus. Dr Stavrou’s research interests include breast cancer, burn trauma and aesthetic rejuvenation of the facial mosaic. His research work has been published in international conference proceedings and refereed academic journals. Dr Stavrou is also a fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery EBOPRAS and an ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) instructor.
He started his Academic and Professional Career in Cleveland, Ohio as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Case Western Reserve University. He returned to Greece and was appointed Assistant and Associate Professor in Surgery at the Athens Medical School. Nevertheless, he has maintained his ties with Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he serves as a Lecturer and Consultant in Surgery respectively.
His Academic work covers most aspects of General Surgery. His main interest is in the field of Endocrine Surgery where he has contributed extensively. His two textbooks on “The Adrenal Glands” and “Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy” published by Springer in 2005 and 2012 respectively, along with Chapters in textbooks and several significant peer reviews publications have established Professor Linos as one of the Leaders in Endocrine Surgery worldwide.
Professor Linos currently serves as a member of the International Advisory Board of JAMA Surgery and is the Governor of the Greek Chapter of American College of Surgeons.
He trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at Charing Cross Hospital London, Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, Hammersmith Hospital London and Manchester Royal Infirmary among others and he served as consultant in Nephrology at King’s College Hospital London. He repatriated to Cyprus and led the department of Nephrology at Larnaca General Hospital for many years, which he developed from a small satellite unit to a fully autonomous and busy department. He now works at the Aretaeion Hospital in Nicosia, where he served for some years as chairman of the board.
Since 2011 he has worked for the launch and successful delivery of the St George’s University of London medical programme delivered by the University of Nicosia Medical School, in which the Aretaeion Hospital has played a significant part. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Nicosia Medical School and holds an honorary appointment with St George’s, University of London.
Over the years, he published original research on aluminum encephalopathy, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, low molecular weight heparin (his doctorate subject), erythropoietin and other topics. His clinical interests include the management of resistant hypertension, the cardiorenal syndrome, the preservation of renal function in diabetic and non-diabetic chronic renal failure, immunosuppression in glomerulonephritis (including lupus and vasculitis) as well as the management of patients under intensive care, amongst others.
She was awarded a scholarship by the Government of Cyprus to study Medicine and graduated from The Medical Academy of Sofia with honours. She carried out her postgraduate studies in Medicine, in the UK, where prior to starting her training in Psychiatry, she obtained wide-ranging experience in General Medicine, in particular Neurology and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP).
She trained in Psychiatry at the Joint Maudsley/Bethlem Hospitals and Kings’ College Hospital and completed her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, on the subject of the mechanism of action of antidepressant drugs, which was awarded by the University of London. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPSYCH) and was awarded a fellowship (FRCPSYCH) in 2006.
She worked as a University Hospital NHS Consultant in Adult Psychiatry in East London for 20 years until 2010. She has particular clinical and research interest and expertise in the management of Mood (Affective) Disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder) and in Psychopharmacology.
She also has an interest in the interface between primary and secondary care and has been a psychiatric advisor to the World Association of Family Practitioners (WONCA) Working Group on mental health and has contributed to the writing of the Transcultural Guidelines in the Treatment of Depression and the Companion to Psychiatry for Family Medicine.
She has a particular interest in ethnic minorities and has been actively involved with the Somali community, helping with provision of mental health services both in the UK and Somalia.
She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. She is on the editorial board of several medical journals and regularly referees manuscripts submitted for publication. She also acts as referee for NIHR (National Institute for Health Research UK) applications for research funding. She has been member of the Research Ethics Committee for over 20 years.
He holds a B.Sc degree in Medical Sciences, (Sociology and Psychology in relation to Medicine) and a Medical Degree M.B., CH.B both from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
He specialized in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in London Teaching Hospitals and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, UK.
He sub-specialised in Gynaecological Oncology as a WHO Fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, UK and as a Fulbright Scholar at Washington Medical Center, U.S.A.
He had training as a Fulbright School in Pre-Implantation Genetics Diagnosis (PGD) at the Reproductive Genetics Institute, Chicago, U.S.A.
Dr Gabriel Kalakoutis returned to Cyprus in 1985 and was the Director of Obstetrics/ Gynaecology at Makarios Hospital till 2007. He introduced Colposcopy, operative Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy and new surgical techniques in the treatment of Gynaecological Cancer at Makarios Hospital.
He trained for the first time in Cyprus junior doctors for the specialty of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
He now works at Private Aretaeio Hospital as a consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
He puplished original research with the late Professor Yury Verlisnky on Pre-Implantation Genetics Diagnoses for Thalassemia. The PGD research became clinical reality worldwide, with the birth of the first healthy babies in Cyprus after Pre-Implantation Genetics Diagnosis for Thalassemia.
Dr Kanellopoulos holds a Medical Diploma from University of Athens, a Doctor Medicine (DM) degree from the University of Aberdeen (UK) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the University of Oslo, Norway.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (UK) and holds the Certificate of Completion of Surgical Training (CCST) for Cardiothoracic Surgery from the UK.
His research interests include myocardial revascularisation, neoagiogenesis, neuronal cell death and spinal cord ischemic injury.
Dr Kaponides graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Karolinska Institute and specialised in Neurology at the Karolinska University Hospital, both in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a Consultant Neurologist and he also holds certification in General Practice. After working in Stockholm both in university hospitals and in private practices for six years, he moved to Cyprus in 2009. He is currently in private practice in Limassol and he is an associate doctor of Ygeia polyclinic.
In 2010 he was elected president of the Cyprus Neurological Society, a position he held until 2014. He has a special interest in Cerebrovascular neurology, Traumatic brain injury, Neurorehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis, Post-polio syndrome and Botulinum toxin treatment for neurological conditions.
He is a board member and national delegate for Cyprus at the UEMS/EBN (European Union of Medical Specialists/European Board of Neurology) and an appointed member of the European Academy of Neurology Scientific Panels on Stroke and Neurorehabilitation.
He is currently the Academic Lead for Clinical Placements (CS & T year) and General Practice Curriculum Lead for the St. George’s University of London Medical Programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia Medical School. Moreover, Dr Samoutis is the Deputy Head of the Center for Primary Care and Population Health. Previously, he has been teaching as visiting lecturer undergraduate (Nursing) and postgraduate students (MSc in Health Management). His research focuses on primary & community healthcare, chronic disease management, healthcare quality improvement (i.e. implementation of electronic patient records, clinical guidelines/ clinical audit). Recently, Dr Samoutis has been appointed as NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK) international Associate. His research work has been published in refereed academic journals and international conference proceedings. Dr Samoutis serves currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Compassionate Health Care (BMC).
She has over 15 years of experience in the field of medical physics ranging from clinical work, over research and business development to regulatory work at the government. She worked in radiotherapy at the Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre and passed the American Board of Radiology Certification. She founded and managed a high tech start-up on medical imaging. Recently, she held the post of vice-chair at the Council of the European Union in Brussels for the regulatory work in the area of medical devices. She was awarded a Chevening scholarship for her MSc, a Hensley Nankivell studentship for her PhD and research grants from NATO and the Cyprus Research Foundation. She received young investigator awards from the Institute of Cancer Research and the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology and she won the first prize at the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition. She raised ¼ million Euros to start her own business in medical imaging.
Her research focuses on the optimisation of medical imaging techniques to improve diagnosis. Her peer reviewed research has been published in Journals like Physics in Medicine and Biology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.
He is a consultant physician and rheumatologist having graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in the UK (MB BCh) and after passing the examinations and becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP) he specialised in Oxford obtaining dual accreditation – in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology. He practices at Aretaeion Hospital in Nicosia.
He is chairman of the scientific committee of the Cyprus rheumatologists’ association and President of the Medical Royal Colleges Association of Cyprus (the association of doctors who specialised in the UK). His clinical interests include epidemiology of rheumatic diseases, inflammatory arthritis, patient information and Behcet’s Disease.
He is founder/editor of a rheumatology patient information series and he has worked for a number of years in promoting rheumatic diseases awareness. He has posters regularly presented at international scientific meetings as well as peer reviewed journal publication and a chapter in a medical textbook.
He holds a MD, Doctor of Medicine from Szeged University from Hungary, 2003. He is a Geriatrician and Internist. He is a member of the Cyprus Medical Association, Swedish Medical Association and Swedish Geriatric Society.
Dr Loizou holds a BSc degree in Physiology, a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MB.BS.) and a Doctor of Medicine degree (Gastroenterology), all from the University of London. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP). He completed his general medical and specialist training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in London and was appointed as Lecturer in Gastroenterology at the University of London (1988-1990).
Dr Loizou carried out clinical research on the use of lasers in Gastroenterology, which culminated in the award of a Doctor of Medicine degree by the University of London. He has a special interest in hepatobiliary and inflammatory bowel diseases, nutritional support, neurogastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy.
His research work has been published in international conference proceedings peer reviewed academic journals and book chapters.
He is a member of International Scientific Societies and a recipient of several awards for his scientific work. He has published a number of articles in scientific journals and chapters in books, which address a wide variety of clinical and basic research issues, related to Paediatric Endocrinology. He has been actively participating in numerous international meetings and he is a reviewer of several international medical journals.
His research area is focused on: Endocrinopathies in Thalassaemia, Genetics of Endocrine disorders, Disorders of sexual development, Epidemiology of Congenital Hypothyroidism, and Diabetes Mellitus type 1. He successfully supported his PhD thesis on the spectrum of molecular defects in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in the island of Cyprus.
She holds a BSc in Medical Sciences and a Medical degree from the University of Nottingham UK (BM, BS 1999). She has specialized in Paediatrics and is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK since 2004. She also holds a PhD in Epidemiology/Public Health from the Department of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology (2015) and her work focussed on the epidemiology of vitamin D status in adolescents in Cyprus and its relation to the prevalence of asthma, allergic diseases and atopy. She is also a certified lactation consultant and a founding member of the Cyprus Breastfeeding Association “Gift for Life”.
Her research interests include the environmental determinants of respiratory and allergic diseases in children (including vitamin D) and the association of early life exposures with the development of chronic diseases in adult life. Her research work has been published in peer review journals and has been presented in European and International conferences.
Panos Economou is the Founder, CEO and Surgeon of Saint Anastasios Clinic / Centre for Laparoscopic Operations and General Surgery. He is Ex-President of the Cyprus Surgical Society. His interests include medical education, medical computing, computer programming and engineering.
His research earned him a European patent (2010 EP2171310, PCT/WIPO WO2009/003426) as well as a US Patent (2010 US2010275712) published in 2015.
In 1998 she was appointed to a Consultant Paediatric Neurology post at the Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust (Alder Hey Hospital) and in Jan 2004 was appointed to the post of Consultant Paediatric Neurologist / Epileptologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College Hospital, (UCL), London, UK.
In Sept 2007 she returned to Cyprus, whereby she acted as a co-founder and director of the Cyprus Paediatric Neurology Institute, (CPNI) in Nicosia. She holds a contract with the Ministry of Health in Cyprus, has an affiliation with the Makarios Hospital, Nicosia and she has a visiting scientist status at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). She currently heads the Paediatric Neurology Unit of the Neuroscience Department at the American Heart Institute, Nicosia.Dr. Nicolaides is involved in several research projects is well published and has presented her work in the UK, Europe and Cyprus.
He is Board certified in Adult and Child Psychiatry by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.
He is past President of the World Hellenic Biomedical Association and honorary President of the Cyprus Psychiatric Association. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York Medical College.
Professor Karayiannis joined the University of Nicosia in September 2013, having previously worked at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Liverpool University (1976-1981), Department of Medicine, Royal Free Hospital Medical School (1981-1987), Department of Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (1987-1995) and the Hepatology Section, St Mary’s Campus, Imperial College London (1995-1012).
He is currently Module convenor for Life Protection for both CS and T years and Academic Lead for the Clinical Investigation Education Development element (CIED) of T year for the St. George’s University of London Medical Programme delivered in Cyprus by the University of Nicosia. Over the years he has taught both under-graduate (MBBS) and post-graduate (MSc) students, and supervised numerous PhD students.
His research interests are concerned with the hepatitis viruses, predominantly B and C (HBV, HCV) and include the study of the mechanisms that favour viral persistence and evasion of the immune response during chronic infection, the effect of HBV variants arising during the natural history of the infection on long term disease outcome and those arising as a result of human intervention, through vaccination or antiviral treatment, as well as new approaches to treatment. Other research interests include studies on the basic molecular biology of both HBV and HCV, the role of various viral proteins in the replication of the viruses, possible interference with cellular biosynthetic or defence pathways, as well as their role in hepatocarcinogenesis. More recently, his research work has concentrated on the role of genomic HCV mutations that have been identified in isolates from immune privileged sites such as peripheral blood mononuclear cells and brain tissue, and the effect of such mutations on the replication capacity of infectious clones of the virus. He is European Editor for the Journal of Viral Hepatitis and on the editorial board of a number of other journals. He has authored well over 200 original papers and reviews in peer reviewed journals and books.
He is also Visiting Professor in the Institute of Global Health at Imperial College, London. He is currently the President of the International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (FIGO). He was the past President of the British Medical Association (‘13-‘14) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK (‘07-‘10).
Arulkumaran is author of 270 indexed publications, 32 books and 164 book chapters. He is currently serving as Editor in Chief of the popular postgraduate series ‘Best Practise and research in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology’ and the free web based educational resource Global Library of Women’s medicine (www.glowm.com). He is a Hon Doctorate of Science of the University of London, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and University of Athens. He is a Honorary Fellow of the American, South African, Hong Kong, Australian NewZealand, Indian, Sri Lankan and Pakistan Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a Hon member of several National Societies. He was awarded the Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom in recognition of Services to Medicine & Health in her Birthday Honours List in June 2009.
At St George’s, where he led many curriculum reforms, he held roles of Dean of Education, Vice Principal (Teaching and Learning) and Deputy Principal.
He has a special interest in professionalism. In connection with this he was awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship in 2002; was a member of the Royal College of Physicians’ ‘Doctors in Society’ working party in 2004-5; and the Royal College of GP’s 2007 Pickles Lecturer. He is the recent past President of the Academy of Medical Educators, a UK based professional standards organisation for medical education.
He has held several executive or independent director roles in University, College, NHS Trust and National Charity sectors.
He has been involved with medical education Quality Assurance work for the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Higher Education Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for around fifteen years.
He has over 150 publications in the fields of academic primary care and in medical education.
He trained in General Medicine and Neurology in the UK and in Neuropathology in Perth Australia. Since 1992 he works as a Senior Consultant in the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics where he is also in charge of the Neuropathology Lab. His clinical interests are neuromuscular disorders and Multiple Sclerosis. He sees a variety of myopathies and neuropathies and he is particularly interested in TTRMet30 amyloidotic neuropathy.
He joined the the University of Nicosia Medical School in 2011 and he is currently the Module Convenor for Life Control for CS and T Year as well as Lead for NeuroPlus in P Year for the St. George’s University of London Medical Programme delivered in Cyprus at the University of Nicosia. In 2012 he was appointed Professor at the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine and he is the Organizer of the Neuroscience and Neurogenetics course.
His main research interests include the study of Complement C1Q and C5aR inhibition in a mouse model of TTRMet30 amyloidotic neuropathy, the study of modifier genes and epigenetics in disease severity in Multiple Sclerosis.
He served as deputy chair of the Technology Assessment and Health Informatics Working Group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (TAHI WG, ESICM, 2011 – 2013), as well as founding member and vice-chairman of the NGO “Intensive Care Forum” (Est. 2006). He has been research associate of the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Cyprus since 2002 and has been appointed to the Academic Council for the Master in Hospital Administration at the Open University of Cyprus. He has also served as member and vice-chairman of the Review Bioethics Committee for Biomedical Research and Clinical Trials from 2007 to 2011.
Beyond his clinical / administrative / educational activities, Dr Kyprianou has coordinated / participated in, a number of National / International, EU co-funded research and development projects in the fields of Telemedicine, Bio-signals data management, Intensive Care and Home Care: EMISPHER (EUMEDIS, 2002), Healthware (7PF, 2005), Tele-Hippocrates (INTERREG, 2009), Arogi & Immunonutrition in TBI (National funding, 2004), CoBaTrICE / COBA-IT (Leonardo, 2006 & 2008), IASIS smart bed (FP7, 2009), PROSAFE (DG SANCO, 2009), Tele-Prometheus & Tele-Rehabilitation (INTERREG, 2011), Creactive (FP7 program, 2013). He has been invited speaker in many national / international seminars and conferences and he is author / co-author of a number of articles and collaborative studies published in books / proceedings / peer reviewed journals. He also spoke publicly and extensively on radio and TV regarding organ donation and end-of-life ethics, family support and Home-care, quality assurance in Health Services and the role of research in implementing and safeguarding good clinical practice.