Who I Am

A few words about my journey

I am passionate about Ophthalmology and committed to career even before graduating from medical school.
 
Having gained five years of great clinical & surgical experience in  Ophthalmology in Greece and after completed my training at Attikon University Hospital I received my CCT by the University of Athens in 2012
 
Along with my professional development as a doctor I have completed my postgraduate studies and awarded a Master's Degree in Healthcare Management.
 
My dream-goal to become a Vitreoretinal surgeon brought me and my family in the UK.
 
I was honoured to be a member of one of the world's leading eye hospitals Moorfields Eye Hospital City Road as a Medical Retina Clinical Research Fellow and of the Institute of Ophthalmology of UCL as Senior Research Associate in Visual Neuroscience Lab.
 
I had my first VR fellowship at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust which has the largest specialised eye unit in the South-East of England, serving a total population of 1 million and is the major training unit for postgraduate speciality trainees in the Kent Surrey and Sussex region and provides teaching to undergraduate medical students of Kings College Hospital and Guys and St Thomas Hospital Medical Schools.
 
I had the privilege to work as senior Vitreoretinal Fellow in London's best-known teaching hospital, St Thomas' Hospital under the guidance of world-leading VitreoRetinal consultants such as Mr.Laidlaw and Prof.Williamson, expanding my horizons as a VR surgeon in the surgical, clinical and research field.
 
On June 2018 I was appointed as Vitreoretinal Consultant substantive post in University Hospital of Southampton NHS Trust where I am serving with commitment my duties as a surgeon but also as a certified clinical and educational supervisor of Wessex Deanery and Royal College of Ophthalmology  for VR fellows, Trainees in Ophthalmology and CESR trainees. I am also an an active member of University of Southampton as supervisor of Research Projects for Medical Students and a regular lecturer for  their Ophthalmology teaching.

You can find below all the details about my journey to the world of Vitreoretinal Surgery.

 

Consultant Ophthalmologist - Vitreoretinal Surgeon

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Since November 2018

Consultant Ophthalmologist (substantive post)

  • On June 2018 I was appointed as Vitreoretinal Consultant substantive post in University Hospital of Southampton NHS Trust where I am serving with commitment my duties as a Vitreoretinal Surgeon

  • I am also as a certified Clinical and Educational Supervisor of Wessex Deanery and Royal College of Ophthalmology  for VR fellows, Trainees in Ophthalmology and CESR trainees.

  • I am also an an active member of University of Southampton as Supervisor of Research Projects for Medical Students and a regular lecturer for  their Ophthalmology teaching.

 

My Retinal Fellowships

The UK Journey

March 2017-November 2018

St Thomas' Hospital - London

Senior VitreoRetinal Fellow at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Hospital, London

December 2015-March 2017

Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

  • VR Fellow at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

January 2014-December 2015

Moorfields Eye Hospital / Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

  • VR – MR Fellow at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHSTrust

  • Honorary Clinical Research Fellow - Moorfields Eye Hospital (CityRoad)

  • Honorary Senior Research Associate in Visual Neuroscience Lab - Institute of Ophthalmology-UCL

November 2012 - January 2014

Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road)

  • Medical Retina Clinical Research Fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital (City Road)

  • Senior Research Associate in Visual Neuroscience Lab - Institute of Ophthalmology-UCL

 

My Training in General Ophthalmology

My Greek Journey in Ophthalmology

December 2010-October 2012

Attikon University Hospital - Department of Ophthalmology II

  • Senior Resident of Ophthalmology

  • Honorary VR-MR fellow

June 2012-October 2012

Athens Macula Center

  • MR fellow

January 2007-April 2010

Katerini General Hospital, Ophthalmology Department

Katerini General Hospital, Ophthalmology Department
Resident of Ophthalmology

 

Qualifications

MD, MSc, CCT

Master's Degree (MSc)

2012

Open University Cyprus, Healthcare Management

Ophthalmology CCT
(Title of Specialty in Ophthalmology)

University of Athens / Greek Ministry of Health / Region of Attica - Directorate of Public Health / Department of Health Services and Professions.

2012

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

University of Patras, School of Medicine

1996-2002

 

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