Marina Paschalidou graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a B.S. in Neurology and is a holder of a Ph.D. thesis from the A.U.Th.
She trained at the National Hospital in London in the Department of Clinical Neurochemistry under the direction of E. Thompson, with the main subject being the investigation of the Cerebrospinal Fluid and the determination of the oligoclonal breakdown of IgG in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases.
She worked as a Specialist Neurologist at the 2nd University Neurological Clinic, A.U.Th. from 1986 – 2010, the clinic was part of the National Health System (NHS), and she retired with the rank of Director of the NHS.
Her services included general neurology, training of medical students, psychology students, and neurology specialists.
In 1986 she established and supervised the operation of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Investigation Laboratory, focusing on determining oligoclonal IgG as a diagnostic indicator in MS and differentiating other neurological diseases.
From 1996 to 1998, she worked in the research unit of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) on MS and continued collaborating with the Department of Molecular Virology of ING on the investigation of viruses in MS.
She is a founding member of the Hellenic Society of MS Patients, responsible for organizing, monitoring, investigating, and treatment protocols for MS patients.
She organized inter-hospital scientific conferences on the differential diagnosis of autoimmune, demyelinating, and other diseases.
She was involved in several research projects, including the study of hormones and thyroid function in MS in collaboration with the Department of Endocrinology at the 1st University Pathology Clinic AHEPA, Thessaloniki, Greece.
She also collaborated with the AHEPA University Ophthalmology Clinic, to study optic nerve disorders and applied optical coherence tomography (OCT) in optic nerve diseases.
She conducted a study on the psycho-emotional profile of patients with MS in collaboration with psychiatric departments of hospitals in Thessaloniki and the Department of Psychology of A.U.Th (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) with the aim of psychotherapeutic management of patients.
Additionally, she collaborated with the Hematology Laboratory of the Agios Pavlos Hospital of Thessaloniki to study vitamin B12, folic acid, and homocysteine in neurological diseases, with the goal of restoring any related disorders.
Stelios Karayiannides was born in 1979 in Nicosia. He graduated from the Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2006 and pursued his specialization in Sweden. He obtained the title of Specialist in Internal Medicine in 2012 and Specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes, in 2014.
He worked as a specialist Endocrinologist-Diabetologist at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm and the Endocrinology Clinic at Karolinska Hospital in Solna (Stockholm). Since 2018, he has been working at the Academic Specialist Center for Diabetes in Stockholm, a model reference center for the care of all types of Diabetes.
This center is a development of the Diabetes Department of the Endocrinology Clinic at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna (Stockholm).
Concurrently, he conducted and completed his Ph.D. thesis in 2022, exploring the impact of diabetes and glucose metabolism disorders on patients with cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and atrial fibrillation. The Swedish Diabetes Society awarded his thesis the Best Thesis of the Year 2022 for Diabetes in Sweden. He has presented several papers at various European conferences such as the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) conferences. Additionally, the findings from his research activity have been published in reputable international medical journals. He was also invited as a speaker at conferences of the Swedish Society of Endocrinology and the Swedish Society of Diabetes. He is one of the lecturers for the courses of Endocrinology-Diabetetology for medical students at Karolinska University.
He is a member of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), the Swedish Society of Endocrinology, and the Swedish Society of Diabetology.
- Degree in Medical School, University of Patra, Greece
- Gastroenterology specialty title (decision of the Directorate of Health and Public Health – Athens Prefecture)
- European Diploma in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Education Committee of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS)
- Ph.D. 1991: Undertaking the subject of a Doctoral Dissertation on the Pathophysiology of the Upper Digestive System
The Doctor deals with the investigation of problems in the digestive system by performing endoscopic diagnostic tests (gastroscopy, colonoscopy) related to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. The spectrum of his scientific interests includes the evaluation and treatment of diseases of the digestive system, bile ducts, pancreas, and liver. Also included are gastroesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and esophageal disease. The patient’s medical history is assessed and, where required, endoscopic procedures are performed, such as colonoscopy and gastroscopy using High Definition technology, and appropriate treatment is provided depending on the symptoms and endoscopic findings.
Private Practice Athens
Scientific Associate in Hospitals – Clinics (Athens Health Hospital, Athens Euroclinic, Metropolitan Hospital, Peristeri Medical Center)
Scientific Collaborator in insurance agencies (physician gastroenterologist at the local Health Unit – IKA of Peristeri and practicing Gastroenterologist at OAEE of Athens)
Gastroenterology Clinic of the 1st IKA Hospital
Pathology Clinic of Argos General Hospital
Field Service, Psachna Health Center, Chalkida Hospital
Military Service, 401 Military Hospital
Dr. Demetris Kalogeras is registered and a member of the following:
- Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
- Hellenic Society for the Study of the Liver
- Hellenic Group for the Study of Idiopathic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (EOMIFNE)
- Hellenic Society for the Study of Helicobacter and Other Gastrointestinal Infections (EEMELOP)
- Pancypriot Medical Association
- Gastroenterology Society of Cyprus
Areas of expertise
- Endoscopic gastroenterology
- Esophageal disorders
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Inflammatory bowel diseases
- Digestive Oncology
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Spastic Colitis)
- Peptic ulcer
- Helicobacter pylori (Diagnosis – Treatment – Treatment)
- Digestive polyps
- Colon diverticula
- Haemorrhoidal disease
- Pancreatic disorders
- Malabsorption syndrome
Mr. Pantelis Xenophontos graduated from the University College of Osteopathy in London, the oldest Osteopathic College in Europe, and underwent further training in Medical Acupuncture. His passion for sports led him to continue his studies in the field of sports medicine. He completed a master’s degree in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health from the University College London (UCL), one of the most renowned universities in the field of medicine in Europe.
He practiced in various clinics in London where he founded the PXOsteopathy and Sports Injury clinic in 2014.
He had the opportunity to work closely with elite athletes competing in track & field and endurance events, some of which have represented their countries in the Olympic Games of RIO 2016. Pantelis participated in several events offering track-side cover including the London Indoor Games, England U23&U20 Championships & the European Trials and he was part of the medical team that travelled with the athletes for their international training camp.
Since 2022 he is the scientific collaborator for sports injuries for APOEL Runners and Runner Club ‘Periklis Demitriou’
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy involves clinical care of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, which is made up of the bones, muscles, nerves and other tissues that support your body and control its movements.
Osteopaths use your individual medical history and environmental factors to understand the root cause of your pain to develop a personalised plan to help you manage your pain and move better.
Mr Xenophontos offers Osteopathic treatment which may involve any combination of Manual Therapy (manipulation, mobilisation, or neuromuscular techniques, soft tissue massage), Therapeutic Needling Techniques and Clinical Exercise Program. The treatment is tailored to each individual and is encouraged through advice on posture, lifestyle and aid to stress-related problems. This clinical advice aims to help patients understand the nature of their problems so that they can return to their everyday activities as soon as possible.
Specialises in musculoskeletal pain and sports related injuries
Back pain, neck pain, sciatica
Musculoskeletal pain during pregnancy
Arthritis pain (i.e. knee osteoarthritis)
Postural problems (i.e. Scoliosis)
Tendonitis and Tendinopathies
Mr. Pantelis Xenophontos is registered and a member of:
- Cypriot Osteopathic Registration Council (CORC CY)
- General Osteopathic Council (GOsC UK)
It is against the law to call yourself an osteopath unless you are qualified and registered with the Cypriot Osteopathic Council.
Christos Vichas is a Clinical Dietitian with a vast experience in hospitals around the UK for the NHS England. Christos specialises in gut health conditions and has worked with over 1000 patients who suffer from food intolerances and gastrointestinal problems such as IBS, IBD, Liver Disease, Oncology and Pancreatitis.
He also has a lot of experience with patients needing tube feeding as he has worked for over 3 years in the ITU. Despite his passion for gastrointestinal conditions he wants to help as many patients as possible to improve their health, become more comfortable around food, and trust their bodies.
He is here to help from patients with the most complicated conditions to ones who aim to lose weight.
- IBS & SIBO
- Complex Functional gut disorders
- Food allergies in adults and kids
- Digestive Disorders (EoE, Coeliac, GERD, IBD and more!!)
- Chronic Pancreatitis
- Fatty liver
- Weight loss
- Meal prep and planning
- PCOS & women’s health
Dr. Petridis received his medical degree from the medical school of the University
of Milan, Italy (2001). He specializes in minimally invasive techniques in Spine Surgery,
in new technologies and techniques and is fully trained in the treatment of Brain and Spine injury, in NeuroOncology, and in the intensive care of patients with neurosurgery damage.
Dr. Stephanie Soteriadou is a Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine.
She graduated with a medical degree from the University of Manchester in 2006. She completed all her training in the U.K and worked there as a Consultant in the NHS.
She has vast experience in dealing with gastroenterology related conditions which include Endoscopy (Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy), Luminal (such as Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable bowel Syndrome, Coeliac disease etc.) and Hepatology.
Dr Soteriadou believes in research and has been involved in several projects. She has presented her work in National and International conferences and is a published author. She believes in the importance of continuing medical education and attends conferences and online conferences to ensure she keeps up with the latest guidelines.
Throughout her career she has been involved in teaching and education and was the Training and Education Lead in her previous job. She has taught and has been an examiner of doctors, medical students, and allied health professionals.
Dr Soteriadou is a Member of the PanCyprian Medical Association, Cypriot & British Society of Gastroenterology, Royal College of Physicians, and the General Medical Council.
Dr. Stelios Orphanides graduated from the Medical University of Malta in 2006. He then returned to Cyprus, where he received a license to practice.
He moved to Sweden where he completed his specialty in Geriatrics at the Södra Älvsborg Hospital. During his training he worked regularly at the Osteoporosis Clinic and was successful in the ISCD (International Society of Clinical Densitometry) exams thus obtaining the title of CCD (Certified Clinical Densitometrist) which allows him to investigate and accurately interpret radiology findings and then recommend the appropriate treatment for Osteoporosis. Dr. Orphanides also holds an MSc in Dementia from the University Hospital Karolinska in Sweden and has been awarded the title of ‘Silvialäkare’ (Doctor of Queen Sylvia of Sweden) which is the highest title awarded for work done in the field of dementia in Sweden.
Dr. Stelios Orphanides (MD, MSc, CCD) is a Senior Consultant in Geriatrics in Sweden and specializes in the field of geriatrics and specifically in Dementia and Osteoporosis. He is the head of the Memory Clinic in the Älvsborg district of Southern Sweden.
After completing his specialty, he was promoted to Senior Consultant in Geriatrics and was appointed Head of the Memory Clinic where he performed specialized research of dementia disorders for the area of Södra Älvsborg in Southern Sweden. He also worked as a Geriatric Caregiver in geriatric medical centers and was also responsible for providing specialized home medical care for elderly patients. Dr. Stelios Orphanides can offer specialized research for dementia and osteoporosis, as well as advice for elderly patients.
Dr George Z. Panos is a Specialist in Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases (MD, PhD, DTM&H(Lon)), FRCP(Lon) Fmr Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Cyprus Medical School & Nicosia General Hospital and holds a Biomedical Electronic Engineer Degree (BSc, CEng, MIET). Trained in Internal Medicine &Infectious Diseases at the 1st University Clinic of the University of Athens Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens. Subsequently worked as a Consultant Specialist Physician / Infectious Diseases & Head of HIV – Special Infections Unit, Penteli General Hospital, Athens. Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor (elected) of Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases at the University of Patras School of Medicine, Patras University General Hospital. Served as Senior Registrar – Junior Consultant at the Dept. of Infection & Tropical Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, UK and as Clinical Research Fellow at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, St. Stephen’s Centre, London. Participated in numerous national & international multicenter studies as principal investigator and participates in more than 139 publications listed on pubmed; has authored several medical manuals and wrote chapters in books. Participates as Editorial panel and is a reviewer for a number of medical and biomedical engineering journals and is involved in the creation of a global electronic Health Record (eHR). Has served, as the Medical Doctor, for the Cyprus Olympic Team 2020, Tokyo, Japan.
Dr Michalis Rovanias has experience as a Senior Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Clinical Research, Critical Care, Medical Education, and Hospitals. Strong healthcare services professional with a Specialization in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology – Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Oncology focused in Medicine from Lund University Hospital – Karlskrona BLS Hospital Sweden.