Cyprus to honour ‘Father of Fetal Medicine’ Dr Kypros Nicolaides
Paphos-born professor Kypros Nicolaides who is worldwide renowned as ‘Father of Fetal Medicine’ was recently awarded the Grand Cross of Makarios III – Cyprus’ highest civilian honour.
President Nicos Anastasiades carried out the honour at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia.
London-based Dr Nicolaides, who was recently featured on the new Netflix series The Surgeon’s Cut, was born in the coastal city in 1953.
He studied medicine at King’s College London and then became Director of the Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, the first fetal medicine unit in the UK.
Whilst there, he created research and educational programme that saw King’s College Hospital become a global hub in the field of fetal medicine, with thousands of doctors visiting from across the world.
He was recently elected to the US National Academy of Medicine of the USA, one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine.
Professor Nicolaides, or “Dr Kypros” as he is known, is a graduate of The English School leaving in 1970 to complete his studies in London. He continues to be a source of inspiration and support to medical students from The English School and Cyprus, and is also the patron of the recently founded Cyprus Medical Society UK.
Read about Dr Kypros and his astounding legacy, as well as our proud tradition of medicine in this year’s school magazine ‘Brave New World’.
Originally posted in in-cyprus.philenews on 30th July 2021 - https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/cyprus-to-honour-father-of-fetal-medicine-dr-kypros-nicolaides/