We believe our team meets the highest standards of excellence and is approved by the American Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Association.  The core surgeons consists of Dr Spiros Lazarou, Plastic & Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon,  Johns Hopkins University graduated, Professors Vasilios Zerris, Harvard University and Gerhardt Friehs, University of Minnesota, Neurosurgeons and Dr Neofytos Demetriades, Tufts Medical Center Boston, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.  Additionally, Kostas Papakostas, ENT, specialised entirely abroad for 12 years and specifically in New York, (USA), Liverpool and Cardiff (UK). Professor Ilias Papathanasiou, Speech Pathology, University College London, Professor George Kanavakis and Bettina Kalliris, orthodontists, Dr Maria Psomas, Anesthesiologist, University of Minnesota and began her career at Mayo Clinic. There is a wider circle of colleagues that include swallowing, prosthodontist, pediatric dentist experts. The team has a total of over 300 publications and 10 books between them.

Spyros A. Lazarou, MD

Plastic Craniomaxillofacial & Reconstructive Surgeon
Chief of Craniofacial Surgery at “HYGEIA” hospital
Chief of Pediatric Plastic & Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at “IASO Children’s” hospital
Johns Hopkins University graduate (with honors)
University of Pittsburgh graduate
Active Member of the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association (ACPA)
Member of the ASPS – American Society of Plastic Surgery

Prof. Vasilios A. Zerris MD, MPH, MSc, FAANS

Chief of the Neurosurgery Clinic at the “Hygeia Hospital”
Chief of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Department at “Mitera Children’s Hospital”
Professor of Neurosurgery at European University Cyprus and the University of Cyprus
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery University of Texas A&M, USA
Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery,
Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons,
HARVARD University graduate

Dr. Neophytos Chr. Dimitriadis, DDS, MD, MSc

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Facial cosmetic surgery graduate from the Tufts University of Boston, USA
Assistant Professor at the Medical School of the European University of Cyprus
Board Certified by the American Boards of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Gerhard M. Friehs, MD, MA, FACGS, IFAANS

Professor of Neurosurgery at European University Cyprus/Laureate International Universities
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Graz in Austria
Fellow of the American College of General Surgeons
Dep. Chairman of the Pedriatric Neurosurgery Department at Mitera Children’s Hospital

Maria Pasiali – Psoma, MD

Studied and was trained in medicine, at the University of Minnesota.
She began her career at Mayo Clinic by training in 2 specialties, Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology, where she was eventually employed as anesthesiologist.