Curriculum Vitae




Dr. Panayiotis Symeonides




Ear, Nose & Throat - Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgeon



Personal details


Name: Panayiotis SYMEONIDES

Date of birth: March 1981

Nationality: Cypriot / British

Languages: Greek (native), Εnglish (fluent)

Address: American Medical Center, 215 Spyrou Kyprianou Ave. Strovolos, 2047, Nicosia , Cyprus

Telephone: 22476777, 22356160

Fax: 22476640, 22356170




Professional qualifications


Aug 2017: Fellowship in Advanced Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, UK)

July 2016: Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Otorhinolaryngology (Athens, Greece)

June 2007: Medical Degree (MBChB) with distinction in Special Study Project (University of Sheffield)



Post-graduate qualifications


Mar 2012: Diploma in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (DOHNS) (Royal College of Surgeons England)

Dec 2010: Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)  (Royal College of Surgeons England)


Professional body memberships


General Medical Council (UK)

Specialist Register for ENT Surgeons (UK)

Cyprus Medical Association

Otorhinolaryngology Society Cyprus

Royal College of Surgeons England

British and European Rhinologic Societies


Current position


Aug 2017 to date: Ear, Nose & Throat – Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgeon at American Medical Center and SkinLab Medical Center

Professional experience and training appointments


Jan 2015 - Aug 2017: Otorhinolaryngology (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield)                     

Sept 2014 – Jan 2015: Plastic Surgery (Northern General Hospital)                                        

Feb 2013 – Sept 2014: Otorhinolaryngology (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield)            

Aug 2011 – Feb 2013: Otorhinolaryngology (Doncaster Royal Infirmary)                             

Apr 2011 – Aug 2011: Otorhinolaryngology (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield)           

Dec 2010 – Apr 2011: Otorhinolaryngology (Chesterfield Royal Hospital)                             

Aug 2010 – Dec 2010: Plastic Surgery (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield)                       

Aug 2009 – Aug 2010: General Surgery (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals)                                  

Apr 2009 – Aug 2009: Orthopaedic Surgery (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield)              

Feb 2009 – Apr 2009: Cardiothoracic Surgery (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield)          

Aug 2008 – Feb 2009: Neurosurgery (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield)                       

May 2008 – Aug 2008: General Medicine (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield)                  

Feb 2008 – May 2008: Cardiology (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield)                             

Nov 2007 – Feb 2008: General Surgery (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield)                    

Aug 2007 – Nov 2007: Otorhinolaryngology (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield)            


Teaching and Training


  • Faculty member on international practical courses

Nov 2018: Sheffield FESS Course: Demonstrating endoscopic sinus and skull base surgical steps on cadaver

Feb 2014: Sheffield Core Skills ENT Course: Teaching fibreoptic nasoendoscopy technique

Mar 2013: Sheffield Core Skills ENT Course: Teaching myringotomy and grommet insertion technique

Sept 2012: National ENT Nursing Masterclass Doncaster Hospital: Teaching fibreoptic nasoendoscopy technique


  • Training courses for delivering effective teaching

Feb 2011: E-training for trainers, KSS Deanery: Online course

Apr 2009: Teaching the Teachers Course:  2-day practical training

Apr 2009: Teaching Clinical Skills, London Deanery: Online course

Apr 2009: Small Group Teaching, London Deanery: Online course

Jan 2009: Dealing with Conflicts and Complaints: 2-day practical training

  • Contributed to the formal monthly teaching sessions of the ENT department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, delivering power-point presentations and teaching clinical skills on simulated patients

  • Delivering daily adhoc bedside teaching to medical students and juniors colleagues


Courses and Coferences


  • ENT Society Cyprus Training day “Head and Neck Surgery – New developments”, Limassol, Nov 2018

  • ENT Society Cyprus Training day “Sleep apnoea and snoring”, Nicosia, May 2018

  • 27th Congress of the European Rhinologic Society, QE II Conference Centre, London, Apr 2018

  • Wessex Advanced Sinus Surgery Course, Southampton University Hospital, June 2017

  • IFOS ENT World Congress, Paris – France, June 2017

  • International Course in Modern Rhinoplasty Techniques, Academic Medical Centre of University of Amsterdam – Netherlands, Oct 2016

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course, Olympus Medical Expert Training, Barcelona – Spain, Sept 2016

  • East Midlands Dissection Course – FESS & Rhinology, Nottingham University Hospitals, Sept 2016

  • Laryngeal Dysplasia Course, Olympus Medical Expert Training, Edinburg, Feb 2016

  • Functional Endonasal Sinus Surgery, Newcastle Surgical Training Centre Freeman Hospital, Nov 2015

  • 4th Sheffield Ear Surgery Course (faculty), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, May 2014

  • Hearing & Balance Current Practice, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, May 2014

  • Level 2 Safeguarding Children Training, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, May 2014

  • ENT Coblation Training Course, ArthroCare Learning Centre, Mar 2014

  • The Sheffield Core Skills ENT Course, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Feb 2014

  • 4th National ENT Radiology Masterclass, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Jun 2013

  • 6th National Thyroid and Salivary Gland Masterclass awarded by Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Jun 2013

  • 2nd National Advanced ENT Emergencies Masterclass, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Jun 2013

  • 3rd Sheffield Advanced Ear Surgery Course, Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, May 2013

  •  Laser Safety Management Training, “Lasersafe”  Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, Mar 2013

  • 9th Annual ENT Masterclass, Royal College of Surgeons, London, Jan 2013

  • Basic Facial Plastic Surgery Course, Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHSFT, Oct 2012

  • 5th Annual Tracheostomy Masterclass, Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHSFT, Sept 2012

  • The Sheffield ENT Core Skills Course, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Mar 2012

  • 8th Annual ENT Masterclass, Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHSFT, Jan 2012

  • Care of Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) Course, Royal College of Surgeons England, Feb 2011

  • Basic Surgical Skills Course, Royal College of Surgeons England, Feb 2010

  • Paediatric Life Support, Sheffield Advanced Life Support Group, Jan 2010

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course, Royal College of Surgeons England, Nov 2009

  • Foundation Course Montagu Clinical Simulation Centre, Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHSFT, Oct 2008

  • ALERT Course, University of Portsmouth, Sept 2007

  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) Course, Resuscitation Council (UK), Sept 2007


Management and Leadership skills


  • Contributed to the organisation of two ENT Courses: 4th Sheffield Ear Surgery Course and Hearing & Balance Current Practice (Μάιος 2014)

  • Have been the rota organiser for ENT surgeons (2015 – 2016)

  • Have been a member of the Regional Head and Neck MDT and presented cases weekly

  • Completed a patient information leaflet for Meniere’s Disease which is circulated to the patients attending Doncaster Royal Infirmary ENT department

  • Completed the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and over the three years managed staff and resources and mentored younger members



Research and Publications




Microlaryngoscopy outcomes for early glottic lesions; P Symeonides, S Sionis. Presented to the Audit Meeting of the ENT Dept, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Oct 2016


Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy; P Symeonides, N Ashraf, A Ahmed, U Raghavan. Presented to the Audit Meeting of the ENT Dept, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Jun 2012


ENT Cancellations of elective theatre cases; Symeonides P. Presented to the ENT Dept, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Apr 2011


The incidence of post-op haematoma following prophylactic LMWH in Plastic surgery; Symeonides P. Presented to the Plastic Surgery Dept, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, Mar 2011 (complete audit circle)


An audit to assess the standard of care for substance misuse patients at Buchanan Road Surgery; Symeonides P. Presented to the staff of Buchanan Road GP practice, Sheffield, Sept 2006



Presentations (National / International)


Educational presentation to the general public about “Laryngeal Cancer”, Education Centre ATSAS, Nicosia, May 2018


Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy; P Symeonides, N Ashraf, A Ahmed, U Raghavan. Poster presentation in the North of England Otolaryngology Meeting, Sept 2012, Hull, UK


Incidence of post-op haematoma following prophylactic LMWH in Plastic Surgery; Symeonides P, Clarkson D, Loh C, Lam D. Poster Presentation in British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) Winter Meeting, Nov 2011, London, UK


Reconstructive management in craniofacial surgery for neoplasia involving the skull base is the prime determinant of surgical outcome; Sayal P, Symeonides P, Yousefpour A, Westin T, Fitzgerald A, Carroll T. Poster Presentation in British Association of Head and Neck Oncology Meeting, Apr 2010, London, UK


Restorative Proctocolectomy Without Ileostomy: The Sheffield Experience; Shorthouse AJ, Lovegrove RE, Symeonides P, Tekkis PP, Goodfellow PJ. Poster Presentation in the Annual Meeting of European Society of Coloproctology, Sept 2006, Lisbon, Portugal


Has the assessment of isolated ankle injuries in the Emergency Department altered since 1993? Locker T, Tryfonidis M, Hyland D, McCabe J, Ojo L, Powell M, Siddam M, Symeonides P, Walker O, Mason S, Wardrope J. Poster Presentation in the Annual Scientific Meeting of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Nov 2004, Leeds, UK





Elective Sphenopalatine Artery Ligation for Recurrent Epistaxis, Symeonides P and Mirza S, J Otol Rhinol, 2018 Jul; 7(4): doi: 10.4172/2324-8785.1000353


Chronic Umbilical Discharge: An unusual presentationof endometriosis; Jafferbhoy S, Symeonides P, Levy M, Shiwani MH. Sultan Qaboos Uni Med J 2013 Feb; 13(1): 143-6


A meta-analysis comparing conservative treatment versus acute appendectomy for complicated appendicitis (abscess or plegmon); Simillis C, Symeonides P, Shorthouse AJ, Tekkis PP. Surgery 2010 Jun; 147(6): 818-29


A selective approach to restorative proctocolectomy without ileostomy: a single centre experience; Lovegrove RE, Symeonides P, Tekkis PP, Goodfellow PB, Shorthouse AJ; Colorectal Dis 2008 Nov; 10(9): 916-24


Extra-curricular activities and charity work


Offered free screening for laryngeal cancer and patient examination as part of the campaign from PASYKAF Cancer Care Help Group in June 2018 and 2019 


Worked with the local community and produced a project to encourage the revival of a rural village in Cyprus during the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme