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Curriculum vitae

With ten years' experience working for the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, specialised in Laparoscopic Surgery and Colposcopy, and with deep understanding of non-interventional labour including vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) I returned to Greece end-2011 aiming to provide high quality Obstetric and Gynaecology Services.

I was born in Athens, Greece but spent my teen years in Brussels, Belgium graduating from the European School of Brussels.

After completing my Medical studies at the University of Crete in 2000 I worked initially in Rural General Practice
in Crete (2000-2001) and as General Surgery trainee at Veria General Hospital (2001-2002).

In 2002 I moved to the United Kingdom in order to train in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, eventually remaining till 2011.

During my training I worked in some of the biggest Units in Glagow and Edinburgh, such as the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Glasgow Southern General Hospital και Wishaw General Hospital. These hospitals are referral centres for the south of Scotland and serve large numbers of patients, including among the most serious cases. Additionally they are all "Baby Friendly" Units, with clear orientation towards promoting natural birth and breastfeeding. As a result I obtained extensive experience in the whole range of non-interventional labour, including vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC), vaginal birth of twins and breech delivery.

Upon completion of my training I was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training and was entered in the General Medical Council's Specialist Register. I was also awarder the title of Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and obtained the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG).

As specialist I held the permanent post of Speciality Doctor at St John's Hospital at Howden, Livingston (NHS Lothian) with further specialisation in Colposcopy, obtaining formal certification by the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) in 2008.

I then embarked on a three-year sub-specialisation module in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, according to the specifications set by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). I completed the programme successfully in 2011.

Between 2008 and 2011, in addition to my other duties, I had responsibility over the Outpatient (Office) Hysteroscopy Clinic and the Colposcopy Clinic, while also gaining significant experience in the management of endometriosis by working in the Pelvic Pain Unit. Additionally I contributed to the training of Obstetrics and Gyanecology trainees, particularly in the field of Laparoscopic Surgery.

I returned to Greece end-2011 and since principally collaborate with Leto Maternity Hospital.

Below follows a list of the most important courses and seminars I have attended.
  • RCOG/BSCCP Advanced Colposcopy Course – RCOG, London (June 2010)

  • Joint RCOG/BSGE Meeting on Laparoscopic Surgery – RCOG, London (December 2009)

  • Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare & Sexually Transmitted Infection – Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (November 2009)

  • Scottish Pelvic Floor Network Meeting – Dunkeld (May 2009)

  • Laparoscopic Gynaecology Course – European Surgical Institute, Hamburg Germany (March 2009)

  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course – Newcastle-upon-Tyne (February 2009)

  • Scottish Obstetric Ultrasound Course – Stirling Royal Infirmary (December 2008)

  • Cytology and Histology for Colposcopists – New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (April 2008)

  • Advanced Ultrasound Course – Fetal Medicine Foundation, London (January 2007)

  • Scottish Basic Colposcopy Course – Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock (September 2006)

  • RCOG/RCR Obstetric Ultrasound Course – RCOG, London (February 2005)

  • Family Planning & Sexually Transmitted Infections Foundation Course – Sandyford Initiative, Glasgow (March 2004)

  • Obstetric Perineal Trauma Course – Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne (July 2003)

  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course – North Tees Hospital, Yorkshire (February 2003)

Dr George Κ. Michalopoulos DRCOG BSCCP
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Minimal Access Surgery Specialist
Specialised in the United Kingdom

Grammou 45, Vrilissia 152 35, Athens
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