1.Why did you decide to study
Medicine runs in my family. It all started
with my grandfather, who made a big
impression on me when I was young.
He was a doctor and I saw how
appreciative people were when they
visited his practice after being treated. In
addition, following advances in medicine
through the media as a child only
reinforced my desire to study medicine.
2.What made you pursue your
Whilst training as a junior doctor in
Manchester, I worked for an inspirational
vascular surgeon who enhanced my
desire to pursue my chosen specialty.
Also, the rapidly increasing technological
advances in vascular surgery simply
strengthened my conviction to further
my career in the field of cardiovascular
3.What is the most rewarding
part of your job?
Seeing grateful and happy patients
following their treatment fills one with
an unbelievable sense of achievement.
4.What do you enjoy doing in
your spare time?
When I do have some spare time I
enjoy playing five-a-side football and
squash, which tends to be on Sunday
mornings. I also enjoy going to the
5.What is the title of your best
read so far?
I mainly read medical journals but one
of my all time favourites has to be ‘The
Mr Kyriakides is a Fellow
of The Royal Colleges of
Surgeons of England and
of Great Britain and Ireland,
European Society of Vascular
Surgery and Association of
Surgeons of Great Britain and
He qualified from Manchester
University in 1991. He trained
at Manchester, Brigham
Women’s Hospital, Harvard
Medical School and St Mary’s
Hospital London. In 2003, he
was appointed Consultant
Vascular and Endovascular
Surgeon at Bart’s and The
London NHS Trust and is
currently the Lead Clinician.
In 2006, he was appointed
Honorary Senior Lecturer to
the University of London.
Mr Constantinos Kyriakides,
Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
Art of The Deal’ by Donald Trump. It
reinforced my belief that great things
come out of good teamwork and
choosing the team of people around
you is of paramount importance.
6. If you could invite three people
to dinner, living or dead, who
would they be?
Michael DeBakey – I am very
curious how one man can come up
with so many inventions and in a
lifetime revolutionising the area of
cardiovascular surgery. Dr Christian
Bernard, the South African surgeon
who performed the first successful
human heart transplant, and Salvador
Dali, being such a fan of art myself,
I am fascinated by how he came up
with the ideas for some of his most
7.What is special about where
you grew up?
I grew up in Cyprus so I had the sun
and the sea but the thing that was
special for me was the close-knit
community spirit and the security and
support that it offered.
8.Where is your favourite place
in the world?
Italy – it offers some of the best food
and wine and also makes some of my
9.Who would you get to play
yourself in a movie?
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
because working in medicine every
day is an adventure.
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