EmBIO Medical Center collaborates with Professor Kypros Nikolaides, Professor of Fetal Medicine at King’s College London. Their scientific collaboration gives the chance to medical students of King’s College in London specializing in Assisted Reproduction Technologies to shadow Dr Paraschos’ fertility team at EmBIO throughout advanced and regular IVF procedures.
Professor Kypros Nikolaides has founded and directs the Fetal Medicine Unit at King’s College, the first of its kind in the UK. He has contributed over one thousand peer-reviewed journal articles.
The Father of the Fetal Nuchal Translucency, Professor Nikolaides keeps shedding light in the field with recent studies, such as “Is High Fetal Nuchal Translucency Associated with Submicroscopic Chromosomal Abnormalities by Array CGH?” published in the “Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology” in 2014.
About Kypros Nikolaides
Kypros Nikolaides is a professor of Fetal Medicine at King’s College, London. Born in Paphos in 1953, he started his career in 1980 after graduating from the College of Medicine and Dentistry at King's College London where he joined Professors Stuart Campbell and Charles Rodek to conduct research at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as Professor Rodek’s first assistant. The Rodek-Nikolaidis team soon released some very important works/studies on the use of fetoscopy in the treatment of a wide range of disorders, such as rhesus isoimmunization, dropsy of the fetus and intrauterine growth retardation, and also developed techniques such as taking blood and tissue samples for the diagnosis of monogenic diseases.
After the departure of Professor Rodeka, Nikolaidis became director of the Fetal Medicine Research Center, the first department of fetal medicine in the UK, and his research and teaching program made King's College Hospital an important center in this field of medicine.
Over the years Professor Nikolaidis has carried out extensive research in many aspects of fetal diagnosis and therapy leading to the publication of more than 1200 peer-review papers in Scientific Journals. He provided training in Fetal Medicine to more than 500 doctors from 50 countries and has supervised more than 50 doctors to undertake research leading to PhDs and MDs. He is the recipient of several awards and fellowships from all around the world as well as an honorary doctorate in Medicine from a number of European Universities. Finally, he has contributed over one thousand peer-reviewed journal articles.
In 1995, he founded the charity Fetal Medicine Foundation. This is a charitable organisation at the forefront of research, education, and training in fetal medicine that is supported by The Fetal Medicine Centre (a private clinic which is also directed by Professor Nicolaides) which carries out ultrasound scans for pregnant women as well as a great deal of international private donations. In turn, the Fetal Medicine Foundation has donated more than £23 million to promote research and training in Fetal Medicine throughout the World. It aims to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies through research and training in fetal medicine.
He is considered to be the Father of the Fetal Nuchal Translucency. He keeps shedding light in the field with recent studies, such as “Is High Fetal Nuchal Translucency Associated with Submicroscopic Chromosomal Abnormalities by Array CGH?” published in the “Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology” in 2014.
Moreover, Professor Nicolaides collaborates with EmBIO Medical Center. Last but not least, this scientific collaboration allows for medical students of King’s College in London specialising in Assisted Reproduction Technologies, to shadow Dr. Paraschos’ experienced fertility team at EmBIO throughout advanced and regular IVF procedures.