Brief CV


Professor Panayiotis Kyzas

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Head and Neck Surgeon

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Professor Panayiotis Kyzas is a world renowned Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial / Head & Neck Surgeon. He specialises in Head and Neck Oncological Surgery (ablation and reconstruction), laser surgery, facial aesthetics, facial trauma, and salivary gland disease, and has a particular interest and case-portfolio for 3D printer – guided, patient specific, personalised surgery (PSP). He has relocated to Cyprus from the UK.

Professor Kyzas has graduated from Paralimni Lyceum. He was valedictorian for his graduation year. During his high school years, he has represented Cyprus in numerous regional and International Olympiads in Chemistry and Mathematics. He has won the bronze medal in the 1996 Chemistry Olympiad in Moscow. After completing his military service, he studied dentistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He graduated with Honours (Αριστα, 9.1/10), first amongst all the dental students and was honored to read out the Hippocratic oath at the graduation ceremony.  Following that, he studied medicine at the University of Ioannina, and graduated again with Honours (Αριστα, 9.1/10). Throughout both his undergraduate degrees he was awarded numerous awards and scholarships.

Professor Kyzas completed his PhD thesis in H&N Cancer with Honours (Αριστα), producing several highly cited influential publications. He has published > 70 scientific papers in high impact journals and has > 6000 citations.

Following his studies, Professor Kyzas has undertaken postgraduate training in the UK and was successful in securing a very competitive training post in the UK Higher Specialty Training Programme for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was trained in some of the biggest University Teaching hospitals in the North West of the UK. He has been awarded the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by the General Medical Council (GMC). Subsequently, he was successful in securing one of the very few and prestigious UK-wide Training Interface (TIG) Fellowships in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. He has successfully completed his fellowship and was awarded the subspecialty of Head and Neck Surgery by the Joint Committee of Surgical training (JCST).

In 2014 he has been appointed as a permanent substantive Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgery in Manchester. He has treated hundreds of patients with Head and Neck cancer, offering state of the art major ablative and reconstructive surgery. He specialises in microvascular free tissue transfer and he has introduced and developed the 3D printer – personalised planning (PSP) reconstructive surgery in his hospital. He led his unit to become a reference centre by having the highest number of successful 3D PSP cases in the UK. Besides head and neck cancer, Professor Kyzas offers treatment to patients with facial skin cancer, oral and maxillofacial trauma, dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic surgery, salivary gland diseases, facial cosmetic surgery, surgery of the temporomandibular joint, and anything else within the broad spectrum of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has performed many thousands of surgical procedures and has vast experience in any oral and maxillofacial condition. He has a special interest in the use of laser for oral pathologies and he is the Principal Investigator for an international trial examining the effectiveness of Transoral Laser resection in Ηead and Νeck Cancer. He is a certified microvascular surgeon and has accreditation in advanced trauma life support (ATLS).

Just before the covid pandemic, Professor Kyzas was presented with a unique opportunity to lead on the development of a Head and Neck Cancer Service in Lancashire. Professor Kyzas and his team managed to establish the service within months, and throughout the challenging covid period. The ELHT H&N Unit now produces oncological outcomes that compare favourably with any major H&N unit worldwide. Professor Kyzas has been appointed as the Clinical Director for all cancer services in ELHT, covering population of > 1M people.

In 2021, Professor Kyzas has been awarded the highly prestigious Bronze National Clinical Excellence Award for his overall services in the NHS. He was the youngest consultant to achieve this award and the only Cypriot OMFS surgeon ever to be considered for one.

Professor Kyzas has a long history of involvement in medical research. In 2007 he has completed his PhD thesis which has resulted in several highly cited publications in some of the most prestigious medical journals. He has participated in international collaborations for the improvement of medical research ( and some of his papers have had a significant impact in improving research methodology. He has given several invited international lectures, and he has presented in national and international conferences. He has been a panel member for the selection committees for trainees in every level in oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the UK. He is a regular peer-reviewer for many medical journals. He is the Lead trainer for the TIG H&N fellowship for his hospital and the Research Lead for his Deanery. He participates actively in Clinical Research, and he is the Principal Investigator for many clinical trials. He is a faculty member for the «Head and Neck resection tactics and free flap» course run by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He offers themed training in Head and Neck Oncological Surgery to medical students. In 2018 he was awarded the «Surgical Educator Excellence Award» by Health Education North West (HEENW). In the same year, he was nominated as doctor of the year in Northern Care Alliance.

Professor Kyzas is the Chief Investigator of the MANTRA trial, a UK multicentre RCT with multimillion pounds NIHR funding, launched in July 2023. This is the biggest randomised controlled trial ever to be performed in the specialty of OMFS.

As a result of his outstanding clinical and research/academic achievements, Professor Kyzas has been appointed as a visiting Professor in OMFS H&N Surgery at Edge Hill University

In 2018 Professor Kyzas was elected as the Deputy Editor for the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (BJOMS). In January 2024, Professor Kyzas started his role as Editor in Chief for the BJOMS. This is the first time that a Greek Cypriot has ever been chosen for this highly prestigious role. Professor Kyzas sits in the council of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS).

Professor Kyzas is a fully accredited medical expert witness and has provided hundreds of medical expert negligence reports (πραγματογνώμονας). In June 2024, Professor Kyzas has completed his Degree in Law with Honours (Άριστα), becoming a member of a very prestigious club of medical professionals with an active interest and certified knowledge in medicolegal practice.

Professor Kyzas is a fully accredited Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC) UK, the Cyprus Medical Association (Cyprus), and the Cyprus Dental Association (Cyprus). In addition, he is also fully recognised and registered as Oral Surgeon by the General Dental Council (GDC) UK. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCSEd), member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (MFSTEd), fellow of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS), member of the Hellenic Society of Head and Neck Oncology (HeSHNO) and member of the European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (ECAMFS).