Professor Panayiotis Kyzas

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Head and Neck Surgeon

Contact Info


+357 25208000


[email protected]



  • Greek (native)
  • English (proficient)

Professional Qualifications

  • CCT Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, (Certificate of Completion of Training OMFS), UK General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (TIG H&N), UK Joint Committee of Surgical Training (JCST)
  • Ειδικότητα Στοματικής & Γναθοπροσωπικής Χειρουργικής, Ιατρικό Συμβούλιο Κύπρου, Οδοντιατρικό Συμβούλιο Κύπρου
  • FRCSEd (OMFS), Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • MFSTEd, Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • PhD, Doctoral Thesis, University of Ioannina Medical School
  • MRCSEd, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Degree in Medicine, University of Ioannina Medical School (Honours)
  • Degree in Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Honours)
  • Degree in Law, University of Law (Honours)
  • Accredited medicolegal expert (Ιατρός Πραγματογνώμονας)

Specialty and Subspecialty

Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon

  • Specialist in major oncological Head and Neck Cancer surgery (ablation and reconstruction)
  • Accredited microvascular surgeon
  • Specialist in microvascular free tissue transfer, use of 3D printer technology, personalised patient specific planning (PSP) in H&N reconstruction
  • General Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (trauma, deformity, salivary gland, temporomandibular joint, dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, facial skin cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, facial cosmetic surgery)

Surgical Experience

  • Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon, German Oncology Centre (GOC), Cyprus (current)
  • Professor OMFS H&N Surgeon (current)
  • Clinical Director Cancer Services ELHT (up to 2024)
  • Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon, ELHT (2020 – 2024)
  • Clinical Director H&N NCA (up to 2020)
  • Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Surgeon, Northern Care Alliance, Manchester, UK (2014-2020)
  • TIG Fellow Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Glasgow, Scotland (2013-2014)
  • Higher Surgical Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UK (2007-2013)
  • Training in General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Greece (2006-2007)
  • University of Ioannina Medical School (2002-2006)

Research experience (OUTLINE)

  • Editor In Chief BJOMS (from January 2024)
  • Deputy Editor BJOMS (2019-2024)
  • Chief Investigator MANTRA multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial; multimillion pound NIHR funding
  • NIHR R&D funding (>600K) to enhance research activity in a non-university Hospital Trust
  • Author of the first ever worldwide report for the use of PSP / 3D printing in soft tissue H&N reconstruction (introduction of the PANSOFOS flap)
  • Author in > 70 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals, including the BMJ, Plos Med, JNCI (detailed list on https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Kyzas+P+or+Kyzas+PA)
  • My research has been cited over 5000 times (ISI web of science/Scopus/google scholar)
  • h-index >28 (see annotation below)
  • Deputy Editor BJOMS 2019: Appointed Deputy Editor for BJOMS – the only UK OMFS journal and one of the leading worldwide (5 years post followed by 5 years Editor-in-Chief)
  • HEENW OMFS Specialty Research Lead
  • Multiple invited international/national lectures
  • Principal Investigator (PI) in multiple RCTs – In 2016, I was the first to recruit nationally in the LISTER trial.
  • 2015: Practice changing, invited nationwide leading lecture on patient specific planning (PSP) innovation
  • National BAOMS peer-reviewed grant award for salvage surgery outcomes publication (Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018;56:847-853)
  • Member of the PROGRESS initiative group (2008 – 2014)
  • 2014: Member of the PROGRESS initiative/publication of the PROGRESS series papers (http://progress-partnership.org/publications/). These papers, published in BMJ and Plos Med changed the international landscape and are the roadmap towards improvement of prognosis research
  • External advisor/collaborator of the OMFS junior trainee research collaboration (MTReC 2016 – today)
  • Board peer reviewer for >10 scientific journals; over 500 CPD hours over the last 5 years
  • External advisor/reviewer on Cancer Research UK (CRUK) research grant applications
  • External examiner on PhD thesis viva (UoL)
  • PhD degree awarded 2007
  • Research Fellow (2002 – 2007), Clinical Trials and Evidence-Based Medicine Unit, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina, School of Medicine.
  • 01/01/2004 – 31/12/2004, and 01/04/2005-01/09/2005 University of Ioannina, Scientific Committee: European Union (EDAP) No 1495 program: Participation in systematic reviews for evidence for drugs and alcohol policy.
  • Author in a Cochrane systematic review: “Ntais C, Pakos E, Kyzas P, Ioannidis JP. Benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Jul 20;(3):CD005063. Review”.
  • Author of an article included in The Cochrane Methodology Register: “Kyzas PA, Loizou KT, Ioannidis JP. Selective reporting biases in cancer prognostic factor studies. 2005”
  • Author of 2 articles evaluated and recommended by F1000 Medicine
    • “Kyzas PA, Evangelou E, Denaxa-Kyza D, Ioannidis JP. 18F-FDG PET for the evaluation of cervical node metastases in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: A meta-analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008;100(10):712-20.”
    • Kyzas PA, Denaxa-Kyza D, Ioannidis JP. Quality of reporting of cancer prognostic marker studies: empirical evaluation and association with reported prognostic effect sizes. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007;99:236-43.”
  • h-index > 28: the h-index was designed to assess the quantity and quality of a scientist’s contributions and predict his or her productivity and influence in the coming years. This metric is considered preferable to metrics that measure only a researcher’s number of publications or the number of times those publications have been cited. This is because it combines the two. An h-indexscores between 3 and 5 seem common for new assistant professors, scores between 8 and 12 fairly standard for promotion to the position of tenured associate professor, and scores between 15 and 20 about right for becoming a full professor

Distinctions – Awards

  • 2023: Professor (Hon) OMFS H&N Surgery
  • 2021: Bronze National Clinical Excellence Award
  • “People’s Health Hero Award”, ELHT (2023)
  • Doctor of the year nominee, Northern Care Alliance, Manchester, UK (2018)
  • Surgical Educator Excellence Award, HEENW, Manchester, UK (2018)
  • Patients Choice Award, OMFS H&N team, Northern Care Alliance, Manchester, UK (2015)
  • Daniel Laskin’s award nomination by AAOMS (2012)
  • Best PhD thesis – University of Ioannina, Medical School (2007)
  • 2007: Valedictorian (PhD degrees’ awarding ceremony at the University of Ioannina)
  • Participation at the “Symposium of the seven wise men in Cardiovascular Surgery”, as one of the seven graduates of all the medical schools in Greece with the highest rank (2007)
  • 2006: Graduate 2nd among all graduates of all of the medical schools in Greece.
  • A.G Leventis Foundation Scholarship for PhD thesis (2003-2005)
  • “Colgate-Palmolive” award to the best graduate of the Dental School (2002)
  • 2002: Valedictorian, Degree in Dentistry (Grade 9.10 / 10), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, First among all graduates.
  • Price of Excellence, “Aristeion”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Best presentation award, 9th Student Scientific Conference, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Dentistry (2001)
  • “Marianna Papadakou” award, 8th Student Scientific Conference, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Dentistry (2000)
  • Honorary Distinction award, Department of Anatomy, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1998)
  • Participation, 29th International Chemistry Olympiad, Montreal, Canada (1997)
  • Bronze Medal award, 28th International Chemistry Olympiad, Moscow, Russia (1996)
  • First among all the candidates applying for Dentistry at the University Entrance exams, held by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus (1995)
  • Participation, 27th International Chemistry Olympiad, Beijing, China (1995)
  • Participation, 35th International Mathematical Olympiad, Hong-Kong (1994)
  • Participation, Balkan Mathematical Olympiad, Novi-Sand, Serbia (1994)

Courses (selection)

  • 2021: Professional Behavior in Cosmetic Surgery – RCSEng
  • 2021: Inquest Training – ELHT
  • 2021: Medical Appraiser Training – ELHT
  • 2020: Inspire MediLaw – Training as Medical Expert Witness Report
  • 2020: Trumatch Materialise PSP 3D
  • 2019: Zygomatic Implants course (Manchester)
  • 2019: Oral Surgery Club UK Educational Day
  • 2018: Dermoscopy course for plastic surgeons
  • 2017: Cadaveric Facial Aesthetic Course RCSEd
  • 2017: Davos International masterclass soft tissue module
  • 2017: Integra Skin Reconstruction Days
  • 2017: ERAS in surgery GMN
  • 2017: Management and Leadership in the NHS (Oxford Medical Training)
  • 2017: RCSEd Resection tactics and Free Flap course (faculty)
  • 2016: Controversies in the management of H&N Cancer (Royal Marsden)
  • 2016: RCSEd Resection tactics and Free Flap course (faculty)
  • 2015: The Royal Marsden H&N Cancer workshop
  • 2015: Medical appraiser training (Pennine Acute NHS Trust)
  • 2015: RCSEd Resection tactics and Free Flap course (faculty)
  • 2014: Royal Marsden thyroid workshop
  • 2014: Temporal Bone Cadaveric Dissection course, Ninewells, Dundee
  • 2014: H&N Ultrasound Workshop, Swansea
  • 2014: Training the trainers (RCSEng) (Booked for 17-18/03/14)
  • 2014: Transition to consultancy, NW Deanery
  • 2013: Medico legal aspects NHS, Dublin TIG Fellows weekend
  • 2013: PPP, Politics, Management, Persuasion Cumberledge Course
  • 2013: TIG H&N Fellows Cadaveric Dissection Weekend, Newcastle
  • 2013: Several e-learning modules (NHS pro learn) – see ISCP
  • 2013: The use of Harmonic in Head and Neck Surgery (Ethicon – ESI, Hamburg)
  • 2013: ATLS provider course (Wakefield)
  • 2013: Microvascular Surgery Study Day (Manchester)
  • 2013: Interface fellowships symposium (Edinburgh)
  • 2013: Trans oral Laser in management of HNSCC (Liverpool)
  • 2012: Royal Marsden Head and Neck Course (London)
  • 2012: European Head and Neck Course (Birmingham)
  • 2012: FRCS exam study day (Northwick Park)
  • 2012: FRCS exam revision course (Oxford)
  • 2011: FRCS exam revision course (Synthes, Birmingham)
  • 2011: Orthognathic Planning Course. Eastman Dental College, London
  • 2010: 2nd Free Flap raising course, Vienna, Austria
  • 2010: Microvascular Course (19-24/04/2010) – Northwick Park
  • 2009: Parotidectomy – Neck Dissection (08-09/07/2009) – RCSEd
  • 2009: Basic Anatomy of the Head and Neck (11-12/06/2009) – RCSEng
  • 2008: Basic Surgical Skills (03-04/04/2008)
  • 2008: ALS (04/2008)
  • 2007: ATLS (06-07/03/2007)
  • 2006: Course in Emergency and Intensive Paediatric Care
  • 2005: Courses in Pathology (IUCP): “Prostate pathology-oncology”
  • 2001: Osseointegrated implants: From A to Z
  • 2000: CPR for BLS and ALS
  • More than 50 participations in international and national conferences during the last 5 years

Medical Education

  • Professor OMFS H&N Surgery, Edge Hill University (current)
  • Senior Lecturer, University Central Lancashire (UCLan) (2020)
  • Lecturer, University of Liverpool (2017)
  • Lecturer, University of Manchester, Medical School (2015)
  • Educational Supervisor for undergraduate medical students’ placements (2014 – today)
  • FRCS OMFS Examiner (2020) – the youngest consultant to be honoured with this role.
  • Postgraduate educational and clinical surgical supervisor (2014 – today)
  • Faculty member OSCEs University of Liverpool OMFS masters (2017 – today)
  • PhD thesis supervisor Edge Hill University (current)
  • MSc thesis supervisor Liverpool OMFS masters (2018 – today)
  • PhD thesis supervisor, University of Liverpool (2020)
  • OMFS STC chair
  • OMFS Research Lead, HEENW (2013 – today)
  • Faculty member OSCEs Plastic Surgery StRs (2017)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (BAOMS)
  • Member of the European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons (ECAMFS)
  • Member of the Hellenic Society of Head and Neck Oncology (HeSHNO)
  • Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (MFSTEd)
  • Member of Cyprus Medical Association
  • Member of Cyprus Dental Association
  • Member of Thessaloniki Medical Association