Kypros Herodotou NICOLAIDES
1974 Biochemistry and Physiology BSc (1st class honours), King’s College, London University.
1978 Medicine, MBBS, King’s College Hospital, London University.
1984 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MRCOG.
2014 Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FRCOG.
Present post from 1992:
Professor of Fetal Medicine, King’s College, London,
1. Ian Donald Gold Award of the International Society Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, for Highest Contribution in Ultrasound, 1999
2. Eric Saling Award of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, for highest scientific contribution in Perinatal Medicine, 2001
3. Excellence in Letters, Culture and Science, Government of Cyprus, 2004
4. Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, USA 2004.
5. Maternity Prize of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, 2014. This is attributed every two years to one Obstetrician and one Neonatologist who have distinguished themselves in their professional career and dedication to the field of Perinatal Medicine.
6. Eardley Holland Gold Medal of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2015. The medal is awarded once every five years to a Fellow or Member of the College for outstanding contribution to the science, practice and/or teaching of O&G. In the award ceremony RCOG President Dr David Richmond said: “Professor Nicolaides is a tremendous figure in our specialty both in the UK and worldwide. His work in fetal medicine has resulted in improvements to maternal and child health. He is a true pioneer and his research has not only advanced the UK’s standing as a lead player in women’s health internationally but he has also trained and mentored generations of doctors who have gone on to achieve great things. We are very pleased he has accepted the award, in recognition for his excellence as an obstetrician and a researcher.”
7. Honorary Doctorate in Medicine: University of Athens in Greece (2005), University of Warsaw in Poland (2009), University of Bucharest in Romania (2009), University of Jinan in China (2010), Spinoza Chair, University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands (2010), University of Olomouc in Czechia 2011, University of Ioannina in Greece 2012, European University of Cyprus in Cyprus (2013), University of Thessaly in Greece (2016), Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki in Greece (2017),
– Published 1,378 peer-review papers in Scientific Journals. He ranks 237th in the list of the most highly cited researchers, both living and deceased. He ranks 1st amongst all Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. His h-index is 142 and his work has been cited 86,732 times.
– Edited several books and introduced internet based courses for health care professionals and patients in 20 languages
– Supervised 52 research fellows who obtained PhDs and MDs
– Provided training in Fetal Medicine to more than 500 doctors from 50 countries.
– Introduced new methods of fetal therapy, including intrauterine blood transfusions for fetal anemia, thoraco-amniotic shunting for drainage of pleural effusions, endoscopic laser
surgery for severe twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and endoscopic tracheal occlusion for diaphragmatic hernia.
– Described new methods of screening for fetal abnormalities, including the lemon and banana signs for spina bifida and nuchal translucency for Down’s syndrome which are now the accepted methods of screening throughout the world.
– Introduced new approach for early screening for pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia, preterm birth, gestational diabetes, miscarriage and stillbirth, macrosomia and fetal growth restriction.
– Demonstrated the benefit of progesterone in prevention of preterm birth and aspirin in prevention of preeclampsia
Founder and Chairman of the Fetal Medicine Foundation
This charity was set up in 1995. The main source of income is a private clinic which donates all its profits to the charity. The aims are to promote research and training in Fetal Medicine throughout the World. More than £22,000,000 have been donated to finance the training of many doctors from all over the world and to carry out major multicentre studies on screening and prevention of preterm delivery and preeclampsia, which are the leading causes of perinatal mortality.