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George S. Potamitis

Date of Birth: 6th February 1951
Nationality: Cypriot
Religion: Christian (Greek Orthodox)
REGISTRATION: Medical Council of Cyprus Full registration No: 715
Register to practise as specialist in Internal Medicine in Cyprus and Greece.
Register to practise as specialist in Gastroenterology in Cyprus and Greece.


1963 – 1969: Pancyprian Gymnasium (High school). During my studies I was granted a scholarship from the Cypriot Brotherhood of Philadelphia U.S.A

1970 – 1976: Primary Medical Qualification M.D.Thessaloniki Greece (Ptychion Iatrikes). During my studies I was granted a scholarship from the Bank of Cyprus scholarship fund. I graduated from the Medical School in 1976 obtaining my degree with an average "very good" grade. In the summer of 1974 I took part in a student exchange program and I worked in the Medical Department of Copenhagen Bispebjerg Hospital.

1976-1977: I worked in the Nicosia General Hospital where I completed one-year intership.

1977 - 1980: I worked in the State Department of Internal Medicine of the Ippokration General Hospital of Athens (Teaching Hospital) towards completing the requirements for my speciality in Internal Medicine.
Specialist in Internal Medicine
Examination Board of Athens Greece.

1981 – 1983: I joined the unit of Gastroenterology and endoscopy in the State department of the Ippokration General Hospital of Athens Greece (Teaching Hospital) towards completing the requirements for speciality in Gastroenterology.

1982 – 1983: Fellowship in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in the 1st Medical Department Endoscopy unit of the AICHI CANCER Center Hospital Nagoya, Japan


1984-TODAY: Private Medical Center Gastroenterology-Internal Medicine
Endoscopy Unit

1990-TODAY: External consultant Gastroenterologist-Hepatologist at Apollonio Private Hospital Endoscopy Unit


Primary Medical qualification, MD Thessaloniki.

E.C.F.M.G., U.S.A (Examination of the Commision for Foreign Medical Graduates).
Specialist in internal Medicine (Examination Board of Athens, Greece).

Specialist in Internal Medicine (Ministry of health Republic of Cyprus).

Specialist in Gastroenterology (Ministry of Health Republic of Cyprus).

Diploma in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (AICHI Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya, Japan).

European Diploma in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (FEBGH)



6-year scholarship from the Cypriot Brotherhood of Philadelphia of U.S.A.

5-year scholarship from the Bank of Cyprus scholarship fund.


Member of Greek Gastroenterology Society

Member of Cyprus Internal Medicine

Member of Cyprus Gastroenterology Society

Member of Cyprus Chemotherapy and Infection Society

Member of the European Association for the study of the Liver (EASL)

Member of the Board "Ippokratis" Nicosia - Kyrenia Medical Association.

Member of the Board of the Pancyprian Medical Association.

External collaborator of the Cyprus University


President of the Cyprus Medical Council (2001-2003) (2003-2005) (2005-2007) (2007-2009) (2009-2011)

Elected president of the Cyprus Society of Gastroenterology (1991-1993), (1993-1995), (1999-2001) (2012-2014)

V. President of the Cyprus Society of Gastroenterology (2003-2005) (2005-2007) (2007-2009)

Passed President of the Cyprus Society of Internal Medicine (1986-89) Elected member of the board of Pancyprian Medical Association.

Member of the board of Medical Council Cyprus. 1997-1999) (1999-2001).

President of the Scientific Committee of Pancyprian Medical Association.

Elected vice-President of the Cyprus Society of Chemotherapy.

President of the National Committee against Hepatitis(ex)

Member of the National Committee against Cancer. (1997-1999) (1999-2001)

President of the editorial Committee of the Cyprus Medical journal.

General secretary of the Scientific Organising Committee of the 6th(1988),7th(1989)and 8th(1990) Annual Medical Congress of the Pancyprian Medical Αssociation.

Active member of the scientific Organising Comittee of the Annual Medical Congress of the "Ippokratis" Medical Association for the year 1988, 1989 and 1990.

Member of the Scientific Organising Comittee of Congress in Chemotherapy organised by the Hellenic society of Chemotherapy and Ippokratis Medical Association.

President of the Organising Committee of the 12th and the 13th , Pancyprian Annual Medical Congress.

President of 1st Congress of Gastroenterology.

President of the Committee for the design of the training course of GPs within the N.H system. Ministry of Health (2006-2007).

Lecturer in Cypriot doctors Specialization program in Cyprus State Hospitals.

President of the Advisory Board of St ‘ George Medical School at University of Nicosia. Member of the Education Committee of the Ministry of Health Member of the Advisory Board of the Medical School of European University Cyprus

President of XXVIIIth International Workshop on Helicobacter and Microbiota in chronic digestive inflammation and gastric cancer 2015



From 1978-1981 in Nuclear center "Demokritos" of Greece. Subject: Bile acids in Liver diseases.

September 6, 1982 to February 28, 1983 in Nagoya, AICHI Cancer Center Subject: Screening for Early Gastric Cancer.

2012-2013 : Helicobacter Pylori infection in Cyprus.


  1. The value of serum Bile acids and reduce calories for the diagnosis of Gilbert Syndrome. (6th Greek National Congress of Gastroenterology, April 1981). (Oral pres).
  2. QT space in the Acute Pancreatitis. (Ippokratis 10,205,1982).
  3. Ultra fine structure of Gallstones with Electon Scanning Microscope. (3rd Pancyprian Medical Congress 1985). (Oral pres).
  4.  Early Gastric Cancer: (Cyprus Medical journal 05,02,1985)
  5. Molecular Organization of Gallstones (Digestive diseases and science , 32, 3, 1987 ).
  6.  Interesting cases of Gastrointestinal endoscopy in Cypriot Patients. (7th Pancyprian Medical Congress 1989). (Oral pres).
  7.  Endoscopy Polypectomy. Five years experience in Cyprus. (1st Pancyprian Congress of Gastroenterology, 1991). (Oral pres).
  8. Aplastic anaemia as a complication of Hepatitis NonA NonB (Cyprus Medical journal 9,3,1991)
  9. Hepatitis A, B and C markers in soldiers from Greece and Cyprus. (Forth Hellenic British Scandinavian Meeting on antimicrobial Chemotherapy , April 24-30 1993 Cyprus). (Oral pres).
  10. Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B with Interferon. (Cyprus Medical journal 12,3,1994).
  11. Guidelines for the Clinical Management of Thalassaemia. Treatment Strategies for Chronic Hepatitis C and B (Cyprus Medical journal 17,1,2000).
  12. Optic fields disturbances as an extrahepatis C infection (Falk Symposium 115, October 1999 Basel). Guidelines for the Clinical Management of Thalassaemia Hepatitis C and B (Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) April 2000.
  13.  H P infection. (1st Panc. Med. Congress – Primary Doctors Ass 12-13 October, 2002). (Oral pres).
  14.  “The Contributions of Capsule Endoscopy in the investigation of Small Intestine diseases”. 23rd Hellenic Congress of Gastroenterology 1-5 Oct. 2003, Thesalloniki Greece. (Oral pres).
  15. Hepatitis B & C: Epidemiology and Treatment 14th Mediterranean Congress of chemotherapy and Infections Diseases 25-28 November 2004. Limassol, Cyprus. (Oral pres).
  16.  The Contribution of Capsule Endoscopy for the diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding 19, Pancyprian Medical congrees 24-26 Sept. 2004, Nicosia Cyprus. (Oral pres).
  17. Hepatitis B and C in Cyprus Symposium Org. by the Greek Ass. for the study of the liver 7-8 May 2004, Nicosia Cyprus. (Oral pres).
  18. Gasroesophagical reflux. Diagnosis and treatment. 2nd Congress for CPS 2004 Nicosia, Cyprus. (Oral pres).
  19.  Capsule Endoscopy in Clinical Practise International congress in Gastroenterology. XXth Highlights of Gastroenterology 7-10 April, 2005 Pafos, Cyprus. (Oral pres).
  20. “Screening for Colon Cancer”. Publ of Ministry of Health Screening for cancer 2004.
  21.  Fatty liver 21st Medical Conference “ Hippocrates” Nicosia 2010, Lecture.
  22. . Infection of Helicobacter Pylori in children. 1st Annual Conference for the Helicobacter Pylori. Nicosia 2009, Lecture. President of the Organizing Committee.
  23.  Hepatitis C in clinical practise. B’ Hepatology Workshop, Nicosia 2010. President of the Organizing Committee.
  24. Professional Guidance Conference, 2010 . Lecture.
  25.  Helicobacter pylori infection in Cyprus XXIV International Workshop on Helicobacter and related bacteria in chronic Digestive inflammation and gastric Cancer, Rotterdam Sep 2013
  26.  Hepatitis B and C in Mediterranean and Balkan Countries. Submit Congress 6 December 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  27.  1st Conference for postgraduate doctors. New endoscopic techniques in digestive system.
  28.  Liver and Hepatitis. Lecture for nursing students (TEPAK).
  29. Gasroesophagical reflux. Monthly lectures at private APOLLONION HOSPITAL.
  30. Liver in Thalassemia. Workshop in Thalassemia. 13.05.2013

Participation in many International Conferences. Participation in several presentations – discussions in the media about medical Issues. (RIK, ANT1, Sigma, Mega, TV Plus). Publications in the press. Paul Harris Fellow ROTARY CLUB Nicosia – Leukothea 



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