Curriculum Vitae


Dr Michalis Zenios was born in Limassol in 1971 and graduated Lanition Lyceum B in 1988 with a mark of 20/20. Following his military service he studied medicine at the University of Manchester and completed his medical degree with honours in 1995. He completed his basic surgical training (MRCS Eng) and subsequently his specialist orthopaedic training (FRCS orth) at Manchester’s University’s hospitals. During his training he completed a part time MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering at the University of Cardiff. From 2006 until 2007, he completed a Clinical and Research paediatric orthopaedic fellowship at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead, Sydney, Australia. During the fellowship, he subspecialised in Paediatric Orthopaedics and developed his research interests in Paediatric Orthopaedics. When he returned to the UK he was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

At Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital he practiced Paediatric Orthopaedics in one of Europe’s biggest Paediatric Hospitals. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is a tertiary referral centre and as a result he received referrals and operated on children with complex fractures and major deformities from all over the UK. He was the leader of a Paediatric Orthopaedic team which included surgical and medical doctors, physiotherapists, orthotists and nurses providing an efficient and high quality care.

He returned to Cyprus in 2012. In Cyprus he developed a Paediatric Orthopaedic service at a level that did not previously exist and patients had to go abroad for treatment. He operates at Ygia Polyclinic in Limassol and Aretaeion Hospital in Nicosia which allows close post-operative supervision and the best possible outcome. He covers all aspects of paediatric Orthopaedics including physiotherapy and orthotic advice. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus medical school. He is currently the president of the Cyprus Orthopaedic association. He has published a significant number of papers in peer review journals. 


  • Oct 2011 - to Date       PhD. University of Manchester
  • Nov 2005          FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)                  
  • 1999 – 2002     MSc. in Orthopaedic Engineering           
  • June 1999        MRCS. - London
  • 1990 – 1995    MB ChB (Honours) - University of Manchester Medical School

Professional/Academic Experience


President of the Cyprus Orthopaedic Association

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Jun 07 – May 12       Consultant in Paediatric Orthopaedics - Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
  • Feb 07 – June 07      Fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics - Booth Hall Children’s Hospital, Manchester
  • Feb 06 – Feb 07       Clinical/Research Fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics - The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia                    
  • Feb 05 – Feb 06        Fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics - Booth Hall Children's Hospital, Manchester
  • Aug 01 – Feb 05       Specialist Registrar in Orthopaedics in the North West of England. Stepping Hill, Tameside,  Wythenshawe  and Hope Hospitals.
  • Feb 01 – Aug 01       Locum Appointment for Training (LAT) in Orthopaedics Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
  • Aug 99 – Feb 01       Post- MRCS Senior House Officer in Orthopaedics, North Manchester General and Royal Preston Hospitals.
  • Aug 96 – Aug 99       Pre- MRCS Senior House Officer in Accident & Emergency, Orthopaedics, Intensive care, General and  Cardiothoracic Surgery. South Manchester and Hope University Hospitals.
  • Feb 96 – Aug 96       Pre-registration House Officer in Renal & General Medicine. Hope Hospital, Salford.
  • Aug 95 – Feb 96       Pre- Registration House Officer in General Surgery & Orthopaedics. Hope Hospital, Salford



  • Graduated the Lanition Lyceum B in Limassol with a mark 20/20
  • Gold medal in Limassol Maths competition. 1988.
  • Represented Cyprus in international Maths competitions. 1988.

UNDERGRADUATE (University of Manchester):

Honours & Distinctions

  • Distinction in Microbiology
  • Honours in Pathology
  • Honours in Physiology
  • Honours in Anatomy
  • Honours in Biochemistry

FELLOWSHIP (2006-2007):

Awarded the clinical Paediatric Orthopaedics and basic science research fellowship for one year at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia.


  1. Bluespier paediatric prize for best clinical paper. The usefulness of ESR and CRP in diagnosing long bone osteomyelitis in Children. North West Orthopaedic Association. 2010.
  2. British Limb Reconstruction Meeting. Best clinical paper. A comparison of post-operative analgesia in Paedaitric patients with circular frames. 2010.


  1. The effect of low magnitude mechanical loading in regenerate bone healing and BMD in children undergoing limb lengthening. Received £21333 from the Trust Research for Patient Benefit Scheme.
  2. The effect of pamidronate treatment on bone health in children with neuromuscular disease undergoing hip surgery. Received £10000 from the Royal College of surgeons of England.

Administrative experience

I was a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon for 5 years at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (2007-2012) which is part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS foundation trust,   is affiliated to the University of Manchester and forms the base for the majority of medical student clinical training at the University of Manchester. The hospital sees 200000 patient visits each year across a range of specialities and with 371 beds is the largest single-site paediatric hospital in the UK. I was the department’s audit and research lead and developed protocols such as the antibiotic prophylaxis protocol in surgical patients aiming to improve the patients quality of care. I was responsible for producing the daily working timetable for Consultants and Specialist Registrars. I worked closely with management for the development of a new paediatric limb reconstruction service for the North West of England and developed business plans for purchasing expensive medical equipment, and employing specialist nurses and physiotherapists. I developed multidisciplinary clinics and worked with geneticists, bone metabolic physicians and radiologists for the management of complex and rare conditions such as neurofibromatosis and osteogenesis imperfecta. I also orgainised weekly radiology meetings and monthly gait analysis meetings in collaboration with the University of Salford aiming to improve the patient’s quality of care.