Prominent doctor in transplant field dies aged 74 Updated

first_imgDr. George Kyriakides, the first transplant expert in Cyprus died on Saturday at the age of 74, after years of battling with illness.Kyriakides had been the head of the Paraskevaidion Transplant Centre, and the first doctor to perform a kidney transplant in Cyprus in 1986.During his service at the Paraskevaideion, Kyriakides saw Cyprus become a global leader in transplants.Paraskevaideion, which opened in 1986, closed down in 2010 when a state operated transplant clinic opened at the Nicosia General Hospital. During its 24 years of operation, almost 900 transplants were performed at the Paraskevaidion with over a 90 per cent success rate.Rector of the University of Cyprus, Constantinos Christofides, who announced Kyriakides’ passing on Twitter, said that the deceased was “a remarkable person, a remarkable personality, a remarkable scientist”.Health Minister Giorgos Pamboridis tweeted that Kyriakides was a “pioneer in medicine”.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsResearch About Hepatitis C – The Early Signs Of Hepatitis CHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img