Dr Georgios Kontos
Georgios graduated from the University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine. As a student he attended elective placements in Ophthalmology at the Boston Medical Center and Vancouver General Hospital. He completed his final year clinical placements at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Subsequently, he relocated to the United Kingdom where he completed a MSc in Biology of Vision at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London. He then embarked on a long journey working and training within the NHS.
Upon completing the foundation programme he was appointed as a Trust grade doctor in Ophthalmology at the Macclesfield District General Hospital. Following that, he held Ophthalmology training positions in Scotland and Wales before acquiring a National Training Number at the Oxford Deanery in 2016, a position he currently holds.
In parallel with his training Georgios completed a PgCert in Medical Education from Cardiff University as well as a Postgraduate diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery from Ulster University. At present he is an MBA candidate at Warwick Business School.
Georgios is enthusiastic about surgery and aspires to become a comprehensive anterior segment surgeon. He is a co-founder of the Oxford Eye Surgery brand. Dr Kontos has published a small number of scientific articles and has acted as a reviewer in relevant topics. His stem cell research Masters dissertation project at UCL Institute of Ophthalmolohy was presented in ARVO conferences.
Georgios is an early adopter of all things technology. He is passionate about computer system building and mobile devices. He enjoys playing video games and collecting associated memorabilia. In addition, he likes travelling, cooking and scuba diving.