Dr. Karatzias was born and raised in Engomi – Nicosia and after completing his two-year military obligation as an officer in Special Forces he continued his undergraduate education by attaining the Medical Degree in Alexandroupolis – Greece (University of Thrace). His postgraduate education started with the training program for specialty in Nicosia for becoming a Plastic Surgeon and was also enhanced by a Master of Science in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (University of Cardiff). While being in training he attained license to practice with full registration to Cyprus, Greece, Croatia and the United Kingdom. Training included visiting well-known centres of excellence, such as the National Spinal Injury Centre in Stoke Mandeville Hospital in UK, for working amongst the most experienced surgeons for dealing with pressure ulcers and University Hospital Dubrava in Zagreb for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. In addition, he became member of the most known organisations dealing with Plastic Surgery such as aesthetics, burns, wounds, traumas and diabetic ulcers and became fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. He is serving as the current representative of Cyprus in International Working Group on Diabetic foot and follows all the national and international congresses – seminars of his field.
Current work status
Practicing as a Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon mainly in Nicosia working in collaboration with prestigious private clinics and doctors / surgeons of other specialties for achieving a multidisciplinary approach in the reconstructive cases and a successful / safe aesthetic enhancement in cosmetic cases.
Director / Partner of Mobile Wound Healing Unit, a home care company dedicated to dealing with chronic wounds and traumas for people unable or unwilling to be transferred from their home, hospital or nursing home.
National and International Memberships:
• CySPRAS (Cyprus Society of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery)
• EAFPS (European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery)
• EMEDIP (Greek Diabetic Foot Study Group)
• PSRC (Plastic Surgery Research Council)
• MBC (Mediterranean Burn Council)
• EWMA (European Wound Management Association)
License to practice medicine:
• Medical Clinical Practice and member of Doctors Council of Greece
• Medical Clinical Practice and member of Doctors Council of Cyprus (No. 4839)
• Registration as a medical practitioner in the UK by GMC (No. 7463619)
University of Cardiff, UK
MSc (Master of Science in Wound Healing & Tissue Repair)
Specialty of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, appointed by Greek General Administration of Public Health, Attica district, Greece
Fellowship of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS)
BLS/AED, ATLS, ABLS
University of Thrace, Greece