Our People

Our people are the ambassadors of our working philosophy. The scientists, nurses, nutritionists and psychologists all work together in tandem under the tireless and experienced guidance of our scientific management team.

Our Board

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Sofia Iliopoulou

Operations Director

Master's Degree in Health and Welfare Management from CNAM University of Paris and Diploma of Risk Management Insurance. She has worked for many years in senior management positions in large medical groups of Greece (Bioiatriki & Euroclinic Group) and most recently as Operations Director and Deputy General Director at Apollonion Private Hospital.

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Kleanthis Papoutsas

Head of Finance

Graduated from the University of Warwick with a First Class Honour degree in Economics. He attained his Chartered Accountancy membership in 2008 being a first time passer of all exams and his MBA from the University of Cyprus with a full scholarship.He has served as the Group Chief Financial Officer Director to a number of investment companies in Cyprus and assistant secretary to Board of Directors committees.

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Dr Nana Suarishvili-Symeonidou (ΜD, PhD)

Internal Medicine Specialist

She has studied General Medicine at the State Saint Petersburg Medical University and acquired specialization in Surgery. Also a Ph. D. In Medical Sciences from the “Saint-Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies”. She worked at the Saint-Petersburg International Clinic Medem - Department of Endocrine Surgery. She also worked as a Physician at Dr. G. Astras Oncology Services and at the American Medical Center. She is a registered member of the Pancyprian Medical Association.

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Athanasia Modestou

Nursing Director

BcS General Nursing and ICU Diploma Nursing ( School of Nursing Cyprus), Master on ICU Cyprus University Master . Expertise as Nurse in charge ( Nicosia General Hospital) and as Nurse Director ( American Medical Center).

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Lefteris Christoforou

Deputy Director of the Physiotherapy Department

Holder of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Specialization in Neurology (NDT BOBATH) and holder of an MSc in Health Unit Management (Open University of Cyprus). Working experience as a physiotherapist at the Institute of Neurology and Genetics in Nicosia and multiple years of experience in handling neurological and paediatric incidents in the private sector.

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Stella Gavriel

Sales and Patient Services Supervisor

Holder of a Higher Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hotel Management from Frederick University, Nicosia. Has worked in Cypriot companies in position of responsibility in the sector of Hotel and Events Management and has a specialisation in accessible Medical Tourism. She is participating through the Cyprus Organisation for Standardisation to the committee of the creation of new ISO Standards for Accessible Tourism.

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Alexis Charalampous

Executive Chef

Graduated from Birmingham College of Tourism and from Hamburg Hotel Fachshale University. He served as Chef and Executive Chef for various restaurants and hotels in Cyprus as well as for the American Embassy. He won in competitions the titles of Young Chef of the Year (1996), Cyprus Chef of the Year (1997), Captain of Euro-toques competition (Malta 1998) and Captain of the competition (Istanbul 2002).

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Ekaterini Kyriacou

Clinical Dietician

Holder of MSc in Clinical Nutrition and BSc in Nutrition, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Brookville, NY. Professional Εducation: University of Nicosia, Post Campus of Long Island University, Brookville, NY and in Chicago, IL., while she is also a Registered Dietitian since November 2001. She is the President and Cofounder of the Pancyprian Association for Rare Genetic Diseases and member of the Cyprus National Committee on Rare Diseases.

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Panayiotis Proestos


Holder of a BSc degree in Psychology, from St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Dipl.), Sofia University and in Synthetic Psychotherapy (Prof.Dipl), Cyprus Institute of Psychotherapy. His work experience includes counselling and educational services for human resource issues, psychotherapeutic services for people with psychopathology and disabilities. He has been an active member of the Committee of Psychosocial Support and Vice President of the Pancyprian Association of Psychologists.

Nursing Staff

The Nursing staff of the NRC has been carefully selected to make a difference. They are highly qualified and combine patient care knowledge with specialist experience of patient care in a rehabilitation context.

NRC nurses treat every patient on an individual basis, based on their specific needs. They are in complete and continuous communication with the medical staff, and follow their guidance using special protocols.

Furthermore, apart from their purely nursing role they also build a relationship of trust and sensitivity with each patient. These qualities are vital to the whole experience of treatment and rehabilitation.

Special Advisors

Working alongside the management team are specialist scientists from Spain, Cyprus and Greece. They work with experienced medical professors from rehabilitation centres in Israel, and together they form the Special Advisors Group of the NRC.

Professors Israel Dudkievich and Nachum Vaisma have expert technical knowledge of robot-assisted medicine to provide a unique quality of service.