TIF Medical Advisor
Born in Famagusta, Dr Michael Angastiniotis graduated in Medicine from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) in 1966, and obtained his DCH (Diploma in Child Health) in Paediatrics in 1976 from the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow. He received his graduate training in Paediatrics in Scottish Hospitals and Oxford and he returned to the U.K. for various courses, such as Thalassaemia (Biochemistry-Prenatal diagnosis), Genetics, and Haematology/Oncology.
Dr Angastiniotis has been a member of the Thalassaemia Control Programme from the outset (1971-72) and is Vice President of the Cyprus Society for Spastic Children. He is the Chairman of the Medical Records Committee and of the Committee for the Computerization of the Health Service.
Dr Angastiniotis is also Special Advisor and Consultant for the control of Haemoglobinopathies in the Eastern Mediterranean region. He is member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, and of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Human Genetics. He has published a great number of scientific articles, several of which on the topic of Haemoglobinopathies and Thalassaemia in particular.
Until retirement, Dr Angastiniotis was Director of the Paediatric Department of Archbishop Makarios III Hospital and the Thalassaemia Centre. Since 2004, he has been employed by TIF as Medical Advisor.