Sinapis Dimitrios Opthalmologist
Education & Academic Qualifications
- 5/2013 FEBO, successful completion of European Board of Ophthalmology Examination, Paris, France.
- 5/2013 Certificate of Completion of Training in Ophthalmology. G.Gennimatas’ University Hospital, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
- 04/2010: Recipient of Educational Certificate for Foreign Medical Graduates (United States Medical Licensing Certification). Los Angeles, USA.
- 9/1998 – 12/2004: Athens Medical School, National and Capodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Ptychio Iatrikes , Grade: 8,85/10,0 (“Excellent”). First best record among all Medical students.
- 9/1992 – 6/1998: High School Apolyterion. Grade of Graduation: 19,2/20,0
2011 Athens Medical School, National and Capodistrian University of Athens. Title: Histopathological changes after intravitreal injections of Avastin (Βevacizumab) in rabbits. Grade: Excellent.
GMC Full Registration with Licence to Practise: No 6145931
Athens Medical Assosiation: No 061637
Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.
Member of Greek Ophthalmology Society.
Member of Greek Glaucoma Society.
2/8/2017-today: Consultant Ophthalmologist specialised in Cornea, Complex Cataract, Refractive Surgery and Glaucoma.
24/8/2016-1/8/2017: Senior Cornea Fellow, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre/ Visiting Senior Cornea Fellow, Harvard, MEEI, Boston, USA.
28/8/2015- 1/8/2016: Senior Glaucoma Fellow, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.
18/8/2014- 18/8/2015: Cornea and Anterior Segment Fellow, King’s College Hospital, London, UK.
1/7/2014- 1/7/2016: Honorary Cornea and External disease Fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital.
20/5/2013- 30/7/2014: Cataract and Cornea Fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.
12/02/2010- 12/5/2013: Resident of the University Eye Clinic of Athens, ‘G. Gennimatas’ Hospital.
31/3/08- 04/01/2010: Clinical Research Fellow in Glaucoma Research Unit And National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK.
15/11/06 – 15/11/07: Resident in the Opthalmology Clinic of 251 Air Force General Hospital.
17/9/05 – 4/11/06: Resident in Accidents and Emergency, Community Clinic of Petalidi, Health Centre of Messini, Messinia, Greece.
- 17/6/05 – 17/9/05: Resident in Internal Medicine, Surgery and Cardiology, General Hospital of Kalamata.
8/2015- 8/2017: Teaching Ophthalmology trainees of Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre Cataract surgery and Cornea and Glaucoma surgical interventions.
8/2014- 8/2015: Teaching Ophthalmology trainees of King’s College Hospital Cataract surgery and Cornea surgical interventions.
Clinical and Research Interest
Complex Cataract Surgery, including scleral fixated intraocular lenses, multifocal and toric IOLs.
Laser Refractive Surgery.
All types of Glaucoma Surgey , including MIGS (Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery).
Corneal Grafts (PK, DALK, DSAEK, DMEK).
Keratoconus Treatment (Crosslinking).
Pathophysiology of Keratoconus.
Corneal Pathology/ Infections.
5/2013: Successful completion of European Board of Ophthalmology Examination, Paris, France.
12/2012: Scholarship ‘Ioannis Kontoleontos’ of the University of Athens for training in Cornea and Anterior Segment surgery.
10/2010: Recipient of ‘Vasileios Malamos’ Award and Scholarship for Research contribution in Glaucoma.
04/2010: Recipient of Educational Certificate for Foreign Medical Graduates (United States Medical Licensing Certification).
02/2010: Successful completion of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) step 2 CS (Clinical Skills). Los Angeles, California, USA.
07/2009: Awarded overall second place (second prize) by the World Glaucoma 2009 Poster Committee for the study: The effects of simulated cataract on threshold measurements of Standard Automated Perimetry, Frequency Doubling Technology, Heidelberg Edge Perimetry and the Moorfields Motion Displacement Test. 2009 World Glaucoma Congress Boston USA. Sinapis A, Sinapis D, Verdon-Roe GM, Bergin C, Redmond T, Nathwani N, DP Crabb DP, Anderson RS, Garway-Heath DF.(information available at official website www.moorfieldsmdt.co.uk ).
10/2007: Scholarship ‘Ioannis Kontoleontos’ of the University of Athens for training in Ophthalmology in Moorfields Eye Hospital.
6/ 2007 : Successful completion of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge).
10/2006 : Successful completion of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) step 1.
10/2006: Scholarship of “Onnasis” Foundation for conducting my PhD Study.
9/2006 Scholarship of ‘Propondis’ Foundation for conducting my PhD study.
9/2006 Scholarship of the Institution of National Scholarships (INS) for conducting my PhD study.
12/2005: Recipient of Academy’s of Athens Highest Award for the Best Academic Performance among all graduates of Medical School of University of Athens (1st prize).
7/2005: Recipient of Glaxo Smithkline’s Award for the first best record in graduation (8,85).
1/2005: Scholarship first best record among sixth year students of Athens Medical School. (Institution of National Scholarships, INS)
1/2005: Recipient of Rodi-Roufou-Kanakari’s Award for the First Best Record of Academic Manner and Progress among the fifth and sixth year students of Medical School of Athens.
9/2002: Scholarship first best record among fourth year students (INS).
9/2001: Scholarship first best record among third year students (INS).
9/2000: Scholarship first best record among second year students (INS).
9/1999: Scholarship first best record among first year students (INS).
6/1999: Scholarship “Antonios Papadakis” after competition in
Medical Physics, Medical Chemistry and Biology.
9/1992- 6/1998: Recipient of Greek Ministry’s of Education Award for Academic Excellence for each academic year in Junior High and High School.
Corneal biomechanical characteristics in patients with diabetes mellitus. Kotecha A, Oddone F, Sinapis C, Elsheikh A, Sinapis D, Sinapis A, Garway-Heath DF. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2010 Nov; 36(11):1822-8.
Pharmacokinetics of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin®) in rabbits. Sinapis C, Routsias JG, Sinapis A, Sinapis D, Agrogiannis G, Pantopoulou A, Theocharis SE, Baltatzis S, Patsouris E, Perrea DN.Clinical Ophthalmology. 2011; 5: 697-704
Biomechanical parameters of the cornea measured with the Ocular Response Analyzer in normal eyes. Kotecha A, Russell RA, Sinapis A, Pourjavan S, Sinapis D, Garway-Heath DF. BMC Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan 30;14(1):11.