A journey dedicated to new life

When I think of the reasons why I chose to become a physician - specifically an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist, whose day-to-day work places me at the side of women, mothers-to-be and couples at some of their most intimate and vulnerable times of life - I believe that, in the end, the path chose me.

Dr. Christina Stylianou

My profession is also my vocation

Being an Obstetrician can be fraught with moments of anxiety, demanding high levels of patience, stamina and a calm temperament, as well as the continuous responsibility to deliver healthy new lives for my patients.

But I can think of no higher calling than to preserve the health of the miraculous female reproductive system. I'm given the opportunity daily, to place the advances of modern medicine, fertility treatments, and surgical innovation in service of women and couples desiring a family. And as a mother of two boys myself, I know how fulfilling it is to bring new life into the world!

That is why, my profession is also my vocation – my calling and the only work I would ever wish to do. Whenever I can help a woman enjoy her health as nature intended, and assist a couple to meet their much-anticipated new family member for the first time… such moments become a personal celebration for me as well.

Tailored prenatal care

I graduated from Paphos secondary school in 1999, then attended the medical school of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, specialising in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Further specialty studies in colposcopy followed, this time at London’s Whittington Hospital, as a trainee of distinguished Professor Albert Singer.

I went on to train under renowned Fetal Medicine expert, Professor Kypros Nicolaides, at King's College Hospital’s Harris Birthright Centre. As a close associate of Professor Nicolaides, I also worked at the Fetal Medicine department of University College London Hospital (UCLH), and at Harley Street, the world’s largest private centre for Fetal Medicine.

Thereafter, training under Professor Lindsey Allan, I became certified in managing high-risk pregnancies, endometrial surgery and embryonic ultrasound, earning the Diploma in Fetal Medicine – the Fetal Medicine Foundation’s highest qualification, having participated in scientific research related to the field.

A two-year Minimal Access Surgery fellowship followed at London’s St. Peter and Ashford Hospital – one of the UK’s largest and best-known endometriosis centres (CEMIG). Completing my specialisation in laparoscopy, I was awarded my degree by the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy.

Finishing up my training in the United Kingdom, I took part in infertility and Assisted Reproduction research, earning a Master of Science degree from the University of Bristol. An internship at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital followed.

Thereafter, I worked as a consultant Obstetrician-Gynaecologist at London’s Richmond Practice private hospital for a time, before returning to Cyprus and taking up my current practice at Aretaeio Private Hospital in Nicosia.

What I will never ever forget is the day of birth. A 32-week, early delivery at midnight... and Christina by my side. The relationship and cooperation between us did not stop after the birth. Christina has been and continues to be by my side to this day, advising and encouraging me.

Anna Kourta

I will always remember the day I gave birth to my daughter, when Christina turned around with a big smile of satisfaction and said to me, "We made it!"

Christiana Koundourou

Christina listened to us carefully, and she was always concerned whether or not I was having side effects from my medications. She really wanted to find the root of my problem and was very supportive of our decisions. She continued to be interested in our and our baby's wellbeing after we gave birth.

Marina Markides

Christina is far more than just a doctor, she is truly a friend who supports you and is by you, at any time you may need her, despite her heavy schedule and responsibilities. I will remember always her calmness and professionalism during the difficult labour that followed... the love and tenderness she showed our newly-born infant and the psychological support of the family-like environment during those hard moments.

Yiota Antoniou