Nikos Christoforidis


Nikos Christoforidis

Nikos Christoforidis

Reproductive Gynaecologist, MD, MRCOG, DFFP

Nikos Christoforidis is a Gynaecologist specialising in infertility analysis and assisted reproductive technology.

He graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1995.

From 1995 to 2003, he trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Great Britain, in the framework of the educational programme organised by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

From 1999, he worked as a Specialist Registrar (National Rotational Scheme) based at the University Headquarters of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Newcastle (Northern Deanery), Northeast England.

He is trained in the application of endoscopic procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological disorders, especially disorders of menstruation, endometrial adhesions, endometrial polyps and fibroids.

In 1999, he became a member of the Evidence-Based Medicine Forum at the South Tyneside District General Hospital and helped to create clinical guidelines for medical and obstetric personnel in the obstetric department.

In 2000, he obtained a Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

In 2001, he became a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: MRCOG). The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is an internationally acknowledged organisation with a high reputation and a long tradition ensuring high standards in clinical the practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and in promoting research and medical knowledge to trainees in the specialty.

From 2001 to 2003, he specialised in assisted reproductive technology and particularly IVF, at the Hammersmith Hospital in London, gaining extensive experience in the examination and treatment of infertile couples. The IVF Hammersmith Hospital is one of the largest IVF units of Great Britain, with a tradition in clinical and laboratory research on human reproduction. The first pre-implantation genetic diagnosis was successfully held there.

He is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Since 2004, he has been a founding member and Manager of the Clinic Department at Embryolab. Dr Nikos Christoforidis is co-founder of the Embryolab Academy and the international research and educational non-profit organisation.


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Professional Associations

Member:
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG).
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
European Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ESHRE)
 

Areas of Research, Interests and Publications
 
Articles in journals
Chatziparasidou A., Christoforidis N., Samolada G., Nijs M. (2014). “Sperm aneuploidy in infertile male patients: a systematic review of the literature”. Andrologia. In press

Chatziparasidou A., Nijs M., Moisidou M., Chara O., Ioakeimidou C., Pappas C., Christoforidis N. (2013). “Accumulation of oocytes and/or embryos by vitrification: a new strategy for managing poor responder patients undergoing pre implantation diagnosis”. F1000Res, 2, 240.

Chatziparasidou A., Moissidou M., Oraiopoulou C., Ioakeimidou C., Pappas C., Nijs M., Christoforidis N. (2013). “The use of PGD in vitrified oocytes and embryos after repeat ovarian stimulation cycles in poor responder patients”. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 26, Supplement no. 1.

Rice S., Christoforidis N., Gadd C., Nikolaou D., Seyani L., Donaldson A., Margara R., Hardy K., Franks S. (2005). “Impaired insulin-dependent glucose metabolism in granulosa-lutein cells from anovulatory women with polycystic ovaries”. Hum Reprod. 2005 Feb;20(2):373-81

Conference Papers

Christoforidis N., Ioakimidou C., Pappas C., Chatziparasidou A. (2013). “The use of low-dose B-HCG in late follicular phase in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in oocyte donors”. Conference: COGI Vienna, Austria 24-27/10 2013

Christoforidis N., Ioakimidou C., Pappas C., Chatziparasidou A. (2013). “P-083 Effectiveness of vitrification in women undergoing elective freezing of oocytes and/or embryos when embryo transfer conditions are suboptimal”.  ESHRE, Hum. Reprod. 28 (suppl 1):i152

Presentations at Conferences (Posters and Oral Presentations)

Chatziparasidou A., Oraiopoulou C., Moisidou M., Ioakeimidou C., Pappas C. Nijs M., Christoforidis N. (2014). “Study of morphokinetic parameters in embryos originating from ejaculated or testicular spermatozoa”. Poster presented in: 10th Biennal Alpha Meeting. Antalya, Turkey.

Chatziparasidou A., Oraiopoulou C., Moisidou M., Ioakeimidou C., Pappas C. Nijs M., Christoforidis N. (2014). “Study of morphokinetic parameters in embryos produced from fresh or frozen testicular spermatozoa”. Poster presented in: 10th Biennal Alpha Meeting. Antalya, Turkey.

Christoforidis N., Ioakimidou C.,  Pappas C.,  Moisidou M., Chatziparasidou A. (2013). “Effectiveness of vitrification in women undergoing elective freezing of oocytes and/or embryos when embryo transfer conditions are suboptimal”.  Poster presented in ESHRE Annual meeting.  London, UK.

Chatziparasidou  A., Moisidou M. , Oraiopoulou C. , Ioakeimidou C., Pappas C. , Nijs M., Christoforidis N. (2013). “Successful Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Program For Poor Responder Patients After Consecutive Ovarian Stimulation Cycles With Cumulative Oocyte Or Embryo Vitrification”. Poster presented in: 12th International Conference on PGD.  Instabul, Turkey.

Chatziparasidou  A., Moisidou M. , Oraiopoulou C. , Ioakeimidou C., Pappas C. , Nijs M., Christoforidis N. (2013). “Successful preimplantation genetic diagnosis program in poor responder patients after consecutive ovarian stimulation cycles and embryo vitrification”.  Poster presented in: 5th International IVI Congress. Sevilla, Spain.

Chatziparasidou A., Christoforidis N., Tsakos E., Naitenski R. (2007). “Triplonuclear embryos in ICSI cycles”. Poster presented in:19th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility IFFS. Durban, South Africa.

Chatziparasidou A., Elder K., Christoforidis N., Tsakos E., Nainteski R. (2007). “Seminal Plasma infections”. Poster presented in: 23rd Annual Meeting, ESHRE. Lyon, France.

Guest speaker

Christoforidis N. (2013, September). “The clinical challenge in a PGD-IVF Unit”. Invited talk in: International Workshop on “Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2013″, Embryolab Academy. Thessaloniki, Greece