Dr Panicos Shangaris graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2005 and completed his foundation training in East Lancashire. He then pursued higher specialist training in London at renowned institutions such as University College London, the Royal Free London, Barnet, and North Middlesex Hospitals.
He obtained a Master's degree in fetal medicine and prenatal genetics at University College London (UCL). Notably, he was awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust SPARKS research training fellowship in 2011, which allowed him to undertake his PhD research at UCL. His research focuses on treating genetic blood disorders through fetal stem cell transplantation or gene therapy. Dr Shangaris has received funding from organisations such as the Academy of Medical Sciences, the National Institute for Health and Care Research, and the Fetal Medicine Foundation to further his clinical research endeavours.
During his subspecialty training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at St Thomas' and King's College Hospitals, he worked under the guidance of prominent experts in the field. He gained expertise in specialised clinics such as complex fetal medicine, fetal urology, gestational diabetes, hypertension in pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, fetal cardiology, genetics and perinatal pathology.
Dr Shangaris currently holds the position of Maternal and Fetal Medicine consultant at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and serves as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at King's College London. He is also an academic co-lead for the BRC DTP PhD programme and supervises research projects for BSc, MSc, and PhD students.
Dr Shangaris is commited to collaborative research and actively contributes to maternal and fetal medicine clinical research, leading to numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is part of the editorial team at the Reproductive Science Journal and holds the position of President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Maternity and Newborn Forum.