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Dr Elpida Phitidis

INTERNAL MEDICINE and PULMONOLOGY RESPIRATORY PHYSICIAN
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DR. ELPIDA PHITIDIS M.D.

INTERNAL MEDICINE | PULMONOLOGY | RESPIRATORY PHYSICIAN


 

Respiratory Medicine:
  • Diagnostic Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Bronchoscopic Ultra Sound (EBUS)
  • Thoracic Ultra Sound
  • Medical Thoracoscopy (rigid and semi rigid bronchoscope)
  • Indwelling Pleural Catheter Insertion
  • Intercostal Chest Drain Insertion (Seldinger and Surgical cut down)
  • Medical pleurodesis
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic pleural aspirations
  • Use of Non-invasive ventilation (CPAP/BiPap)
  • Pulmonary Function Tests/Sleep studies interpretation

 

Internal Medicine:
  • Central venous cannulation (CVP lines)
  • Arterial cannulation (Arterial lines)
  • DC Cardioversion
  • Abdominal paracentesis (diagnostic/therapeutic)
  • Lumbar Puncture – diagnostic/therapeutic

 

Basic Skills:
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Advanced Life Support)
  • Arterial blood gas sampling, cannulation, venepuncture, nasogastric tube placement, knee aspiration, skin suturing

 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Abstracts/Poster Presentations in International Conferences:
  • New pleural service; A first review, British Thoracic Oncology Conference, Dublin (poster presentation), January 2015
  • Investigating Suspected Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in Pregnancy – Review of practice at Aintree University Hospital European Cystic Fibrosis Society, Amsterdam (poster presentation), Sep 2015
  • New pleural service; A first review British Thoracic Oncology Conference, Dublin (poster presentation), January 2015
  • Cystic Fibrosis: An ageing condition European Cystic Fibrosis Society, Gothenburg (poster presentation), June 2014
  • CF Patients diagnosed in adulthood: Spectrum of referral source European Cystic Fibrosis Society, Gothenburg (oral presentation – presented by lead author), June 2014
  • Adherence to Ivacaftor treatment in adult cystic fibrosis patients with the G551D mutation European Cystic Fibrosis Society, Gothenburg (poster presentation), June 2014
  • Adult CF Diagnosis – missed childhood opportunities or forme fruste disease? European Cystic Fibrosis Society, Gothenburg (poster presentation), June 2014
  • Bronchoscopic Inter-Operator Diagnostic Yield for Lung Malignancy: Benchmarking for Trainees European Respiratory Society, Vienna (poster presentation), Sep 2012
  • Inter-Operator Diagnostic Yield From Flexible Bronchoscopy For Suspected Lung Malignancies: A Benchmarking Exercise American Thoracic Society, San Francisco (poster presentation), May 2012
  • Induced sputum cell counts in Asthma: a UK District Hospital Experience American Thoracic Society, San Francisco (poster presentation), May 2012
  • Post surgical disseminated Klebsiella Pneumoniae (Kp) pneumonia and lung abscesses in a patient with type 2 diabetes American Thoracic Society, San Francisco (poster presentation), May 2012
  • CT Pulmonary Angiograms: Audit of Probability of Pulmonary Embolus Based on Questionnaire European Respiratory Society, Amsterdam (poster presentation), Sep 2011
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Annual Review - a Need to Update the Guidance? European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Hamburg (poster presentation), June 2011
  • Relationship between growth and aortic stiffness in early years of life International Conference of Artery Association, Athens (oral presentation), Sep 2006

 

Publications:
  • Book chapter:  Davies, P et al, 2016. Clinical Tuberculosis, a practical handbook: CRC Group; Chapter 11, Tuberculosis Control

Associated Hospitals / Clinics

Specialties

  • INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • PULMONOLOGY- PHYMATOLOGY
  • RESPIRATORY PHYSICIAN

Experience

  • Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine  (Aug, 2017 - Current)

    Aretaeio Hospital, Nicosia Cyprus

  • ocum Consultant in Respiratory Medicine  (Jan, 2017 - Apr, 2017)

    St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool

  • St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   (Apr, 2016 - Jan, 2017)

    Respiratory Medicine & General Internal Medicine

  • Respiratory Medicine & General Internal Medicine  (Apr, 2015 - Mar, 2016)

    Wirral University Teaching Hospitals (Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge) NHS Foundation Trust

  • Respiratory medicine & General Internal Medicine  (Apr, 2014 - Mar, 2015)

    University Hospital Aintree NHS Foundation Trust

  • Respiratory medicine  (Oct, 2013 - Mar, 2014)

    Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Intensive Care Unit  (Jul, 2013 - Sep, 2013)

    Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Respiratory Medicine & General Internal Medicine  (Apr, 2013 - Jun, 2013)

    Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Respiratory Medicine & General Internal Medicine  (Aug, 2012 - Mar, 2013)

    Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Locum Appointment in Training (LAT) in Respiratory Medicine (with GIM)  

    Mersey Deanery

  • Respiratory Medicine & General Internal Medicine  (Dec, 2020 - Jul, 2012)

    Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Worked as a Core Medical Trainee in Respiratory Medicine & General Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Respiratory Medicine and Gastroenterology  (Aug, 2010 - Nov, 2011)

    Core Medical Training, Mersey Deanery Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Worked as a Core Medical Trainee in the Care of the Elderly Department and in Respiratory Medicine   (Aug, 2009 - Jul, 2010)

    Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Worked as a core medical trainee in Cardiology  

    Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Worked as a House Officer in General medicine, General surgery and Accident and Emergency   (Aug, 2007 - Jul, 2009)

    Foundation Training, North West Deanery Fairfield General Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust

  • Worked as a Senior House Officer in Paediatrics, General Practice and Acute Medicine  (Aug, 2007 - Jul, 2009)

    Foundation Training, North West Deanery Fairfield General Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust

Education

  • University of Manchester  

  • Cyprus Medical Society, General Medical Council UK, Royal College of Physicians UK, British Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, Cyprus Respiratory Society, Hellenic Thoracic Society, Medical Defense Union UK  

  • Advanced Life Support  (Mar, 2016 - Current)

    Resuscitation Council (UK)

  • Doctors as Educators, Effective teaching skills  (Nov, 2015 - Current)

    Royal College of Physicians, London

  • Difficult Lung Disease  (Sep, 2015 - Current)

    Sheffield

  • Ethics, law and professionalism  (Jul, 2015 - Current)

    Medical Defense Union, Manchester

  • Lung Volume Reduction in Emphysema Symposium  (Jun, 2015 - Current)

    Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, Liverpool

  • Acute and General Medicine Course  (Nov, 2014 - Current)

    Excel, London

  • Radiology for Chest Physicians  (Sep, 2014 - Current)

    BTS, Newcastle

  • Medical Thoracoscopy and pleural procedures  (Mar, 2014 - Current)

    Hôpital Nord, Marseille

  • Tuberculosis 2012 Conference  (Nov, 2012 - Current)

    Manchester Royal Infirmary

  • Advanced Life Support  (Feb, 2012 - Current)

    Resuscitation Council (UK)

  • 6th Thoracic Ultrasound Course  (Feb, 2012 - Current)

    Informed Research and Training Ltd

  • Stroke & TIA Assessment Training Course  (Jan, 2011 - Current)

    Med-STAT

  • 6th Basic Bronchoscopy Course  (Mar, 2010 - Current)

    Preston Hospital

  • Temporary Pacing Course  (Nov, 2009 - Current)

    Royal Liverpool University Hospital

  • OSCE examiner Training for new Examiners  (Dec, 2008 - Current)

    University of Manchester

  • Principles of Communication Skills Teaching  (Dec, 2008 - Current)

    University of Manchester

Honours & Awards

  • Awarded the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Respiratory medicine-MRCP (Respiratory)(UK)  (October 1, 2013)

  • Awarded the Thoracic Ultra Sound Level 1 Accreditation  (February 1, 2012)

  • Awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh MRCP (UK)  (October 1, 2011)

  • Medicine (European Option) MBChB at the University of Manchester  (July 1, 2007)

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