Lives of the fellows

Costakis Zambartas

b.23 August 1945 d.15 July 2006
MD Lyon(1972) MRCP(1977) MSc(1989) FRCP Edin(1989) FACC(1997) FRCP(1997)

Costakis Zambartas was director of the cardiology department at Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus. He was born in Paphos, Cyprus, the son of Michalis, an electrical engineer, and Ipatia, a housewife. He was educated at Pancyprian Gymnasium in Nicosia, and then went to the University of Lyon, France, to study medicine. He qualified MD in 1972.

He was a house surgeon at Dorchester General Hospital in the UK, and a house physician at Weymouth General Hospital. He then held senior house officer posts at Battle Hospital, Reading, and at St Woolos and Royal Gwent hospitals, both in Newport, Gwent. From 1976 to 1977 he was a registrar in internal medicine at Royal Gwent Hospital and then at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, from 1978 to 1979.

In 1979 he returned to Cyprus, as a medical registrar and then a senior registrar in internal medicine at Limassol General Hospital. In 1983 he became a specialist physician in internal medicine at Nicosia General Hospital, becoming a specialist cardiologist in 1989, and then a senior specialist in 1990. From 1989 to 1991 he was director of the invasive cardiology department, and from 1991 director of cardiology.

In July 1987 he gained a certificate in specialised studies in aeronautical medicine at the University of Lyon and, in October 1988, a diploma in cardiovascular disease. In 1989 he became a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

He was president of the Cyprus Medical Council from 1992 to 1994, and of the St John Ambulance Association and Brigade on Cyprus from 1993. From 1994 to 1996 he was secretary to the Cyprus Society of Cardiology.

Outside medicine he enjoyed playing tennis.

In 1975 he married Maria, a teacher of English. They had a son and daughter.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page Web)

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