Alexandros Charitou is an Associate Director in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Disputes, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations practice. He is an experienced clinician and chest surgeon who is passionate about improving the provision and delivery of healthcare.
Alexandros studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London and followed on with higher surgical training in cardiothoracic and major trauma surgery. He was a cardio thoracic surgeon in the UK and clinical lead for chest trauma, responsible for developing and running the chest trauma service at one of London's major trauma centers. Additionally, he has extensive experience in military and civilian pre-hospital immediate care, mass incident and major disaster management.
Alexandros has worked extensively as part of the medical team of a number of NGOs to organize and provide acute care following natural disasters. His doctoral research focused on robotic assisted minimally invasive cardiac surgery and the development of one-shot anastomotic devices. He was senior lecturer at the department of surgical technology at Imperial College London where he was extensively involved in developing and evaluating devices and instruments for beating heart and minimal access surgery. Over the last 5 years Alexandros has been working in life science consulting industry providing expertise in strategic commercial opportunity assessments, clinical advisory, medical affairs and regulatory strategy support for both medical technology and pharmaceutical companies.