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doc2doc interviews... panos
What made you want to be a doctor?
I decided that I wanted to become a doctor when I was about 5 years old. It was probably the easiest and most natural decision I have made in my life; not sure whether my father who is medic had any influence on me! Being able to treat patients and fight diseases is a gift and I don’t think I would be happy doing anything else.
Why did you choose your specialty?
When I grow up I want to become an ENT surgeon! The delicate anatomy of the ear, intricate physiology of hearing, big head and neck cases as well as the great potential for research were the main factors to reach that decision.
What’s the most interesting thing about your speciality/job?
Hearing is something we all take for granted. Hearing loss can be devastating for the individual as well as their relatives. Understanding the pathophysiology of hearing loss in the elderly and being able to prevent it is a real challenge; this is the topic of my PhD study.
What has been your best moment in medicine?
Medicine is full of good moments. Patients’ “thank you, doc” after an operation or while leaving the wards on discharge is what I enjoy most.
And your worst?
I can’t think of any!
What advice would you give prospective doctors?
Treat your patients as you would treat your parents.
What’s been your favourite doc2doc discussion of all time?
I mostly enjoy discussions that compare and contrast health systems around the world; mainly the US and Australia. I get ideas that I try to introduce to my clinical practice.
What do you do when you are not being a doctor?
I like jogging and listening to music; when the opportunity presents itself I escape to other countries for skiing/ sailing and sunbathing ;)