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Dr Michail Sideris


Academic Clinical Fellow



Michail is currently an Academic Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ST2) within North East London Deanery. His clinical commitments are based at Newham University Hospital and he holds and Honorary Research Fellow Contract within QMUL as part of his ACF. He graduated from University of Athens in 2011 and then he moved in the UK as a House Officer at Leicester Royal Infirmary and General Hospital (2011-12) and completed his Foundation Training in Peninsula Deanery in August 2013. Since then he attended a 2-year MD(Res) Clinical Research Fellowship in Molecular Oncology of Early Rectal Cancer at King’s College London (KCL, thesis will be defended in 2017). Michail also leads for the last 3.5 years the organization of an International Combined Applied Surgical Science and Wet Lab Course ( which is funded from the Experimental Research Centre ELPEN in Athens. It recruits faculty mainly from the UK and various other EU countries and as part of this initiative various studies in High-Fidelity Simulation-Based Learning have been conducted and published. As part of his ACF research duties, Michail is currently looking at Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries and USS-led prevalence based on Systematic Review Methodology.


Undergraduate teaching 

Michail has extensive experience in teaching. As part of his MD(Res) Fellowship at KCL he led the MBBS3 Phase Abdominal Rotation Curriculum with a series a lectures, which gained excellent feedback. He also set up an SBL course “mini Trauma Team Member” for MBBS3-5 Phase which was greatly appreciated by KCL students. He has been a Mock OSCE trainer as well as a formal OSCE examiner at KCL and QMUL the last 4 years. For his contribution at Year 3 MBBS teaching he was shortlisted for the KCL Clinical Teaching Excellence Award in 2015. He also runs the ESMSC International Course which recruits students from various EU countries who enjoy a 3-day intense Curriculum (Ci4R), with 32 stations of mixed ex-vivo, in-vivo and dry lab SBL. He is also a PBL tutor at QMUL and performs regular small group teaching for MBBS4 QMUL students who are rotating on O+G placement. 


Research Interests:

Michail academic interests include:


  • Molecular Oncology including prognostic and predictive biomarkers
  • Medical Education and High-Fidelity Animal-model based Simulation-Based-Learning
  • Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injuries


Evaluating the educational environment of an international animal model-based wet lab course for undergraduate students. Sideris M. et al. (Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2016 Oct 24;12:8-17)


Promoting Undergraduate Surgical Education – Current evidence and students’ views on esmsc wet lab course. Sideris M et al. (J Invest Surg. 2017 Apr;30(2):71-77)


KRAS mutant status, p16 and b-catenin expression may predict local recurrence in patients who underwent Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS) for Stage I rectal cancer. Sideris M et al. (Anticancer Res. 2016 Oct;36(10):5315-5324)


KRAS mutant status may be associated with distant metastasis in early rectal cancer. Sideris M. et al. (Anticancer Res. 2017, Article in Press)


Developing an International Combined Applied Surgical Science and Wet Lab simulation course as an undergraduate teaching model. Sideris et al. (Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:463987)


Introducing in vivo Dissections for Undergraduate level Trainees: what is the actual benefit and how could we make it better? Sideris M. et al. (Indian J Surg (2016). doi:10.1007/s12262-016-1563-1)


Molecular Biomarkers and Classification Models in the Evaluation of the Prognosis of Colorectal Cancer. Sideris M. et al. (Anticancer Res. 2014 May;34(5):2061-8)


BRAF V600E mutation in Colorectal Cancer is associated with right-sided tumours and Iron Deficiency anemia. Sideris M. et al. (Anticancer Res. 2015 Apr;35(4):2345-50)


Is In-Vivo Laparoscopic Simulation Learning a step forward in the Undergraduate Surgical Education? Pantelidis P. Sideris M. et al. (equal contribution as first authors, Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2017, Article in Press)


Elderly patients have more infectious complications following laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery. Kvasnovsky CL, Adams K, Sideris M. et al. (Colorectal Disease, Jan;18(1):94-100.)


Medical students' satisfaction with the Applied Basic Clinical Seminar with Scenarios for Students, a novel simulation-based learning method in Greece. Pantelidis et al. (J Educ Eval Health Prof, Mar 24;13:13.)


The use of theatre in medical education in the Emergency Cases School: An appealing and widely accessible way of learning. Keskinis C. et al. (Perspectives on Medical Education, Article in Press)

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