German Ambassador to honour Professor Nikolaos Zamboglou

In a ceremony set to take place on 17 April, Professor Nikolaos Zamboglou will be honoured with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by the German Ambassador to Cyprus, Anke Schlimm.

The award recognises Professor Zamboglou's contributions to medical care and his role in fostering German-Cypriot relations.

According to a press release by the German Embassy in Cyprus, by founding the German Oncology Centre, Zamboglou has not only improved cancer treatment in Cyprus, but also strengthened the ties between Cyprus and Germany. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented Professor Zamboglou with this prestigious award for his outstanding contribution to German-Cypriot relations in the field of medicine. The official award ceremony will take place at the residence of the German Ambassador.

Professor Zamboglou, born in Limassol in 1949, studied physics at the RWTH Aachen University from September 1966 and obtained his doctorate in physics at the Institute of Medicine at the Jülich Research Centre of the University of Düsseldorf in 1977. As a research assistant at the Institute for Radiation Biology and Physics at the University of Essen, he studied medicine from 1979 and worked as a junior doctor in radiotherapy at the Alfred Krupp Hospital.

After obtaining his doctorate in Essen in 1987 and his habilitation in Düsseldorf in 1989, he worked as a specialist in radiotherapy and senior physician at the University Hospital of Düsseldorf before taking up the position of Chief Physician at the Sana Clinic in Offenbach in 1992. He was President of the German Society of Radiation Oncology from 2003 to 2005. After 24 years, Professor Zamboglou left the Offenbach hospital in 2016 as head of the Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology. He returned to Limassol, where he founded the German Oncology Centre in 2017 and has been its medical director and CEO ever since.

According to the Embassy with the establishment of the centre, Professor Zamboglou aims to provide all citizens of Cyprus with the same high standard of medical care that he previously provided in Germany, using the experience and expertise he gained in Germany over 50 years. He has also expressed his attachment to Germany by naming the German Oncology Centre after it. Furthermore, the clinic not only does the clinic utilize German-made equipment and adhere to rigorous German standards, but it also boasts a staff comprised largely of professionals trained in Germany.

Beyond its technical prowess, the clinic has demonstrated a commitment to humanitarian efforts, serving as a modern center for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Its services encompass a wide range of specialized treatments, including radiotherapy, interventional radiology, medical oncology, and more.

The German Oncology Centre in Limassol is integrated into the Cypriot General Healthcare System (Gesy) and maintains numerous links with Germany that go far beyond the name of the clinic.

(Source: CNA)

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