Prof George Psaras


Academic and clinical Head, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand. 

Born Limassol, Cyprus, 1959. 

Educated at Sevenoaks, Kent, UK and Limassol, Cyprus. Matriculated 1977. Medical Degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany, 1986. Fellowship with the College of Medicine of South Africa, (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) 1998. MMed (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) research report in progress. Memberships of various Professional bodies and Associations in South Africa and abroad. 

Dr Psaras has been awarded various prizes and fellowships in his field of expertise. 

Professor Psaras was employed in his present position at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1988. 

Professor Psaras has held various positions of responsibility in the field of general surgery, Orthopedics, Burns and Plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has written extensive publications and articles locally and worldwide for various Medical journals and has presented his papers at local and international congresses and seminars. 

Professor Psaras was instrumental in the founding of the Smile Foundation in aid of disfigured and traumatized children or children with congenital disorders (i.e. Moebius Syndrome, Cleft Lip and Palate). And he is also a current board member.

He has been a guest on many radio and Television programmes and has had articles written in magazines and press relating to The Star Smile Fund and other medical achievements. He has had International recognition through collaborations with Canadian and USA based surgeons for the surgical management of children with Moebius Syndrome. This collaboration is ongoing and aims in the improvement of local skills and the enhancement of existing ties with the Johns Hopkins and Toronto Universities. 

Professor Psaras enjoys various sporting activities including swimming, squash, yoga, and cycling. He also plays musical instruments and enjoys sculpture. 

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