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Mr Sotiris Papaspyros

Cardiothoracic Surgeon MD, MRCS, FRCSEd (C-Th), MMED
Claimants and DefendantsRemote AppointmentsFace to Face AppointmentsPrison Visit Appointments18+ Patients

Medico-Legal Experience

Mr Papaspyros is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon whose current practice involves all aspects of adult cardiac surgery.

He is instructed by Claimants and Defendants in clinical negligence and personal injury cases associated with:

  • Knife injury
  • Trauma to the chest
    • Blunt chest trauma (cardiac/heart)
    • Sternal wound problems
  • Valve replacement
    • Double valve re-operation for bleeding following pacing wire removal
    • Mitral valve replacement/repair
  • Chest drain insertion injuries
  • Bypass grafts
  • Endocarditis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Aortic dissection
  • Post-op haemorrhagic stroke
  • Anaesthetic injury (such as injuries relating to central line insertion, arterial line insertion)

Mr Papaspyros’ report turnaround time is 2-4 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Mr Papaspyros is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Leeds, and his current practice involves all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. He is the clinical lead for the cardiac surgery department in Leeds General Infirmary and has served as Governance and Mortality Lead for the past two years.

In addition to his clinical work, Mr Papaspyros is also a prolific researcher, with a publication history that covers all aspects of cardiac and thoracic disease, as well as medical education. He has a post-graduate certificate in medical education from the University of Dundee and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds Medical School, where he is actively involved in teaching and research.

He strongly believes in the covenantal nature of the patient-doctor relationship, which is founded on the principles of kindness, trust, honesty, accountability, availability, and confidentiality.


  • Pseudoaneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva Following Aortic Valve Replacement in Infective Endocarditis- A Delayed Clinical Presentation. S. Arif, A. Barua, S. Papaspyros, D. O’Regan. American Journal of Surgery and clinical case reports. 21 Dec 2019.
  • Diastolic learning: Making the tacit, explicit. The role of low fidelity models and deliberate practice in acquisition of basic surgical skills. Experimental research. S. Papaspyros, D.J. O’Regan Jun 2018. Ergonomics International Journal.
  • Disseminated Thrombi in a Patient with Suspected Patent Foramen Ovale Post Left Lower Lobectomy. Singh, S. Papaspyros, M. Asif Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1405.
  • Sub-acute bowel obstruction preventing sudden cardiac death: A case of synchronous but unrelated left atrial myxoma and colorectal adenocarcinoma. A. Kar, SC Papaspyros, S. Prasad. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1075.
  • Surgical training. Learning to fly at ‘Top Gun’ level. SC Papaspyros, DJ O’Regan. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov;100(5):1974.
  • Surgical ergonomics. Analysis of technical skills, simulation models and assessment methods. SC Papaspyros, A Kar, DJ O’Regan. Int J Surg. 2015 Apr 20;18:83-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.04.04
  • Surgical management of malignant pleural mesothelioma: Impact of surgery on survival and quality of life-Relation to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and alternative therapies. SC Papaspyros, S. Papaspyros ISRN Surgery. 2014 Feb 3;2014:817203. doi: 10.1155/2014/817203
  • Bypass Grafting of Aberrant Circumflex Artery with Anomalous Origin and Course. M Patronis, SC Papaspyros, K Shaikrezai, S Prasad, D Agrawal. Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 121-125.
  • Long-term survival from 801 adjunctive coronary endarterectomies in diffuse coronary artery disease. P Ariyaratnam, K Javangula, SC Papaspyros, E McCrum-Gardner, RU Nair. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Dec;42(6):e140-5.
  • A journey through heart surgery; seen through the eyes of a medical student. R. Williams, SC Papaspyros BJCARDN, 2011 Dec; 6 (12): 604-10.
  • Median sternotomy scars: Review of physiology, pathogenesis and wound care guidelines. Impact on patient perceptions and quality of life. SC Papaspyros, R. Patel, K. Polyzois, K. Javangula, R. Jeffrey BJCARDN, 2011 Nov; 6 (11): 531-40
  • Presentation and management of keloid scarring following median sternotomy: a case study. R Patel, SC Papaspyros, KC Javangula, RU Nair. J Cardiothoracic Surg.2010, 5:122.
  • Briefing and debriefing in the cardiac operating room. Analysis of impact on theatre team attitude and patient safety. SC Papaspyros, K. C. Javangula, RKP Adluri, DJ O’Regan Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2010;10:43-47.
  • Surgical training in the 48 hours week. A novel simulation and educational tool. From amateur golfer to professional pilot. SC Papaspyros, K Javangula, DJ O’Regan Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2009;36:511-515.
    • Accompanied by editorial: Great golf, safe landings and better surgical education. Paul N. Uhlig Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2009;36:515-516.
  • Analysis of bedside entertainment services’ effect on post cardiac surgery physical activity: a prospective, randomised clinical trial. SC Papaspyros, S Uppal, DJ O’Regan Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Nov;34(5):1022-6.
  • Gastrointestinal stromal  tumour masquerading as a lung neoplasm. A case presentation and literature review. SC Papaspyros, K Papagiannopoulos J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 May 21;3:31

Book chapters

  • Acquisition of surgical skills- from novice to master; a fresh perspectivePapaspyros, Joshil Lodhia, David O’Regan. RAS chapter 4 Editor: Rachel Hargest Cardiff. Aug  2018.
  • Operative techniques: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery. SC Papaspyros, V. Zamvar. Panvascular medicine 2e by Spinger April 2014.


  • The postoperative hospital stay – is it a predictor of hospital mortality following coronary artery bypass grafting? K Javangula, SC Papaspyros, K Adluri, DJ O’Regan Abstracts: Suppl. 1 to Vol. 8 (April 2009) Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2009;8:1-121
  • Predictors of early discharge following coronary artery bypass grafting – its’ role in controlling patient traffic. K Javangula, K Adluri, SC Papaspyros, DJ O’Regan Abstracts: Suppl. 1 to Vol. 8 (April 2009) Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2009;8:1-121

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