Marios Zenon Panos

Clinical Professor


Marios Zenon Panos is Clinical Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Nicosia Medical School.

Prof Panos holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiology (BSc Hons), a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and a Doctor of Medicine, all from the University of London.  He is Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP (UK), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP (London) and Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology (FEBG), American Gastroenterology Association Fellow (AGAF).

His research covers quality in gastrointestinal endoscopy, adenoma detection rate, polyp resection methods, and the use of argon plasma coagulation in gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Selected Publication

Peer reviewed papers

Panos MZ, Koumi A. Argon plasma coagulation in the right and left colon: safety-risk profile of the 60W-1.2 l/min setting. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2014;49(5):632-41. doi: 10.3109/00365521.2014.903510. Epub 2014 Apr 2.

Koumi A, Kalaitzakis E, Forbes A, Panos MZ. Under-utilisation of the gastroscope for total colonoscopy in adults: a survey of two European countries. Int J Colorectal Dis 2012;27:959-65. Epub 2012 Mar 8.

Koumi A, Filippidis T, Leontara V, Makri L, Panos MZ. Detection of Helicobacter pylori: A faster urease test can save resources. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2011; 17:353.

Kalaitzakis E, Panos M, Sadik R, Aabaken L, Koumi A, Meenan J. Clinicians’ attitudes towards endoscopic ultrasound: A survey of four european countries. Scand J Gastroenterol 2009; 44:100-107.

Panos MZ. Use of argon plasma coagulator for bleeding due to radiation-induced proctitis. Hellenic J Gastroenterol  1999; 12:101-103

Kane KF, Colagiovanni L, McKiernan J, Panos MZ, Ayres RC, Langman MJ, Lowes JR. High osmolality feedings do not increase the incidence of thrombophlebitis during peripheral i.v. nutrition. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 1996; 20(3):194-197.

Reilly T, Mann SG, Panos MZ, Walt RP. Low dose famotidine and cimetidine in single postprandial doses: a placebo controlled comparative study of overnight pH. Gut 1995; 37:325-328.  

Panos MZ, Walt R, Stevenson C, Langman MJS. Rise in mortality from non-malignant oesophageal disease in England and Wales. Gut 1995;36:488-491.

Cook EB, Gove CD, Panos MZ, Williams R, Preedy VR. Skeletal muscle protease activities are unaltered in cirrhotic rats but altered in response to ethanol and acetaldehyde in vitro. Alcohol and alcoholism 1995; 30:203-209.

Panos MZ, Reilly H, Moran A, Reilly T, Wear R, Wallis P, Chesner IM. Use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in a district general hospital: Indications and prospective, randomised comparison of two tube designs. Gut 1994; 35:1551-1556.

Gimson AES, Ramage J, Panos MZ, Hayllar K, Harrison PM, Wiliams R Westaby D. Randomised trial of variceal banding ligation and injection sclerotherapy for bleeding oesophageal varices.  Lancet  1993; 342:391-394.

Panos MZ, Wood MJ, Asquith P. Toxic megacolon: the knee-elbow position relieves bowel distension. Gut 1993; 34:1726-1727.

Panos MZ, Anderson JV, Payne N, Langley P, Slater JDH, Rees L, Williams R. Plasma atrial natriuretic peptide and renin-aldosterone in cirrhosis with ascites: basal levels, changes during daily activity and nocturnal diuresis.   Hepatology 1992;16:82-88.

Bird GL, Senaldi G, Panos M, Rolando N, Vergani D, Williams R. Activation of the classical complement pathway in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Gut 1992;33:307-311.

Wicks C, Gimson A, Vlavianos P, Lombard M, Panos M, Macmathuna P, Tudor M, Andrews K, Westaby D. An assesment of the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tube as part of an integrated approach to enteral feeding.  Gut  1992; 33:613-616.

Panos MZ, Anderson JV, Forbes A, Payne N, Rees L, Slater JDH, Williams R. Human atrial natriuretic factor and renin-aldosterone in paracetamol induced fulminant hepatic failure.   Gut 1991; 32:85-89.

Bird GLA, Panos MZ, Polson R, Johnson R, Portmann B, Neuberger J, Williams R. Activity of polyunsaturated phosphatidyl choline in HBsAg negative chronic active hepatitis and acute alcoholic hepatitis. Z Gastroenterol  (Suppl 2) 1991; 29:21-24.

Panos MZ, Moore K, Vlavianos P, Chambers J , Anderson JV, Gimson AES, Westaby D, Williams R. Single, total paracentesis for tense ascites:  sequential hemodynamic changes and right atrial size. Hepatology 1990; 11:662-667.

Panos MZ, Polson R, Johnson R, Portmann B, Williams R. Poly-unsaturated phosphatidyl choline for acute alcoholic hepatitis: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.  Eur J Gastroenterol  Hepatol. 1990; 2:351-355.

Panos MZ, Gove CD, Firth J, Raine AEG, Ledingham JGG, Westaby D, Williams R. Resistance to the natriuretic action of Atrial Natriuretic Peptide on the isolated kidney of rats with experimental cirrhosis. Clinical Science  1990; 79:67-71.

Preedy VR, Gove CD, Panos MZ, Sherwood R, Portmann B, Williams R, Peters TJ.   Liver histology, blood biochemistry,and RNA, DNA and subcellular protein composition of various skeletal muscles of rats with experimental cirrhosis:  implications for alcoholic muscle disease.  Alcohol and alcoholism  1990; 25:641-649.

Panos MZ, Nicolaides KH, Anderson JV, Economides DL, Rees L, Williams R. Plasma Atrial Natriuretic Peptide in human fetus: Response to intravascular blood transfusion.  Am J Obst Gynecol 1989; 161:357-361.

Panos MZ and Williams R. Feasibility of a short  term severely restricted sodium diet with councelling support.  Ann Clin  Biochem  1989; 26:358-360.

Firth JD, Gove CD, Panos MZ, Raine AEG, Williams R, Ledingham JGG. Sodium handling in the isolated perfused kidney of the cirrhotic rat.  Clinical Science 1989; 77 : 657-661.

Case reports and letters

Panos MZ and Panos GZ. Obituary: Dr Zenon George Panos, former Chief Medical Officer, Cyprus. BMJ 2015;350:h145 doi: 10.1136/bmj.h145

Koumi A, Panos MZ. Oesophageal food impaction in achalasia treated with coca cola and nifedipine. BMJ Case Reports 2010;pii :bcr.05.2009.1891

Panos MZ, Koumi A. Prevention of diverticulitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2009; 29:1053-1054.

Koumi A, Panos MZ. A new capsule endoscopy feature of serosal eosinophilic enteritis. Endoscopy 2009; 41 suppl. 2:E280 E Pub 2009 Oct 28.

Van Heel DA, Panos MZ. Colonoscopic appearances and diagnosis of intussu-sception due to large bowel lipoma. Endoscopy 1999; 31:508

Panos MZ, Wood MJ, Asquith P. Author reply. The knee-elbow position relieves distension. Gut 1994;35:1150-1151.

Moran A, Panos MZ, Asquith P. Smoking, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Eur J  Int  Med 1993; 4:327-328.

Moran A, Panos MZ, Asquith P. Helicobacter positive resistant duodenal ulcers. Gut 1993; 34:1647.

Panos MZ, Firth JD, Gove CD, Raine AEG, Williams R. Renal insensitivity to atrial natriuretic peptide in patients with cirrhosis and ascites. Gastroenterology 1992; 103;1710.

Panos MZ, Gove CD, Firth JD, Raine AEG, Williams R. Atrial natriuretic factor in experimental cirrhosis.  Gastroenterology  1992; 103:1996-1997.

Panos MZ, Moran A, Stableforth D, Chesner I. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in elderly patients.  Postgrad  Med J 1992; 68:936.

Panos MZ and Williams R. Peritoneal-venous shunting for refractory ascites. Br J Hosp Med 1989; 41:398.

Panos MZ, Burnett S, Gazzard BG. Use of naloxone in opiate induced anaphylactoid reaction. Br J Anaesth 1988; 61:371.

Panos MZ and Braverman AM. Superior vena cava obstruction due to ascending aortic aneurism.  Phlebology 1986; 1:143-144.

 Invited reviews

Koumi A, Panos MZ. Diverticular disease and its complications: epidemiology, natural history and medical treatment. CME J Gastr Hepatol Nutr 2008;9:4-12.

Panayiotacopoulos D, Panos MZ. The role of endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease. Annals of Gastroenterology  2006; 19:42-54

Panos MZ. Natural course of diverticular disease. In Diverticular disease: Emerging evidence in a common condition. Eds Kruis W, Forbes A. Falk Symposium 148;2006:105-111.  Springer Netherlands.

42. Panos MZ, Walt R. Current management of bleeding peptic ulcer. A review. Drugs 1993; 46;269-280.

Panos MZ, Fagan EA, Williams R. Hepatitis B in Cyprus: universal vaccination of neonates.  Cypr Med J 1990; 8; 3:19-21.

Panos MZ and Williams R. Ascites in cirrhosis: Pathophysiology and management. Br  J  Hosp  Med 1988; 40:256-262.

Panos MZ. Cirrhotic ascites.  Gastroenterol in Practice  1988; 4;4;14-20.

Panos MZ and Williams R. The management of fulminant hepatic failure. Cypr Med J 1988; I: 5-14.


Panos MZ, Westaby D, Williams R. Treating the ascites of cirrhosis. Br Med J 1988 ; 297:698-699.

Panos MZ. AIDS in Cyprus: What happens next?  Cypr Med J 1986; E : 5-6.

Mailing Address

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University of Nicosia Medical School
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