Prof. Andreas Charalambous educated in the United States, Prof. Andreas Charalambous holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Southern Illinois University, a Ph.D. degree in Anatomy / Neuroscience from The Ohio State University Health Sciences Center, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Dept. of Pathology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received several distinguished fellowships, academic and leadership awards including The Ohio State University Outstanding Leadership Award.
He joined Intercollege, Cyprus in 1997 where he established the Department of Health and Life Sciences, the first of its kind in Cyprus, and concurrently initiated the efforts to establish the first medical school in Cyprus. He has served in various administrative positions in Cyprus and abroad such as Department Head, Director of Research, Dean for Enrollment Management, and Vice President for Development and University Relations. He has taught Human Gross Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at various medical schools in the US and abroad, and has conducted funded research in medical education, environmental health, and public health. He holds an Honorary Senior Scientist appointment at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, and Honorary Professor at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
In 2002 he led the efforts to establish Galen University, in collaboration with Intercollege, and U.S. partner Universities, and served as the founding President. He has negotiated with the Government of Belize the Charter for the establishment of the university along with a land grant of 100 acres. He oversaw all aspects of the creation of a new comprehensive university including government, legal, regulatory, academic, infra-structural and financial aspects, and established dual award agreements with the University of Indianapolis (undergraduate degrees) and the University of North Carolina Wilmington (post graduate degrees). He is currently President Emeritus of Galen.
In 2010 he established the first medical school in Cyprus through an alliance with St George’s, University of London, UK (SGUL), and Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel. He has initiated partnerships with the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of General Practitioners. The Medical School operates clinical training in Cyprus, Israel and North America, under the GMC accreditation.