Mr Michael Pantelides was born in Cyprus and came to Manchester University Medical School in 1974 and graduated in 1979. He trained initially in general surgery at several hospitals in Manchester within the South Manchester rotational scheme. He then became Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 1983.
Mr Pantelides then commenced his training in urology in 1985 and was appointed Research Fellow at Withington Hospital and the Patterson Institute for Cancer Research. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree by Manchester University in 1989 following a thesis on “Photodynamic laser therapy in prostate cancer”. In addition, he has produced a number of publications.
He progressed to senior registrar training in urology within the Greater Manchester Training scheme and was appointed as a Consultant Urologist at Bolton in 1992. He was the first specialist Urologist to be appointed in Bolton and as such had the responsibility of setting up the existing unit manned by four consultants.
He has sub-specialised in the field of urological oncology e.g. the management of prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer but maintains his interest in all other aspects of core urological practice.