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Dr. Tzanavaros Ioannis

Prof. Dr. Tzanavaros Ioannis

Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

Director of Cardiac Innovation Center


+357 22469071


Office Address:

Lefkotheou 20, Strovolos 2054,

Nicosia, Cyprus

A Bit About the Doctor


Academic Brilliance: A proud alumnus of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Dr. Tzanavaros embarked on a medical odyssey after completing his military service. His pursuit of knowledge led him to the Heart Center Cottbus, an academic hospital of the German Heart Centre in Berlin (DHZB).

Specialization and Expertise: Dr. Tzanavaros completed his specialization in cardiac surgery in 2007, showcasing his dedication to mastering the intricacies of the field. His expertise extended to the surgical treatment of arrhythmias, marked by the successful completion of his doctoral dissertation in the same year.

International Impact: The global stage beckoned, and Dr. Tzanavaros became a consultant of Cardiac Surgery in Stuttgart in 2010. His journey took a significant turn in 2012 when he became a certified congenital heart surgeon and pediatric cardiac surgeon. His impact rippled across borders, from being the deputy director of congenital heart surgery in Hannover to the director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and congenital heart surgery in Stuttgart in 2016.

A Heart for All Ages: With over 3700 heart surgeries under his belt, Dr. Tzanavaros's expertise spans the entire spectrum of cardiac surgery. From delicate procedures on premature infants weighing 400 grams to surgeries on the elderly, his compassionate touch knows no bounds.

Innovator: Dr. Tzanavaros stands as a true innovator in cardiac care in Cyprus. His groundbreaking advancements include pioneering comprehensive treatment for both adults and children with congenital heart defects. Additionally, his revolutionary techniques in minimally invasive surgeries have not only redefined traditional approaches but have also prioritized patient comfort and ensured faster recovery.

Educator: As a beacon of knowledge, Dr. Tzanavaros shapes the future of medical professionals as a professor at the Medical School of the University of Nicosia.

Humanitarian Heart: Beyond the operating room, Dr. Tzanavaros is a global humanitarian. He has been a key figure in humanitarian missions, extending his healing hands to save little hearts in countries worldwide, especially in Romania.

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