Dr. Drosos Michaelides was born in 1953 in Nicosia. He is Cypriot and speaks Greek, English, Slovak and Czech. He studied in the Czech Republic and received his medical diploma from the Charles University in Prague in 1980 and then specialised in internal diseases at the University of Bratislava. After his graduation he worked as a doctor at the hospital of Brezno and at the University hospital of Bratislava for several years. He returned to Cyprus and started working as a private doctor in Dherynia. His ambition was to offer a quality service to his patients and he decided to establish a clinic of his own. In 1993 Santa Marina Polyclinic opened its doors to both locals and holiday-makers from all over the world. Since then, Dr. Michaelides has proudly held the position of Managing Director, Specialist Internist and Medical Advisor of this successful clinic.