Dr Vasileios Papavasileiou

Consultant in Stroke Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Vasileios Papavasileiou

Dr Vasileios Papavasileiou is a consultant in stroke medicine and an honorary senior lecturer who provides expert evidence in civil proceedings.

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Dr Papavasileiou is an experienced Consultant in Stroke Medicine. After completing his Internal Medicine training in the University Hospital of Larissa (Greece) in 2012, he completed a 5-month clinical research fellowship in the Stroke Unit in the University Hospital of Lausanne. In 2015 he obtained his Masters Degree in stroke Medicine (the “European Master in Stroke Medicine”, Department for Clinical Neurosciences and Preventive Medicine, Donau Universität Krems, Austria). In 2017 he completed his PhD studies in the Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece.

Dr Papavasileiou joined the Stroke Unit in Salford Royal Hospital (Manchester, UK) in December 2014 as a specialty doctor, in a transitional phase from overseas clinical practice to the NHS. Since January 2016 he is a substantive Consultant in Stroke Medicine in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), one of the busiest stroke departments in the unit, and a Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Leeds. He is leading the clinical stroke research in his department (LTHT is one of the Hyperacute Stroke Research Centres in England) and has a special interest in hyperacute stroke care, anticoagulation and antiplatelet treatment and secondary stroke prevention. On top of his clinical duties he is actively involved in under- and postgraduate supervision and teaching, clinical governance and internal mortality reviews.

Experience of giving evidence

Dr Papavasileiou has completed the Clinical Negligence Medicolegal Course by Specialist Info in 2019 and the two day Expert Witness Training delivered by Inspire MediLaw in 2021.  Dr Papavasileiou has experience in providing written evidence and limited experience in giving oral evidence in a Coroner’s court.

Cases undertaken

Dr Papavasileiou undertakes cases in all aspects of hyperacute and acute stroke diagnosis and management (e.g. missed diagnosis of stroke, thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, antiplatelet administration, delayed brain imaging, reversal of anticoagulation in intracranial haemorrhage), TIA / minor stroke diagnosis and management, stroke aetiologic work-up and secondary prevention.

Types of report include:

  • Screening reports and advice
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Condition and prognosis


More than 40 publications including original research articles, reviews, editorials, European Stroke Organization guidelines/statements, Hellenic Stroke Organization guidelines in international peer-reviewed medical journals (on PUBMED).

More than 15 reviews of submissions in peer-reviewed journals, mainly stroke related.

Member of the Editorial Board of Medicina (IF 2020: 2.430; 5-year IF in 2020: 2.461).

Topic Editor in a Special Topic ‘Age related Neurodegenerative Diseases and Stroke’ by Medicina (IF 2020: 2.430; 5-year IF in 2020: 2.461), Journal of Clinical Medicine (IF 2020: 4.242; 5-Year IF in 2020: 4.567) and Brain Sciences (IF 2020: 3.394; 5-Year IF in 2020: 3.703).

Author and co-author in 3 chapters in the Hellenic Stroke Organization, Stroke Textbook 2018, 1st edition.

Extensive experience in presentations in national and international stroke conferences (e.g. European Stroke Organization Conference) with oral presentations and posters.

To view Dr Papavasileiou’s publications on ORCID visit: https://expertcourt.link/papavasileioupub


Dr Vasileios Papavasileiou’s average turnaround time of reports is eight weeks. More urgent requests can be discussed on an individual basis.

Qualifications and memberships


‘’European Master in Stroke Medicine” (Department for Clinical Neurosciences and Preventive Medicine; European Stroke Organization in collaboration with Donau Universität Krems), University of Krems, Austria; Graduation date 21/04/2015.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)’ Department of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Greece. Graduation date 23/03/2018.


Internal Medicine Specialist since 2012. On GMC’s Specialist Register for General (Internal) Medicine since 09/2014.

Fellow of the European Stroke Organization; 2018-02 to present

Collegiate Member of the Royal College of Physicians (London, UK); 2017-07 to present

Founding Member of the Hellenic Stroke Organization; 2014-04 to present

Member of the Hellenic Society of Atherosclerosis with active involvement in the Stroke Working Group; 2019-11 to present

Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Leeds; 2016-01 to present

Extensive involvement in large international stroke clinical trials as principal or sub-investigator.


Clinical Negligence Medicolegal Course delivered by Specialistinfo (www.specialistinfo.com/a_ml_clinicalneg.php ). November 21st 2019. Birmingham, UK.

Expert Witness Training delivered by Inspire MediLaw (https://www.inspiremedilaw.co.uk/ ). September 23-24th 2021. Oxford, UK.

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