Kokkinakis, Michail

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Consultant children's orthopaedic surgeon, Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London

Mr Michail Kokkinakis

Area of expertise: children's orthopaedic and trauma surgery

Languages spoken: English, Greek, German


Mr Michail Kokkinakis is a consultant children's orthopaedic surgeon with a particular interest in teenager hip problems, sports injuries, cerebral palsy and complex feet pathologies.

He is the lead for adolescent hip preservation surgery in Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust.

He was the first surgeon to perform a hip arthroscopy at Evelina London in 2015. He has since set up and leads a hip and knee arthroscopic service for children and young people at Evelina London.

Mr Kokkinakis cares for children and young people with complex hip problems and carries out major hip operations for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), Perthes Disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphyses (SCFE) and Femoro-Acetabular Impingement (FAI). His practise includes management and application of modern strategies in children and young people with neuromuscular problems including cerebral palsy. He manages sports injuries in children and adolescents and also deals with complex feet problems in the paediatric population..

He is an ordinary member of the British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS), the British Society for Surgery in Cerebral Palsy (BSSCP) and the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS). He is co-chair of the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway for the South East of England (CPIPSE).

Michail is also involved in doctors training and is invited to various venues throughout the year to hold lectures about paediatric orthopaedic pathologies and their management.

Mr Kokkinakis was awarded a Clinical Excellence Award in 2018 by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in recognition of his exceptional personal contribution to achieving the delivery of high quality care to his patients and to the continuous improvement of the NHS.

Michail became Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London University in August 2018, contributing to both undergraduate teaching and research within the field of paediatric orthopaedic surgery.

Further information

Education and training

  • Qualification from Medical School – Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2005: PhD 'Osteochondral Transplantation of Traumatic and Degenerative Defects of the Knee and Ankle Joints' – Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2013: General paediatric trauma and orthopaedic surgery fellowship – Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow
  • 2014: Neuro-paediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship – Evelina London Children's Hospital
  • 2015: Paediatric and adolescent hip surgery fellowship – Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
  • 2015: Postgraduate Certificate with distinction in Clinical Leadership and Strategic Management – School of Health and Social Care, Teesside University

Specialist interests

  • adolescent sports knee and hip injuries
  • developmental dyspasia of the hip (DDH)
  • slipped capital femoral epiphysis(SCFE)
  • perthes disease
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • tarsal coalitions
  • hip surgery in cerebral palsy
  • single event multi level surgery in cerebral palsy
  • intra- and extra-articular hip arthroscopic surgery
  • hip preservation surgery
  • guided growth


Research interests

  • sports injuries in children and adolescents
  • cerebral palsy
  • dysplasia of the hip
  • Perthes disease
  • femoroacetabular impingement
  • bone and joint infections
  • cartilage transplantation
  • children's fractures
  • paediatric feet deformities


  • 2018: Clinical Excellence Award – Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust



Secretary telephone

020 7188 6541


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