Doctor Papanikopoulos Christodoulos was born and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus. After completing his military service, he enrolled at the Medical School of the University of Thessaloniki, from which he graduated in 1991 with the grade of 'Very Good'. After being trained in General Surgery, he was appointed to the Athens General Hospital, where he gained particular expertise in Gynecological Surgery as well as in the Cervical Pathology - Colposcopy. He remained in the hospital until 1995. In 1996 he participated in the work of the Gynaecological Clinic of Lewisham Hospital in London. He was then appointed to the University Clinic of Alexandra Hospital for continuing his education in Obstetrics Gynecology. In 1998 he completed the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology and since then he is a Fellow of Iaso and Mitera.
He worked in the Ultrasonic Section of Alexandra Hospital and gained much experience in obstetric and gynecological ultrasound, which was certified by the Ministry of Health in the first selection for administering ultrasound consent of his specialty in 2002.
He participated in the work of the IVF part of the Lister Hospital in London. Since 2002 he is a research associate at the Assisted Reproduction Unit 'Embryogenesis'.
In 2009 he participated in the founding team of doctors of obstetrics gynecology clinic GAIA, where he is also a member of the Scientific Council. He has co-authored the book "Essential Obstetric and Perinatal Medicine" by Professor Mr. S. Karpathios. He has participated in many international and Greek conferences as well as in clinical seminars concerning IVF and endoscopic surgery and he has written articles in several scientific journals on topics that concern mainly the IVF and infertility.