29th Congress of the World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons

29th Congress of the World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons
September 6–8, 2019,
National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria

AFKSENDIYOS KALANGOS
Cardio-vascular Surgeon- Director of Dept. Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Professional Experience

Director of Pediatric Heart Surgery at Mitera Children’s Hospital 2015
Director of Cardiovascular Center - University Hospital of Geneva, 2011-31 December 2015 
Director of the Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery ,  University Hospital of Geneva 2001-31 December 2015 
Deputy Director of the Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery,  University Hospital of Geneva 1997- 2001
Geneva University, MBA- Management of Health Institutions- 2002 
Fellow, Institut Jacques Cartier, Paris, Congenital Heart Surgery, Prof Y. Lecompte, 1999- 2000
Staff Surgeon, Clinic for cardiovascular surgery, University Hospital of Geneva 1993-1997
Fellow, School of Medicine Pitie Salpetrière , Paris- 1996-1997 (Certificate of Ventricular assist devices and heart transplant)
Resident, Broussais Hospital, Prof A. Carpentier-  Paris- 1991-1993
Resident, Pr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, 1984- 1990 
Fellow, St Thomas Hospital & Royal Brompton London- 1987-1988 
Istanbul University School of Medicine, 1978-1984
Academic Affiliation 

Full Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Geneva University, Switzerland since 2006
Full Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Istanbul, Turkey 2017
Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Verona, Italy 2009
Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery University of Belgrade, Serbia 2004
Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery University of Yinxuan, China  2017
Doctor Honoris Causa “Doctor of Sciences / University of Mauritius 2005
Doctor Honoris Causa./University of Thrace, Turkey  2005
Clinical and Research Interest

Development of third generation tissue heart valves
Pioneer of first degradable mitral and tricuspid annuloplasty ring
Using of degradable polymers in cardiovascular surgery (www.surgical-researcli-geneva.ch)
Congenital heart surgery
Heart valve repair
Humanitarian medicine in cardiac surgery
Founder and president of humanitarian medical association “Coeurs pour tous” (www.cptg.ch)
Founder and president of “Fondation Kalangos” which supports the young scientist who needs financial support for cardiovascular research projects and clinical training
Membership at International and National Societies

Turkish Association of Cardiovascular Surgery
American Association of Thoracic Surgery
American College of Angiology
American Physiological Society
Association for European Paediatric Cardiology
European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
European Society for Artificial Organs
French Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
European Society of Vascular Surgery
Swiss Society of Cardiac Surgery
Swiss Society of Vascular Surgery
Hellenic Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons
Publications 

Publications: 300 articles in journals with editorial policy and 20 book chapters
Lectures by invitation: 300 lectures as guest speaker
Abstracts: 500 abstracts in national and international congresses 
Editorial Boards

AD-HOC REVIEWER for 10 peer-reviewed international journals
Member of the Editorial Board of “World Journal of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery”
Humanitarian Work

President and Founder of Kalangos Foundation- Switzerland
President and Co-Founder of Global Heart Network- USA
Creation of Surgical Centres in 25 developing countries
Surgeries in over than 17.000 children suffering from cardiac diseases since 1998
Awards-Distinctions

Archiarchon Ostiarios, conferred by the Patriarch of Constantinople
Commander of “Saint Andrew Order”
Commander of “Saint Sava Order” Serbia , conferred by the Patriarch of Serbia
Commander of “Cedar Order” Lebanon, conferred by the President of Lebanon
Commander of Stjenka National Order, conferred by the President of Serbia
Officer of “the key and star of Indian Ocean”, conferred by the President of Mauritius
Prix Galien, Red Cross , Unicef, Rotary Club International
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