Database of Training Programmes

AUSTRIA
Hosting Institution General Hospital Vienna, Medical University of Vienna
Head of Service Dr .Laufer
City Vienna
Main interest Cardiac surgery, all aspects of adult and most aspects of pediatric cardiac surgery
Requirements for European Fellows Decided by Laufer
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Decided by Laufer
Offered position Cardiac, Congenital
Webpage www.meduniwien.ac.at
Contact Address: guenther.laufer@meduniwien.ac.at
 

 

Hosting Institution Department of Heart Surgery Medical University Innsbruck
Head of Service Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Grimm
City Innsbruck
Main interest The department covers all aspects of cardiac surgery. Special emphasis on minimaly invasive valve surgery, robotic coronary bypass surgery, thoracic aortic aneurysm and endocarditis. Active heart and lung transplant program.
Requirements for European Fellows Proof of position in a hospital in the fellows home country with ongoing payment or proof of a scholarship covering all costs during the fellowship. Social security insurance. Maximum duration of fellowship is 1 year.
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Proof of position in a hospital in the fellows home country with ongoing payment or proof of a scholarship covering all costs during the fellowship. Social security insurance. Maximum duration of fellowship is 3 months.
Offered position Cardiac
Webpage herzchirurgie@uki.at
Contact Address: waltraud.kleinlercher@uki.at

 

BELGIUM
Hosting Institution OLV Ziekenhuis
Head of Service Dr . I. Degrieck
City Aalst
Main interest All adult Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular surgery with a special focus on minimal invasive valve surgery (mitral, tricuspid, aortic) , robot enhanced minimal invasive coronary surgery . Further on : valve sparing Aortic surgery , open and endovascular Aortic surgery . surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation closing with the cardiac transplantation and assist device program .
Requirements for European Fellows Candidates for a clinical fellowship have to be eligible to perform medicine in Belgium, ( administrative procedure) Scientific fellows do not have to follow this procedure .
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Candidates for a clinical fellowship have to be eligible to perform medicine in Belgium , ( administrative procedure) Scientific fellows do not have to follow this procedure .
Offered position Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic
Webpage www.olvz.be
Contact Address bernard.stockman@olvz-aalst.be

 

 

Hosting Institution Department of Cardiac Surgery ZOL
Head of Service Prof. Dr. R. DION
City Genk
Main interest Cardiac surgery: 500 open heart procedure: - mitral / tricuspid valve repair - arterial grafts in CABG - alternative techniques in heart failure surgery
Requirements for European Fellows Medical degree equivalent to the Belgian Medical Degree (European Union)
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Medical degree equivalent to the Belgian Medical Degree (European union)
Offered position Cardiac
Webpage www.zol.be/cardiochirurgie
Contact Address robert.dion@zol.be
 

 

Hosting Institution University Hospital of Antwerp
Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
Head of Service Paul Van Schil
City Antwerp
Main interest Thoracic procedures
Contact Address paul.van.schil@uza.be
 

 

Hosting Institution Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Herestreet, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Head of Service Prof Dr Paul Sergeant
City Leuven
Main interest OPCAB CABG
Contact Address paul.sergeant@uzleuven.be

 

BRAZIL

Hosting Institution Pontificia Universidade Catolica Campinas
Head of Service Gustavo Calado Ribeiro
City Campinas
Main interest Our program has got a Aorta Center , Mini- invasive valve, and a lot of heart failure cases.
Requirements for European Fellows Nothing
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Brazilian Visa
Offered position Cardiac
Webpage
Contact Address cardiocirurgica@uol.com.br

 

GERMANY
Hosting Institution German Heart Centre Munich, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Head of Service Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Lange (head)
City München
Main interest Our Departement of General Thoracic Surgery offers a programm for the whole spectrum of general thoracic surgery procedures as well as diagnostic and interventional endobronchial procedures.
Requirements for European Fellows # certified copy of licence to practice medicine or certified copy of enrolment # personal liability insurance certificate # health insurance certificate # health certificate (incl. Hepatitis B vaccination status) # Bank account statement covering 1500- 2000 Euro monthly living expenses # German language proficiency certificate intermediate level / Mittelstufe 2 (Goethe-Institut or equivalent), alternative: fluent English # Freedom of movement authorisation (issued during your stay in Munich by the Ausländerbehörde/Foreign Office or the Kreisverwaltungsreferat München / District Administration Authority.)
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada * certified copy of licence to practice medicine or certified copy of enrolment * personal liability insurance certificate * health insurance certificate * health certificate (incl. Hepatitis B vaccination status) * Bank account statement covering 1500- 2000 Euro monthly living expenses * German language proficiency certificate intermediate level / Mittelstufe 2 (Goethe-Institut or equivalent), alternative: fluent English * Visa
Offered position Cardiac, Congenital
Webpage http://www.dhm.mhn.de
Contact Address guenzinger@dhm.mhn.de
 

 

Hosting Institution Klinik für Thoraxchirurgie, Lungenzentrum Bethel
Head of Service Dr. med. Habil D. Branscheid, Dr. M. Beshay, FRCS Ed.
City Bielefeld
Main interest Our Departement of General Thoracic Surgery offers a programm for the whole spectrum of general thoracic surgery procedures as well as diagnostic and interventional endobronchial procedures.
Requirements for European Fellows Basic knowledge in general thoracic surgery National Diplom in general Thoracic surgery if available English or German Languages Accomodation
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Visa Accomodations
Offered position Thoracic
Webpage www.lungenzentrum-bethel.de. or: www.evkb.de
Contact Address morris.beshay@evkb.de
 

 

Hosting Institution Heart Center Leipzig
Head of Service Friedrich W Mohr
City Leipzig
Main interest TAVI, TA and TF OPCAB MIDCAB minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
Requirements for European Fellows Knowledge in English or German language
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada None.
Offered position Cardiac
Webpage http://www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com/rka/cms/hzl_2/deu/index.html
Contact Address rastan@rz.uni-leipzig.de
 

 

Hosting Institution Cardiothoracic Department University Clinic Bergmannsheil
Head of Service Prof. Dr. J. Strauch
City Bochum
Main interest Cardiac and Thoracic Operations: minimally invasive programm incl. MIDCABs, off-pump cardiac Operations, Transapical AVR, CABG incl. bilateral mammaries, complete arterial revascularisation. Intensivcare management. International residents very wellcome, all senior surgeons speak fluently English!!
Requirements for European Fellows Begin or 1-2 year experience in a surgical department. Basic surgical experience recommended.
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Begin, or 1-2 year experience in a surgical department. Basic surgical experience recommended. From countries abroad EU, Visa -Documents may be required for a longer-stay than 3 months in Germany
Offered position Cardiac
Webpage www.bergmannsheil.de
Contact Address alexandros.sidiropoulos@bergmannsheil.de
 

 

Hosting Institution Städtische Kliniken Oldenburg, Klinik für Herzchirurgie
Head of Service Otto E Dapunt
City Oldenburg
Main interest Coronary Artery, Off- pump, Complete Arterial Grafting with Mammary and Radial Arteries, Aortic Root Surgery
Contact Address dapunt.otto@klinikum-oldenburg.de
 

 

Hosting Institution Herzzentrum Universitaet Leipzig
Head of Service F W Mohr
City Leipzig
Main interest Off-pump Bypass, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Circulatory Assist systems, Arrhythmia; Aneurysm surgery; Catheter based tranapical and transfemoral valve implantation; Aortic and mitral valve repair; Congenital heart surgery (Prof Kostelka)
Contact Address mohrf@medizin.uni-leipzig.de
 

 

Hosting Institution Klinikum Braunschweig, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Head of Service W Harringer
City Braunschweig
Main interest Valve Surgery, Aortic surgery, Minimal Invasive procedures, General Thoracic Surgery
Contact Address htg@klinikum-braunschweig.de
 

 

Hosting Institution Lungenklinik, Krankenhaus Merheim
Head of Service Erich Stoelben
City Köln
Main interest General Thoracic Surgery, Intensive Care in Thoracic surgery, Diagnostic and Interventional Bronchoscopy
Contact Address Stoelbene@kliniken-koeln.de
 

 

Hosting Institution Deutsches Kinderherzzentrum
Head of Service Andreas Urban
City St. Augustin
Main interest Pediatric cardiac surgery
Contact Address A.Urban@Asklepios.com

 

INDIA
Hosting Institution Jaslok Hospital Mumbai
Head of Service Dr Arun Mehra
City Mumbai
Main interest One year fellowship program.: Training in Adult cardiac surgery. Our centre does approximately 500 cardiac cases each year. Specializes in 1. total arterial revascularisation using beating heart surgery techniques (LIMA RIMA Y) 2. valve replacement surgery 3. Left ventricular reconstruction 4. Post infarct VSDs 5. Aortic root replacement surgery. Fellowship: 20000 US $ per annum residential accomodation for candidate.
Requirements for European Fellows Registered Medical graduate (MBBS or equivalent) completed general surgical training completed or enrolled in cardiac surgical training programme, and able to perform sternotomies and sternotomy closure, harvest conduits for bypass, able to initiate and wean from cardiopulmonary bypass.
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Registered Medical graduate (MBBS MD or equivalent) completed general surgical training completed or enrolled in cardiac surgical training programme, and able to perform sternotomies and sternotomy closure, harvest conduits for bypass, able to initiate and wean from cardiopulmonary bypass.
Offered position Cardiac
Webpage www.drarunmehra.com, www.bypasssurgery.in
Contact Address drarunmehra@hotmail.com

 

ISRAEL
Hosting Institution Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rabin Medical Center
Head of Service Eyal E. Porat
City Petah-Tikva
Main interest The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rabin Medical Center is the leading department in Israel. With close to 1000 adult open heart operations, 400 general thoracic operations and 400 pediatric cardiac operations (at our stand-alone children's hospital), our team is in charge of nearly 25% of Israel's cardiothoracic procedures. Half of Israel's heart transplants and virtually the entire countries' lung transplants (47 lung transplants in 2009) are performed at the department of cardiothoracic surgery at Rabin Medical Center. Our center is also the leading center in Israel for complex aortic surgery, performing close to 100 thoracic aortic aneurysm surgeries annually.
Requirements for European Fellows License to practice medicine in country of origin. • Working permit/visa (institution will assist)
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada License to practice medicine in country of origin. • Working permit/visa (institution will assist)
Offered position Cardiac, Thoracic, Congenital
Webpage http://www.clalit.co.il/rabin/DefaultEng.asp
Contact Address eyalpo@clalit.org.il

 

ITALY
Hosting Institution University G. D'Annunzio Division of Cardiac Surgery
Head of Service Gabriele Di Giammarco
City Chieti
Main interest Coronary Surgery, Off- pump, Minimally Invasive Coronary Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Aortic stentl.prosth. HTPL
Contact Address gabriele.digiammarco1@tin.it

 

NETHERLANDS
Hosting Institution Leiden Medical Center
Head of Service R Dion
City Leiden
Main interest Paediatric activity, Neonates, Valve repair, Alternative Surgical Strategies for Heart Failure, Ventricular Reconstruction
Contact Address r.a.e.dion@lumc.nl
 

 

Hosting Institution Isala Klinieken, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Head of Service Hauw T Sie
City Zwolle
Main interest Treatment of Arrhythmia, especially AF
Contact Address hauw.sie@hccnet.nl

 

POLAND
Hosting Institution Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery University of Medical Sciences in Poznan
Head of Service Prof. Michal Wojtalik M.D. Ph.D.
City Poznan
Main interest This is the department with purely pediatric cardiac surgery with whole spectrum of procedures excluding transplantation. Besides regular cardiac surgery the research projects are conducted in "A-V valve plasty with use of Kalangos Bioring", "Long term results in RVOT reconstruction with use of Contegra conduit" and "Treatment of Pulmonary hypertension in course of congenital heart malformations".
Requirements for European Fellows Curriculum vitae. Eventual recommendation. Personal experience in research Application leter
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Curriculum vitae. Eventual recommendation. Personal experience in research Application leter
Offered position Cardiac, Congenital
Webpage
Contact Address pedro.magalhaes@hcvp.com.pt

 

PORTUGAL
Hosting Institution Center of Cardiothoracic Surgery University Hospital
Head of Service Prof. Manuel J Antunes
City Coimbra
Main interest Approximately 1700 procedures per year (1150 cardiac, 550 thoracic) Six surgeons and six residents Main interest: Repair of the mitral valve See URL: www.uc.pt/cardiotoracica
Requirements for European Fellows Specialty in Cardiac/Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery completed Good knowledge of the English language
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Specialty in Cardiac/Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery completed
Offered position Cardiac, Thoracic
Webpage www.uc.pt/cardiotoracica
Contact Address antunes.cct.huc@sapo.pt
 

 

Hosting Institution Hospital da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa
Head of Service Manuel Pedro Magalhães
City Lisbon
Main interest Training in Aquired and Congenital Cardiac Surgery. Intensive care training.
Requirements for European Fellows Registration at Portuguese Medical Council.
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Board Cert / Board elleg.
Offered position Cardiac, Congenital
Webpage
Contact Address pedro.magalhaes@hcvp.com.pt

 

SERBIA
Hosting Institution MOTHER AND CHILD HEALTH INSTITUTE OF SERBIA
Head of Service Dr Mila Stajevic, M.D. PhD Associate Professor in Surgery
City Belgrade
Main interest The department founded in 1982 Treats patient with CHD for 0 to 18 years of age Between 130 and 160 procedures per year (100 to 120 pump cases) Two independent surgeons, both trained at GOSH, London, UK Occasional GUCH patient Covers all pathologies except complex LVOT procedures and double switch procedures. In serbia tha transplant programme is NOT established, nor the ECMO programme but the ECMO has been assigned to our institution.
Requirements for European Fellows Board examination in cardiac surgery
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Board examination in cardiac surgery
Offered position Congenital
Webpage http://www.imd.org.rs/
Contact Address majkaidete@ptt.rs

 

SINGAPORE
Hosting Institution National University Hospital
Head of Service Chuen Neng LEE
City Singapore
Main interest Cardiac Thoracic & Vascular
Contact Address leecn@nuh.com.sg

 

SPAIN
Hosting Institution Hospial Clínico Universitario de Santiago
Head of Service José B. García-Bengochea, MD, PhD
City Santiago
Main interest Adult cardiac surgery
Requirements for European Fellows Minimum requirements include an MD, eligibility for licensure in Spain and at least two years of training in an approved program in cardiac surgery. English or spanish language.
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Minimum requirements include an MD, eligibility for licensure in Spain and at least two years of training in an approved program in cardiac surgery. English or spanish language.
Offered position Cardiac
Webpage
Contact Address alfg@secardiologia.es
 

 

Hosting Institution Hospital de Cruces, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Head of Service José I. Aramendi
City Barakaldo
Main interest Adult and Congenital Heart Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Off-pump CABG , Minimally Invasive Surgery Valve repair
Contact Address jiaramendi@hcru.osakidetza.net
 

 

Hosting Institution Salamanca University, Thoracic Surgery Service
Head of Service Gonzalo Varela
City Salamanca
Main interest Open and Video-Assisted Thoracic procedures
Contact Address gvs@usal.es
 

 

Hosting Institution Hospital Clinico, University of Barcelona, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Head of Service Manuel Castella Md, PhD
City Barcelona
Main interest Cardiac surgery (55%), vascular and endovascular surgery (45%).
Contact Address srovira@clinc.ub.es
 

 

Hosting Institution Hospital Clinico de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, General Thoracic Surgery
Head of Service Paolo Macchiarini
City Barcelona
Main interest Thoracic Surgery
Contact Address pmacchiarini@clinic.ub.es

 

SWITZERLAND
Hosting Institution Universitätsklinik Inselspital, Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
Head of Service Thierry Carrel
City Berne
Main interest Adult and Paediatric Surgery, Transcatheter Valve Technologies, Assist devices and Transplant Surgery, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Experimental and Clinical Research
Contact Address thierry.carrel@insel.ch

 

TURKEY
Hosting Institution Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
Head of Service Umit Ozyurda
City Ankara
Main interest Surgery for heart failure Heart Transplantation (organ, tissue, cell), Regenerative medicine Ventricular support systems and cardiopulmonary bypass Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting Mitral valve repair Aortic valve repair, stentless aortic valve replacement and cardiac remodelling Surgery for atrial fibrillation Cardiovascular genomics and proteinomics) Medical informatics and interactive training on the internet Surgical database and risk stratification in cardiac surgery
Requirements for European Fellows 3 References
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada 3References
Offered position Cardiac, Vascular, Congenital
Webpage http://www.ankara.edu.tr/
Contact Address akarruchan@gmail.com
 

 

Hosting Institution Medicana International Istanbul Hospital
Head of Service Prof. Mehmet Salih Bilal, MD
City Istanbul
Main interest Adult, neonatal and pediatric heart surgery with all specrum. Six hundred cardiac cases per year.
Requirements for European Fellows European board of Cardiac Surgery
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada American board of cardiothoracic surgery
Offered position Cardiac, Congenital
Webpage www. medicanainternational.com
Contact Address msbilal@doruk.net.tr

 

UK
Hosting Institution Royal Brompton Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Service c/o Ms Karen Redmond
City Middlesex
Main interest Thoracic Surgery & Lung Transplantation
Requirements for European Fellows Specialist Training in Cardio-thoracic Surgery GMC Registration English
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Specialist Training in Cardio-thoracic Surgery GMC Registration English
Offered position Thoracic
Webpage http://www.rbht.nhs.uk/
Contact Address: K.Redmond@rbht.nhs.uk
 

 

Hosting Institution Great Ormond Street Hospital
Head of Service Mr. V Tsang, Mr. M Kostolny
City London
Main interest Congenital heart surgery: annual workload 500 bypass, >100 non bypass and thoracic and tracheal surgery, grown-up congenital heart disease at the Heart Hospital
Requirements for European Fellows GMC registration
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada GMC registration
Offered position Cardiac, Thoracic, Congenital
Webpage http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/gosh/clinicalservices/Cardiac_services/Homepage
Contact Address: kostom@gosh.nhs.uk
 

 

Hosting Institution Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Service Dr. Andre R. Simon, MD, PhD
City London
Main interest Heart Transplantation Lung Transplantation Heart-Lung Transplantation Ventricular Assist Devices (Bridge to Transplant, Bridge to Recovery)
Requirements for European Fellows Senior Registrar or Board Certification in Cardiac or Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU experience is advantage Depending on length of fellowwship, scientific interest
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Senior Resident or Board Certification in Cardiac or Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU experience is advantage Depending on length of fellowwship, scientific interest
Offered position Cardiac
Webpage http://www.rbht.nhs.uk/
Contact Address: a.simon@rbht.nhs.uk
 

 

Hosting Institution Bristol Heart Institute (BHI) University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Service Jonathan Hutter
City Bristol
Main interest Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting / Minimal access coronary artery bypass grafting At the BHI we currently perform over 600 off-pump operations annually, including 50 minimal access procedures. Five of the Consultants operate nearly 100% off-pump. There is an established structured training and research program for over 15 years. Succesful candidates will be offered a 1-3 years training scheme and oportunities for structired research leading to a higher degree.
Requirements for European Fellows Experience in on-pump CABG Registration with the General Medical Council Self-funding (exceptional candidates can apply for a funded position)
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada Experience in on-pump CABG Registration with the General Medical Council Self-funding (exceptional candidates can apply for a funded position)
Offered position Cardiac
Webpage www.uhbristol.nhs.uk
Contact Address George.Asimakopoulos@UHBristol.nhs.uk
 

 

Hosting Institution Walsgrave Hospital, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire
Head of Service Joseph Khalil-Marzouk
City Coventry
Main interest Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Contact Address khalilmarzouk@btinternet.com

 

UKRAINE
Hosting Institution The Crimean Republic Clinical Hospital
Head of Service Dr. Ghattas E. Rizk, PhD
City Simferepol
Main interest It is a program for opening a new center of cardiac surgery in the autonomous republic Crimea (Ukraine).
Requirements for European Fellows -
Requirements for Fellows from US/Canada -
Offered position Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic
Webpage -
Contact Address: rg-life@mail.ru