Hussein Elkhayat graduated in 2005 as a medical doctor at Assiut University, Egypt. In 2009 he obtained his master degree in general surgery and finish his residency program in cardiothoracic surgery. After finishing his doctoral degree in cardiothoracic surgery in 2014, Hussein focused on minimal invasive thoracic surgery. He became a fellow of European board of cardiothoracic surgery (FEBCTS) in 2021. Currently, he is Associate Professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the Faculty of Medicine at Assiut University. Hussein is international trainer for many advanced VATS training programs and the founder of Assiut VATS workshop, the largest hands-on training in Egypt. He is also an instructor for Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) and comprehensive trauma life support program (CTLS). His areas of interest are minimally invasive thoracic surgery, VATS decortications, lung cancer and thymic surgery.