Stefano Benussi is a specialist in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He has a PhD in surgical electrophysiology of atrial fibrillation. Co-Director Clinic Cardiovascular Surgery University Hospital Zurich and Founder of the Arrhythmia Task Force of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Dr Benussi specialises in mitral and aortic valve repair, beating heart coronary surgery, rhythm surgery, aortic arch repair, complex reoperations, minimally invasive and close chest surgery. His clinical, research and academic activity makes him a world renowned authority in the field of ablative surgery of cardiac arrhythmias.