Polina Danchenko

I am a cardiac surgery resident based in Kyiv, Ukraine undergoing training at the department of myocardial pathology, transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. Joining the EACTS Residents Committee this year as a member of non-EU country is extremely important for me since this is a perfect chance to expand high standards for education and training beyond European society. I truly believe that sharing our knowledge and experience around the world will allow to create a community where everyone will ‘speak the same language’ of professionalism and high-quality skills. My personal surgical interests involve heart failure, transplantation, minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, which is a bit controversial up to date, however precipitously stealing the future.