Theo Kofidis

Associate Professor Theo Kofidis is Head of the Department of Cardiac-, Thoracic- and Vascular Surgery, at the National University Hospital of Singapore, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, and a pioneer minimally invasive heart surgeon. He is a renowned Cardiac Surgeon and strongly sought-for proctor and surgical teacher around the world. One of only 2 AATS (American Association for Thoracic Surgery) members in SE Asia, he is also an Ambassador / Steering Committee of the World Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery for the same region. Over the last 10 years in Singapore, he has established the most complete, pioneering and advanced Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery program in the region, and offers endoscopic, robotic and hybrid surgeries for Bypass to treat Coronary artery- and heart valve diseases, and arrhythmias. He is Chairman of I.R.I.S. (Initiative for Research and Innovation in Surgery), has introduced various new technologies, and launched new types of less invasive surgery.