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Global Surgeon Spotlight Interviews

September 6, 2023
In this exclusive CTSNet Global interview, CTSNet editor in chief Joel Dunning had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Glib Yemets, chief of cardiac surgery at the Ukrainian Children’s Heart Center in Kyiv, Ukraine.
May 15, 2023
Prof. Otsyula is a highly accomplished surgeon and academic leader in Kenya. In this interview, he tells the story of how he became a cardiac surgeon, runs through a few of his many accomplishments, and some of the challenges he has faced in his career.
March 22, 2023
This is an interview with Penelope Adinku, the first woman to become a cardiothoracic surgeon in Ghana.
November 9, 2022
An interview with Dr. Sameh Said, a congenital cardiovascular surgeon who has spent the last twenty years building his impressive career in his home country of Egypt and in the United States. He gives his take on innovations in cardiac surgery, his favorite leadership advice, and more.
September 12, 2022
Enjoy this interview with Professor Charles Yankah, a cardiothoracic surgeon who has dedicated the last fifty years to advancing cardiovascular care and helping the globally underserved communities who require it.
July 12, 2021
Dr Bode Falase is a consultant and an associate professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria.
September 25, 2020
On Sept. 22, CTSNet hosted a live event, co-moderated by David Cooke, MD, of UC Davis Health and Jacques Kpodonu, MD, of Harvard Medical School and joined by an esteemed panel of international guests, that discussed global health disparities in cardiothoracic surgery.
June 16, 2020
In this interview, Dr. William Novick explains his team's work helping to build sustainable pediatric cardiac centers in Benghazi, Libya, during conflict.
October 20, 2016
In May 2015, a CardioStart International medical team was scheduled to help initiate a cardiac program at Kathmandu University in Nepal, but, in the wake of a devastating earthquake, the team instead assisted with earthquake relief efforts.
October 13, 2016
In an interview with Joel Dunning, Emily Farkas discusses her humanitarian work, including a recent surgical mission to Nepal.