CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Professor Stephan Schueler, MD, PhD, FRCS
Professor Stephan Schueler is Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust, UK. He completed his training in general surgery, traumatology, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Hannover Medical School, Germany in 1986. As a senior surgeon he was part of the team at the German Heart Centre in Berlin from 1986 to 1994,
He was appointed as Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, and Medical Director of the new Cardiovascular Institute, Dresden, Germany in 1994 until 2001. Professor Schueler also became Professor for Cardiac Surgery at Medical Faculty, Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital Dresden, Germany in 1994 until to date.
He currently holds numerous editorial positions including Associate Editor of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and member of the editorial board of the Journal Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Professor Schueler has authored and co-authored more than 40 book chapters and commissioned articles, 150 reviewed scientific articles and 200 published abstracts.
He was also president of The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 2002-2003, President of the European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (ESCVS) and Examiner on the European Board for Thoracic- and Cardiovascular Surgery.
He is a member of numerous national and international scientific societies.
Ivan Netuka, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at 1st Medical School of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is a Deputy Head of Cardiac Centre of Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague. He practices as Consultant cardiac surgeon. He serves as a Surgical Programme Director of VAD and Heart Transplantation. In 2014 he has been elected as a member of Executive Board of Euromacs, a Committee of EACTS
Jiri Maly, MD, Ph.D.
Consultant cardiac surgeon , Prague, Czech Republic; Deputy Head of Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague; Deputy Head of MCS Programme.
Yuriy Pya, M.D.
President of the Board of JSC "National Scientific Cardiac Surgery Center", at
Astana, Kazakhstan. Doctor of Medical Science, member of the World Society of
Cardio Thoracic Surgeons (WSCTS), the International Society for Heart and Lung
Transplantation (ISHLT), the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons
(EACT), Chief cardiac surgeon of the Ministry of Health and Social Development
of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
After graduating the II Moscow State Medical Institute named after Pirogov N.I.,
he became one of the best cardiac surgeons in Kyrgyzstan where he worked from
1982 -1994. In 2003, Yuriy Pya was recruited as a Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Department in Republican Clinical Hospital, at Astana, Kazakhstan. Further, he
became the Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Center for Cardiac
Surgery in 2010.
For the first time in CIS countries, Yuriy Pya together with a colleague from Czech
Republic, Jan Pirk has successfully transplanted donor heart to patient with chronic
heart failure and implanted left ventricular assist device of the last generation
(VAD). Largely due to his prominent work, Kazakhstan is now among 20
countries providing unique heart surgery.
Yuriy Pya is also the author of numerous scientific publications, member of
national and international associations and became an awardee of distinct state