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.


Professor Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, PhD, FRCP

Prof. Mehra serves as Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center and as Executive Director of the Collaborative Center for Advanced Heart Disease, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Prof. Mehra has authored and published more than 500 scholarly papers with a specific focus on advanced heart failure including evaluation of novel left ventricular assist devices engineered to reduce the burden of adverse effects and allow use in broader populations of patients. This work, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has resulted in the introduction of novel therapy for advanced heart failure patients. Prof. Mehra is a Past-President of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and also past-president of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA).


Professor Nir Uriel, MD, PhD, M.Sc

Prof. Uriel serves as the Louis Block Professor of Medicine; Director, Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support at UChicago Medicine. Prof. Uriel specializes in caring for patients who require mechanical circulatory support, including ventricular assist devices (VADs) and is the immediate past Chair of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Council of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Prof. Uriel's research focuses on advanced heart failure physiology, heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support. Prof. Uriel specialized and reported physiological changes and developed treatment algorithms for patients supported with mechanical circulatory support that are being used worldwide. These findings were published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, Circulation and JHLT and more. He has a strong interest in high-risk transplant populations, including combined multi organ transplant, HIV-positive patients and patients who have received mediastinal radiation due to tumors or prior transplants. Through his research, Prof. Uriel has improved treatment protocols and patient care for these high-risk groups.

Prof. Uriel has published more than 200 original peer-reviewed articles. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals, including American Journal of Transplantation, Journal of American College of Cardiology and Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation


Ivan Netuka, Professor of Cardiac Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, IKEM, Prague

Professor of Cardiac Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at IKEM, Prague. Dr. Netuka has authored and published over 100 peer-reviewed book chapters and manuscripts focusing predominantly on all aspects of advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, surgical treatment modalities and alternatives to transplantation with a special focus on mechanical circulatory assistance. In 2014 he has been elected as a member of the Executive Committee of EUROMACS/EACTS. Additionally, he serves as a reviewer for numerous international professional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery journals. Among his international longer-term professional assignments, Norway, Germany, India and most recently in 2016 Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School


Jiri Maly, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Maly serves as Deputy Director at IKEM Prague and Vice Chairman of Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Maly has been appointed as Associate Professor of Surgery at Charles University, Prague. He specialized predominantly on advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, with special focus on acute and chronic mechanical circulatory support. Another strong interest is aortic surgery and cathether based treatment of structural heart disease. Dr. Maly has authored and published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles. His special focus is apllication of basic hemodynamic principles for predicting the effects of device based treatments for acute heart failure.


Yuriy Pya, Professor of Cardiac Surgery

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 awards.


Dr. Yigal Kassif, MD.

Yigal Kassif, is a Cardiac Surgeon and Chief of Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at the Sheba Medical Center. He became board certified in Cardiothoracic surgery in 1995, followed by a cardiac surgery clinical fellowship – focusing on Heart Transplantation and Assist Devices – in UCLA.


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