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About Us

Creating a Common Standard

Purpose
The primary aim of The European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS) is to encourage common high standards and qualifications in cardiothoracic surgery in all European countries and beyond.  This should potentially allow for the mutual recognition of these qualifications between European countries and elsewhere.

 

Standards
The standards are set to award certificates of the Board to surgeons who have attained levels of knowledge and proficiency that can be recognised as appropriate for early and established independent specialist practice in the generality of Cardiothoracic Surgery and sub-specialist areas.

Organisation

The Board is responsible for the development, organisation and delivery of the Membership and Fellowship examinations.  This includes Syllabus development, Question Writing, Attendance as examiners and Quality Assurance processes.  The Board has sub-specialty representation and a Lead for external quality assurance.  The Board currently consists of 11 members and reports to the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Council through the Secretary General.

Officers of the European Board

Stephen Clark
Stephen Clark

Chairman

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Eduard Quintana
Eduard Quintana

Secretary

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Francesco Onorati
Francesco Onorati

Lead Level 1 Examinations

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Gry Dahle
Gry Dahle

Lead Level 2 examinations - Acquired Cardiac

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Maninder Kalkat
Maninder Kalkat

Lead Level 2 examinations - Thoracic

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Andrew Parry
Andrew Parry

Lead Level 2 examinations - Congenital

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Pietro Bajona
Pietro Bajona

Board Member

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Enrico Ferrari
Enrico Ferrari

Board Member

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Mohsen Ibrahim
Mohsen Ibrahim

Board Member

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