Organising Committee

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Ahmed Fouad

Dr. Ahmed Fouad has completed his fellowship and advanced training in adult Cardiac Surgery at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He is currently a consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt and the head of Cardiac Surgery Department at Elaraby Hospital, Egypt. He has interest in research and publications and attended many international conferences. He is also interested in developing the knowledge and skills of young trainees in the field of Cardiac Surgery.

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Suresh Bhagia

Dr Suresh Bhagia has completed his MBBS and M.S.(general surgery) from the prestigious Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Gujarat, India. He was awarded the gold medal for topping in cardiovascular surgery examination at National level in September 2003 by past president Prof. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He is the founder member of Bhagia Heart Foundation. He trained in cardiothoracic surgery in Uk and was awarded FRCS from Glasgow. Then he was further mentored by Dr Denton Cooley at Texas Heart Institute,USA. He Has several indexed publications that have been cited many times, and he has delivered regularly several international presentations in cardiothoracic surgery.

Currently, he is an active cardiothoracic surgeon at KD hospital and Apollo hospitals in Ahmedabad., India. 

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Kunal Sarkar

Dr. Kunal Sarkar is the Senior Vice Chairman and Chief Cardiac Surgeon of Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata, India. He has one of the largest experiences in Coronary and Adult cardiac Surgery specialising in Complex Coronary Surgery, Off Pump CABG, Valve repair and Replacements and LV reconstruction. He Trained in United Kingdom and India. He is the Past president of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, Member European Association, International Association for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. He publishes and presents scientific presentations in nationals and international meetings and Journals.

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Prasan Kumar Sahoo

Dr. Prasan Kumar Sahoo received the M.Sc. degree in mathematics from Utkal University, India, in 1994. He received the M.Tech. degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, in 2000, the first Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Utkal University, in 2002, and the second Ph.D. degree in computer science and information engineering from the National Central University, Taiwan, in 2009.
He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan. He has been an Adjunct Associate Researcher in the Department of Cardiology and an Adjunct Researcher in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan since 2016 and 2018, respectively. His current research interests include applications of artificial intelligence to analyze cardiology, cancer, and brain image big data. Prof. Sahoo has worked as the Program Committee Member of several IEEE and ACM conferences and is a senior member, IEEE.

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Sogunuru Guru Prasad

Dr. Sogunuru Guru Prasad, is a senior consultant cardiologist and a certified electrophysiologist currently working at MIOT international Hospital, Chennai. Having more than one-and-half decade experience in the field of cardiology, his expertise and areas of interests are – Preventive cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology and Per-cutaneous valve therapies. He is now the Chairman of National Arrhythmia Council. Also a visiting faculty for several National and International educational institutions and Universities. He has several publications both in national and international journals.

Yadav Kumar Deo Bhatta

Dr Yadav Kumar Deo Bhatta has completed his MBBS from Madurai Medical College, Madurai Kmaraj University, India in 1988.  He is the President of Cardiac Society of Nepal. He has several indexed publications that have been cited many times, and he has several academic activities in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.

Currently, he is an active Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Director of Cardiology at NORVIC International Hospital, Nepal and Visiting Professor at Man Mohan Cardiovascular & Thoracic Center, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Nepal. 

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Bhupendra Basnet

Dr Bhupendra Basnet MD DM is the Director of Bir Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal.  He is the Professor of Gastroenterology in National Academy of Medical Sciences Bir Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal. He has many national & international publications. He is the former general secretary of Nepal Medical Association. He has been recently honoured from Right Honorable president of Nepal - Prabal Jana Sewa Sri IV.

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Pravir Sinha

Dr Pravir has completed his DNB in cardiac surgery at the age of 32 years from the prestigious National Board of Education, New Delhi. He is Consultant at Nayati Medicity, Mathura. He has several publications in various national and international journals. He has been a part of various national level conferences in various roles including as presenter. He has been associated with various complex adult cardiac surgical, vascular and heart failure surgeries. He is a life member of Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeon.

Our 2018 Organising Committee Members :


Ahmed Fouad

Ahmed Fouad has completed his MD (Doctorate) Degree from Ain Shams University, Egypt in 2013, USA. He is the Consultant and Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department in Elaraby Hospital, Egypt. He is the Lecturer in Ain Shams University Hospitals, Egypt. He did his Cardiac Surgery Clinical Fellowship at National University Hospital, Singapore in 2006. He has published several articles and has many certifications and Honors Recognitions in his name.

Michael R. Gunderson

Mr. Michael R. Gunderson is the President of the Center for Systems Improvement, which provides consulting and support services to healthcare organizations and industry primarily in the areas of performance/value improvement and systems of care, with a focus on high-risk time-sensitive conditions (e.g., acute myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac arrest, trauma, sepsis, and stroke). Mic is currently working with the American College of Cardiology to develop products and services to support EMS and cardiovascular related systems of care.

Maria Begoña Garcia Zapirain

Begoña García Zapirain was born in San Sebastian (Spain) in 1970. She is the Head and main researcher of the DeustoTech‐LIFE Unit at the University of Deusto and of the eVIDA research group, which holds the Basque Government Recognition R‐2010. She graduated in Telecommunications Engineering and she specialized in Telematics at the Basque Country University in 1994. In 2003 she defended her Ph.D. dissertation based on the pathological speech digital processing field. In 1997, after 5 years working for ZIV Company she joined the Engineering Faculty at the University of Deusto as a lecturer in signal theory and electronics. She led the Telecommunications Department from 2002 to 2008. She participated in more than 50 national and international research projects since 2002, leading 43 of them as the main researcher. As a result of these projects, she has published more than 20 articles in international journals, written several books and chapters, and presented more than 50 papers in international conferences. She is currently the director of 8 doctoral theses. She is a Member of IEEE and EURASIP, she is nowadays part of the CGames and ISSPIT organization committee and she serves as reviewer and editor in several international conferences and journals.

Maria Lourdes S Casas

Maria Lourdes S Casas is a Pediatric Cardiologist certified by Philippine College of Cardiology. She completed her education and fellowships from University of Santo Tomas College of Medicine in the year of 1979.

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Prasan Kumar Sahoo

Prasan Kumar Sahoo has completed his Ph.D. (CSIE), Ph.D. (Math) from Chang Gung University, Taiwan. He is the professor of Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering at Chang Gung University. He is the Adjunct Associate Research Fellow of the Dept. of Cardiology in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan.

Ezzeldin A. Mostafa

Ezzeldin A. Mostafa has completed his MD, PhD, MBA. He is the professor of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Ain Shams University Hospital Cairo, Egypt.