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Advancement of Thoracic Surgery Across the African Continent

We are a vibrant community of surgeons, healthcare professionals & researchers to enhance the standards of thoracic surgical care & to improve patient outcomes in Africa.

We Proudly Offer a Range of Programs & Initiatives designed to Support Surgeons at Every Stage of their Career

Welcome to the African Society of Thoracic Surgery, the premier professional organization dedicated to the advancement of thoracic surgery across the African continent.

We are a vibrant community of surgeons, healthcare professionals, and researchers united by a common goal: to enhance the standards of thoracic surgical care and to improve patient outcomes in Africa.

At the heart of our society lies a commitment to innovation, education, and collaboration. We provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge, the development of new surgical techniques, and the fostering of partnerships both within Africa and globally.

Our members are at the forefront of pioneering research and practice in thoracic surgery, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in our field.

We proudly offer a range of programs and initiatives designed to support surgeons at every stage of their career. From comprehensive training workshops and masterclasses to collaborative research projects and international partnerships, we are dedicated to nurturing talent and promoting excellence in thoracic surgery.

Join us in our journey to redefine thoracic surgery in Africa. Together, we can build a future where every patient has access to the highest standard of surgical care, and where African thoracic surgeons are recognized as leaders in the global medical community.


About Us

Aims to Fundamentally Change the Landscape of Thoracic Surgery in Africa

The African Society of Thoracic Surgery, established in Kenya in 2023, represents a groundbreaking initiative in the medical field of thoracic surgery.

Founded by a dedicated group of surgeons passionate about nurturing and showcasing homegrown talent, this organization aims to fundamentally change the landscape of thoracic surgery in Africa. Its primary focus is to localize investments and efforts in critical areas such as education, research, and development.

Founding Members

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Dr. Ivan Schewitz`s illustrious career and affiliations with esteemed organizations such as the General Thoracic Club (USA), the European Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Society and the Chest Wall International Group...



Dr. Hussein Elkhayat, MD, FEBCTS
is an Associate professor of Thoracic surgery at Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt. He graduated as a medical doctor at Assiut University, Egypt.



Dr. Nabil Khan, M.B,Ch.B, M.D, completed his medical education at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. After his graduation, he worked as a doctor and researcher at prestigious institutions such as the Aga Khan University Hospital.

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Education & Training

Access to Resources

We are committed to ensuring that every thoracic surgeon in Africa has access to the latest educational materials, surgical techniques & research findings. Our extensive digital library & online learning modules are freely available to our members.

Continuous Professional Development

Our educational programs are designed to support the ongoing professional development of thoracic surgeons. From early career surgeons to seasoned experts, our aim is to provide opportunities for growth at every career stage.

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Empowering Change Through Your Support

Your donations play a pivotal role in advancing the field of thoracic surgery in Africa. By supporting the African Society of Thoracic Surgery, you are directly contributing to the enhancement of surgical education, research, and patient care across the continent.

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