& cardiac surgery
have a common history
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A FERTILE BREEDING GROUND FOR CARDIAC SURGERY
BIRTH OF WASSIM KHOURY
It was in the year 1954 that born, Wassim Khoury, in the heart of the Roman city of Sweda, in southern Syria.
ONCE AGAIN HEART SURGERY IS IN THE NEWS
In 1968, another major step was taken in Laënnec Hospital in Paris France, Dr. Eric Hazan performed the first coronary artery bypass grafting surgical procedure in Europe. Ten years later, in 1978, Wassim Khoury joined the staff of Laënnec Hospital, a major French school of heart surgery for adults and..Read More
A PIVOTAL YEAR IN HIS LIFE AS A MAN AND A FUTURE SURGEON.
His father, a banker in Damascus, died of a myocardial infarction before coronary artery bypass grafting surgery became available, performed by Dr. Eric Hazan in 1968 in Laennec Hospital. In a pre-mortem testament, his father begged his son to dedicate himself to a medical career and more precisely to treat..Read More
CARPENTIER-EDWARDS FIRST PORCINE BIO-PROTHESIS
In 1972, the first porcine bio-prothesis was made, the Carpentier-Edwards cardiac prosthetic valve, again with the undeniable link between his life and the history of heart surgery.
This thirty year university-hospital career has been carried out mainly in Laennec and Necker Hospitals (Paris).
During this productive career consisting of French and international training, Dr Wassim Khoury has received medical degrees, distinctions and titles.
Dr Wassim Khoury is practising a full time hospital activity, since October 1989, when Professor Francine LECA succeeded to Professor Jean-Yves NEVEUX at Laënnec Hospital (Thoracic and Cardio-vascular Surgery Department)
Professor of Cardiac Surgery with medical distinction: “Maître Es Sciences Medicales”, Delivered by the French Ministry of National Education, With both a research experience and teaching functions.