Professor Theo Kofidis is Head of the Department of Cardiac-, Thoracic- and Vascular Surgery, at the National University Hospital of Singapore, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, an expert minimally invasive heart surgeon and avid researcher. He is a renowned Cardiac Surgeon and strongly sought-for proctor and surgical teacher around the world. One of only 2 AATS members in SE Asia. He is Founder and Owner of the Company Kardia Pte Ltd, aiming at the development of disruptive heart valve- and minimally invasive heart surgery technology. He is Chairman of I.R.I.S. (Initiative for Research and Innovation in Surgery), has introduced various new technologies, and launched new types of less invasive surgery. Over the last 10 years in Singapore, he has established the most complete, pioneering and advanced Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery program in the region, and set up the most advanced hemodynamic research laboratory and Cardiovascular Surgical Research Group in Singapore, after winning numerous grants. His enthusiastic involvement in the field of Minimally Invasive cardiac surgery now encompasses a prototype simulation center in Minimally Invasive Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, featuring manual and digital surgical simulators, Virtual Reality and more, in a high-tech environment at NUS.
Professor Kofidis has trained in some of the world’s leading institutions (Rochester, NY/Texas Heart, Houston/Hannover Germany, Stanford, CA, USA). He is decorated with various international Awards and carries various offices and commitments internationally. He has lectured for the American Medical Association, the FDA, the Bill Gates Research Institute and more. As an academic teacher, proctor and Consultant for a number of companies in the field-related industry, he is holding events and workshops in various countries around the world, bringing Minimally Invasive knowhow to doctors and patients alike.
Professor Theo Kofidis lives in Singapore with his wife Persephone and daughter Danae, loves to fly airplanes, photograph, work out and read