Training pediatric cardiac surgeons in South East Asia

Investigator: Shunji Sano, MD, PhD

Location(s): Japan; Viet Nam; Thailand


Education of young pediatric cardiac surgeons in Asia. Working with a team at Okayama university, I co-ordinate teams consisting of a visiting cardiac surgeon, pediatric cardiologist, intensivist, perfusionist, op nurse and ICU nurse to teach at varouis academic insitutions. II have been organizing these tarinings for 15 years. In 2012 when our mission was accepted as a JICA (Japan international cooperation agent) project, which opened more doors to academic insitutionas in South East Asia. We have trained more than 20 young doctors and nurses of South-east Asian countries, especially Vietnam and Thailand, as well as Okayama university hospital.