Lithuanians in the news
17th October, 2004
International Honour for Lithuanian Surgeon
Vytautas Sirvydis
Famous Lithuanian heart surgeon, Professor Vytautas Sirvydis, has been elected as President of the prestigious World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons at the Society's 14th World Congress recently held in Beijing. Professor Sirvydis is the Head of the of the Heart Surgery Centre at Santariškiai Clinics of Vilnius University. At this meeting Vilnius was also selected for the Society's 15th World Congress to be held in June 19-23, 2005. It is anticipated that well over a thousand of the world's leading heart surgeons will come to Vilnius for the 15th Congress. For the right to hold this Congress Vilnius had to compete with Moscow, St. Petersburg and Munich.

Source: "Lietuvos Rytas" 17/10/04