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Inside this area you will find all the useful information that aims to make your stay at Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino more comfortable.


With the synergy of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardioestestists, the Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino can offers less invasive surgical techniques and the most up-to-date intervention procedures.

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Cardiac Surgery Training

Cardiac Surgery Training

The Cardiocentro Ticino Cardiac Surgery service is recognized by the Swiss Institute of Medical Education(ISFM – Istituto Svizzero per la Formazione medica) / FMH as a B-level specialisation centre. It offers future surgeons and cardiac surgeons 1 year of training in Cardiac and Vascular thoracic surgery, after which they can continue their education in an A-level university. The Cardiocentro Ticino Cardiac Surgery service also offers Junior surgeons who already hold a doctorate and have completed their specialist training the possibility to gain more extensive knowledge and hone their technical skills for 2 years. In this case, the syllabus is designed to meet the needs of the specific candidate.
In general, the training offered by the Cardiac Surgery service involves in-ward rotation, operating theatre and ICU activities, and also some theoretical training – for instance, the weekly cardiac surgery interview, participating in the morbidity and mortality conference and preparing the scientific research papers to be presented during the congresses in which physicians must regularly participate. The training programme thus focuses on the candidate’s development from a clinical, technical, theoretical and scientific standpoint. Every year, the Cardiocentro Ticino Cardiac Surgery service trains up to 2 assistants for 1 year and also offers 3 Junior surgeon positions.

Admission process and requirements

All those interested in the Cardiac Surgery training programme offered by Cardiocentro Ticino may apply to the Cardiac Surgery secretariat, including a CV in their application. Postgraduate students intending to apply must have accrued, as an entry requirement, at least 1 year of experience in internal medicine.

The selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Please send your CV and motivation letter at chantal.zurfluh@eoc.ch

    Attach the CV (.pdf .doc .docx .rtf)



    Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino

    Via Tesserete 48
    CH-6900 Lugano


    Cardiac Surgery Service Office

    Ms. Chantal Zurfluh
    Tel. +41 (0)91 811 51 44
    Fax +41 (0)91 811 51 48


    Prof. Dr. Stefanos Demertzis
    Head of Cardiac Surgery Cardiac Surgery

    Scientific Director