Peyman Sardari Nia, MD, PhD

Department of cardiothoracic surgery, University Medical Center in Maastricht, the Netherlands

Dr. Peyman Sardari Nia obtained his MD (cum laude, 2002) from University of Antwerp, Belgium. He did his residency in general surgery in Antwerp and run at the same time his research at the university. He obtained his PhD in medical sciences in January 2009 at University of Antwerp and his specialist registration in surgery in September 2009. 

Dr. Sardari Nia was awarded the Pfizer educational prize in 2009; prize given to a young specialist for excellence in clinical, scientific and surgical qualities during the whole residency of all the surgical specialties. He was also awarded a position at faculty of medicine as postdoctoral fellow in 2009 to continue his research. He did his cardiothoracic training at St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands (2009-2011). Dr. Sardari Nia has received multiple awards for his research, notably American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) scholar-in-training award, European Association of cardiothoracic surgery (EACTS) Young Investigator award and EACTS Techno-college award for his invention of high-fidelity endoscopic mitral valve surgery simulator. He has been EACTS councilor (board of directors, 2009-2012) and has been a member of different committees of EACTS since 2008. He is the associate editor of European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EJCTS). 

Dr. Sardari Nia is an all-around cardiothoracic surgeon with special interest in surgery for lung cancer and minimal invasive adult cardiac surgery. He is the founder and director of the EACTS course in minimal invasive techniques in adult cardiac surgery.