Call for applications for Ionescu Fellowships 2021

December 11, 2020

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS) is pleased to invite applications for the Annual Fellowships for 2021 sponsored by Mr Marian Ionescu. The broad range of the Fellowships allows all SCTS members to benefit: Consultants, Surgeons in training, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Medical Students. Marian Ionescu is a retired cardiac surgeon from Leeds. He is a surgical inventor and pioneer who introduced various techniques in cardiac surgery as well as invented the pericardial valve. After a successful cardiac surgical career he focused on mountaineering and has scaled most peaks in the world. He is a great believer in giving back to the society in which he practiced and supported various activities of the SCTS.

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Mr Ionescu has supported the SCTS with his donations to the society for educational activities for many years. His contributions over the years have enabled the Ionescu University, Ionescu Fellowships, the Perspectives in Cardiothoracic Surgery and recently the Ionescu legacy courses. As a surgeon, educator and trainer Mr Ionescu has seen the value of helping in the development of trainees, consultants and the teams in which they work. SCTS is honoured and privileged to announce this annual round of application with Mr Ionescu’s continued support to the wider cardiothoracic multidisciplinary community.

Deadline for applications: 15th January 2020
Please email the SCTS Education department on with any queries