The European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery offers an automatic recognition to all former graduates of the old EACTS European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons  who have a dedicated practice in Cardiothoracic, Cardiac or Cardiovascular Surgery.

Applications should be sent by electronic mail to:


The application file should include:

1- A covering letter

2- A Short CV specifying in particular training curriculum and current commitment and address.

3- A copy of the old Board diploma

4- Completed payment details*


The official UEMS Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery diploma will be sent by surface mail to applicants.


*Handing of the documents requires payment of an administrative fee of 150€. Payment should be made by bank transfer. Your payment will not be recognized unless you give your name on the transfer. Cheques are not accepted.

Bank details:

Account name: UEMS/Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Bank: BNP Paribas Fortis

Account number IBAN : BE 23 0017 1954 7591