Prof. Sherif Sultan, Vascular Surgeon at Galway University Hospitals, was recently honored with title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS) in Romania.
A special ceremony took place on the 24th March 2015 to mark the occasion at Aula Magna Library ULBS. During the ceremony tributes were paid to his achievements in the areas of clinical, research, teaching and innovation, in the presence of ministers, dignitaries, teachers, doctors and students. This is one of the most prestigious honors given by the University and has only been awarded to five other dignitaries in the past.
Over the past 2 years, Prof. Sultan has travelled to Romania on three separate occasions to perform complex thoracoabdominal repairs on eight patients and has supported the establishment of the cardiovascular clinical programme at University affiliated Polisano Clinic in Sibiu, Romania. Prof. Sultan has also been instrumental in securing Erasmus + funding for an international summer school for medical students, in a collaboration between ULBS, Nationan University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and Lund University. The summer school programme, entitled “Saving Hearts” will be hosted during the summer months in Sibiu with faculty participation from NUIG, ULBS and Lund University. Student groups from Galway, Romania, Sweden and Egypt will participate in practical and didactic cardiovascular teaching modules and participate in a variety of extracurricular activities in Transylvania, beginning in July 2015.
During the ceramony, the Professor of surgery at ULBS, Prof Dan Sabau acknowledged Prof. Sultan’s achievements.
Date of publication: 30 March 2015