16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

28 August - 2 September 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

George Silvay

Affiliation: Anesthesiology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States;

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: 40 years of cardio-thoracic anesthesia, 180 publications

Biography: George Silvay, M.D., Ph.D., was born in Czechoslovakia, where he earned his M.D. degree at the Medical School of the Comenius University in Bratislava. His postgraduate training included residency in the Department of General Surgery (Board of Surgery and Ph.D. in Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Pathophysiology). He was a visiting attending in Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Leipzig, Germany and Clinical Fellow (3 years) in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. In 1970 he started his residency in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he rose to the academic rank of Professor of Anesthesiology in 1982. Dr. Silvay has served as author and co-author on over 180 peer-reviewed publications on topics of cardio-thoracic surgery and anesthesiology in several languages (Slovak, Czech, English, German, Russian and Japanese). He obtained several National Honorary Memberships and served in many national and international societies (Board of Directors (1987-1991), and Chairman, International Affairs Committee, (1985-1992), in the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists; The New York Academy of Medicine, Section of Anesthesiologists, Secretary (1998-2002), and Chairman (1989-1990).He is serving in editorial board in Journal Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology, Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology, Heart, Lung and Vessels. He organized for thirty four years annual international symposium: Anesthesiology, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine – in different locations;3 Symposia on Perioperative Care for Seniors in Prague )Czech Republic); 2 in Bratislava, Tatras(Slovak Republic)and 2 in Paris (France).

Disclosure of Interest: None declared


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