Professor Emeritus, Dr. Afksendiyos Kalangos, is a cardiovascular surgeon. He currently serves as a Full Professor of cardiovascular surgery at the Koç University Hospital in Istanbul and as the Director of the Center for Congenital Heart and Tracheal Diseases at Athens Euroclinic Hospital in Athens. He previously served as Director of the Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland.
Specialized in neonatal and pediatric heart surgery, he developed the biodegradable annuloplasty ring "Kalangos Ring," patented by himself. In addition to pediatric heart surgery, he also provides medical services to adults suffering from congenital or acquired heart diseases.
Ref: 1. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Afksendiyos_Kalangos 2. https://kuh.ku.edu.tr/en/doctor/afksendiyos-kalangos_1493
Award-winning, with dozens of distinctions internationally, the "guardian angel" of the poor sick children, was honored in 2015 with the international award "Prix Galien" and in 2016, the Greek Red Cross awarded him the highest honorary distinction of the Golden Cross with the Gold laurel wreath.