Posted on 2/21/2023
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Alper Toker, M.D., has been named professor and chief of Thoracic Surgical procedure on the WVU Coronary heart and Vascular Institute and the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgical procedure within the WVU Faculty of Medication.
Dr. Toker got here to WVU Medication in 2019 and has served as interim chief of Thoracic Surgical procedure for the final a number of months. He leads the tracheal surgical procedure program and the thoracic surgical oncology program. He sees sufferers in each the WVU Coronary heart and Vascular Institute and the WVU Most cancers Institute.
“We have been lucky sufficient to recruit Dr. Toker to WVU and the WVU Coronary heart and Vascular Institute, the place he has labored to make WVU Medication a nationwide vacation spot heart for superior thoracic surgical procedure that features reconstructive and robotic approaches and first-of-their-kind operations,” Vinay Badhwar, M.D., govt chair of the WVU Coronary heart and Vascular Institute and chair of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgical procedure, mentioned.
“Joined along with our excellent Thoracic college, a lot of whom, like him, are offering nationwide educational management, Dr. Toker is actively serving to make our Thoracic Surgical procedure Program one wanted by sufferers and suppliers from different states and different nations. I couldn’t be prouder of the nationwide prominence that our Thoracic Surgical procedure Program has attained due to Dr. Toker and the Division’s wonderful college.”
Toker started his postgraduate coaching within the Istanbul College Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgical procedure in 1992 and stayed on college first as an assistant professor, then affiliate professor, after which rising to the place of professor and head of Thoracic Surgical procedure in 2009. He remained on this management function for the following decade, throughout which he was instrumental in rising the Istanbul thoracic surgical procedure program to turn out to be one of the vital revered in all of Europe.
Concurrently, Toker additionally served in a number of management positions within the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), one of the vital outstanding associations devoted to basic thoracic surgical procedure on the earth.
An internationally acknowledged skilled in robotic surgical procedure, complicated thoracic oncologic surgical procedure, lung transplantation, and tracheal reconstruction, Toker was inducted into membership of the American Affiliation for Thoracic Surgical procedure in 2014. In 2015, he was elected president of the ESTS, the place he not solely led the group however helped foster collaboration with many worldwide societies, such because the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
For extra info on the WVU Coronary heart and Vascular Institute, go to WVUMedicine.org/Coronary heart.