award from EACTS
When it comes to training heart experts of the future cardiothoracic surgeon Simon Kendall has been named as the best in Europe.
, who is based at the heart unit at The James Cook University Hospital
, has been awarded the Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Training Excellence 2012 by the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery
The award is based on nominations from surgical trainees and was announced in front of 2,000 delegates at the EACTS annual meeting in Barcelona.
"It is remarkable to have been compared to so many outstanding centres across the whole of Europe and to be selected," said Simon
who was presented with an 18 inch statue with a scalpel on the top which he
then had to get through three security checks on the flight home!